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  • 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:
  • 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...

    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. DeFranco, more than anyone, brought the clarinet...

    Remembering clarinet master Buddy DeFranco

    Remembering clarinet master Buddy DeFranco
    The great clarinetist Artie Shaw once told me — in characteristically provocative fashion — that at any given moment there were maybe five or six people in the world who could really play the instrument. Buddy DeFranco was one of them....

    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...