Woodrow Charles “Woody” Herman (May 16, 1913 – October 29, 1987) was an American jazz clarinettist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called “The Herd”, Herman was one of the most popular of the 1930s and 1940s bandlead-ers. His bands often played music that was experimental for its time….

Today, the Jazz showcase continues to be a thriving Jazz club in Chi-cago and continues to bring in the top international & Chicago home-grown musicians. Jazz Showcase presents live music 7 nights a week. Our famous 4 pm Sunday Matinee is geared towards families (Free admission for kids 12 and under). We accept cash at…