About Bob’s Blues & Jazz Mart
Local Record Store in Chicago, IL
Hours of OperationMonday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Reviews of Bob’s Blues & Jazz Mart in Chicago, IL
- 68 Reviews
If you're looking for older Jazz vinyl, this place has it. I bought a mint Count Basie vinyl collection for a reasonable price.
Wonderful place for the Jazz record collector. Lots of the good stuff at decent prices. Friendly service. Will be back for sure every time I'm in Chicago. Highly recommended.
Legendary record store. Love everything about this spot. No better place to shop for your jazz. Great selection of both new and original pressings from the common to the incredibly rare.The founder and original owner, Bob, unfortunately just passed away recently but his son Bob Jr. carries on his legacy and runs an outstanding shop.He knows everything about jazz and blues, he is incredibly friendly, kind and an absolute joy to interact with anytime I drop by.I even stopped in once with my 6 year old daughter in tow and he set her up with a keyboard to play on (and even showed her a few notes) while I flipped through a couple bins.Seriously, I’d give this place 6 stars if Google would let me.
I recommend that you make the trip to this wonderful little gem and I hope that it is open for years to come. Bob is extremely friendly, kind, knowledgable and helpful. The store is well organized with a huge selection of jazz and blues music in all formats. There is an excellent selection of vinyls, cds, tapes and 78s. One could easily spend a couple of hours looking through the music.I will visit again for the atmosphere, the selection and the customer service. I recommend that you visit too!
I called to see if they had a vinyl copy of Ella Fitzgerald in Berlin. The woman that initially answered said they didn't. I thanked her and moved on in my search. Later that afternoon, I get a call from the store saying that there actually was a copy available and they would hold it for me. Outstanding service! I would rate them 10 stars if I could.