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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • European Jazz Meets Chicago carries a twist

    European Jazz Meets Chicago carries a twist
    Each fall, some of the most innovative musicians from two continents converge in a single place: the Chicago Cultural Center. And for two illuminating nights, Chicagoans hear sounds never encountered before. The annual European Jazz Meets Chicago...
  • Pain and pure love in the melancholic memory piece 'Low Down'

      Pain and pure love in the melancholic memory piece 'Low Down'
    "Low Down" is one from the heart. It's a melancholy, evocative, beautifully made memory piece, unblinking and unromanticized, a lovely film that brings great emotion and a dead-on feeling for time, place and recaptured mood to a story that is as universal...
  • Tim Hauser dies at 72; founder of Manhattan Transfer

    Tim Hauser dies at 72; founder of Manhattan Transfer
    Singer Tim Hauser, the founder of the Grammy-winning vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer, a group he established in 1969, has died. He was 72. Hauser, a Los Angeles resident, died Thursday of a heart attack in Pennsylvania, according to the group's...
  • Bethlehem's Blast Furnace Blues fest headliners include two Grammy nominees

    Bethlehem's Blast Furnace Blues fest headliners include two Grammy nominees
    Two artists whose albums competed for the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2013 will again go head-to-head: Both will play closing night of ArtsQuest's 2015 Blast Furnace Blues Festival. An artist who in May won the Blues Music Award in the Best New...
  • Creative Twists On Cajun And Creole Cuisine, And All That Jazz

     Creative Twists On Cajun And Creole Cuisine, And All That Jazz
    A dining establishment that wears its music-loving heart on its sleeve is Scatz Restaurant & Jazz Lounge in Middletown. Even the "S" in its signage resembles a treble clef. Inside this restaurant that opened in June 2013, contemporary paintings of jazz...
  • Annie Lennox makes the past her own on 'Nostalgia'

    Annie Lennox makes the past her own on 'Nostalgia'
    Even before hearing a note of Annie Lennox's new album of vintage pop standards, it's evident right up front that this isn't your typical trip down a musical memory lane. The cover shows Lennox's head and shoulders against the backdrop of a dark,...
  • 2 artists who competed for 2013 blues Grammy Award will headline ArtsQuest's Blast Furnace Blues festival

    2 artists who competed for 2013 blues Grammy Award will headline ArtsQuest's Blast Furnace Blues festival
    Two artists whose albums competed against each other for the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2013 will again go head-to-head – both playing closing night of ArtsQuest’s 2015 Blast Furnace Blues Festival. And another artist who in May...
  • Piano and koto meet in 'Strings and Serpents'

    Piano and koto meet in 'Strings and Serpents'
    "Strings and Serpents," which was presented at REDCAT Sunday evening, combines an intrepid Canadian and French jazz piano duo and an adventurous Japanese koto duo with everyday video animation and exotic Aboriginal myth and maybe a few other things I...
  • University of Hartford's Hartt Gala Celebrates With Student Performances

    University of Hartford's Hartt Gala Celebrates With Student Performances
    Student musicians provided the background music for the cocktail hour at the Hartt's Got Talent Gala held Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. More than 250 gathered to celebrate, including the school's acting dean, T. Clark Saunders...
  • Linda Eder's first live album, a tour de force

    Linda Eder's first live album, a tour de force
    The packaging is unadorned, the artwork rudimentary, the promotion nonexistent. Yet in an era in which artists feel liberated to produce and distribute their music in their own way — minus record-label intrusion — singer Linda Eder has...
  • Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize

    Reflecting on Patti Smith, winner of the 2014 Tribune Literary Prize
    It was 1975 and I was a college freshman when Patti Smith's first album, "Horses," arrived in a Milwaukee record store. I didn't know anything about her music, hadn't heard a note. But that album cover was enough to stop traffic. It intrigued, haunted...