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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Paul Horn dies at 84; Grammy winner was a pioneer of New Age music

    Paul Horn dies at 84; Grammy winner was a pioneer of New Age music
    Paul Horn, a Grammy-winning alto saxophonist and flutist whose career reached from mainstream contemporary jazz to pioneering efforts in music that came to be known as New Age, has died. He was 84. Horn died June 29 at his home in Vancouver, Canada,...
  • Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock

    Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock
    The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so. The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
  • Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85

    Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85
    Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died, National Public Radio said on Wednesday. He was 85. Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the Portuguese influence in the islands of Cape Verde, from where...
  • Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...
  • A lot of chitchat — and some music — at Playboy Jazz Festival

     A lot of chitchat — and some music — at Playboy Jazz Festival
    The Playboy Jazz Festival requires stamina. The crowd at the Hollywood Bowl never had more than a 30-second break from the moment the first band started at 3 p.m. Saturday until the last note echoed up the hill just before 11. The rotating stage...
  • Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced

     Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced
    Flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander with saxophonist Oliver Lake, pianist Craig Taborn and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band will headline the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 27-28 in several locations. Following is the...
  • Thumbscrew's 'Thumbscrew': Ominous, but approachable

     Thumbscrew's 'Thumbscrew': Ominous, but approachable
    Mary Halvorson's guitar tone probably isn't for everyone. Using odd tuning, off-balance fretboard runs and a penchant for bending notes in such a way that half her instrument seems to be slipping out of focus, Halvorson doesn't sound like anyone's...
  • At the Ojai Music Festival, Classical style takes a turn

    At the Ojai Music Festival, Classical style takes a turn
    The town of Ojai, a place of wonder, is changing, as places of wonder do. It's become a little fancier, worldlier, but only a little. It's still unsullied Ojai, where the Pink Moment transforms dusk into a transient psychedelic experience. The Ojai...
  • Benyoro Pays Tribute To Mali's Musical Heritage

    Benyoro Pays Tribute To Mali's Musical Heritage
    Mali has musical heritage extending back centuries, and a vibrant contemporary music culture that bubbles up all over. There's American-inflected hip-hop. There's a grand tradition of Afro-Cuban dance music. Griots, also known as djelis, maintain a...
  • Review: Paul Marinaro brings fireworks to Jazz Showcase

    Review: Paul Marinaro brings fireworks to Jazz Showcase
    The past year has been transformational for Chicago singer Paul Marinaro, who – after a long period of struggle – suddenly found himself playing the city's best jazz rooms. What happened? In essence, he shifted from relative obscurity to...
  • Bidding farewell to Katerina's

    Bidding farewell to Katerina's
    A few weeks ago, clubowner Katerina Carson made a major life decision that will affect jazz musicians and audiences across the Chicago area: She decided to close her widely admired nightspot, Katerina's, by the end of this month. The move to "retire"...