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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Concert review: Moutin Factory Quintet at the Green Mill

    If the Moutin Factory Quintet had played with any more enthusiasm Friday night at the Green Mill Jazz Club, the pillar holding up the ceiling might not still be standing. But we're not talking about mere volume. The band's first set opened big and ended...
  • Concert reviews: Karen Mason and Freddy Cole

    Concert reviews: Karen Mason and Freddy Cole
    On the surface, Karen Mason and Freddy Cole would appear to be polar opposites. She's ferocious, wringing every drop of drama from every note she sings. He's relaxed, easing his way through ballads and blues with apparent nonchalance. But both...
  • Horace Silver, Jazz Pianist, Dies at 85

    Jazz pianist Horace Silver, synonymous with Blue Note Records when hard bop -- a style he helped pioneer -- became the label's bread and butter, died at age 85 of natural causes at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. His son Gregory confirmed the pianist's...
  • Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85

    Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85
    Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died, National Public Radio said on Wednesday. He was 85. Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the Portuguese influence in the islands of Cape Verde, from where...
  • Horace Silver dies at 85; pioneering jazz pianist and composer

    Horace Silver, the prolific jazz pianist and composer who cofounded the legendary Jazz Messengers, pioneered the genre known as hard bop and mentored scores of musicians, has died. He was 85. Silver died Wednesday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y., of...
  • 'Rhythm on River' fest to have music and more

    'Rhythm on River' fest to have music and more
    The fourth annual "Rhythm on the River" festival will feature more than just music this year. Before heading inside the Arcada Theatre to hear some jazz, festival-goers will have the chance to check out antique cars from the 1930s and watch a swing...
  • Singer snags scholarship honoring New Trier grad

     Singer snags scholarship honoring New Trier grad
    Forging something worthwhile and lasting from tragedy is difficult at best, but the Sarah C. McCausland New Trier Performing Arts Scholarship was created this year to do just that. Sarah, a 2013 New Trier High School graduate, was very active in...
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  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Atlanta auditions

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Atlanta auditions
    Here we are in Atlanta. You can tell the auditions were in winter, as there is only a narrow window for wearing scarves in Georgia. Joining Nigel Lythgoe and Mary Murphy is Lil Buck, a Memphis-based dancer known for a style called "jookin." Mariah...
  • Fareed Haque's latest gambit: Riffing with India's Saxophone Sisters

    Fareed Haque's latest gambit: Riffing with India's Saxophone Sisters
    The uncommonly versatile Chicago guitarist Fareed Haque juggles so many musical identities and languages that listeners can be sure of only one thing: They'll never hear him sounding the same way twice. Consider the show he's playing Sunday night at...
  • A Soul Workout: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe At StageOne

    A Soul Workout: Karl Denson's Tiny Universe At StageOne
    After a stint with Lenny Kravitz in the early '90s, saxman Karl Denson helped jumpstart the soul-jazz/boogaloo movement with the Greyboy All-Stars, one of the decade's premier live acid-jazz collectives. Several albums and countless shows later, he's...