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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 Events has announced several events, including:
  • '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...

    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...

    Steve Coleman, a made-in-Chicago jazz master, wins a MacArthur

    Steve Coleman, a made-in-Chicago jazz master, wins a MacArthur
    Steve Coleman took up the alto saxophone when he was a freshman at South Shore High School and within a few years inevitably was drawn into the orbit of one of Chicago's greatest jazzmen: Von Freeman. It was Freeman, a tenor saxophone giant who died two...

    Allentown jazz saxophonist wins MacArthur Fellowship

    Allentown jazz saxophonist wins MacArthur Fellowship
    Steve Coleman took up the alto saxophone when he was a high school freshman and within a few years inevitably was drawn into the orbit of one of Chicago's greatest jazzmen: Von Freeman. It was Freeman — a tenor saxophone giant who died two years...