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  • Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger gets ready for his close-up

    Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger gets ready for his close-up
    When singer-pianist Diane Schuur headlined at the Jazz Showcase last week, she wasn't the most commanding player on stage. At leat not whenever Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger stepped up to solo. Each time he brought the mouthpiece to his lips,...
  • Chicago Jazz Festival 2013 lineup announced

    Chicago Jazz Festival 2013 lineup announced
    Drummer Jack DeJohnette, trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper and saxophonists Donald Harrison, Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Heath and Rudresh Mahanthappa will headline the 35th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 29...
  • Camerata Chicago a small orchestra with big dreams

    Camerata Chicago a small orchestra with big dreams
    Camerata Chicago is the best local chamber orchestra you've probably never heard of. But pay heed: The group is celebrating its 10th anniversary this season, is about to release a new recording and is preparing for its first European tour next month....
  • Israeli Jazz Festival brings Middle Eastern sounds to Chicago

    Israeli Jazz Festival brings Middle Eastern sounds to Chicago
    Though its population hovers at just 8 million, Israel has become a powerhouse in nurturing high-caliber jazz talent. Chicago concertgoers are well acquainted with Anat Cohen, the uncommonly versatile Israeli clarinetist who's based in New York and...
  • Jazz, Israeli style, sweeps into Chicago

    Jazz, Israeli style, sweeps into Chicago
    What does Israeli jazz sound like? It's experimental and traditional, edgy and relaxed, forward-looking and retrospective. The music of this cosmopolitan culture, in other words, proves as stylistically wide-ranging as you might hope of a Middle...
  • Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago

    Andy Brown, Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis hit Chicago
    Inspiring music-making isn't necessarily loud, aggressive, self-aggrandizing or heavily promoted. Consider what happens early every Wednesday night at Andy's Jazz Club, where the superb but serenely understated Chicago guitarist Andy Brown leads a...
  • Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year

    Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year
    The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights: Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
  • Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup

    Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup
    A buoyant winter season ahead includes: "Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
  • Chicago Jazz Festival moving to Millennium Park

    Chicago Jazz Festival moving to Millennium Park
    After more than three decades at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival will be leaving the venue for Millennium Park, according to the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). Though in recent...
  • Why the Chicago Jazz Festival left Grant Park

    Why the Chicago Jazz Festival left Grant Park
    For decades, the defenders of the status quo have insisted that the Chicago Jazz Festival must remain anchored in Grant Park. They said the dreadful acoustics there were just fine. They said the dilapidated Petrillo Music Shell served the fest well....
  • Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile

    Zigzagging along the Chicago Cultural Mile
    At first glance, the Chicago Cultural Mile ("Where Culture & Commerce Meet") resembles nothing so much as a gerrymandered congressional district. According to its website, this officially arty and mercantile stretch begins at Michigan Avenue and the...