Holiday favorites Big-Band style at Palatine's Durty Nellie's Dec. 10

Jazzy Big Band-style holiday favorites and special guest Elk Grove High School Jazz Ensemble will be featured at the Jazz Consortium Big Band's performance Sunday, Dec. 10, at Durty Nellie's restaurant/pub, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. Elk Grove's band will play at 6 p.m., immediately followed by the Jazz Consortium at 6:30 p.m.

All ages are welcome. Cash cover is $10, or $5 for students 17 and younger. Seating is limited, so reservations suggested at (847) 358-9150. For information, visit,

The Jazz Consortium Big Band's brassy mix of four trumpets, four trombones, five saxes and rhythm section first came together in the mid-1970s, consisting of former and current University of Illinois, Northern Illinois University and Northwestern University musicians with a love of Big Band music. The group went on to perform at jazz clubs, nightspots and concerts throughout the Chicago area, including an appearance at the Chicago Jazz Festival.

The Jazz Consortium went on hiatus in the early 1980s, with most of the members going on to full-time music careers. The band reunited 13 years ago, and it has since been performing second Sundays monthly at Durty Nellie's, as well as playing numerous concerts and clubs throughout the area, including Chicago's famous Jazz Showcase and FitzGerald's nightclub.

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