Venues

Throughout my career as a Chicago jazz singer and bandleader I’ve performed at a wide variety of venues and jazz clubs in Chicago, the Midwest and the nation. Most recently, New York City’s famed Rainbow Room, the 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival, and New York’s hottest Supper Club, Michael Feinstein’s 54 Below. My Chicago corporate event (clients) and Chicago wedding venues are listed as well.

Check out my venue resume below to see the complete list of places where I’ve provided live jazz music.

To book Chicago jazz singer and bandleader Elaine Dame and her team of professional Chicago jazz musicians, call 773-296-0831 or email Elaine. You may hire Elaine for Chicago Corporate Event Entertainment, your Chicago wedding, a private in-home concert or for your next gala or fundraiser.

Chicago Venues

12 West
200 East Chestnut
720 Lounge at The Hilton
A New Leaf
Adler Planetarium
Ai Sushi Restaurant and Lounge
Andy’s Jazz Club
Appellation Wine Bar and Restaurant
Architectural Artifacts
Avenue M
Bistrot Margot
Bridgeport Arts Center Skyline Loft
Broadway Cellars
Café Brauer
Cafe Ciao
Cafe Luciano’s
Carnivale Restaurant
Catch 35
Chalkboard Restaurant
Chant Restaurant
Chicago Illumination Company
Chicago Yacht Club
City Winery
Club 3160
Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
Cyrano’s Bistro
Davenport’s
Elate Restaurant
Erwin Restaurant
Estate Ultra Bar
Everest Restaurant
Fourth Presbyterian Church’s “Music by the Fountain” series
Francesca’s on Chestnut
Fulton’s on the River
Galleria Marchetti
Garfield Park Conservatory
Germania Place
Gibson’s Steakhouse
Green Dolphin Street
Katerina’s
La Tache
Little Brothers –  Friends of the Elderly
Loft on Lake
Issac Hayes Club/Restaurant
Kanan Cruises
Loyola University Museum Campus
Lush Life
M Lounge
Macku Signature
Maggiano’s
Mars Gallery
Martini Park
Maxim’s
McCormick Place
Meritage Restaurant
Millie’s Supper Club
Morgan Manufacturing
Nico Osteria
Old Town Brasserie
One North Restaurant
Orso’s Restaurant
Pete Miller’s Steakhouse
Petrillo Bandshell, Grant Park
Petterino’s
Pops for Champagne
Ridge Country Club
Roscoe’s
Salvage One
Salvatore’s Restaurant
Scarlett
Scylla Restaurant
Sepia Restaurant
SGI Buddhist Center
Shaw’s Crab House
Southport and Irving
Speakeasy Supper Club
Stetson’s Chophouse
Swirl Wine Bar
Symphony Center
Tanta Restaurant
Taverna 750
Tomboy Restaurant
Toulouse on the Park
Troquet River North
Uncommon Ground
Viand Restaurant and Bar
Vintage
Vu Sua Restaurant
The Admiral at the Lake
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Black Orchid Supper Club
The California Clipper
The Chicago Academy for the Arts (Master Class)
The Chicago Botanical Gardens
The Chicago Club
The Chicago Cultural Centers’ “Jazz at Noon” Series
The Chicago Illuminating Company
The Chicago Symphony’s Corporate Appreciation Night
The Chicago Yacht Club
The Clare
The Coq D’Or, The Drake Hotel
The Crimson Lounge in The Hotel Sax
The David Rothstein Orchestra
The Doubletree Guest Suites on Delaware
The Driehouse Awards for Fashion Excellence
The Fairmont Hotel (I was a regular there for 18 months)
The Field Museum
The Gage
The Gateway
The Gentry on Halsted
The Georgia Francis Orchestra
The Gleacher Center
The Green Mill
The Hard Rock Cafe
The Hilton Chicago
The Hotel Allegro
The Hotel Felix
The Hotel Intercontinental
The Hotel Knickerbocker
The House of Blues
The Hyatt Regency
The Illinois Institute of Technology
The Inn of Chicago
The Jazz Showcase
The Kazbar in The House of Blues Hotel (where I had the house gig for over a year)
The Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University
The Lincoln Park Cultural Center
The London House
The Mayne Stage
The Metropolitan Room
The Mid America Club
The Mid Day Club
The Museum of Contemporary Art
The National Restaurant Show
The North Pond Cafe
The Odyssey Cruise Lines
The Old Town School of Folk Music
The Palm Court in The Drake Hotel
The Palmer House Hilton
The Park West
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Plaza Club
The Pump Room
The Racquet Club of Chicago
The Renaissance Hotel
The Richard Driehaus Museum
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
The Saddle and Cycle Club
The Sears Tower
The Signature Lounge at The John Hancock
The Standard Club
The Swiss Hotel
The Trump International Hotel and Towers
The Underground Wonder Bar
The Union League Club
The United Center
The University Club
The University of Chicago Gleacher Center
The Uptown Underground
The Vault Lounge at The Bedford
Winter’s Jazz Club
The Wit Hotel


