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  • Chuck Loeb makes big deal of bop at Berks Jazz Fest

    A big bop band with big name musicians creates one of the most exciting sounds of jazz, but it is something you rarely get to hear live. You will have the chance April 14 and 15, as the Berks Bop Big Band is assembled for the 25th anniversary of the Berks Jazz Fest. This 17-piece group will include Chuck Loeb, Allentown native Rick Braun, Gerald Albright, Rob Stoneback, Jeff Lorber and Everette Harp.
  • George Freeman fetes a magical 88th

    George Freeman fetes a magical 88th
    Chicago jazz legend George Freeman will be spending his 88th birthday in the best way possible: playing his guitar at the Green Mill Jazz Club. He reaches the milestone on Friday, which is when he'll kick off a two-night run at the Mill, where he...

    Glendale teen follows his musical passion

    Glendale teen follows his musical passion
    In May 2011, the gifted Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval was one of the featured artists at the Los Angeles Jazz Institute's biannual festival. He was out front onstage, playing the arrangements of Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band. As is the custom at the LAJI...

    'Whiplash' strikes a chord for South Koreans at the box office

    'Whiplash' strikes a chord for South Koreans at the box office
    While watching "Whiplash," the Oscar-winning movie about an aspiring jazz drummer trained by a sadistic teacher in New York, Kaylee Kang saw potent glimpses of her own youth as a competitive dancer in South Korea. Scenes of the film's main character,...

    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...