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Update 7-15-17

§ In honor of our 150th BJS Member, Kasia, we will be having a special Member's Only Raffle for those in attendance on Thursday, July 20th. Other surprizes to be announced. This is a major milestone for the BJS since the Membership went Active back in November 2007. The last milestone was our 100th BJS Members, which was Stuart Sawa, who used to attend the meetings way back when in the Cozy Cottage.

Update 7-01-17

§ As seen on Sawa's Old Warsaw website... Happy Birthday to Marc on the 4th of July! Any text, emails, or cards that wish Marc a Happy Birthday will get that Member 4 lines of tickets in reserve for the Main Raffle. This offer is good until July 30th.

§ This month we welcome two new BJS Members... Robert Jourdan (BJS-0149) and Kasia Sakowicz (BJS-0150).

§ Tickets are still available for the August 31st Field Trip. Sign up early to ensure your seat will be confirmed.

Update 6-15-17

§ This month we welcome our newest Member Art Pudark (BJS-0148) to the group.

§ Please take the time to read about the August 31st BJS Field Trip event. We need to fill up the 39-passenger in order to make the trip a succcess.

§ This month we say goodbye to the Polish Princess and server Beata as she moves up north during the summer. Beata has been the official server of the BJS since we moved to Sawa's Old Warsaw in July 2014. We also want to say hello to our new server Kasia, who will be taking care of us from now on.

Update 5-30-17

♥ Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

♥ We would like to welcome our newest member Michael Klayman (BJS-0147) to the group. He showed up to 5 regular meetings over the past few months and was awarded his Name Badge and Membership Card this past week. Welcome to the club!

♥ The Hello Pineapple results have been updated for Round 5 (May). Due to the live jazz event on June 1st, the prizes will be not given out until the following week on June 8th. Winners must show up that week to claim their prize.

Update 5-15-17

♠ We are currently looking at taking another Field Trip to see the Chicago Jazz Festival at the end of August. If you are interested, then please let us know right away as we need at least 35 people signed up before we can reserve the bus.

♠ The live Jazz event for May will be held on June 1st. The live Jazz event for June will be held on June 29th. Hope to see you there!

Jazzy Field Trip

BJS Field Trip BusOnce again the Brookfield Jazz Society is planning a Field Trip to enjoy some live jazz downtown under the starry skies during the Chicago Jazz Festival. This even does not take place until the end of Summer, however we are taking a survey to see how many people would be interested in going. Details are as follows...


What: Chicago Jazz Festival

When: Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Where: Millennium Park (Jay Pritzker Pavilion)

How: Mini bus leaving Sawa’s Old Warsaw at 5 p.m. and returning around 10 p.m.

Cost: $22 per person - Ticket price includes round-trip transportation, jazz, door prizes, jazz and gratuity for the bus driver

Food: There are two options... Carry-on or Carry-out - The Carry-on option include the choice to carry on a small cooler with your own food and beverage to enjoy while watching the show - The Carry-out option will be to use the Polish ~ American Smorgasbord to create your meal and pay only for the items you take

Space Available: Seating is limited to the first 39-people to sign-up. Tickets will be sold during all BJS Meetings and Live Jazz Events between now and the event. We must have at least 30 people registered on or before July 20th in order to reserve the bus.

Payment: We accept Cash or Check (made out of the Brookfield Jazz Society) at any BJS Meeting or Live Jazz Event - Credit Cards are accepted online only using Pay Pal ($1.00 surcharge added to each ticket to offset card fees)


Event Schedule:

♫ 5:00 p.m. - Arrive at Sawa's Old Warsaw (please park in the Rear Parking Lot) - Load equipment and personal affects on bus

♫ 5:30 p.m. - Depart Sawa's Old Warsaw - Now the fun begins

♫ 6:30 p.m. to 7:30pm - George Freeman 90th Birthday Celebration

♫ 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Dizzy Gillespie’s Centennial Celebration with Jon Faddis and the Chicago Jazz Festival Big Band

♫ 9:20 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Depart Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Door Prize drawing on the ride back to Sawa's Old Warsaw

♦ If you want to participate in this year’s event, we are asking people to send an email to (marc at brookfield jazz dot com) or stop by Sawa’s Old Warsaw on Thursday at 7 p.m. to visit the BJS first hand and sign-up. You can also use the Pay Pal form to purchase tickets online via credit card. Let us know how many people in your group. This article will be updated as new information becomes available.


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