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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Charley Organaire is still rocking steady

    Charley Organaire is still rocking steady
    Charley "Organaire" Cameron is a harmonica player and singer, but sitting in the Good To Go Jamaican restaurant in Rogers Park, he is regarded somewhere between a celebrity and favorite uncle. He deserves both roles. More than 50 years ago, Organaire...
  • Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Heading To Connecticut

    Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Heading To Connecticut
    Entertainers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga may belong to different generations, but "Cheek to Cheek," a joint album of standards released in September, showed they share more common ground than most singers. Now Bennett, 88, and Gaga, 28, have announced...
  • 'Radhe Radhe' puts a brilliant new spin on 'Rite of Spring'

    'Radhe Radhe' puts a brilliant new spin on 'Rite of Spring'
    Igor Stravinsky's monumental ballet score "Rite of Spring" inspired many tributes during its 100th anniversary last year, but surely none quite like "Radhe Radhe: Rites of Holi." This startling film, which will receive a preview screening Dec. 10 at the...
  • Henry Butler, Regina Carter, Orbert Davis among the year's best in jazz

    Henry Butler, Regina Carter, Orbert Davis among the year's best in jazz
    This was a productive year for fiercely individualistic recordings. Among the highlights: Henry Butler, Steven Bernstein and the Hot 9: "Viper's Drag" (Impulse). Butler, one of today's most leonine jazz pianists, partners with trumpeter Bernstein and...
  • Florida travel events calendar for December

    Florida travel events calendar for December
    Check out festivals and events in December across the state. Featured destination: Key West Dec. 4-21: Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas, Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance for...
  • 'Whiplash's' J.K. Simmons, Miles Teller and others dissect last scene

    "Whiplash" accomplishes so much against such long odds — it's a $3-million indie shot in just 19 days that somehow makes jazz drumming utterly gripping — that it's tempting to write the October release off as pure magic. But a closer look at...
  • Antonio Sanchez's soaring beat takes flight in 'Birdman'

    Antonio Sanchez's soaring beat takes flight in 'Birdman'
    As a musician used to working on the fringes of popular culture, Antonio Sanchez never anticipated that his skills as an improvisational jazz drummer would lead to Hollywood. Then director Alejandro González Iñárritu came along. Now Sanchez is winning...
  • Best bets for Dec. 9

    Best bets for Dec. 9
    Music Symphony Holiday Spectacular: Classical duo pianists Dunlap & Pennington will be joined by Symphony of the Americas for a multi-media performance including classical pieces, Broadway show tunes, American songbook standards and contemporary pop...
  • Best bets for Dec. 10

    Best bets for Dec. 10
    Music Four Freshmen: The multiple Grammy-nominated jazz-popsters are known for their highly-advanced concepts of group harmony. 8:30 p.m., Colony Hotel, 155 Hammon Ave., Palm Beach, $70-$120, 561-659-8100, thecolonypalmbeach.com. Mark O'Connor &...
  • Out-of-towners welcome at Open Gate Theater

    Out-of-towners welcome at Open Gate Theater
    Los Angeles is such a magnet for music that locals can sometimes be a little myopic about creativity in other environs. Alex Cline and Will Salman’s bookings for their monthly Open Gate Theater series in Eagle Rock remind us that out-of-town...
  • Lee Konitz At Firehouse 12

    Lee Konitz At Firehouse 12
    Alto saxophonist Lee Konitz was among the players Miles Davis assembled for his influential 1949-50 "Birth of the Cool" sessions, which, although the album wasn't released until 1957, introduced a lighter, chamber-jazz aesthetic into the splintering post-...