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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • A bounty of fall sonics, from Swift to Prince

    A bounty of fall sonics, from Swift to Prince
    The fall always brings a windfall of new music, and this year is no exception. Albums are expected by everyone from Taylor Swift to Shellac, and Jason Aldean to Aphex Twin. Prince is back in a big way, and the dream team is at it again — who else...
  • Harrell, Brown lift up Chicago Jazz Festival

    Harrell, Brown lift up Chicago Jazz Festival
    There were great sets and tedious performances, moments of high inspiration and mediocre achievement, brilliant solos and overbearing ones too. If you stayed long enough at the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival, which ends Sunday, you heard it all in an...
  • Handing over the reins at Easton's Williams Arts Center

    Handing over the reins at Easton's Williams Arts Center
    The Williams Center for the Arts at Easton's Lafayette College has become a mecca for jazz and world music, as well as classical music and dance companies. What began as a modest series of mostly classical music concerts has grown to 20 some concerts...
  • Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll

    Hyde Park's retail revival is on a roll
    Chef Matthias Merges said he hesitated at first when the University of Chicago asked him several years ago to open a restaurant in Hyde Park. The owner of acclaimed Yusho and Billy Sunday in hipster haven Logan Square loved the diverse and tightknit South...
  • A little bit of everything

    A little bit of everything
    Pat Benatar is 61 years old, but she can still deliver the goods on stage. One of the top female voices in the classic rock genre, she scored more than a dozen Top 40 hits during the 1980s including standards such as "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" and...
  • Review: Vijay Iyer's tour de force of solo pianism

    Review: Vijay Iyer's tour de force of solo pianism
    The jazz world may face a dearth of first-rate vocalists, but visionary pianists abound. Original thinkers such as Jason Moran, Danilo Perez, Matthew Shipp, Marcus Roberts, Myra Melford, Gerald Clayton and others have been opening up new ways of...
  • Virginia Symphony continues free outdoor concerts this week

    The unofficial start of the Virginia Symphony season has been in full swing with a terrific lineup of free outdoor concerts throughout Hampton Roads. The series began with four concerts over the Labor Day weekend in Williamsburg, Yorktown, Hampton and...
  • Orrin Evans keeps his big band fun and unpredictable

    Orrin Evans keeps his big band fun and unpredictable
    Orrin Evans says he likes challenging himself to do something different. He is doing just that with the Captain Black Big Band, coming to Lafayette College on Sept. 12. It is difficult to keep a big band going, both financially and organizationally, but...
  • Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton

    Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton
    It is a circus as much as a concert. Wearing colorful costumes, the players are singing, chanting, dancing, making percussive noises on anything from drums to homemade instruments, keeping rhythm by blowing across the tops of bottles, tap dancing and...
  • Ray Gonzalez Keeps Bar High For Latin, Salsa Fest

    Ray Gonzalez Keeps Bar High For Latin, Salsa Fest
    Update: Event has been rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. It takes Hartford trumpeter and bandleader Ray Gonzalez 10 months out of every year to organize the festival that bears his name. And this year — as usual — he'll fine-tune...
  • From Adasiewicz to Zenon, a bounty of music

    From Adasiewicz to Zenon, a bounty of music
    Following are some of the most anticipated jazz recordings of the season: Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms, "From the Region" (released): The brilliant vibraphonist partners with bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and drummer Mike Reed. Tom Harrell, "TRIP"...