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Thursday, July 26th, 2018

IFS PLAYS AT PRESBYTERIAN HOME -OUTDOORS CONCERT

BIG BAND CLASSICS - 7 P.M.

3200 GRANT STREET
EVANSTON ILLINOIS 60201
USA 8474927348
Price: N/C

OUTDOOR CONCERT

Talk with the musicians afterwards, i.e. smooze

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

IN FULL SWING LIVE IN CONCERT

BIG BAND LEADERS - 3:30 P.M.

1001 EAST GRAND AVE.
LAKE VILLA Illinois 60046
3711756847
Price: N.C.

THEME: BIG BAND LEADERS

MEET WITH THE MUSICIANS

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

IFS JAZZ IN CONCERT LIVE AT THE EVANSTON LIBRARY

ALL COUNT BASIE -- AGAIN - 2 P.M.

1703 ORRINGTON AVE.
EVANSTON ILLINOIS 60201
USA 1-847-866-0300
Price: N/C

MEET THE MUSICIANS

Past Dates

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

VI at the Glen

LIVE AT THE GLEN - 2 P.M.

2500 Indigio Lane
Glenview Illinois 60026
USA 888-697-7105
Price: N/A

CALL AHEAD OF TIME. OPEN ADMISSION?

CHAT WITH THE BAND AND RESIDENCE.

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

LIVE AT DICKINSON HALL

MEMBERSHIP SOCIAL CONCERT - 6:30 P.M.

100 OLD MILL ROAD
LAKE FOREST Illinois 60045
8472342209
Price: N/A

CALL FIRST TO FIND OUT IF IT IS AN OPEN ADMISSION

CHAT WITH MEMBERS OF THE BAND.

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Milestones of Big Band

BIG BAND MILESTONES - 3 P.M.

2323 McDaniels Ave.
Evanston Illinois 60201
8473288700
Price: NONE

CALL AHEAD TO CLEAR OPEN ADMISSION

CHAT WITH THE BAND MEMBERS

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

LIVE IN CONCERT AT THE PRES HOMES

Best of Big Band - 7:30 p.m.

Presbyterian Homes
Evanston Il 60201
Price: n/a

Call first to find out if it is open and free.

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

IN FULL SWING BIG BAND IN CONCERT AT THE ROLLING MEADOWS LIBRARY

THREE DECADES OF AMERICAN BIG BAND - 2 P.M.

3110 MARTIN LANE
ROLLING MEADOWS Illinois 60008
COO 8487-259-6050
Price: NO CHARGE

A LOOK AT GREAT AMERICAN BIG BAND MUSIC FROM 1920-1950. THE STYLE, SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS, AND INFLUENCES OF THE PERIOD.

MEET THE PLAYERS, CHAT WITH THE DIRECTOR, ASK QUESTIONS. HAVE SOME COFFEE AND A COOKIE.

Friday, December 8th, 2017

IFS JAZZ LIVE IN CONCERT AT THE NSCC

Basie meets Miller (and others) - 1 p.m.

161 NORTHFIELD ROAD
NORTHFIELD ILLINOIS 60093
USA 1-847-784-6000
Price: n/a

The program will highlight Count Basie's big band style with some of Glenn Miller's greats works.

Meet the band. Talk with the director. Have a coffee and cookie. Chat with the director of the NSCC>

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Jesse Brown Veterans Day

VETERAND DAY APPRECIATION DAY - Appreciation Day

820 S. Damen
Chicago ILLINOIS 60212
USA 312-569-6334
Price: N?A

A gathering to commemorate the service of American Veterans. Speeches, music and food.

MEET THE BAND AND CHAT WITH THE VETS.

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

IFS JAZZ ORCHESTRA AT THE MORTON GROVE LIBRARY

Basie and Miller - 2 p.m.

6140 LINCOLNWOOD AVE
MORTON GROVE Illinois 60053
USA 1-847-965-4220
Price: none

Mostly arrangements from the Basie and Miller libraries.

Meet the musicians. Compare notes.

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

PRESBYTERIAN HOMES/EVANSTON FEATURING THE IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA

ICE CREAM PARTY BASH - 7 P.M.

