Second City Jazz

Second City Jazz


Straight ahead jazz in Chicago. Second City Jazz plays the music of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, and more.


Members of Second City Jazz are alumni of Jazz Ensembles at the Old Town School under the direction of composer, arranger and jazz musician David Jennings . Each of us studies under the guidance of Chicago's pro musicians. Jonah backs Typhanie Monique's students. Chris has learned from Jim Cox and Davide Pezzini for years.

Set List

Typical sets run 50 minutes, with a 10-minute break. Current set list is:

first set
Footprints up waltz
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise med swing
Four up swing
Peace ballad
Just Friends med swing
Song for My Father med bossa
All Blues slow 6/8
Black Nile up swing

second set
Birk’s Works up blues
Blue Trane up blues
So What slow swing
Star Eyes med swing
Killer Joe slow swing
Blue Monk med blues
Maiden Voyage slow funk
Impressions up swing

third set
Cousin Mary