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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • 'Keep On' pays homage to jazz trumpeter and mentor Clark Terry

    For much of his long, prolific career, jazz trumpeter Clark Terry has been a passionate and generous teacher as well as a performer, mentoring Miles Davis and Quincy Jones, among others. Alan Hicks, one of the young musicians to have enjoyed Clark's...
  • Matt Ulery scores again with 'In the Ivory'

    Matt Ulery scores again with 'In the Ivory'
    Two years ago, Chicago bassist-bandleader Matt Ulery achieved an artistic breakthrough with "By a Little Light," a double album featuring his uncommonly alluring compositions. Penned for a sprawling chamber ensemble staffed by jazz and classical...
  • Jackie Cain dies at 86; part of the jazz duo Jackie and Roy

    Jackie Cain dies at 86; part of the jazz duo Jackie and Roy
    The piano player at a Chicago club called Jump Town wasn't thrilled about letting the pretty blonde vocalist from Milwaukee do a few numbers. "Nah, I don't like to play for girl singers," he told her friend. "They never know what they want to sing and...
  • Music exec Boo Frazier dies at 84

    HACKENSACK, N.J. Music executive Boo Frazier of Dumont, who worked with Chuck Berry, the Shirelles, Janet Jackson, Louis Armstrong and, most famously, his cousin Dizzy Gillespie, died Saturday. He was 84. The cause was congestive heart failure, his wife,...
  • Saxophonist Steve Coleman honored with MacArthur 'genius grant'

    Saxophonist Steve Coleman honored with MacArthur 'genius grant'
    Influential saxophonist, composer and educator Steve Coleman has been named as one of the 2014 MacArthur Fellows. In presenting the honor, the MacArthur Foundation praised the 57-year-old Coleman for "infusing iconic spontaneous music idioms with the...
  • Jason Moran pays loving homage to Fats Waller on 'All Rise'

     Jason Moran pays loving homage to Fats Waller on 'All Rise'
    In this risk-averse music industry, there's never a shortage of tribute albums. But few carry the same vibrant sense of adventure as Jason Moran's loving homage to one of pop music's earliest heroes, Fats Waller. Anyone familiar with Moran (whose last...
  • Food Network in Concert chefs name their favorite musicians

    Food Network in Concert chefs name their favorite musicians
    Are you ready to gorge? I can’t hear you, Chicago. I said, ARE YOU READY TO GORGE? Food Network Magazine’s first annual Food Network in Concert takes place Saturday at Ravinia in Highland Park and will not only treat guests to music from...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • Allentown jazz saxophonist wins MacArthur Fellowship

    Allentown jazz saxophonist wins MacArthur Fellowship
    Steve Coleman took up the alto saxophone when he was a high school freshman and within a few years inevitably was drawn into the orbit of one of Chicago's greatest jazzmen: Von Freeman. It was Freeman — a tenor saxophone giant who died two years...
  • Kenny G makes as much picking stocks as he does playing sax

    Kenny G makes as much picking stocks as he does playing sax
    Kenny G, the best-selling jazz musician who once played at President Bill Clinton's inaugural ball, wakes up every morning to Starbucks. The saxophonist doesn't drink coffee. Instead, the man whose real name is Kenny Gorelick obsessively checks the...
  • Edmar Castaneda Transforms His Harp Beyond The Traditional

    Edmar Castaneda Transforms His Harp Beyond The Traditional
    With his head down and eyes closed, Edmar Castaneda's hands scurry across his instrument — the traditional Colombian harp — like spiders, weaving elaborate webs of sound. "You can groove on the harp, too," Castaneda told CTNow. In recent...