| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Jacob's Well Coffeehouse, downtown Rockville's monthly Christian nightclub, will feature a pop, soul and jazz trio led by singer Heather DePaolo from Southington on Friday, Sept. 5. Doors open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 7:30 p.m. The cafe-style...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:07 AM
Ben Stocker is a tenor saxophonist from Hollywood, this weekend playing at Books and Books in Coral Gables, one of his last South Florida gigs before he heads off to college and, with hard work and perseverance, a career as a musician. He hopes he’s...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 9:06 PM
Reports from Sunday, day three at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK),Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW):
12:19 p.m.: It's never easy to be the day's opening act. For Oyinda, the performance takes on even greater significance. The...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.
Back to school block party
Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, will be giving away $20,000 cash in Back-to-School Bucks, starting Friday at...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Musikfest's rich musical diversity includes a diverse program of classical concerts Aug. 4-8.
Concerts include purely classical, crossover, fusion and alternative repertoire on a wide range of instruments. As in previous years, the classical concerts...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 8:45 PM
Lionel Ferbos, 103, a New Orleans trumpeter who was believed to be the oldest working jazz musician, died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, said his granddaughter, Lori Schexnayder.
Ferbos performed all over New Orleans and its suburbs for decades,...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Anyone who appreciates Chicago's position as a global hotspot of avant-garde jazz owes a thank you to bandleader Hal Russell.
The unrepentantly iconoclastic Chicago musician – who died in 1992 at age 66, just as he was achieving a degree of...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Plan now for these upcoming events in Highland Park and Deerfield.
Dip and a flick
Mitchell Pool in Deerfield will host a "Dive-In Theater" screening of a to-be-named movie from 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 2. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:38 AM
The most gripping moments in trombonist Steve Turre's opening set Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase came near the end, when he unveiled a new work with a sharp social message.
Titled simply "Trayvon's Blues," the piece amounted to a lament for Trayvon...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:59 AM
The voice on the phone was practically unrecognizable and difficult to understand, but the name was unmistakable.
Charlie Haden, one of the most revered bassists in jazz history and a musician I had covered for decades, was calling.
Of course I...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Chicago does not lack for jazz festivals, but surely one of the most appealing unfolds each summer at the Humboldt Park Boathouse.
Set on the veranda of a historic building alongside a picturesque lagoon, the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival feels like...