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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Jazz Album Release Date

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have announced the release date for "Cheek to Cheek," their long-awaited collaborative jazz album. The collaboration, consisting of covers of jazz standards, will be released by Interscope Records on Sept. 23. Lady Gaga and...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Flying Lotus announces new album 'You're Dead!' for October

    Flying Lotus announces new album 'You're Dead!' for October
    The Los Angeles artist Flying Lotus announced that his next album -- “You’re Dead!” -- will be released on Oct. 7, his birthday. He tweeted Tuesday morning: “Finally!So much went into this one. Lots of talented artists helped...
  • Upcoming events: Aug. 2-6

    Upcoming events: Aug. 2-6
    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...
  • Singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight

    Singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight
    Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists. That he appeared in Robert Altman's 1996 film...
  • Concert review: Kelan Phil Cohran at Garfield Park Conservatory

    At 87, the revered Chicago jazz musician Kelan Phil Cohran still tours the world and just returned from sold-out concerts in Brazil. But his appearances in Chicago are not frequent, which made Saturday evening's performance at the Garfield Park...
  • Concert reviews: Kevin Mahogany, Milton Suggs, Brianna Thomas

    Concert reviews: Kevin Mahogany, Milton Suggs, Brianna Thomas
    It was a fine night for singing: Three vocalists on two downtown stages, each artist with something significant to say. At the Jazz Showcase on Thursday evening, Kevin Mahogany made a return to the city after many years away. Back in the 1990s – a...
  • Musikfest: Another marriage proposal, big crowds, variety and more observations

     
    Some random thoughts and observations on Musikfest after four days. The Badlees perform at Liederplatz on Monday Another proposal After Musikfest had its first-ever main-stage proposal at Jason Derulo’s concert Sunday, the festival had its second...
  • Remembering Chicago jazz great Hal Russell

    Remembering Chicago jazz great Hal Russell
    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...
  • Review: Steve Turre's moving tribute to Trayvon Martin

    Review: Steve Turre's moving tribute to Trayvon Martin
    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...
  • Musikfest day 6: A day of variety -- and various excellence. Here are our picks

     
    As Musikfest starts to slide toward its second weekend, the offerings continue to be diverse -- and good. Today's picks include Americana-rock, vintage pop-rock, jazz, indie and soil. Here are our picks for Wednesday, Aug. 6 Kevin Gordon, 5 p.m.,......