Grant Street
Evanston Illinois 60201
USA 1-847-866-1669
Price: N/A

JUST A FUN GET TOGETHER WITH THE RESIDENCE AND VISITORS.

TALK WITH THE FOLKS, AND THE BAND.

Friday, July 7th, 2017

IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA AT THE PARISIAN SALON CONCERTS SERIES

PARISIAN CONCERT SERIES - 7:30 P.M.

1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook Illinois 60062
USA 1-847-272-6224
Price: NONE

A CONCERT WITH SEASONAL TOPICS (INDEPENDENCE DAY)

MEET THE PERFORMERS AND DIRECTOR

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

IFS BIG BAND IN CONCERT SKOKIE LIB.

3 P.M. - 3 P.M.

5215 OAKTON STREET
SKOKIE ILLINOIS 60077
USA 847-674-7774
Price: NONE

BIG BAND CLASSICS TO INCLUDE NEW ARRANGEMENTS.

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

IFS "LIVE" AT THE EVANSTON LIBRARY

Basie and Miller - 3 p.m.

1703 ORRINGTON AVE
Evanston Illinois 60201
USA 847-448-8600
Price: No cost

We compair the musical style of the Count Basie and Glen Miller bands.

Meet the performers.

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

VI at the Glen

IFS LIVE IN CONCERT - 3 P.M.

2500 Indigio Lane
Glenview Illinois 60026
USA 888-697-7105
Price: NONE

Call before to verify that it is an "open" concert

Meet the performers and the director

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

IN FULL SWING IN CONCERT AT THE GLEN

MILESTONES IN BIG BAND JAZZ - 3 P.M.

2500 INDIGIO LN.
GLENVIEW Illinois 60026
USA 8886977105
Price: N/A

CALL BEFORE CONCERT FOR DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS.

MEET THE BAND AND ENJOY MUNCHIES/SOFT DRINKS FOR ALL

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Ron Surace jazz trio

Evening of jazz - Ron Surace jazz trio

Mather Place of Wilmette
Wilmette Illinois 60091
USA 8472569552
Price: n/a

Brian Sandstrom on Bass
Paul Levy on tenor saxophone
Ron Surace, piano

Conversations with the performers

Friday, August 12th, 2016

IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN LAKE FOREST

Milestones of Swing Era Big Band - 7 p.m.

100 East Old Mill Road
Lake Forest Illinois 60045
USA 8472342209
Price: call for information

Light desert and drinks served during and after concert.

Light desert and drinks.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

IN FULL SWING "LIVE" AT THE WALLACE BOWL

IN FULL SWING "LIVE" AT THE WALLACE BOWL - 6:30 p.m.

891 MICHIGAN AVE
WILMETTE ILLINOIS 60091
847-256-9694

The In Full Swing jazz orchestra will present big band "hits" classics and standards (with a few originals) from the libraries of Gordon Goodwin, Stan Kenton, Benny Goodman, Billy Byers, etc

Visit with the performers.

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

ICE CREAM BLAST

IN FULL SWING PLAYS EARLY BIG BAND JAZZ - 5 P.M.

3200 GRANT STREET
EVANSTON ILLONOIS 60201
847-492-7348

THE BAND WILL FEATURE EARLY DIXIE LAND INSPIRED MUSIC ARRANGED FOR BIG BAND.

VISIT WITH THE PERFORMERS AND HAVE SOME DESERT ALSO

Friday, July 1st, 2016

IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA AT THE PARISIAN SALON CONCERTS SERIES

IFS PLAYS THE STANDARDS - THE CLASSICS OF BIG BAND JAZZ

1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook Illinois 60062
USA 1-847-272-6224

MOST OF THESE CHARTS YOU KNOW, BUT THE ARRANGEMENTS WILL BE NEW AND EXCITING.

VISIT WITH THE PERFORMERS.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

RON SURACE "PINOCCHIO SUITE"

Ron Surace "Pinocchio Suite" for duo piano - "Pinocchio Suite" a chamber opera

100 EAST OLD MILL ROAD
Lake Forest Illinois 60045
847-810-4676
Price: open to the public

The work involves duo pianos, narrator, and singer.

