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  • City announces 2015 festival schedule

    City announces 2015 festival schedule
    The dates are in for next year’s round of city-sponsored festivals and civic gatherings. Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special EventsĀ has announced several events, including:
  • Part One: Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage

    Part One: Kenwood jazz band journeys to Symphony Center stage
    CELEBRATED PIANIST JASON MORAN, who won a MacArthur Fellowship in 2010 and directs jazz at the Kennedy Center in Washington, walks into the band room at Kenwood Academy High School and faces a rather tough crowd. For starters, virtually none of the...

    Chico Freeman lights up Englewood Jazz Festival

    Chico Freeman lights up Englewood Jazz Festival
    Some Chicago jazz musicians double as social activists, using music to change lives. Saxophonist Ernest Dawkins, for instance, grew up in and around Englewood and has been fervently devoted to his South Side neighborhood, creating a jazz festival that...

    'Kenwood's Journey': Coming to TV

    For more than three months, Tribune photographer Zbigniew Bzdak and I stayed close to the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band, watching a remarkable story unfold. The great jazz pianist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Jason Moran had been commissioned by...

    Vandermark, Roberts to play free Millennium Park jazz series

    Vandermark, Roberts to play free Millennium Park jazz series
    Ken Vandermark, Matana Roberts, Ernest Dawkins and Fareed Haque will be among the headliners for the 10th annual Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series this summer at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Running every Thursday evening from July...