Here at Jazz Desires, we are committed to supporting professional musicians and educators in their work, as well as venues within our community that help to uplift and promote Jazz. By becoming a donor of Jazz Desires you will receive discounts for the following outstanding concerts & events.


Music Workshop With Grammy Winning Guitartist,

Sat, Sept 14th, 2019
Jazz Desires Artistic Center
 Maywood, IL

About Isaiah Sharkey

Music Students and Fans don't miss this rare opportunity to meet this incredibly talented artists!

Music Workshop

Isaiah Sharkey

Sat. Sept. 14th

Come explore and enjoy diverse jazz styles at the First West Suburban Jazz Bus Tour! Various businesses and venues throughout Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park and Maywood will host live jazz for your enjoyment. Our aim is to bring communities together, stimulate local economies, support businesses that support live jazz, and to raise funds for our youth jazz programs!

Early Bird Special - Tickets only $25 until June 25th (regular price $30 each)

Includes luxury bus transportation and entry into all participating venues:


Healy's Forest Park | Friendly Tap Berwyn | Hemmingway's Bistro Oak Park | Kagan & Gaines Forest Park | T& JJ's Maywood | Beyond Properties Oak Park

Wed. July 25th



Music Workshop With Legendary Saxophonist,

Ernie Watts!
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018
SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center / Park Forest, IL

A Bit of Background

"He is one of the greatest living tenor saxophonists, at the top of his game."
Ian Patterson / All About Jazz

Two-time Grammy Award winner Ernie Watts is one of the most versatile and prolific saxophone players in contemporary music and he's one of the most recorded Saxophonists; he's heard on everything from Marvin Gaye classics to the Rolling Stones!! It has been more than fifty years since he first picked up a saxophone, and from age sixteen on he has been playing professionally.  This Legend & Titan will be performing at the D-Erania Jazz Series on Saturday, February 17th, 2018; a once in a lifetime show that you don't want to miss! Shortly before the concert (5:30pm) you will have a chance to participate in a Mini-Music Workshop, produced by the Jazz Desires NFP Organization. Come meet & greet Ernie Watts or get helpful tips on playing sax. Admission to the workshop is free with your purchase of concert tickets, but you must sign up in advance to attend the music workshop as seating is limited! Get Concert & Music Workshop Tickets HERE!

This Concert & Music Workshop will be held at:  SPAA Theater & Performing Arts Center / 350 Victory Drive / Park Forest, IL 60466 / 708-748-9470 


West Side Jazz Stage



West Suburban Jazz Bus Tour

On July 25th 2018, 6:00pm to 10:30pm you will have the unique opportunity to participate in the brand new West Suburban Jazz Bus Tour. Various venues from Maywood, Oak Park, Forest Park and Berwyn will host live jazz for your enjoyment. Patrons will be able to explore and enjoy diverse jazz styles in clubs and cultural locations throughout the Western Suburbs.  To participate, buy tickets which include a promotional button that gives access to all participating clubs as well as trolley transportation between clubs.


D-Erania Jazz Series

Founded in 2017 by Grammy Nominated Saxophonist D-Erania, the mission of the 'D-Erania Jazz Series' is to showcase a variety of talented national & international Artists to perform in Chicago.  Their goal is to not only highlight trailblazers in the area of Contemporary Jazz and R&B/Soul music but to create an unforgettable experience for audiences to connect with outstanding artists & musicians from around the world. Concerts are scheduled once every quarter for a total of four concerts per year.

In addition to the dynamic concerts, special music workshops are conducted where students, fans & music lovers can meet & greet the guest Artists, ask questions or get tips on improvisation or performing.  All music worship sessions are produced by Jazz Desires Non Profit Organization. 

Come and Discover the Best in Contemporary Jazz!