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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • 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...
  • Ramsey Lewis and Philip Bailey at Kravis Center

    Ramsey Lewis and Philip Bailey at Kravis Center
    Ramsey Lewis, the revered jazz pianist and educator, is now in his seventh decade of a performing career highlighted by three Grammy Awards and seven gold records, including 1965's chart-topping hit "The In Crowd," still a theme song for an eternal...
  • Essential tracks: Lesser-known but just as worthy Grammy nominees

    Essential tracks: Lesser-known but just as worthy Grammy nominees
    As mentioned in this week's Grammys notebook, beneath the big-name performers who will earn prime-time eyes during Sunday's awards ceremony is a bounty of lesser-known musicians vying for attention. Below are a few albums that have earned their nods...
  • Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra

    Wynton Marsalis leads a lively triple-header with orchestra
    What's the difference between a great ensemble and a merely fine one? Perhaps it's malleability: the gift for adapting quickly to shifting artistic demands. Certainly Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra showed that skill over...
  • New Britain High School Golden Hurricanes Fundraiser

    New Britain High School Golden Hurricanes Fundraiser
    NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain High School Parents Music Association is sponsoring its "Great Jazz and Great Food Night" on March 7 to benefit the Golden Hurricanes Marching Band. The evening will feature jazz by Mike Palin's Other Orchestra and food...
  • Jazz singer brings the romance for Valentine's show

    Jazz singer brings the romance for Valentine's show
    UPDATE: The Feb. 15 Gregory Porter show has been postponed. Ticket holders can call the box office at 630-942-4000 to request a refund, or their seats will be held for the next scheduled performance.   Gregory Porter's resume may read like a Disney...
  • ArtsQuest announces RiverJazz lineup, Dr. John to be joined by Spyro Gyra, David Lieberman

    ArtsQuest announces RiverJazz lineup, Dr. John to be joined by Spyro Gyra, David Lieberman
    After confirming a week ago that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Dr. John would headline its fifth annual RiverJazz festival, ArtsQuest on Friday revealed more of the lineup, including 12-time Grammy Award nominees Spryo Gyra and saxophonist David...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the greatness of Nat King Cole

    The Whiteboard Jungle: Appreciating the greatness of Nat King Cole
    One of my journalism students wrote an opinion piece lamenting the poor quality of music today when compared to 30 years ago, an unusual yet perceptive observation from someone so young. She mentioned the increasing use of Auto-Tune, a computer program...
  • Romantic balladeers swing in Valentine's Day shows

    Romantic balladeers swing in Valentine's Day shows
    Through either a glorious fluke of programming or rather ingenious planning, or both, three unusually charismatic male jazz singers will be serenading the Chicago area this Valentine's Day weekend. That's a remarkable confluence of talent considering...
  • Kenny G wants in on traditional jazz radio, Hollywood

    Kenny G still has something to prove. The biggest-selling instrumental artist of the modern era is recognized worldwide — particularly in China — for his smooth saxophone skills and trademark mop of curly hair. Sure, he's long been a punch...
  • Dillard's big-band sound often goes unnoticed at home

    Dillard's big-band sound often goes unnoticed at home
    If you ever get the chance to see the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble perform, do it. This collection of high school students ranks as one of South Florida's more underappreciated cultural jewels, which is a shame since they are such...