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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Dance: Memories of dressy nights reflected in Urban Bush Women

    Dance: Memories of dressy nights reflected in Urban Bush Women
    Personal history, family lore, myth, rumor and imagination went into the making of "Hep Hep Sweet Sweet," says choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. "It's about my family's migration from Texas to Kansas City," she says, as part of African-Americans'...
  • Up North for March 12

    Up North for March 12
    Things to do and see in southern Wisconsin. ART ANDERSON ARTS CENTER: 121 66th St., Kenosha. (262) 653-048; http://www.andersonartscenter.com. "Nest," a mixed media fiber installation by Pat Kroth and "Together Again," a group show, on display through...
  • Best bets for March 17

    Best bets for March 17
    Music Lea Salonga: The multi-award winner is known for her starring roles in Broadway's "Miss Saigon" and "Les Miserables." Salonga also has a host of additional stage and screen credits, including soundtracks for Disney’s "Aladdin" and "Mulan." 8...
  • Dave Douglas meets Columbia students in bold new music

    Dave Douglas meets Columbia students in bold new music
    There's nothing more inspiring in jazz than watching young musicians sharing a stage with a master composer-improviser. That happens periodically at the Jazz Showcase, when a collegiate band appears alongside a noted soloist, but on Thursday night there...
  • 'Blurred Lines' verdict: In jazz, the vibe is everything

    'Blurred Lines' verdict: In jazz, the vibe is everything
    Jazz may be miles away from pop in terms of financial power -- its intake roughly amounts to the change Pharrell Williams leaves behind in the couch cushions -- but its Twitter community reacted to this week's "Blurred Lines" verdict, in which a jury...
  • 'Marilyn Forever' opera reveals composer Gavin Bryars' collaborative spirit

     'Marilyn Forever' opera reveals composer Gavin Bryars' collaborative spirit
    Since the late 1960s, when he came to the United States to work with John Cage as an assistant and performer, Gavin Bryars has collaborated with some of the biggest stars of the post-World War II avant-garde. Choreographer Merce Cunningham and opera...
  • Library Notes for March 11

    Events for the whole family are being held at local libraries. Antioch Public Library 757 N. Main St. (847) 395-0874; http://www.apld.info Concert: Irish folksinger Ian Gould will perform contemporary and traditional Irish and Celtic Music at 2 p....
  • S.F.'s Other Minds concerts create some otherworldly sounds

     S.F.'s Other Minds concerts create some otherworldly sounds
    Other Minds has been a San Francisco new music treat since 1993. Composers and performers broadly representing the experimental side of classical music, jazz, rock, world music, instrument building and whatnot come together for an annual weekend of...
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 7- April 18: Universal Studios...
  • Duck and cover. Helmet is back

    Duck and cover. Helmet is back
    Even in the grunge era, when record executives were throwing big money at every heavy rock band that sort of reminded them of Nirvana, Helmet's early years were a blur. Singer, guitarist and jazz fanatic Page Hamilton formed the band in 1989; Helmet's...
  • From Brazilian to avant-garde, brilliant new jazz albums

    From Brazilian to avant-garde, brilliant new jazz albums
    The next wave of important jazz recordings shows musicians experimenting with new forms and revivifying old ones. Among the highlights: Rudresh Mahanthappa: "Bird Calls" (ACT). Back in the 1990s, alto saxophonist Mahanthappa was one of Chicago's young...