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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • 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...
  • Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park

    Chicago Latin Jazz Festival takes off in Humboldt Park
    Chicago does not lack for jazz festivals, but surely one of the most appealing unfolds each summer at the Humboldt Park Boathouse. Set on the veranda of a historic building alongside a picturesque lagoon, the Chicago Latin Jazz Festival feels like...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you to do this week

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff for you to do this week
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   Freebie Spotlight Fair/Festival   BRITISH INVASION CELEBRATION: Celebrating 50 years of The Beatles  in America with all things British including classic cars and more  than 20 vendors....
  • Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'
    When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly. The songs of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington,...
  • Chris Botti brings his one and only trumpet to town

    Chris Botti brings his one and only trumpet to town
    Chris Botti is a minimalist when it comes to possessions, but a ... um ... maximumist (is that the word?) when it comes to playing music.  The Grammy-winning trumpeter, who will play the Ferguson Center in Newport News on Friday night, does a wide-...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Top 10 perform with All-Stars

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Top 10 perform with All-Stars
    There are a lot of neon colors in this opening number, which is essentially a neon nightmare of a line dance. I'm old enough to remember when neon was a thing in the '80s. The boys are in cowboy shirts with 10-gallon hats. Then there's a jump rope and I...
  • Guitarist Jeff Parker comes home to Chicago

    Guitarist Jeff Parker comes home to Chicago
    Jazz musicians move into and out of Chicago all the time, but the exit last November of guitarist Jeff Parker carried quite a sting. Parker had lived and worked here for more than two decades, essentially launching his career in Chicago and becoming one...
  • Review: The Promontory

    Review: The Promontory
    The Promontory 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. West 312-801-2100 Rating: 3.5 (out of four) Heating up Starbucks, Five Guys Burgers, LA Fitness, Chipotle—there's no question that the Harper Court redevelopment has brought a number of shiny new chains to...
  • Tony Bennett on Lady Gaga, and his dreams for his 90th birthday

    Tony Bennett on Lady Gaga, and his dreams for his 90th birthday
    It seems safe to say that there aren't a lot of 88-year-olds who listen to Lady Gaga. And only one who records with her. That would be Tony Bennett, who celebrated his most recent birthday on Sunday, brings his apparently inextinguishable art to the...
  • Concert review: Dee Alexander at Logan Center

    Concert review: Dee Alexander at Logan Center
    We already knew that Dee Alexander could sing. But on Friday night she reminded a large audience of just how well. Celebrating the release of her newest album, "Songs My Mother Loves," Alexander covered a remarkable range of sounds, styles and attitudes...
  • Musikfest preview: Here's what's new, returning for festival's 31st year

     
    The most important lesson taught by Musikfest founder and President Jeff is that the festival is not only open to change, but also requires it, says ArtsQuest Vice President for Programming Patrick Brogan. Saurus, one of the featured 'spectacles' at......