Upcoming Programs & Events
Past Programs & EventsView all
Jazz for the Journey
Thursday, November 7
Museum Members $35; Public $40 Buy tickets
To receive the member discount, members must log in after clicking through to the ticket purchase screen. Discounts will be applied during check-out. For information about Driehaus Museum membership benefits, please visit the Join section of the website or call 312 482 8933, ext. 39.
Before you embark on your winter holiday journeys, the Driehaus Museum presents an evening of jazz standards with the theme of travel. A marvelous quartet of Chicago Jazz Orchestra musicians takes you away: Pete Benson on piano; Bill Overton, saxophone; Marquis Hill, trumpet; and Dennis Carroll, bass. The sounds of well-known favorites such as “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Take the A Train,” and “A Night in Tunisia” will kick off your journeys inside the beautiful historic Ballroom.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Ticket includes Museum general admission.
This program is presented in partnership with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra.
About the Chicago Jazz Orchestra
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) was founded in 1978 as the Jazz Members Big Band by Jeff Lindberg and the late Steve Jensen. Composed of Chicago’s top musicians, the CJO is Chicago’s oldest professional jazz orchestra in continuous operation and one of the oldest jazz orchestras in the country. Like the mansion and the collection that is housed in the Driehaus Museum, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra has a long, impressive, and artistic history.
Image: Chicago Jazz Orchestra musician Marquis Hill on trumpet. Akili Visucl.
Please note that in exchange for your reservation and/or ticket, you have authorized the Driehaus Museum to photograph, record, film, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, performance, image, and/or voice for use in general and/or program-related Driehaus Museum promotional materials. If for any reason, you do not wish to be photographed, please provide your name(s) upon arrival.
Book Club: The Picture of Dorian Gray
Saturday, October 11
Discuss Gilded Age fiction, biography, and history with the authors and historians. Join us for a lively discussion of Oscar Wilde’s only published novel. Read more
Gypsy Jazz: Swing Gitan
Friday, October 17
Back by popular demand! Chicago's premiere gypsy-jazz band, Swing Gitan, led by Alfonso Ponticello returns to the Museum for an evening of foot-tappin' swing played on acoustic instruments in the 1930's-style music of guitarist Django Reinhardt. Read more
Nickerson Lecture: Gardens for a Beautiful America
Thursday, October 30
Gilded Age industrialism brought a new prosperity, but at the price of once pristine forests, rivers, and blue skies, devastated by continental railroad building and factory pollution. This lecture will explore the work of wealthy women and landscape architects to green America. Read more
40 East Erie Street
Chicago, Illinois Get directions