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  • Orchestra Hall's 2014-15 jazz season lineup released

    Orchestra Hall's 2014-15 jazz season lineup released
    Orchestra Hall has presented jazz since the early days of the 20th century, but only in the past two decades has the music been championed as part of a bona fide series.
  • Trumpeter Burgess Gardner celebrates Jazz Institute's 45th

    Trumpeter Burgess Gardner celebrates Jazz Institute's 45th
    When veteran Chicago trumpeter Burgess Gardner takes the stage of the Loyola Park field house on Friday evening, he'll be celebrating not one but two milestones: the 45th anniversary of the Jazz Institute of Chicago, which was founded in 1969, and his own...

    Coltrane, Blanchard among Jazz Fest headliners

    Coltrane, Blanchard among Jazz Fest headliners
    Trumpeter Terence Blanchard, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and singer Cecile McLorin Salvant will be among the featured performers at the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, running Aug. 28-31 in Millennium Park and the Chicago Cultural Center. The complete...

    Review: Cecile McLorin Salvant dazzling as vocal soloist

    It would be a bit much to conclude that we're enjoying a surge in jazz vocal talent these days. Yet there's no denying the significance of the rapid ascent of two remarkable singers – Gregory Porter and Cecile McLorin Salvant. Porter's...

    Saxophonist Grady Johnson dead

    Saxophonist Grady Johnson dead
    Grady Johnson, a much admired Chicago saxophonist who was deeply connected to South Side musical culture for well more than half a century, died Friday at 93 in his home after a long illness, according to his daughter, Lisa Page. Johnson came of age...