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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • After major surgery, trumpeter Bobby Lewis returns to limelight

    After major surgery, trumpeter Bobby Lewis returns to limelight
    No one loved Chicago trumpeter Bobby Lewis' work more than the great singer Peggy Lee, who was not shy about expressing her admiration for him. Lewis, she said, has "a sound like no other. I like him best when he plays in pastels, but every note is...
  • Black History Month events in the Baltimore area

    Black History Month events in the Baltimore area
    In celebration of Black History Month, museums, playhouses and other cultural institutions throughout the Baltimore area have prepared exhibits, lectures, plays, musical performances and other events touching on the African-American experience in the Free...
  • Concert review: Dianne Reeves at Orchestra Hall

    Concert review: Dianne Reeves at Orchestra Hall
    This may sound strange, but the most spectacular singing Dianne Reeves offered Friday night in Orchestra Hall occurred when she was introducing the band. That came toward the end of the show, and Reeves sang, scatted and swung her way through a guided...
  • Greg Diamond Jazz Group At Buttonwood Tree

    Greg Diamond Jazz Group At Buttonwood Tree
    Guitar-centric jazz attracts mainly two broadly defined, overlapping audiences: people who simply like jazz and will flock to hear good players, regardless of what instruments they play; and other, guitar-obsessed freaks, for whom prowess on an electric...
  • 120 Valentine's Day dining options

    120 Valentine's Day dining options
    This February, Chicago-area restaurants are showing their customers some love with limited-time Valentine's Day specials. From romantic prix fixe dinners for two to specialty cocktails to anti-Valentine's Day promotions, here are the ways restaurants...
  • Four Seasons Founder Bob Gaudio Tells Stories Behind 'Jersey Boys'

    Four Seasons Founder Bob Gaudio Tells Stories Behind  'Jersey Boys'
    After languishing for decades on old jukeboxes, wedding-DJ playlists and your mom's favorite radio stations, the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons — think "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll," "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),"...
  • Six strings, four players and one stage

    Andrew York truly believes he was born to compose and perform music. "I have this deep love and fascination with music dating back to before I could even speak," York said. "I think I was born with a brain that is cognitively able to take music apart...
  • Free Mid-Winter Concert At Manchester High

    Free Mid-Winter Concert At Manchester High
    MANCHESTER — There will be music at Manchester High School to soothe the savage winter. The free Mid-Winter Concert is set for Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Bailey Auditorium. Performers are to include the Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz...
  • Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems

    Katie Ernst finds jazz in Dorothy Parker's poems
    Anyone who has attended Chicago jazz performances during the past couple of years probably has noticed her: a versatile young bassist who plays in far-flung bands and sings with uncommon delicacy and authenticity. Last May, she played the world premiere...
  • 'The Foreigner' opens Pennsylvania Playhouse's 50th season

    'The Foreigner' opens Pennsylvania Playhouse's 50<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> season
    Kicking off Pennsylvania Playhouse's 50th anniversary season is one of playwright Larry Shue's funniest shows. In "The Foreigner," opening Friday, a depressed man visiting a lodge changes the lives of everyone around him when he pretends to be a...
  • 50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum

    50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum
    Jazz was in trouble. In the early 1960s rock was ascendant, jazz clubs were closing, jobs were evaporating and the music seemed to be coming to a creative and commercial dead end. Until, that is, a group of intrepid players from the South Side of...