Java & Jazz Showcases Cool Jazz Close to Home

Fans of great music are invited to enjoy a night of Java & Jazz with the Barrington High School Bands on Friday April 21 at Barrington High School. This very special evening features performances by the award-winning musicians of the BHS Rithum Machine and Jazz Ensemble, along with various jazz combos in a relaxed, family-friendly coffeehouse setting. 

"These very talented musicians are turned loose for the night, playing everything from the classics to their own unique improv,” says Director of Bands Randy Karon. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience great jazz close to home.” Band members have played with the Mark Colby Quartet at the renowned Jazz Showcase, the oldest jazz club in Chicago. They also perform regularly with the Chicago Jazz Consortium at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine and at many jazz festivals throughout the year. "They’ve got the whole ‘club vibe’ down,” said Karon. “The talent and creativity of these young artists will amaze you.”

Admission to Java & Jazz is only $5 for adults, $3 for students and free for kids under 10. Tickets are available at the door. Hot Starbucks coffee, cold drinks, sandwiches from Jimmy John’s and delicious home-baked treats will be available for purchase along with limited edition 'bottomless' Java & Jazz mugs. Refill your J & J mug with free coffee all night long! Enter the Java & Jazz Gift Basket Raffle for a chance to win fantastic prizes. All proceeds from the event benefit BHS Band programs.

Java & Jazz kicks off at 7 pm on Friday, April 21 at Barrington High School with continuous jams until 9:30. Come and go as you please! For more information, follow the band on Facebook at Barrington High School Band or call the BHS Band Spirit Club at 847-312-7498.