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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Jazz picks: Tom Harrell, World Stage tribute to Billy Higgins and more

    Jazz picks: Tom Harrell, World Stage tribute to Billy Higgins and more
     A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows happening in the days ahead Tom Harrell @ The Jazz Bakery's Moveable Feast A richly melodic trumpeter who has performed with a roster of jazz royalty since the '70s that includes Horace Silver, Lee Konitz...
  • The Valley Line: Descanso's summer jazz series winds down; Michael Feinstein conducts Pasadena Pops Orchestra

    The Valley Line: Descanso's summer jazz series winds down; Michael Feinstein conducts Pasadena Pops Orchestra
    This past week our hills (the San Gabriel Mountains) have been alive with music. It has been a beautiful musicscape, I might add. Last Thursday, jazz artist Louie Beltran had the crowd clapping, singing and dancing at Descanso Gardens' Music on the Main...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dr. John infuses Louis Armstrong tribute album with 'Spirit of Satch'

    Dr. John infuses Louis Armstrong tribute album with 'Spirit of Satch'
    Tribute albums come and go, but it's a real rarity that can snap a listener to attention like Dr. John's new salute to jazz founding father Louis Armstrong. From the opening notes of "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch," arriving Tuesday, it's...
  • 10 things you might not know about the lottery

     10 things you might not know about the lottery
    Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news...
  • 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...
  • Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival

     Hopeful times ahead for Chicago Jazz Festival
    After three and a half decades, can the tradition-bound Chicago Jazz Festival evolve into something better, newer, fresher? Can the event break with formulas of the past and prove worthy of the great jazz city whose name it bears? At this late date,...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything is free.   Freebie Spotlight   Fair/Festival   Haines City Bike Fest: with music and raffle. 4 p.m. Saturday,  Railroad Park, Sixth St., Haines City, free, 863-421-3700.      Comedy     Celebrity...
  • 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...