Visit with the performers and the composer.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

1940's BIG BAND EXTRAVAGANZA

Super Club event - 4:30 p.m.

3200 Grant Ave
EVANSTON ILLINOIS 60201
USA 8474927348

1940's Theme. Big band hits from decade of the 40's.

Visit with the performers.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

"PINOCCHIO SUITE" BY RON SURACE

duo piano recital by Ron and Ann Surace - 7 p.m.

1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook Illinois 60062
847-272-6224

This is an original chamber opera by Ron Surace. It involves 14 individual songs and short pieces all which depict the adventures of Pinocchio. The work also features the use of two concert grand pianos which will be performed by Ron and Ann Surace.

The work also includes narration and vocal music.

The work includes some jazz improvisation at the piano by the composer.

Stay to visit with the artists, ask questions, make suggestions.

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

IFS JAZZ IN CONCERT AT THE SKOKIE LIBRARY

Live in Concert with the IFS big band - 3 p.m.

5215 OAKTON
SKOKIE ILLINOIS 60076
USA 1-847-673-7774
Price: n/c

Meet the band.

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

PRESBYTERIAN HOMES/EVANSTON

New Years Eve - 7 p.m.

Grant Street
Evanston Illinois 60201
USA 1-847-866-1669 (Ask for Sara)
Price: n/c

call first about general admission.

The band will feature big band hits from 1930 to 1945. Miller, Dorsey, Goodman, Crosby, Kenton.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Jesse BrownVA Hospital

Veterans Day Celebration - 11 a.m.

820 S. Damen Ave.
Chicago IlLINOIS 60612
Coo 312-569-6334
Price: n/c

Takes place in the Kizer Conference Center on 2nd floor Damen Pavilion.

Talk with the veterans. Meet the band.

Friday, November 6th, 2015

ISMTA Conference 2015

Pinocchio Suite for Two Pianos - From Words to Music

Torrey-Grey Auditorium in the Doane Music Building
Chicago Illinois Coo 800-356-6639
Price: $65.00

The concert will feature the original music for duo pianos "Pinocchio Suite" by Ron Surace. Ron and Ann Surace will be the pianists.

The event will be at 2 p.m. on the Moody Bible Institute Campus, Chicago.
Address: 820 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago 60610

Meet the artists.

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

IFS IN CONCERT AT THE EVANSTON LIBRARY

Blues and Jazz Influence - Big Band Blues and Jazz

1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston Illinois 60201
847-448-8600
Price: none

Free and open to the public

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Live broadcast to youtube 27

Live broadcast - Whiskey Lounge 27 Live

1012 Church Street
Evanston Illinois 60201
Price: $10

This is a two hour live broadcast streaming to the web "youtube 27" with the 17 piece big band and singer Angie Lyons vocals.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT AT THE SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY

BIG BAND JAZZ STANDARDS - 3 P.M.

5215 OAKTON ST
SKOKIE ILLINOIS 60077
Coo 847-673-7774
Price: NO CHARGE

The concert takes place in the beautiful Skokie Library auditorium. Seats around 300 plus audience, and has cloth seats. Comfortable and great acoustics. All are welcome. The concert is free and open to the public. The ensemble will feature modern arrangements of great American composers by Bill Byers, Quincy Jones, and Gordon Goodwin.

Meet the band.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

IFS plays a "Ice Cream" big band concert at the Presbyterian Home

THE BEST OF BIG BAND - TBA

3200 GRANT STREET
EVANSTON ILLINOIS 60201
USA 8474927348
Price: NA

lOCATED ON THE BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS OF THE PRESBYTERIAN HOMES IN EVANSTON OFF GRANT STREET. A GREAT SUMMER EXPERIENCE WITH MUSIC PROVIDED BY THE IFS JAZZ ORCHESTRA.

ICE CREAM AND GOODIES FOR ALL.

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

IFS JAZZ IN CONCERT

Live big band - 12:00 noon

2300 W Chicago Ave.
Chicago ILLINOIS USA 1-312-569-6334
Price: N/A

This is a banquet celebration for the volunteers for the Veterans Hospital of Chicago.

