Chicago’s new home for straight-ahead, classic, Live Jazz,
6 nights a week — with an emphasis on singers.
While straight-ahead Jazz is our primary focus, we also love and happily present trad-Jazz, Gypsy-Jazz, swing, big band, New Orleans-style, and other cousins of the genre.
Our mission is simple: To perpetuate the joy of live Jazz by presenting the best interpretations of the best arrangements of the best songs in the canon of classic Jazz (and slightly beyond).
Above all, Winter’s strives to be a listening room.
Overlooking the Ogden Slip, our intimate club seats 100 in the listening room and 25 in the bar/lounge
area. We pride ourselves on offering an expertly curated selection of beverages and specialty cocktails accompanied by top-notch service. We aim to pour and serve a proper drink... properly.
“Jazz music is America's past and its potential, summed up and sanctified and accessible
to anybody who learns to listen to, feel, and understand it. The music can connect us to
our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit
on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.”
-- Wynton Marsalis