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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • The vice that became a dance phenomenon

    Aside from acting, actor Robert Duvall’s grand passion is tango dancing. He combined those two loves in the “Assassination Tango” movie (2002), playing a hit man in Buenos Aires. Quite the expert tango dancer, Duvall once remarked that...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John to headline ArtsQuest's RiverJazz; Guitarist Sonny Landreth set for Musikfetst Cafe

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John to headline ArtsQuest's RiverJazz; Guitarist Sonny Landreth set for Musikfetst Cafe
    A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member whose career has stretched more than 50 years and brought him six Grammy Awards will be a headliner at ArtsQuest’s fifth annual Riverjazz festival in May, officials confirmed. Dr. John, best known for his Top 20...
  • Trumpeter Bobby Lewis bounces back into action

    Trumpeter Bobby Lewis bounces back into action
    Last March, the admired Chicago trumpeter Bobby Lewis underwent major back surgery, requiring months of recuperation and physical therapy. On Thursday night he returned to the stage, kicking off a four-night run at the Jazz Showcase. Though Lewis has...
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center The following activities are offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. Income tax help Assistance for seniors through VITA is available Mondays through April 10. Black History...
  • Fareed Haque leads a daring new jam session

    Fareed Haque leads a daring new jam session
    We already knew that Chicago guitarist Fareed Haque covers a wider stretch of the waterfront than most: Jazz, classical, funk, world music and jam-band idioms all flow easily – and persuasively – from his fingers. But now Haque, a busily...
  • Jeff Hamilton Trio to headline annual Jazz fest at ETHS

    The 12th Annual Evanston Township High School Jazz Festival will welcome the renowned Jeff Hamilton Trio, which will headline an evening performance in the school's main auditorium on Feb. 14. "It is a very unique festival," said Mike Lehman, ETHS jazz...
  • Damien Chazelle's wild, crazy ride to the Oscars with 'Whiplash'

     Damien Chazelle's wild, crazy ride to the Oscars with 'Whiplash'
    Damien Chazelle braced himself for disaster. It was opening night at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and Chazelle's movie "Whiplash" was about to have its premiere in front of a packed house in Park City, Utah. Just six years out of college, Chazelle...
  • Jazz trio featuring famed guitarist, David Letterman band members, added to Allentown's new Jazzfest

    Jazz trio featuring famed guitarist, David Letterman band members, added to Allentown's new Jazzfest
    A jazz trio that pairs a famed New York jazz guitarist with the drummer and bassist from the CBS Orchestra of “Late Show with David Letterman” fame has been added to Allentown’s fledgling JazzFest festival, it has announced. The Oz Noy...
  • Glenbrook South Jazz Fest a hit on the North Shore

    Glenbrook South Jazz Fest a hit on the North Shore
    Glenbrook South High School became an official home of jazz music this weekend as more than 70 junior and high school bands from across the Chicago area visited the Glenview campus Saturday.  With four rooms featuring live music at any one time and a...
  • Manchester High School Bassist Wins Berklee Honors

    Chris Mills, a sophomore at Manchester High School, earned high honors at the Berklee College of Music's high school jazz festival on Jan. 31. Mills, 15, won the festival's superior musicianship award in the jazz combo large school division out of more...
  • New jazz festival to debut in downtown Allentown

    New jazz festival to debut in downtown Allentown
    A new jazz festival will debut in downtown Allentown in May, headlined by a former member of the bands for David Letterman's late night talk shows. Trumpeter Al Chez, known for playing more than 25 years in the bands for Letterman's "Late Night" and...