Outside Chicago

54 Below – New York, NY
Buena Vista University – Storm Lake, IA
Lake Geneva Grand Resort – Lake Geneva, IL
Mayslake Peabody Estate – Oakbrook, IL
Merriman’s Playhouse – South Bend, IN
Meyer’s Castle – Dyer, IN
Noce Jazz  Club – Des Moines, IA
Terrace on Grand – Kansas City, MO
The Acorn Theater – Three Oaks, MI
The Blue Chip Casino – Michigan City, IN
The Blue Dress Barn – St. Joseph, MI
The Bon Ton Room – Jackson, MI
The Box Factory – St. Joseph, MI
The Carriage Green Country Club – Darien, IL
The Harmon Fine Arts Center at Drake University – Des Moines, IA
The Hotel Intercontinental – Milwaukee, WI
The Inn of Harbor Shores – Benton Harbor, MI
The Kenosha Achievement Center – Kenosha, WI
The Livery – Benton Harbor, MI
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts – Michigan City, IN
The Metropolitan Room – New York City, NY
The Monroe Arts Center – Monroe, WI
The New Buffalo Arts Center – New Buffalo, MI
The Palais Royale – South Bend, IN
The Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Center – New York, NY
The Snite Museum of Art at The University of Notre Dame – South Bend, IN
The Weaver Ridge Golf Club – Peoria, IL
Tosi’s Restaurant – Stevensville, MI
Veterans Memorial Terrace – Burlington, WI
Zambuca Restaurant – Rockford, IL

Fairs, Festivals and Arts Centers

Algonquin “Music by the River” Summer Festival – Algonquin, IL
East Dundee Art and Wine Festival – East Dundee, IL
Evanston Fountain Square Arts Festival – Evanston, IL
Fourth Presbyterian on Michigan Avenue – “Music by the Fountain” Summer Jazz Series -Chicago, IL
Lakeview East Arts Festival -Chicago, IL
Lincoln Park Art Faire – Chicago, IL
Live at The Whiskey Lounge – Evanston, IL
The 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival – Millennium Park, Chicago, IL
The Addison Center for the Arts – Addison, IL
The Andersonville Midsommar Festival – Chicago, IL
The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Summer Jazz Academy (teacher and performer)
The Galena Performing Arts Festival – Galena, IL
The Homewood Arts and Garden Festival – Homewood, IL
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts  – Michigan City, IN
The Monroe Arts Center – Monroe, WI
The New Buffalo Arts Center – New Buffalo, MI
The Monroe Arts Center – Monroe, WI
The Moraine Valley Performing Arts Center -Palos Hills, IL
The Ottawa and 2 Rivers Jazz and Wine Festival -Two Rivers, IL
The Taste of Chicago 0 Chicago, IL
The Turner Art Center – Des Moines, IO
The Valparaiso Wine Festival – Valparaiso, IN
The Wilson Arts Center – Brookfield, IL
The Woodstock Jazz Festival – Woodstock, IL

