1920s Jazz clubs

June 2, 2017


Inside the speakeasies of the

Alvin Dinsant Hall [16]

Earl Hines
Dave Peyton
Tiny Parham
Carroll Dickerson
Fletcher Henderson
Count Basie

Grand Theatre [4]
3110-12 S. State Street ca. 1908-1930

Wilbur Sweatman
Dave Peyton
George Mitchell
Kid Ory
Bob Schoffner
Bud Scott
Jimmy Bertrand
Zue Robertson
Warren "Baby" Dodds
Reuben Reeves
Cab and Blanche Calloway
Bessie Smith
Clara Smith
Charlie Allen
Ethel Waters and her Jazz Masters
Sammy Stewart

[30]
219 E. 43rd St.

[35]
5450 S. Michigan Boulevard ca. 1930's

John Kirby
Albert Ammons
Tommy Powell and his Hi-De-Ho Boys
Maxine Sullivan

Lincoln Gardens [10]
459 E. 31st St. ca. 1921
Became New Charleston Cafe, then Cafe de Paris

King Oliver's Jazz Syncopators
Johnny and Warren "Baby" Dodds
Louis Armstrong
Buster Bailey

[2]
3132 S. State St.

aka Ascher's Metropolitan Theater [26]
4644 S. Parkway ca. 1917-30

Erskine Tate
Fats Waller
Bob Schoffner
Omer Simeon
Quinn Wilson
Wallace Bishop
Sammy Stewart
Louis Armstrong
Clarence Jones and his Syncopators

[36]
East 55th Street and Michigan Avenue ca. late 1920's to early 30's

Sammy Stewart
Chu Berry
Boyd Atkins
Sid Catlett
Erskine Tate
Fess Williams and his Jazz Boys

Midway Garden Ballroom aka Midway Gardens [42]
60th at Evans/ Cottage Grove

Elmer Schoebel
Art Kassel
Muggsy Spanier
Jess Stacy
Benny Goodman
Boyce Brown
Frank Teschemacher

[12]
3435-40 S. State St. ca. 1910's-

Sidney Bechet
Ethel Waters
Erskine Tate
Ma Rainey

New Deluxe Cafe [11]
3502 S. State St.

Jelly Roll Morton

The Owl Theatre [25]
4653 S. State St.

Clarence Jones

Panama Club [15]
3501 S. State St. ca. 1910's-1920
Became the Oriental Cafe (3532 S. State) ca. 1920's

Panama:
Ada "Bricktop" Smith
Florence Mills
Cora Green
Alberta Hunter

J. Glover Compton & the Syncopators
Reuben Reeves

[19]
3956 Grand Boulevard ca.1917-28

Pekin Theatre aka Pekin Inn, Pekin Cafe, Pekin Cabaret [1]
2700 S. State St. ca. 1910's-20's

Shelton Brooks
Manuel Perez
Tony Jackson
Joe "King" Oliver
Sidney Bechet

and (at the Pershing Hotel) [44]
E. 64th at Cottage Grove

[21]
338 E. 35th St. 1924-30's; 5060 S. Michigan 1934-

Joe "King" Oliver with the Dixie Syncopators
Jabbo Smith
Dave Peyton

at the Vincennes Hotel [24]
601 E. 36th St. ca. 1930's

Jimmy Noone
Earl Hines
Franz Jackson
Joe Williams

at Vincennes Ave. and 39th St. [X]

Tommy Ladnier

[28]
4719 S. Parkway Blvd. 1928-1960's

Earl Hines
Dave Peyton
Cab Calloway
Duke Ellington
Count Basie
Fess Williams
Louis Armstrong
Eubie Blake
Jimmy Lunceford
Lionel Hampton
Woody Herman
Noble Sissle

Royal Gardens [9]
459 E. 31st St.
Became Lincoln Gardens ca. 1921.

Jimmy Noone
Joe Oliver
Bill Johnson
Clarence Williams

[27]
S. Parkway Blvd. and E. 47th, 1927-48

Louis Armstrong
Zutty Singleton
Carroll Dickerson's Band
Clarence Black
Charlie Elgar
Fletcher Henderson

Schiller Cafe [8]
318 East 31st Street 1916 - ?

Managed by promoter Harry James, offered some of the earliest known performances in Chicago.

Booker Ashford's [41]
5507 S. Michigan Ave.

[23]
315-17 E. 35th St. 1921-1937

Erskine Tate
Carroll Dickerson's Band
Earl Hines
Cab Calloway
Sammy Stewart Band
Buster Bailey
Louis Armstrong Sunset Stompers
Charlie Elgar's Band
Boyd Atkins Band
Tiny Parham

Vendome Theatre [5]
3145 S. State St. ca.1910's-49

Louis Armstrong
Erskine Tate and the Vendome Theater Symphony Orchestra
Earl Hines
Fats Waller
Clarence Jones

Venetian Room at the Southmoor Hotel [45]
66th at Stony Island Ave. ca. 1926-

Benny Goodman
Ben Pollack and his Sunkist Serenaders (later named Californians)

[29]
543 E. 47th St.

Nat "King" Cole
"Pee Wee" Jackson
Cavel Chilton

[43]
6300 S. Parkway Boulevard ca. 1920's-1930's

Husk O'Hare's Wolverines
Bud Freeman
Dick and Jimmy McPartland
Frank Teschemacher

Source: www.lib.uchicago.edu
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