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  • 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.
  • 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...

    Roscoe Mitchell reflects on Fred Anderson celebration

    Roscoe Mitchell reflects on Fred Anderson celebration
    Ever since Chicago tenor saxophone giant Fred Anderson died in 2010, at age 81, his admirers have gathered annually around the time of his birthday to remember him and – of course – to listen to music that evokes his art. The fifth annual...

    AACM's spirit endures in underground rock

    AACM's spirit endures in underground rock
    It was a sultry, starlit night at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1988 and one of the leading lights of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was following cool-jazz avatar Stan Getz in the headlining slot: the Art Ensemble of Chicago....