Thursday Night at the Green Mill

For over ten years, Alan Gresik and the Swing Shift Orchestra have played to standing room only crowds at Chicago's premier Jazz club, the historic Green Mill Lounge. Open in 1908, the Green Mill has shared the sounds of almost every big name in jazz, as well as many celebrities and even mobsters.

Amanda Wolf singing at the green mill

On Thursdays from 9pm to 1am, the Swing Shift Orchestra takes the stage in the style of a 1930's live radio show complete with vintage commercials read live by the vocalists. It's a trip back to the time when live shows were broadcast over the radio waves

Alan has exclusive rights to the Balabon and Katz Theater and Orchestra collection of over 26,000 titles. He plays plenty of old favorites and standards as well as a few numbers that haven't been heard or played in over 70 years.
John on Sax

It's certainly worth the trip, even if I can only get 2 1/2 hours of sleep afterward before I need to get to work the next day.

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