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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • The jazz stars shine over Elmhurst

    The jazz stars shine over Elmhurst
    Why are two bona fide jazz legends – 88-year-old saxophonist Jimmy Heath and 87-year-old bandleader Bill Holman – playing the western suburb of Elmhurst this weekend? For the same reason that trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, drummer Louie Bellson,...
  • Glenbrook South Jazz Fest a hit on the North Shore

    Glenbrook South Jazz Fest a hit on the North Shore
    Glenbrook South High School became an official home of jazz music this weekend as more than 70 junior and high school bands from across the Chicago area visited the Glenview campus Saturday.  With four rooms featuring live music at any one time and a...
  • Wynton Marsalis reaches out to the young

    Wynton Marsalis reaches out to the young
    No event in Orchestra Hall's jazz season generates greater anticipation or larger audiences than a residency by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. And none of this year's three concerts, starting Friday, will make a bigger...
  • Pompano Beach sails Sea of JazzFest

    Pompano Beach sails Sea of JazzFest
    Randy Brecker came up through New York's and Philadelphia's 1970s jazz-fusion scene as a relentless explorer of funk, rock and Brazilian jazz, recording with the likes of Aerosmith, Lou Reed and Frank Sinatra. But it was his years playing trumpet for late...
  • Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots

    Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots
    Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
  • Winter jazz season: Cassandra Wilson, Miguel Zenon, others swing into Chicago

    Winter jazz season: Cassandra Wilson, Miguel Zenon, others swing into Chicago
    A very hot winter in jazz: Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band; Carlos Henriquez Quintet: Symphony Center's jazz season continues with a high-powered double-bill featuring the Palmieri's septet and a quintet led by bassist Henriquez, best known for his...
  • Damien Chazelle's wild, crazy ride to the Oscars with 'Whiplash'

     Damien Chazelle's wild, crazy ride to the Oscars with 'Whiplash'
    Damien Chazelle braced himself for disaster. It was opening night at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and Chazelle's movie "Whiplash" was about to have its premiere in front of a packed house in Park City, Utah. Just six years out of college, Chazelle...
  • Pianist, Saxophonist Up Next In Baby Grand Jazz Series

    Pianist, Saxophonist Up Next In Baby Grand Jazz Series
    On "Crossing Paths," pianist Dariusz Terefenko teams with saxophonist and West Hartford native Alexa Tarantino for an evocative, occasionally noir-ish set of standards and originals, visiting a range of moods and shadings each player thoroughly seems to...
  • Jazz Trio Bad Plus Bringing Its Personal Aesthetic To Iron Horse

    Jazz Trio Bad Plus Bringing Its Personal Aesthetic  To Iron Horse
    The piano trio format — acoustic piano, double bass and drums — has been a part of jazz for decades. Bill Evans' modest output from 1959-61 with bassist Scott LaFaro and drummer Paul Motian, spanning only two studio recordings and a pair...
  • U.S.-Cuban normalization could shake up jazz

    U.S.-Cuban normalization could shake up jazz
    Chicago trumpeter Orbert Davis was rehearsing with students in Havana last month when a translator tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to stop everything. The translator then told the room that Cuban President Raul Castro had just been on TV to...
  • Guide: West Suburban 2015 major venue preview

    The weather outside is frightful, but local stages are heating up for the second halves of their season. Everyone from legendary acts like Natalie Cole to up-and-comers like comedian Mike Birbiglia will be in the area this winter and spring, and you&...