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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Jon Batiste gives jazz a loose interpretation

    Jon Batiste gives jazz a loose interpretation
    Though his music is steeped in the sound of New Orleans, keyboardist Jon Batiste may be better described as a community organizer than a jazz musician. In fact, he'd probably prefer it that way. Hailing from a long line of Crescent City musicians, the...
  • Horace Silver, Jazz Pianist, Dies at 85

    Jazz pianist Horace Silver, synonymous with Blue Note Records when hard bop -- a style he helped pioneer -- became the label's bread and butter, died at age 85 of natural causes at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. His son Gregory confirmed the pianist's...
  • Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85

    Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85
    Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died, National Public Radio said on Wednesday. He was 85. Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the Portuguese influence in the islands of Cape Verde, from where...
  • Horace Silver dies at 85; pioneering jazz pianist and composer

    Horace Silver, the prolific jazz pianist and composer who cofounded the legendary Jazz Messengers, pioneered the genre known as hard bop and mentored scores of musicians, has died. He was 85. Silver died Wednesday at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y., of...
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  • Southland communities line up free music

    Southland communities line up free music
    Grab a blanket and gather the gang for some fresh air and free tunes as villages are starting free outdoor concerts. "I have people call me in March asking for event dates because they plan their family parties to correspond with our summer events,"...
  • Grand finale for River Forest band director

    Grand finale for River Forest band director
    At one of his final performances in River Forest this week, orchestra and jazz band director David Wuersig exhibited a vigor that those who know him say has defined his 40-year tenure at School District 90. Never still, the 63-year-old waved his arms in...
  • Dozens of free concerts lined up in Naperville

     Dozens of free concerts lined up in Naperville
    A variety of free concerts offer Naperville residents plenty of summertime fun. "Keeping the events free of charge allows participants to attend on the spur of the moment, to bring the whole family and to invite others to join them," said Sue Omanson,...
  • Tribune summer music guide

    Tribune summer music guide
    Is there a word that promises fun more than "festival?" We know. "Chocolate" is right up there, but stop being a distraction. Summer music festivals are a Chicago sonic mainstay, in a city that seems to have gone fest crazy of late. It used to be that...
  • Cynic's Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert are out and ready to be loud

    Cynic's Paul Masvidal, Sean Reinert are out and ready to be loud
    Paul Masvidal has played in some of America's most intense heavy metal bands for more than 20 years. Visit his Echo Park home, however, and it's clear he's finally found peace. The 43-year-old singer-guitarist, sinewy and gently graying at the temples,...
  • A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz

    A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz
    The Memorial Day holiday obviously commemorates solemn events, but with so many people enjoying an extended weekend, Chicago's musical offerings are rich. Among the highlights: Eric Reed: One of the most compelling pianists in mainstream jazz, Reed...