Schmooze a bit with these wonderful folks who assist with the hospital and also chat with the musicians involved with the IFS big band.

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

BACK TO THE FUTURE

BACK TO THE FUTURE - 2 P.M.

6140 lINCOLN AVE
MORTON GROVE ILLINOIS 60053
USA 8479657903
Price: NONE

THE PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON BIG BAND MUSIC WITH A MODERN STYLE USING EARLIER MATERIAL.

A CHANCE TO TALK WITH THE BAND MEMBERS, AND BROWSE THE LIBRARY WHILE YOU ARE AT IT.

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

VETERANS HOSPITAL

BIG BAND CLASSICS - 2 P.M.

5000 SOUTH 5TH AVE. BUILDING 217
HINES ILLINOIS 60141
USA
Price: NONE

A presentation by the IFS big band for the US Veterans. Will take place on the second floor in building 217.

Coffee and finger food afterwards. An opportunity to talk with the soldiers.

Friday, February 14th, 2014

IN FULL SWING AT THE MATHER IN EVANSTON

BEST OF BIG BAND - 7:30 P.M.

425 DAVIS STREET, EVANSTON IL
EVANSTON ILLINOIS 60201
USA 8474927400
Price: N/A

MEET THE BAND MEMBERS

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION WITH "IFS" BIG BAND

Happy New Year - 7:15 P.M.

Grant Avenue
Evanstn Illinoisq 60201
Price: open

Reception

Friday, December 6th, 2013

LIVE CONCERT AND DANCE WITH "IFS"

THE BEST OF BIG BAND - 1 P.M.

161 Northfield Road
Northfield Illinois 60093
847-784-6000
Price: $10.00

Will be held in the Auditorium.

RECEPTION

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA PLAYS THREE CROWNS

Big Band Classics - 2 p.m.

Grant Street and Daniels
Evanston Illinois 60201
Coo n/a
Price: no charge

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

IFS IN CONCERT AT THE EVANSTON LIBRARY

THE ELEMENT OF JAZZ - 3:00 P.M.

1703 Orrington Ave
Evanston Illinois 60201
847-448-8600
Price: NO CHARGE

The concert will highlight the influence of written jazz improvisation in big band arrangements. It will also make historical references to style and content.

Meet the band.

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

RON SURACE, SOLO JAZZ PIANO AT THE BLACK BOX THEATER

Lunchtime Concerts with Converstion - Solo jazz piano with Ron Surace, piano

1702 Sherman Avenue Black Box Theater
Chicago Illinois 60201
US 847-905-1500 ext. 108
Price: no charge

The Music Institute of Chicago presents a free monthly Wednesday lunchtime concert and conversation series at their new downtown Evanston location.

Lunch nay be purchased from the Pret a Manger cart in the MIC lobby and complimentary coffee will be served.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

RON SURACE JAZZ QUARTET

LIVE CONCERT - 7:15 P.M.

KING HOME
EVANSTON Illinois 60201
USA
Price: N/A

Dave Fodor, drums,
Paul Maslin, alto saxophone
Brian Sandstrum, bass
Ron Surace, acoustic piano

Reception

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

IN FULL SWING AT THE MORTON GROVE LIBRARY

THE INFLUENCE OF CONCERT BAND MUSIC ON AMERICAN JAZZ - IN FULL SWING IN CONCERT

6140 Lincoln Ave.
Morton Grove Illinois 60053
Coo 847-965-4220
Price: NONE

The concert is open and free to the general public

none

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

IFS JAZZ IN CONCERT AT FITZGEARLDS

wall to wall big band jazz - 7:30

BERWYN ILLINOIS 60076
USA
Price: $10

This is a fine opportunity to hear the band in the best of conditions. A fine stage and excellent space for the entire group.

The jazz society is dedicated to big band jazz, and mission statement of support for big band music.

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

IN FULL SWING LIVE AT THE LINCOLNWOOD LIBRARY

BIG BAND JAZZ: 1920 - 1950 - 2 p.m.

