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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Our look at The Grammy Awards, and ranking the performances from best to worst

    Our look at The Grammy Awards, and ranking the performances from best to worst
    Soulful singer Sam Smith made it his night Sunday at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, taking home four awards, all major ones, and giving easily the night’s best performance. The surprise wasn’t that Smith didn’t win the fifth –...
  • Klezmer concert leads Kultur Festival at FAU

    Klezmer concert leads Kultur Festival at FAU
    The "NuKlezmerClassix" concert — featuring the 25-piece Klezmer Company Orchestra (KCO), under the direction of Maestro Aaron Kula — will be the main event for Kultur Festival 2015, Florida Atlantic University Libraries' (FAU) seventh annual...
  • Five things to do this weekend in the south suburbs

    Five things to do this weekend in the south suburbs
    1. Chocolate Fest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Homewood Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood; 708-957-0300; village.homewood.il.us/ Go for the chocolate, stay for the chocolate and the live music, baking demonstrations and...
  • Manchester JazzFest Features UConn, High School Groups

    Manchester JazzFest Features UConn, High School Groups
    MANCHESTER — Manchester High School will hold a free jazz festival Wednesday, featuring the University of Connecticut Jazz Ensemble and top groups from nine Connecticut high schools. The school's ninth annual JazzFest is set to start at 4 p.m. in...
  • Prairie State College Jazz Fest celebrates 27 years of talent

    Prairie State College Jazz Fest celebrates 27 years of talent
    Jazz is all about feeling, connecting and collaborating through music. The fact that so much of it is improvised only adds to the casual appeal. "It's democracy in action, because it requires such good communication skills," said Valerie Nicholson,...
  • Chicago Jazz Orchestra sets an ambitious new tempo

    Chicago Jazz Orchestra sets an ambitious new tempo
    From June through December of last year, Chicago music lovers and waves of tourists crowded Andy's Jazz Club to hear something great: one of the best big bands in the country shaking up the place every Monday night. Though Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz...
  • Third Annual Jazz Festival At Yale

    Third Annual Jazz Festival At Yale
    For years, college musicians hooked up to jam through the ubiquitous "musicians wanted" fliers you'd see around campus. More recently, Craig's List put a minor dent in that practice (you still see those signs around), while players have devised all...
  • On the Town: Talented Bulldogs keep things swinging

    On the Town: Talented Bulldogs keep things swinging
    With art and music programs falling victim to dwindling budgets in so many public schools throughout the United States, it is encouraging to know that is not the case in Burbank. It’s due to the foresight, commitment and active diligence of...
  • Elmhurst College to host 48th annual jazz festival

    Elmhurst College to host 48th annual jazz festival
    The Elmhurst College Jazz Festival kicks off its 48th year next weekend. Young musicians from more than two dozen schools will perform Feb. 20 through 22. As in past years, this year's festival offers listeners the opportunity to hear a mix of energetic...
  • Grammys 2015: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Grammys 2015: Complete list of winners and nominees
    Sam Smith won the Grammy for record of the year at the 57th Grammy Award for his song "Stay With Me (Darkchild Version)" Sunday. Smith, who was one of the top nominees going into the night, also won for new artist, song of the year and pop vocal album....
  • Dianne Reeves' ode to 'Joy Joy'

    Dianne Reeves' ode to 'Joy Joy'
    Jazz singer Dianne Reeves has performed for President Barack Obama at the White House. George Clooney hired her to record the soundtrack to his film "Good Night, and Good Luck." She has won five Grammy Awards, the most recent one this month. And she is no...