Pete Ellman Big Band

By Norris Cultural Arts (other events)

Saturday, December 16 2023 7:30 PM 9:00 PM CST

If you enjoy great Big Band and jazz classics, you’ll love the Pete Ellman Big Band (PEBB), featuring 18 of the Chicago area's finest jazz musicians. Join us for a lively evening of standards and new pieces - plus some holiday tunes, “Big Band” style.

We thank Susan and Stewart Liechti for their generous support of this concert.

Since Pete founded the band in 2009, it has played regularly throughout Chicagoland at locations such as Mullen’s in Lisle, Fitzgerald’s in Oak Park, and The Venue in Aurora.

The band frequently invites student jazz ensembles to join them, and provides guest clinicians to work with school jazz bands, giving young musicians a taste of the real world environment playing for appreciative audiences. Additionally, the PEBB has hosted numerous fundraisers at their events to help raise money (and food / toys) for local non-profits such as Loaves & Fishes, Toys for Tots, Kids Matter, Kidz Cabaret, Youth Symphony of DuPage, Naperville Educational Foundation, Gil Ellman Memorial Fund, and more! The PEBB enjoys giving back to the community to help kids, in general, and also to give kids an opportunity to participate in the arts. 

For more information on the Pete Ellman Big Band, visit

Please note, your ticket for this concert include complimentary beverages (wine, beer, soft drinks) and light snacks.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 3340 St. Charles, IL 60174