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  • Jazz clarinet great Buddy DeFranco dead at 91

    Jazz clarinet great Buddy DeFranco dead at 91
    Buddy DeFranco, one of the most virtuosic and musically accomplished clarinetists in the history of jazz, died Wednesday night in Panama City, Fla., said his wife of 44 years, Joyce DeFranco. He was 91.
  • Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz Music: George Freeman

    Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz Music: George Freeman
    Not everyone gets to celebrate an 87th birthday with throngs of admirers thundering their applause. But that's how Chicago guitarist George Freeman marked the occasion, cranking out great blasts of sound at the Green Mill Jazz Club to comparably noisy...

    For Chicago jazz lovers, it was a very good year

    For Chicago jazz lovers, it was a very good year
    Chicago jazz listeners heard great sounds in 2014, including: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Nov. 14, Auditorium Theatre: A little more than a decade ago, the CJP was but a dream of Chicago trumpeter-composer Davis and colleague Mark Ingram....

    Out-of-towners welcome at Open Gate Theater

    Out-of-towners welcome at Open Gate Theater
    Los Angeles is such a magnet for music that locals can sometimes be a little myopic about creativity in other environs. Alex Cline and Will Salman’s bookings for their monthly Open Gate Theater series in Eagle Rock remind us that out-of-town...

    Un viaje por el jazz

    El jazz es libre, libre, es la más libre de las músicas. Es como un viaje en el que todo puede pasar y no se sabe dónde ni cómo termina. Cualquier cosa es un disparador, como en esta columna, en que la idea surgió de un librito que me encontré en una...