Chicago Grandstand big swing band

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Bill Gilardon, director



Normally Chicago Grandstand Big Band plays the first Sunday of the month at Fitzgerald's located at 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, IL. Please check our schedule.

FitzGerald's is a family friendly music venue that welcomes and encourages aspiring young jazz musicians to attend their big band performances so students can be exposed to some great big band jazz. All persons under 21 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


Sunday, Aug. 4th, Once again we have the After School Matters Jazz Band, under the direction of Roger Harris and Chicago Grandstand Big Band's Chip Gdalman opening for us. This is an August tradition. They hit at 5:30, Grandstand at 6:30

Sunday, Sept 1st.  (Labor Day weekend)  Band starts at 6:00pm and plays till 9:30pm.

Sunday, Oct. 6th. Welcome back Vins Johnson Band starts at 6:00pm and plays till 9:30pm.

Sunday, Nov. 3rd. Band starts at 6:00pm and plays till 9:30pm.

Sunday, Dec. 1st. It's Chicago Grandstand Big Band's annual Christmas Party with Santa. Opening for us will be the Lake County H. S. Jazz Ensemble. They hit at 5:30. Grandstand hits at 6:30 and Santa arrives during our 1st set.

Every Sunday at FitzGerald's is Big Band Sunday. Featured are a wide variety of big band styles being offered either from Chicago Grandstand Big Band (usually the 1st Sunday), drummer Bill O'Conell (usually the 3rd Sunday).

FitzGerald's is located in Berwyn at 6615 W. Roosevelt Rd.  There is food available form Capri Restourante, located on the FitzGerald's lot or from Denico's Pizzeria, located just a little west in the strip mall. Free street parking is available. Doors open at 5, music starts at 6 and the usual $10.00 cover charge for adultand the $5.00 cover charge for students and children under 18 years and younger applies.
For more information about FitzGerald's call 708 788 2118 or visit their web site at 
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Chicago Grandstand is one of the featured bands at FitzGerald's, 6615 W Roosevelt Rd. in Berwyn, IL.
There is a $10.00 cover charge for all Fitzgerald's dates for adults, and $5.00 for kids accompanied by an adult. For more information about FitzGerald's, phone (708) 788-2118.

FitzGerald's is casual, and is located 1/2 mile south of the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) and about 1 mile east of Harlem Ave. Click THIS LINK for a map!

Give us a call if you'd like us to perform for your wedding reception, corporate event, public concert series, or any other private event! For further information about upcoming Grandstand performances, contact Bill Gilardon at (708) 386-8790 or e-mail:

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