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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Ernest Dawkins' tribute to Mandela kicks off Jazz Fest

    Ernest Dawkins' tribute to Mandela kicks off Jazz Fest
    For the past decade, Chicago bandleader-composer Ernest Dawkins has been composing vast suites dealing head-on with some of the most turbulent chapters of American history. Works such as "UnTill Emmett Till" (about the murder of its title character),...
  • Chicago Jazz Festival guide, from Arkestra to Zenon

    Chicago Jazz Festival guide, from Arkestra to Zenon
    The big weekend has arrived, with visiting stars, Chicago legends and others performing during the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival. Following are shows not to miss, plus highlights of After Fest offerings. All the Jazz Festival shows take place on...
  • West suburban community events, Aug. 14-21

    West suburban community events, Aug. 14-21
    Upcoming events in Burr Ridge, Hinsdale, Lisle, Melrose Park, Oak Park, Westmont, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Berwyn, St. Charles and other west suburban towns. Thursday, Aug. 14 Minecraft Club: Learn Minecraft tips, tricks, and mods, have snacks, and...
  • Musical journey history of jazz

    Musical journey history of jazz
    Mount Dora composer and pianist Justin Ward Weber will explore the rich history of jazz by taking the audience on a musical journey featuring jazz selections from 1860 to the 1970s and beyond. "A Musical History of Jazz" is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the...
  • Moonrise Nation more than just another sister act

    Moonrise Nation more than just another sister act
    What's up with all the wildly talented musical sister acts these days? There's First Aid Kit from Sweden and Indiana's Lily & Madeleine. There's Lennon and Maisy Stella, real-life singing siblings who play fictional ones on the ABC drama series...
  • A critic's collection of great jazz interviews

    A critic's collection of great jazz interviews
    In 37 years of covering music for the Tribune, I've heard virtually all of the masters and have been lucky enough to meet most of them. Whether chatting backstage with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra or conversing with Lena Horne in a Manhattan...
  • History of Jazz gets a review at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora

    History of Jazz gets a review at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora
    The history of Jazz takes center stage on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, when composer and pianist Justin Ward Weber will be performing. Weber's performance will be done on the museum’s Wendell Castle “Caligari”...
  • Singer Kavita Shah Owns Her Eclecticism

    Singer Kavita Shah Owns Her Eclecticism
    Singer Kavita Shah's journey to the recording of her debut album, "Visions," was a long one, involving hours spent honing her skills — on stages and in classrooms — punctuated by bursts of inspiration and self-discovery. If you want to...
  • The alluring solo art of pianist Matthew Shipp

    The alluring solo art of pianist Matthew Shipp
    The jazz world does not lack for fine pianists, but those who can sustain listener interest through an extended solo set always have been in shorter supply. These days, few pack their soliloquies with more information, drama and free-ranging thought...
  • Hawaii: Maui's Jazzfest swings into action starting Sept. 4

    Hawaii: Maui's Jazzfest swings into action starting Sept. 4
     Well-known musicians, including Les McCann, will have toes tapping and hands clapping when they gather early next month in Lahaina for the Maui Jazz & Blues Festival. The fourth annual festival,  set for the west Maui town that once was the center of...
  • Fest planner: Aug. 22-24

    Fest planner: Aug. 22-24
    This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...