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  • Part One: Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage

    Part One: Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage
    CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd. For starters, virtually none of the...
  • Shemekia Copeland: A gifted blues artist finds her voice

    Shemekia Copeland: A gifted blues artist finds her voice
    When Chicago blues singer Shemekia Copeland began performing "Ain't Gonna Be Your Tattoo" in concert, she was startled by the response. The song, which unflinchingly addresses violence against women, inspired more than just applause. After concerts,...
  • A daring jazz documentary zooms in on Kahil El'Zabar

    A daring jazz documentary zooms in on Kahil El'Zabar
    The elusive art of jazz has proven notoriously difficult to capture on film, as has been amply demonstrated by films such as Clint Eastwood's ponderous Charlie Parker biography "Bird" (1988) and Ken Burns' stultifying, multi-part documentary "Jazz" (2001)...
  • Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond

    Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond
    These are lively days – and nights – for saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines, who last weekend presented the world premiere of an original orchestral suite at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and this weekend offers new music over three...
  • Orchestra Hall's 2014-15 jazz season lineup released

    Orchestra Hall's 2014-15 jazz season lineup released
    Orchestra Hall has presented jazz since the early days of the 20th century, but only in the past two decades has the music been championed as part of a bona fide series. Major and emerging stars have been booked for the series' 21st annual season,...
  • Patricia Barber celebrates Contempo anniversary

    Patricia Barber celebrates Contempo anniversary
    Ten years ago, the University of Chicago's Contemporary Chamber Players took on a sleek new name – Contempo – and for the first time in its 40-year history presented jazz on an even footing with classical music. The inimitable Chicago...
  • A big moment for Tammy McCann and Laurence Hobgood

    A big moment for Tammy McCann and Laurence Hobgood
    It's quite possible that Thursday evening will mark a dramatic new beginning for two extraordinary musicians. Chicago singer Tammy McCann owns one of the most luxuriant voices in jazz, but she never has teamed with a pianist-arranger of comparable...
  • A young Chicago jazzman takes on Langston Hughes

    A young Chicago jazzman takes on Langston Hughes
    Few poets have captured the feeling of jazz – its rhythms, its cadences, its sense of freedom – more lyrically than Langston Hughes. The music courses through his words, which carry backbeats and melodies as seductive as those in any solo by a...
  • Mardi Gras spirit, Chicago style

    Mardi Gras spirit, Chicago style
    Mardi Gras will arrive a little early this year for Chicago listeners, thanks to a most unusual and promising concert this weekend by Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic. While revelers in New Orleans will celebrate the traditional Fat Tuesday on...
  • CJO digs in for hot run at Andy's

    CJO digs in for hot run at Andy's
    The Chicago Jazz Orchestra has played many long runs at Andy's Jazz Club, but the engagement that launched this month will break records: Jeff Lindberg's plush ensemble will be in residence every Monday night through December. Never has the CJO held...
  • Chi-Town Jazz Fest plays for a noble cause

    Chi-Town Jazz Fest plays for a noble cause
    Several years ago, Chicago priest and jazz guitarist John Moulder came up with a bold idea: Put on a jazz festival in which all the musicians and clubs donate their services, with the proceeds going to fight hunger. Moulder, who's widely admired by...