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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Five things to do this weekend in the south suburbs

    Five things to do this weekend in the south suburbs
    1. Chocolate Fest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Homewood Flossmoor Park District Auditorium, 2010 Chestnut Road, Homewood; 708-957-0300; village.homewood.il.us/ Go for the chocolate, stay for the chocolate and the live music, baking demonstrations and...
  • Essential tracks: Lesser-known but just as worthy Grammy nominees

    Essential tracks: Lesser-known but just as worthy Grammy nominees
    As mentioned in this week's Grammys notebook, beneath the big-name performers who will earn prime-time eyes during Sunday's awards ceremony is a bounty of lesser-known musicians vying for attention. Below are a few albums that have earned their nods...
  • Prairie State College Jazz Fest celebrates 27 years of talent

    Prairie State College Jazz Fest celebrates 27 years of talent
    Jazz is all about feeling, connecting and collaborating through music. The fact that so much of it is improvised only adds to the casual appeal. "It's democracy in action, because it requires such good communication skills," said Valerie Nicholson,...
  • Chicago Jazz Orchestra sets an ambitious new tempo

    Chicago Jazz Orchestra sets an ambitious new tempo
    From June through December of last year, Chicago music lovers and waves of tourists crowded Andy's Jazz Club to hear something great: one of the best big bands in the country shaking up the place every Monday night. Though Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz...
  • Third Annual Jazz Festival At Yale

    Third Annual Jazz Festival At Yale
    For years, college musicians hooked up to jam through the ubiquitous "musicians wanted" fliers you'd see around campus. More recently, Craig's List put a minor dent in that practice (you still see those signs around), while players have devised all...
  • On the Town: Talented Bulldogs keep things swinging

    On the Town: Talented Bulldogs keep things swinging
    With art and music programs falling victim to dwindling budgets in so many public schools throughout the United States, it is encouraging to know that is not the case in Burbank. It’s due to the foresight, commitment and active diligence of...
  • Grammys 2015: Jazz sticks to the familiar as Chick Corea wins two

    Grammys 2015: Jazz sticks to the familiar as Chick Corea wins two
    Awards speeches are ideal forums for jokes, even during the Grammys' Internet-only pre-show broadcast. But there was a kernel of truth to what was said from the stage as Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band accepted honors in the big band category for the album...
  • Getting jazzy: Students play Essentially Ellington festival at Broward College

    Getting jazzy: Students play Essentially Ellington festival at Broward College
    You could have called them a group of musical note-ables, these nearly 200 teenagers who united to play jazz on Saturday. "Think about it, you've got teenagers here, on a Saturday afternoon, listening to jazz!" said Christopher Dorsey, the music...
  • Dianne Reeves' ode to 'Joy Joy'

    Dianne Reeves' ode to 'Joy Joy'
    Jazz singer Dianne Reeves has performed for President Barack Obama at the White House. George Clooney hired her to record the soundtrack to his film "Good Night, and Good Luck." She has won five Grammy Awards, the most recent one this month. And she is no...
  • Diana Krall turns to pop on new CD 'Wallflower'

    Diana Krall turns to pop on new CD 'Wallflower'
    Singer-pianist Diana Krall wants to make one thing clear about "Wallflower," her new CD: It's a pop album, not a jazz album. For her 12th album, Krall enlisted fellow British Columbian David Foster, a 16-time Grammy winner. Foster did the arrangements...
  • Library extends bookmark-design contest deadline

    The Lake County library system has extended its 16th annual bookmark design contest deadline for submissions until Friday. The contest is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade and adults who reside in Lake County. The theme is "Dreams...