4000 W Pratt Ave.
lincolnwood Illinois 60712
Coo 1-847-677-5277
Price: none

Open concert.

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

IN FULL SWING PLAYS THE 3 CROWNS

IFS In Concert - 2 p.m

Grant Street and Daniels
Evanston Illinois 60201
Coo n/a
Price: none

This event is for the residence of the Three Crowns Appartment complex.

Reception

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

IFS Plays a swing music wedding

Wedding - 7:15 p.m.

Women's club of Evanston,1702 Chicago Ave
Evanston Illinois 60208
USA none
Price: none

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

In Full Swing plays a dance gig

Holiday Party - 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Avalon Banquets Ballroom
Elk Grove Village Illinois 60007
USA 1-847-956-4475
Price: n/a

A featured event for the residents of the Presbyterian Homes of Arlington Heights.

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

IFS JAZZ IN CONCERT AT THE SKOKIE LIBRARY

Charlie Barnett/STAN KENTON/COUNT BASIE - 3 p.m.

5215 OAKTON
SKOKIE ILLINOIS 60076
USA 1-847-673-7774
Price: none

The program will feature the big band arrangements of Charlie Barnett, Stan Kenton and Count Basie.

N/A

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

IFS Plays a swing music wedding

Women's club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave
Evanston Illinois 60208
USA none

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

IFS Plays a swing music wedding

Women's club of Evanston
Evanston Illinois 60201
USA none

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

IN FULL SWING PLAYS A DANCE GIG

100 year Gala celebration - 8:45 - 10:45 p.m.

Crown Plaza
Rosemount Illinois 60018
USA 1-847-682-4193
Price: none

The 17 piece big band will feature big band hits from 1930 to the present. We will focus on big band dance hits i.e., "Stompin at the Savoy," "Begin the Beguine," "Stella By Starlight," "My Lean Baby." etc...
We also have Bob Dudah on hand for the vocals.

N/A

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA LIVE

SKOKIE LIBRARY
Skokie Illinois

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

HIGHLAND PARK COMMUNITY HOUSE, FEATURING RON SURACE JAZZ QUARTET

HIGHLAND PARK COMMUNITY HOUSE JAZZ SERIES - 3 p.m.

1991 Sheridan Rd.
Highland Park Illinois 60035
US 1-847-432-1515
Price: $10

Ron Surace piano
Paul Levy, tenor saxophone
Dave Fodor, percussion
Charlie Abplanalp, bass

A mix of Ron Surace originals and jazz standards.

Reception to follow.

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

PRESBYTERIAN HOMES/EVANSTON FEATURING THE IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA

NEIL CONCERT SERIES FEATURING THE IN FULL SWING BIG BAND - 3 p.m.

Grant Street
Evanston Illinois 60201
USA 1-847-866-1669 (Ask for Sara)
Price: N/A

An afternoon of great big band masterpieces by Charlie Barnet, Benny Goodman, Glen Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, and others. Vocalist: Angie Lyons.

Please phone office for details.i.e., admission, cost, reservations, etc.

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

RON SURACE JAZZ QUARTET

RON SURACE JAZZ QUARTET IN CONCERT - 7:15 P.M.

KING HOME
EVANSTON Illinois 60201
USA
Price: NONE

THE PROGRAM WILL FEATURE CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS AND THE ORIGINAL JAZZ COMPOSITIONS OF RON SURACE

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

IFS JAZZ ORCHESTRA AT THE MORTON GROVE LIBRARY

IFS JAZZ ORCHESTRA AT THE MORTON GROVDE LIBRARY - 2 P.M.

6140 LINCOLNWOOD AVE
MORTON GROVE Illinois 60053
USA 1-847-965-4220
Price: NONE

THE PROGRAM WILL FOCUS ON THE RE-CREATION OF LOST AND,OR MISSING BIG BAND MASTERPIECES FROM THE 1940S AND 1950'S.

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

IFS JAZZ IN CONCERT AT THE EVANSTON LIBRARY

THE EVOLUTION OF BIG BAND JAZZ - 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. .....IFS JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT

1703 ORRINGTON AVE.
EVANSTON ILLINOIS 60201
USA 1-847-866-0300
Price: NONE

THE PROGRAM WILL HIGHLIGHT THE TRANSITION FROM DANCE TO CONCERT JAZZ MUSIC.