Chicagoland Venues

Affresco Restaurant – Park Ridge, IL
Beverly Country Club – Beverly, IL
Bistro One West – St. Charles, IL
Bolingbrook Country Club – Bolingbrook, IL
Braxton’s Seafood Grille – Oakbrook, IL
Cafe Zalute – Rosemont, IL
Carlucci Restaurant – Lincolnshire, IL
Cellar Bistro – Wheaton, IL
Cellar Gate Wine Market – Highland, IL
Chicago Botanical Gardens – Highland, IL
City Gate Grille – Naperville, IL
Clare Oaks Retirement Community – Bartlett, IL
Concord Place – Northlake, IL
Continental Auto Sport – Hinsdale, IL
Cordia Senior Residence – Westmont, IL
Corkscrew Pointe – McHenry, IL
Courtright’s Restaurant – Willow Springs, IL
D.O.C. Winebar – Lombard, IL
Deerfield Public Library – Deerfield, IL
DesPlaines Public Library – DesPlaines, IL
Dolce Ristorante – Lincolnshire, IL
Eddie Merlot’s – Linconshire, IL
Flight 112 – Elmhurst, IL
Flight Wine Bar – Glenview, IL
Friendship Village – Schaumberg, IL
Glenview Public Library – Glenview, IL
Hemmingway’s – Oak Park, IL
Il Sogno – Wheaton, IL
Independence Grove – Libertyville, IL
Jacob Henry Mansion – Joliet, IL
Joliet Country Club – Joliet, IL
Joplin’s Java Cafe – Waukegan, IL
Julian’s Piano Bar – Aurora, IL
Maggiano’s – Oakbrook, IL
Maya Del Sol – Oak Park, IL
Mayslake Peabody Estate – Oak Brook, IL
Meson Sabika – Naperville, IL
Michael’s Jazz Bistro – Glen Ellyn, IL
Oak Park Country Club – Oak Park, IL
Old Orchard Country Club – Mt. Prospect, IL
Parker’s Restaurant – Downers Grove, IL
Park Ridge Public Library – Park Ridge, IL
Pete Miller’s Steakhouse – Wheeling, IL
Philander’s – Oak Park, IL
Pops Highwood – Highwood, IL
Presbyterian Homes – Evanston, IL
Prickly Pear Restaurant – La Grange, IL

Salt Creek Wine Bar – Brookfield, IL
Schiller Park – Mt. Prospect, IL
Siam Marina – Calumet City, IL
St. Charles Place Steakhouse – St. Charles, IL
The Brookfield Jazz Society – Brookfield, IL
The Carleton of Oak Park – Oak Park, IL
The Carriage Greens Country Club – Darien, IL
The Dragon Lounge at The Sushi House – Oak Park, IL
The Elmhurst Art Museum – Elmhurst, IL
The Five O’ Clock Steakhouse – Fox River Grove, IL
The Genesee Theatre – Waukegan, IL
The Hotel Baker – St. Charles, IL
The Hotel Lisle – Lisle, IL
The Hotel Orrington – Evanston, IL
The Kenilworth Club – Evanston, IL
The Mather of Evanston – Evanston, IL
The Merit Club – Gurnee, IL
The Moorings of Arlington Heights, IL
The North Shore Senior Center – Northfield, IL
The Oakbrook Library – Oakbrook, IL
The Park Ridge Public Library – Park Ridge, IL
The Patrick C. Haley Mansion – Joliet, IL
The Promenade Bolingbrook –  Bolingbrook, IL
The Prospect Heights Public Library – Prospect Heights, IL
The Rialto Square Theatre – Joliet, IL
The Schaumburg Public Library – Schaumburg, IL
The Skokie Public Library – Skokie, IL
The Skokie Theatre Music Foundation – Skokie, IL
The Stained Glass – Evanston, IL
The Sushi House – Oak Park, IL
The Walnut Speakeasy – Elgin, IL
The Winnetka Public Library – Winnetka, IL
Three Crowns Park – Evanston, IL
Tuller’s Chophouse – Arlington Heights, IL
Tuscany Restaurant – Oakbrook @ Wheeling, IL
Va Pensiero – Evanston, IL
Villa Verone Ristorante – Elgin, IL
Victory Center – Melrose Park, IL
West Suburban Medical Center – Oak Park, IL
Westminster Place, Presbyterian Homes – Evanston, IL
Wilde and Greene – Skokie, IL