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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Concert review: Kelan Phil Cohran at Garfield Park Conservatory

    At 87, the revered Chicago jazz musician Kelan Phil Cohran still tours the world and just returned from sold-out concerts in Brazil. But his appearances in Chicago are not frequent, which made Saturday evening's performance at the Garfield Park...
  • Remembering Chicago jazz great Hal Russell

    Remembering Chicago jazz great Hal Russell
    Anyone who appreciates Chicago's position as a global hotspot of avant-garde jazz owes a thank you to bandleader Hal Russell. The unrepentantly iconoclastic Chicago musician – who died in 1992 at age 66, just as he was achieving a degree of...
  • Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Announce Jazz Album Release Date

    Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have announced the release date for "Cheek to Cheek," their long-awaited collaborative jazz album. The collaboration, consisting of covers of jazz standards, will be released by Interscope Records on Sept. 23. Lady Gaga and...
  • Brubeck Quartet Next Up In Free New Haven Green Series

    Brubeck Quartet Next Up In Free New Haven Green Series
    As a composer, Chris Brubeck — bassist, trombone player and the late Dave Brubeck's son — always had an affinity for working with orchestras and exploring the boundaries between classical music and jazz, what Gunther Schuller dubbed the "Third...
  • Musikfest preview: Here's what's new, returning for festival's 31st year

     
    The most important lesson taught by Musikfest founder and President Jeff is that the festival is not only open to change, but also requires it, says ArtsQuest Vice President for Programming Patrick Brogan. Saurus, one of the featured 'spectacles' at......
  • Singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight

    Singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight
    Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists. That he appeared in Robert Altman's 1996 film...
  • Concert reviews: Kevin Mahogany, Milton Suggs, Brianna Thomas

    Concert reviews: Kevin Mahogany, Milton Suggs, Brianna Thomas
    It was a fine night for singing: Three vocalists on two downtown stages, each artist with something significant to say. At the Jazz Showcase on Thursday evening, Kevin Mahogany made a return to the city after many years away. Back in the 1990s – a...
  • Toronto Film Festival Lineup Includes Denzel Washington's 'Equalizer,' Kate Winslet's 'A Little Chaos'

    The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
  • Flying Lotus announces new album 'You're Dead!' for October

    Flying Lotus announces new album 'You're Dead!' for October
    The Los Angeles artist Flying Lotus announced that his next album -- “You’re Dead!” -- will be released on Oct. 7, his birthday. He tweeted Tuesday morning: “Finally!So much went into this one. Lots of talented artists helped...
  • Sinnett & Symphony - jazz, with strings attached

    Sinnett & Symphony - jazz, with strings attached
     Local jazz man Jae Sinnett has confirmed that he and his trio will be performing with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Oct. 10, at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News.  That is part of a package of new shows the Ferguson Center...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation To Offer Free Concert

    On Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m., Cedar Hill Cemetery Foundation will present a free concert. Surrounded by the cemetery's historic memorial grounds, Music Among the Memorials will feature Stacy Phillips & Paul Howard. Bring blankets, chairs and picnic...