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

IFS JAZZ IN CONCERT AT THE SKOKIE LIBRARY

IFS JAZZ LIVE IN CONCERT - 3 p.m.

5215 OAKTON
SKOKIE ILLINOIS 60076
USA 1-847-673-7774
Price: none

The concert will feature major works from: 1. the "Tonight Show" TV series, Doc Severenson 2. arrangers Tommy Newsome "It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing." 3. also Gordon Goodwin arrangements from 2010 "High Maintenance" and "Shake Your Bones." 4. Stan Kenton arrangements for female vocalist "You Came A Long Way From St Louis."

The Skokie Library has a beautiful auditorium which seats 500 plus, with cloth covered seats. A very rewarding acoustic stage area with ample parking.

The event is free to the public.

Friday, June 17th, 2011

"IN FULL SWING" JAZZ ORCHESTRA PERFORMS GREAT AMERICAN BIG BAND

"In Full Swing" Jazz Concert - 7 p.m.

735 Lathrop Ave.
River Forest IL 60305
USA 708-366-5205x318
Price: none

A LIVE CONCERT AT THE RIVER FOREST LIBRARY, Located at 735 Lathrop Ave. River Forest IL Phone: 708-366-5205. ----- The program will feature the music of Ellington, Basie, Goodwin, Miller, Kenton, etc. Remember -- we are all acoustic. No digital gadgets added to the mix. No loops, or sequencers -- no pre-recorded music tracks of enhanced electronics to prop-up the final sound. Genuine real-time, authentic music, produced by seventeen fine live musicians.

Friday, May 13th, 2011

(MOSTLY) BENNY GOODMAN AT THE PATTY TURNER CENTER.

6 p.m.

DEERFIELD IL

THE "IFS" JAZZ BAND WILL PERFORM BENNY GOODMANS GREATEST HITS TO INCLUDE "SING, SING, SING" AND SELECTIONS FROM HELEN WARDS VOCAL FEATURES. THE ADDRESS OF THE PATTY TURNER CENTER IS: 375 ELM STREET, DEERFIELD IL, 60015. PHONE IS 847-940-4010-

Friday, April 1st, 2011

THE SALON CONCERT SERIES

7 p.m.

NORTHBROOK IL

THE CONCERT, WHICH TAKES PLACE AT THE NORTHBROOK LIBRARY, WILL FEATURE THE INFLUENCE OF CLASSICAL WESTERN MUSIC ON AMERICAN JAZZ. FROM MAURICE RAVEL AND IGOR STRAVINSKY WOODY HERMAN AND COUNT BASIE.

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

IT'S A CLASSIC

2 p.m.

MORTON GROVE IL

THE "IFS" BIG BAND WILL PRESENT A CONCERT OF THIRD STREAM MASTERPIECES FOR JAZZ ORCHESTRA.

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Valentine's Day

7:15 p.m.

Evanston IL

Presbyterian Homes Valentine's Day Celebration

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

IN FULL SWING BIG BAND AT THE EVANSTON LIBRARY

3 PM

EVANSTON IL

LIVE AT THE EVANSTON LIBRARY, "ALL THAT JAZZ". A LOOK AT THE EVOLUTION FROM DANCE TO JAZZ ELEMENTS IN THE AMERICAN BIG BAND TRADITION.

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

SKOKIE LIBRARY CONCERT HALL WITH THE 17 PIECE BIG BAND

2 p.m.

SKOKIE IL

SWING, SWING, SWING -- THE BIG BAND ARRANGMENTS OF ARTIE SHAW, BENNY CARTER, CHARLIE BARNET, BENNY GOODMAN, COUNT BASIE, ETC

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

BIG BAND HITS CONCERT AT THE KING HOME

7 p.m.

