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  • 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.
  • 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....

    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...

    Review: At Green Mill, Dee Alexander defines great jazz singing

    Review: At Green Mill, Dee Alexander defines great jazz singing
    What's the definition of great jazz singing? There are several, but surely one of them concerns the art of Dee Alexander, who reminded a crowded Green Mill Jazz Club on Friday night of what the genre still can achieve. Alexander was winding up a...

    New dog-friendly park coming to South Loop

     New dog-friendly park coming to South Loop
    In 20 years, Chicago's canine-friendly parks have multiplied from one to more than 20, including expansive beachfront play areas. This winter the latest dog-friendly area is to open in the South Loop, part of a larger one-acre plot that will pay...