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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • The American Songbook a cappella

    John Trotter's first music directing assignment for Chicago a Cappella, in 2013, was "The A Cappella American Songbook." "It's proven so popular, we've done it a number of times," he said. The choral group will next present its a cappella adaptations...
  • 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...
  • Diana Krall turns to pop on new CD 'Wallflower'

    Diana Krall turns to pop on new CD 'Wallflower'
    Singer-pianist Diana Krall wants to make one thing clear about "Wallflower," her new CD: It's a pop album, not a jazz album. For her 12th album, Krall enlisted fellow British Columbian David Foster, a 16-time Grammy winner. Foster did the arrangements...
  • Orrin Keepnews dies at 91; Grammy-winning jazz producer, historian

    Orrin Keepnews dies at 91; Grammy-winning jazz producer, historian
    Orrin Keepnews, a Grammy-winning music producer and writer who recorded and worked closely with such well-known jazz artists as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and Wes Montgomery, died Sunday at his home in El...
  • Library extends bookmark-design contest deadline

    The Lake County library system has extended its 16th annual bookmark design contest deadline for submissions until Friday. The contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade and adults who reside in Lake County. The theme is "Dreams...
  • A trombonist takes the lead

    Trombonist Michael Vlatkovich’s recordings are musical journeys. He writes and works in many different modes of ensemble expression: Pieces and passages may float weightlessly, roar like fire trucks through a busy intersection, or converge with...
  • Weekend preview: Coffee walk, beer talk

    Weekend preview: Coffee walk, beer talk
    This is a great weekend for a walk, because no matter what the weather, it's not snowing. So when the FAT Village Art Walk rolls around on Saturday night, we’ll widen its sphere of influence with a stroll over to Argyle Coffee Roasters, which has...
  • Italian chef brings authentic tastes of home to Batavia

    Italian chef brings authentic tastes of home to Batavia
    Anyone who travels will most likely agree that the best restaurants are those that are known mainly by local residents. These small eateries where the owner is often the chef survive on reputation so the food is prepared with personal passion. The...
  • AACM's spirit endures in underground rock

    AACM's spirit endures in underground rock
    It was a sultry, starlit night at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1988 and one of the leading lights of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was following cool-jazz avatar Stan Getz in the headlining slot: the Art Ensemble of Chicago....
  • AACM celebrates a golden anniversary

    AACM celebrates a golden anniversary
    They changed the way we think about music. Fifty years ago, a group of South Side jazz musicians found themselves backed against a wall. Clubs were closing, radio stations were going pop, America's musical interests were shifting elsewhere: toward...
  • Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets

    Malcolm Boyd dies at 91; Episcopal priest took prayer to the streets
    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, the Episcopal priest whose book "Are You Running With Me, Jesus?" took prayer out of church onto the city streets in a slangy vernacular not found in Sunday missals, has died. He was 91. Boyd died Friday under hospice care in...