then throws in some perceptive ideas in cultural history and architecture. You’ll even get a blues harmonica lesson while on a bus rolling through downtown Chicago!
On this special tour, you will see architectural landmarks of Chicago blues and jazz history in neighborhoods north to south while a highly trained, passionate tour guide shares forgotten stories of Chicago blues and jazz. The luxury coach you’ll ride in has video screens with historic photos and film clips of interviews, songs and performances.
Rather than fly by a trivia list of places where blues musicians and jazz legends made their mark, this active tour by bus digs deep into how the Windy City became such a hotbed for jazz and blues. You’ll hop off the bus for up-close looks at significant Chicago architecture and the tour guide will ask questions to get you thinking about the evolution of the blues and jazz genres.
To design this tour, Executive Director Amanda Scotese culled stories and information from Chicago music experts, leaders in the jazz and blues scenes, oral histories, and archival books and magazines. You cannot find this angle on Chicago music anywhere else, and for this reason this tour is particularly popular with locals.
This private tour is only offered to the public on rare occasions, so book your spot today!