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WDCB Jazz Night featuring the Jeff Hedberg Trio

  • Water Street Studios 160 S. Water St. Batavia United States (map)

WDCB Jazz Night at Water Street Studios
Featuring the Jeff Hedberg Trio

Jeff Hedberg is a Chicago-based, jazz vocalist, flugelhorn/trumpet player, band leader and educator. Jeff currently teaches at Harper College in Palatine, IL, working with vocal jazz and trumpet students. As Grammy-winning Jazz Critic Neil Tesser notes, “Hedberg sounds a great deal like Tormé. To which I can only ask, “What’s wrong with that?” At his peak, Tormé was the most artistically accomplished male jazz singer in history. Anyone who can reference that achievement, without wilting in the comparison, gets my vote.”

Jeff's musical training includes a Master of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Elmhurst College. Through his schooling, as well as his own pursuits, Jeff has studied with Doug Beach, Mark Colby, Jackie Allen, Brenda Lualdi, Bob Rummage, Rob Parton, and Mike Kocour. Jeff has performed with jazz luminaries such as Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Mike Abene, Orbert Davis, New York Voices, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Frank Mantooth, Kevin Mahogany, Maria Schneider, and Clark Terry.

Doors and cocktails at 6:30 p.m.
Performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

Seating is limited to 70. Tickets are $7.50 during the online presale or $10 at the door. All proceeds go to support the continuation of arts programming at Water Street Studios, a nonprofit art center located in Batavia, Illinois.

Enjoy a cash bar featuring beverages provided by Solemn Oath Brewery and Whiskey Acres Distilling Co.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors: Batavia Arts Council, K.Hollis Jewelers, and BEI Properties.

WDCB Listener-Supported Jazz & Blues, “Chicago’s Home for Jazz,” is a listener-supported, public radio station that broadcasts from the campus of College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn. WDCB serves Chicagoland with jazz, blues, news and arts programming. WDCB can be heard throughout Chicagoland on 90.9FM, also from WDCB’s 90.7FM booster signal in the West Loop, via streaming worldwide at (and the Tune-In app) and in the city of Chicago via cable television on CAN TV42.

The Live Art Series is a monthly live art performance exploring a variety of art forms including music, film, dance, storytelling, and more! The Live Art Series events are organized by Water Street Studios. All proceeds go to support arts programming at Water Street Studios. The Live Art Series is funded by the Batavia Arts Council. If you are interested in performing at Water Street Studios for our Live Art Series please apply online at:

Jaime Gutierrez, Events Manager,
Danielle Hollis, Executive Director,

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