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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • George Freeman fetes a magical 88th

    George Freeman fetes a magical 88th
    Chicago jazz legend George Freeman will be spending his 88th birthday in the best way possible: playing his guitar at the Green Mill Jazz Club. He reaches the milestone on Friday, which is when he'll kick off a two-night run at the Mill, where he...
  • Music Box: Smoky, spicy Jane Monheit returns to Rams Head On Stage

    Music Box: Smoky, spicy Jane Monheit returns to Rams Head On Stage
    Two-time Grammy nominee Jane Monheit returns to Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis tonight for an evening of jumpin' jazz and smoky cabaret ballads along with plenty of spicy Brazilian and Latin rhythms to stretch and soothe away the stress of a long work...
  • Florida travel calendar for February

    Florida travel calendar for February
    Check out festivals and events in February across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Jan. 31, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015: 9th...
  • Orrin Keepnews dies at 91; Grammy-winning jazz producer, historian

    Orrin Keepnews dies at 91; Grammy-winning jazz producer, historian
    Orrin Keepnews, a Grammy-winning music producer and writer who recorded and worked closely with such well-known jazz artists as Thelonious Monk, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley and Wes Montgomery, died Sunday at his home in El...
  • A trombonist takes the lead

    Trombonist Michael Vlatkovich’s recordings are musical journeys. He writes and works in many different modes of ensemble expression: Pieces and passages may float weightlessly, roar like fire trucks through a busy intersection, or converge with...
  • Weekend preview: Coffee walk, beer talk

    Weekend preview: Coffee walk, beer talk
    This is a great weekend for a walk, because no matter what the weather, it's not snowing. So when the FAT Village Art Walk rolls around on Saturday night, we’ll widen its sphere of influence with a stroll over to Argyle Coffee Roasters, which has...
  • Italian chef brings authentic tastes of home to Batavia

    Italian chef brings authentic tastes of home to Batavia
    Anyone who travels will most likely agree that the best restaurants are those that are known mainly by local residents. These small eateries where the owner is often the chef survive on reputation so the food is prepared with personal passion. The...
  • AACM's spirit endures in underground rock

    AACM's spirit endures in underground rock
    It was a sultry, starlit night at the Chicago Jazz Festival in 1988 and one of the leading lights of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians was following cool-jazz avatar Stan Getz in the headlining slot: the Art Ensemble of Chicago....
  • AACM celebrates a golden anniversary

    AACM celebrates a golden anniversary
    They changed the way we think about music. Fifty years ago, a group of South Side jazz musicians found themselves backed against a wall. Clubs were closing, radio stations were going pop, America's musical interests were shifting elsewhere: toward...
  • Dave Douglas meets Columbia students in bold new music

    Dave Douglas meets Columbia students in bold new music
    There's nothing more inspiring in jazz than watching young musicians sharing a stage with a master composer-improviser. That happens periodically at the Jazz Showcase, when a collegiate band appears alongside a noted soloist, but on Thursday night there...
  • A taste of Cuba: A culinary look at the next travel hot spot

     A taste of Cuba: A culinary look at the next travel hot spot
    Just a couple months before President Obama's announcement of the easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, freelance writer Margaret Sheridan visited the island. Her impressions of the humble food scene there paints a compelling picture of what future...