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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Fest planner: Aug. 22-24

    Fest planner: Aug. 22-24
    This is your final weekend before Labor Day, and you have plenty of opportunities to make it count. Take your pick of nine festivals focused on food, art, music and fashion in neighborhoods from the South Loop to Logan Square. Hungry? Head directly to...
  • Musical journey history of jazz

    Musical journey history of jazz
    Mount Dora composer and pianist Justin Ward Weber will explore the rich history of jazz by taking the audience on a musical journey featuring jazz selections from 1860 to the 1970s and beyond. "A Musical History of Jazz" is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the...
  • Concert review: Tony Bennett at Ravinia

    Concert review: Tony Bennett at Ravinia
    Why does Tony Bennett sound so young – yes, young – at 88? Because he never gets too comfortable in the way he sings a song. He plays with rhythm, toys with lyrics, throws out old melody notes and tosses in new ones. He surprises us and,...
  • Moonrise Nation more than just another sister act

    Moonrise Nation more than just another sister act
    What's up with all the wildly talented musical sister acts these days? There's First Aid Kit from Sweden and Indiana's Lily & Madeleine. There's Lennon and Maisy Stella, real-life singing siblings who play fictional ones on the ABC drama series...
  • In its second year, Constellation reaches critical mass

    In its second year, Constellation reaches critical mass
    Last Friday night, the bar area at Constellation was packed, the room alive with the chatter of people discussing a dance event they just had attended in one of the club's two formal concert spaces. As the night proceeded, the lobby crowd only grew, a...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Michael Jackson night

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Michael Jackson night
    Apparently this going to be an all-Michael-Jackson night. Blergh. I expect to see way-too-many crotches being grabbed tonight. It'll probably take a crowbar to get Rudy's hand off his junk. On an editorial note, allow me to apologize for getting some of...
  • Divas unite to introduce kids to music

     Divas unite to introduce kids to music
    When Carol Stein wrangles the divas in a fundraiser for the Steinway Society of Central Florida, the egos are checked at the door. "There's never a 'diva' problem," Stein says with hearty laugh. "Everyone wants to help. These are divas with a heart."...
  • Flying Lotus releases video trailer for 'You're Dead!'

    Flying Lotus releases video trailer for 'You're Dead!'
    Flying Lotus has been hinting at the material on his new album "You're Dead!" for a few days now, revealing the track list and collaborations via images from the artist Shintaro Kago. Now the L.A. beat-music producer has posted a video trailer for the...
  • History of Jazz gets a review at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora

    History of Jazz gets a review at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora
    The history of Jazz takes center stage on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Modernism Museum Mount Dora, when composer and pianist Justin Ward Weber will be performing. Weber's performance will be done on the museum’s Wendell Castle “Caligari”...
  • The Valley Line: Enjoying the concert series at Descanso Gardens

    The Valley Line: Enjoying the concert series at Descanso Gardens
    Last week was the most unusual week of early August weather that I can remember in Southern California. I dug out my fuzzy slippers to keep my tootsies warm in the morning and had to add a blanket on my bed to keep me cozy. Even though my dog Lola has...
  • 7 new jazz recordings from Chicago artists reviewed

    7 new jazz recordings from Chicago artists reviewed
    Chicago jazz musicians have been creating exotic worlds of sound on record during the past several months, and a few stand out for inventiveness and originality. The greatest revelation comes from Juan Pastor's "Chinchano" (ears&eyes Records), which...