EVANSTON IL

"IN FULL SWING" BIG BAND CONCERT WITH VOCALIST FEATURING RECORD SETTING TOP HITS FROM THE HISTORY OF BIG BAND PERFORMANCES. ADDRESS: 1020 GROVE STREET, EVANSTON IL, 60201

Friday, August 27th, 2010

ALL SWING WITH THE "IN FULL SWING' JAZZ ORCHESTRA

7 P.M.

LAKE FOREST IL

THE MUSIC OF BASIE, ELLINGTON, ARTIE SHAW, BENNY CARTER, BENNY GOODMAN AND GORDON GOODWIN. ADDRESS: 100 E. OLD MILL ROAD, LAKE FOREST IL. PHONE: 8476153526

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

NEIL CONCERT SERIES

3 p.m.

EVANSTON ILLINOIS

IFS JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH RON SURACE DIRECTOR, BIG BAND HITS FROM 1925 TO 1945 -- CHARLIE BARNETT, GLEN MILLER, ARTIE SHAW, HARRY JAMES, TOMMIE DORSEY, BENNY GOODMEN, ETC

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA AND THE REAL THING

3 PM

NORTHFIELD IL

AUTHENTIC BIG JAZZ BAND PERFORMANCES FROM THE 20' s TO THE PRESENT. ADDRESS: 161 NORTHFIELD ROAD, NORTHFIELD IL, 60093-3389.

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

MILESTONES OF JAZZ

2 PM

Morton Grove IL

MORTON GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morgon Grove, Il 60053-2989

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

THE BEST OF BIG BAND JAZZ, RON SURACE, DIR.

3 - 5 PM

HIGHLAND PARK IL

IN FULL SWING JAZZ CONCERT, "THE BEST OF BIG BAND JAZZ." Location: Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park IL

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

New Year Party

7:15 PM

EVANSTON IL

WESTMINSTER PLACE AUDITORIUM, PRESBYTERIAN HOMES BIG BAND CONCERT/DANCE

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

BIG BAND JAZZ CONCERT WITH RON SURACE DIRECTOR

3 PM

SKOKIE IL

ALL BENNY GOODMAN/GLEN MILLER CONCERT WITH THE IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA AT THE SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, Il., 60077; phone 847-324-3126

Friday, August 7th, 2009

IN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA

7 PM

LAKE FOREST IL

THE VERY BEST OF FAMOUS BIG BAND MUSIC FROM ARMSTRONG TO GOODWIN. Address: 40 East Old Mill Road, Lake Forest, Il 60045.

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

IN FULL SWING AT THE MIC "ARTS FESTIVAL"

3 PM

LAKE FOREST IL IL

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO AT LAKE FOREST IL. Address: 40 East Old Mill Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Ph 847-295-1341

Friday, May 29th, 2009

RON SURACE PLAYS SOLO JAZZ PIANO IN CONCERT, BENEFIT CONCERT

6 to 9 PM

EVANSTON IL

MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT CONCERT AT NICHOLS CONCERT HALL, 1490 CHICAGO AVENUE. PHONE # IS 847-905-1500. CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE (SINCE THERE WILL BE 31 OTHER PERFORMERS ON THE SAME PROGRAM) EXACT TIME OF HIS APPEARANCE.

Friday, May 1st, 2009

PATTY TURNER CENTER AUDITORIUM

7 PM

DEERFIELD IL

ALL "GLEN MILLER" BIG BAND HITS CONCERT WITH THE 17 PIECE "IFS" BIG BAND.
Adderss: 375 Elm Street, Deerfield, IL. 60015. Phone: 847-940-4001.
JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

2 PM

EVANSTON IL

AMERICAN BIG BAND JAZZ CLASSICS FROM 1915 TO 1950. FROM THE ODJB TO FUSION. PERFORMANCE SITE IS THE EVANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

MORTON GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY

2 PM

MORTON GROVE IL

THE 17 MEMBER "IFS" JAZZ ORCHESTRA WITH RON SURACE DIRECTOR, WILL BE IN CONCERT AT THE MORTON GROVE LIBRARY. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

NEW YEAR PARTY

7PM

EVANSTON IL

BIG BAND CONCERT PRESENTED AT THE PRESBYTERIAN HOME WESTMINSTER PLACE AUDITORIUM

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

SPHINX CLUB

7:30 PM

NILES IL

THE 17 PIECE "INF" JAZZ ORCHESTRA PLUS VOCALIST WILL PERFORM FOR DANCING AND LISTENING

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

SPHINX CAFE

7 PM

NILES IL

A place to dance or just listen or both. The address: 8743 N. Milwaukee Ave. Niles Il 60714.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

"IN FULL SWING" IN CONCERT AT THE KING HOME, EVANSTON

7:15 p.m.

