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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Academy of Ancient Music takes on Bach in Disney Hall debut

    Academy of Ancient Music takes on Bach in Disney Hall debut
    The Academy of Ancient Music is not an academy. Formed in 1973, the pioneering early music ensemble is anything but ancient. And the AAM was no orchestra Wednesday night, making its Walt Disney Concert Hall debut playing Bach's Four Orchestral Suites. The...
  • Orbert Davis' Jazz Philharmonic celebrates a decade

    Orbert Davis' Jazz Philharmonic celebrates a decade
    During the past decade, Orbert Davis and his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic have given listeners performances of a sort available nowhere else in American music. From the multimedia sprawl of "The Chicago River" to the vividly pictorial scenes of "Havana...
  • Herbie Hancock offers revelations in memoir and conversation

    Herbie Hancock offers revelations in memoir and conversation
    Herbie Hancock has lived many lives in music. In 1952, at age 11, he made his bow with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, playing a Mozart Piano Concerto in Orchestra Hall, cheered on by a hometown audience. A decade later, his debut album – the...
  • Joe Dooley of the Dooley Brothers band dies at 70

    Joe Dooley of the Dooley Brothers band dies at 70
    Joe Dooley was just 5 years old when he wrapped a couple of rubber bands around a cigar box and began strumming. His desire to make music led to the guitar, then the saxophone and eventually the autoharp. He began exploring different styles of music and...
  • Bill Thompson: For Orlando engineer, 'music was his life'

     Bill Thompson: For Orlando engineer, 'music was his life'
    From the time he received a small wooden guitar as a boy, Bill Thompson was hooked on music. Thompson played guitar and sang with rock 'n' roll bands that performed around Central Florida. Thompson, of Orlando, died Thursday of cancer. He was 76....
  • Bill Clinton is lauded at all-star jazz gala. But he left his sax at home.

    Bill Clinton is lauded at all-star jazz gala. But he left his sax at home.
    To get it out of the way right at the top: No, he didn't play saxophone. But that hardly stopped Bill Clinton from strutting across the stage of the Dolby Theatre like a true-blue jazz cat. And how could you blame him? By the time he appeared Sunday...
  • Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Performing At Artists Collective

    Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Performing At Artists Collective
    Over the course of his life, Kevin Iega Jeff has looked at old portraits from the turn of the 20th century and wondered about the people in them. Who were they? What kind of lives did they have? What were their experiences? "I was mesmerized by the...
  • East Stroudsburg University urged to keep music programs despite job cuts

    East Stroudsburg University urged to keep music programs despite job cuts
    The normally quiet East Stroudsburg University council of trustees' meeting had standing room only Wednesday as students, faculty and alumni implored university officials to keep the school's music programming. The two remaining tenured music...
  • Swing & Jazz opens season, looks for more support

    The Swing and Jazz Preservation Society is going into the 2014-15 season starting Tuesday with the usual six concerts through April, including The Four Aces in February with the well-known Sid Parker Big Band. Subscriptions for the concerts, which...
  • Chicago musician wins major competition

    Chicago musician wins major competition
    Marquis Hill, a rising Chicago trumpeter who teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has won one of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world. On Sunday evening in Los AngelesĀ  Hill took first place in the 2014 Thelonious Monk...
  • Review: Celebrating Charlie Parker with panache

    Review: Celebrating Charlie Parker with panache
    Charlie Parker died more than half a century ago, at age 34, but his music resonates in our culture to this day. The bebop idiom that he and others codified stands as the predominant jazz language of the 20th century and echoes in the work of young...