Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hear Jazz, Do Good At Chi-Town Jazz Festival

The Fourth Chi-Town Jazz Festival, which supports hunger relief in Chicago, begins tonight with a gig at Martyr's, and will include a night at Uptown's fabled Green Mill jazz club.

Friday, March 15th, 9pm-1am
4802 N Broadway, 773-878-5552

Don’t miss this special concert to feed Chicago’s hungry.  All cover charge proceeds will be donated to Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese Of Chicago and Care for Real.

Organized by jazz guitarist JOHN MOULDER, the annual CHI-TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL will feature three jazz groups who are donating their time and talents.
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Minimum donation required is $15.  Tickets are available at the door – not in advance.
If you've never been to the Green Mill, why not make it your first time?  And if you've been there, you don't need to be convinced.  All for a good cause, one that's been in Uptown's spotlight recently.

Care For Real's website says, "Founded in 2010, the Chi-Town Jazz Festival is the jazz community’s annual effort to support hunger relief in Chicago. Music clubs and concert halls donate their venues, musicians in the jazz community donate their talents, and individuals donate their organizing, creative and fundraising abilities. They raise financial support from Chicago area businesses, corporations and individuals which is donated to well recognized, established entities to fight hunger in the Chicago area. Care for Real, along with Catholic Charities, is honored to be a recipient of the 2013 Chi-Town Jazz Festival."

For a complete list of artists and venues, please go to: chitownjazzfestival.org/artists-and-venues/


  1. Why doesn't this post link you to the Catholic Charities website? Instead, it links to an article that questions their work. Seems confusing if you are trying to get people to attend.

    Father John Moulder is a great jazz guitar player. Saw him at the Green Mill a few years back.

  2. I linked to it because I thought there might be questions about Catholic Charities' ability to work successfully with the LGBT community.

    The part of the article I found significant was

    "LoBianco pointed out that Catholic Charities has received city contracts for decades. During his time heading homeless services, he said, LGBT-specific complaints were filed with the city, but Catholic Charities never received a complaint.

    "There are not a lot of agencies committed to doing this work, and of those, Catholic Charities is the best," LoBianco said.

    I intended it to be an affirmation of Catholic Charities' ability to work successfully with LGBT people, but I can see how it could be construed as an attempt to question their abilities. I did not intend it to disparage Catholic Charities or the work they do. Mea culpa.

  3. The Catholic Charities website is www.catholiccharities.net. Catholic Charities provides support to more than 1.2 million Cook and Lake county residents each year, regardless of background or faith. This number includes tens of thousands who turn to us for food assistance. The needs in our community continue to grow and we thank you for your generous support and this great event.

    Kristine Kappel
    Director of Communications
    Catholic Charities