Evanston IL

A concert of big band classics from 1928 to the present. Address: King Home, 1555 Oak Ave, Evanston, IL 60201. Phone: 847-866-2125.

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

"iN FULL SWING JAZZ ORCHESTRA' IN CONCERT FOR THE ARTS ALIVE CON

2 -3 PM

ROLLING MEADOWS IL

JAZZ CONCERT OF BIG BAND JAZZ CLASSICS FROM 1930 - 2007. BENNY GOODMAN, GORDON GOODWIN, STAN KENTON, LENNIE NIEHAUSE, COUNT BASIE, ELLINGTON, ETC. CONCERT TO TAKE PLACE AT THE ROLLING MEADOWS PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR FRIENDS AND PARTONS OF THE LIBRARY.

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

"IN FULL SWING" JAZZ ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT FOR THE OPEN SPACE BAN

NOON - 4 PM

BANNOCKBURN IL

AN AFTERNOON OF BIG BAND HITS FROM 1928 TO THE PRESENT. JUST OFF TELEGRAPH ROAD IN BANNOCKBURN IL.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

RON SURACE JAZZ TRIO

9PM-1AM

EVANSTON IL

1557 SHERMAN AVE. 60201

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

RON SURACE JAZZ TRIO

9PM - 1AM

EVANSTON IL

PETE MILLER'S SEAFOOD & PRIME STEAK RESTAURANT
1557 SHERMAN AVE. 60201

Friday, August 15th, 2008

"IN FULL SWING" JAZZ ORCHESTRA AT DICKENSON HALL

7 - 9 p.m.

Lake Forest IL

It will be the full entourage of 17 musicians plus vocalist Angie Lyons on hand for the concert. Address: Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Center, 100 E. Old Mill Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

"IN FULL SWING" IN CONCERT AT THE MORTON GROVE LIBRARY

2 - 3 p.m.

Morton Grove IL

The band has performed an annual concert at the MGPL for over a decade. The location is: 6140 Lincoln Ave. Morton Grove Il 60053.

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

"IN FULL SWING" IN CONCERT AT THE SKOKIE THEATRE.

2 - 3:30 p.m.

Skokie IL

A concert featuring the 17 piece "IFS" jazz band. The concert will take place at the recently renovated Skokie Theatre in Skokie IL. Location: 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. Skokie, IL 60077. For more information log on to: www.skokietheatre.com. Plenty of free parking.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

RON SURACE JAZZ TRIO IN CONCERT AT THE SKOKIE THEATRE

8 - 9:30 p.m.

Skokie IL

SKOKIE THEATRE PERFORMANCE , at the famous, recently completely renovated Skokie Theatre. A historic landmark. 7924 N. Lincoln Avel, Skokie IL 60077. Get more details at www. skokietheatre.com. Plenty of free parking.

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

RON SURACE JAZZ TRIO

8 - 1 AM

SCHAUMBURG IL

PETE MILLER'S SEAFOOD & PRIME STEAK RESTAURANT
1383 N. Meacham Road

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

RON SURACE JAZZ TRIO IN CONCERT AT THE NORTHSHORE CENTER

3 -4:30 p.m.

Northfield, Il 60093 IL

Piano: Ron Surace, piano/acoustic bass, TBA/drums, John Smiley; Daniel Thatcher acoustic bass. Northshore Senior Center161 Northfield Road, Northfield, iL 60093

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

"IN FULL SWING" BIG BAND , a 17 piece big band with vocalist, An

1 - 3 p.m.

Morton Grove IL

American Legion Hall
6140 Dempster Street
Morton Grove, IL 60053
PH: 847-663-6127

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