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  • Review: Bassist Lorin Cohen brings his talents 'Home'

    Review: Bassist Lorin Cohen brings his talents 'Home'
    Until three years ago, when he moved to New York, bassist Lorin Cohen was ubiquitous in Chicago, playing in uncounted bands and far-flung musical styles. He returned here briefly over the weekend in the best way possible, celebrating the release of...
  • Amazing bass: Larry Gray plays it all

    Amazing bass: Larry Gray plays it all
    Now that school is winding down, Larry Gray can come out to play. And is he ever. The eminent Chicago bassist – an associate professor of jazz studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign – has three important dates in and...
  • Mary Morris takes readers deep into 'The Jazz Palace'

    Mary Morris takes readers deep into 'The Jazz Palace'
    Why is the world so fascinated by Jazz Age Chicago? Why do figures such as Louis Armstrong and Al Capone, Jelly Roll Morton and "Machine Gun" McGurn, Bix Beiderbecke and Clarence Darrow and Leopold and Loeb and others still loom so large in the...
  • Joyous sounds at opening of Fred Anderson Park

    Joyous sounds at opening of Fred Anderson Park
    It was as if saxophonist Fred Anderson's long-gone Velvet Lounge suddenly had reopened: outdoors, at the corner of 16th Street and Wabash Avenue. Up on the bandstand, Anderson's former colleagues and protégées played jubilantly Sunday afternoon for...
  • CJO takes on a Mingus masterpiece

    CJO takes on a Mingus masterpiece
    No one ever will accuse Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra of dreaming small. But on Saturday night, the CJO took on an Everest of large-ensemble jazz: a performance of the complete music from Charles Mingus' landmark recording, "The Black Saint and...
  • Judy Roberts and fans bid farewell to Chambers

    Judy Roberts and fans bid farewell to Chambers
    You know you're in a great nightspot when the chef-owner steps out of the kitchen to croon gorgeous versions of "Almost Like Being in Love" and "I've Got the World on a String," accompanied by his star musicians. But those were swan songs Thursday...
  • From Jason Moran to vintage Mingus to classic Sinatra

    From Jason Moran to vintage Mingus to classic Sinatra
    A hard-charging weekend in Chicago jazz: Jason Moran: Last year at this time, Chicago heard the innovative pianist Moran on the grandest scale possible: leading his trio, the Bandwagon, plus Theaster Gates and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band in the...
  • A new Near South Side park named for jazz master Fred Anderson

    A new Near South Side park named for jazz master Fred Anderson
    Louis Armstrong has one, in his native New Orleans. So does Duke Ellington, in his hometown of Washington, D.C. So it seems only fitting that Fred Anderson – the Chicago jazz giant who died in 2010 at age 81 – should get one too. On...
  • Israeli Jazz Fest hits its stride in third edition

    Israeli Jazz Fest hits its stride in third edition
    Can there be any doubt that the Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival achieved critical mass this year? The third annual event ran nine days and spanned the city north to south (plus Evanston), culminating on Friday night with trumpeter Avishai Cohen...
  • Threadgill, Akinmusire, Carter to play Hyde Park Jazz Fest

    Threadgill, Akinmusire, Carter to play Hyde Park Jazz Fest
    What will the ninth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival bring to the city's stages? Rare duos featuring visionary Henry Threadgill with rising young pianist David Virelles and MacArthur Fellowship winner Regina Carter with pianist Xavier Davis. World...
  • Review: Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival

    Review: Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival
    Some jazz musicians don't wish to invent new musical languages, redefine prevailing idioms or invent novel concepts. Instead, they choose to revel in established forms, conveying as much joyousness of spirit to as wide an audience as possible. Which...