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  • From Ravi Coltrane to Peter Brotzmann, an explosive weekend in jazz

    From Ravi Coltrane to Peter Brotzmann, an explosive weekend in jazz
    Even by Chicago standards, this weekend will be bris. Among the highlights Ravi Coltrane: The son of jazz innovator John Coltrane and pianist-conceptualist Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane carries a regal surname in jazz and all the...
  • A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz

    A buoyant weekend in Chicago jazz
    The Memorial Day holiday obviously commemorates solemn events, but with so many people enjoying an extended weekend, Chicago's musical offerings are rich. Among the highlights: Eric Reed: One of the most compelling pianists in mainstream jazz, Reed...
  • How ragtime whiz Reginald Robinson got his groove back

    How ragtime whiz Reginald Robinson got his groove back
    Chicago ragtime piano master Reginald Robinson is on a tear. In recent months he has completed three new works, two of which he'll play Saturday night in a nearly ideal venue for his intimate art: Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, in Oak Park. One of...
  • The next accordion star: Julien Labro

    The next accordion star: Julien Labro
    The accordion doesn't get much respect in the United States – not since "The Lawrence Welk Show" and uncounted polka bands placed the instrument well outside the realm of chic. Nevertheless, the glorious squeezebox holds a noble tradition in jazz,...
  • Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size

    Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size
    Last year, audiences crowded into shows at the first Israeli Jazz Festival to play Chicago, so it was no great surprise to learn that the event would be coming back. But few would have expected that this fledgling attraction would nearly double in...
  • Concert Review - Patricia Barber at Logan Center

    Concert Review - Patricia Barber at Logan Center
    We're so accustomed to hearing Patricia Barber in rambunctious, atmospheric jazz clubs – most notably at the Green Mill in Uptown – that we forget what it's like to encounter her in the sanctuary and near-silence of the concert hall. All...
  • At last, a spotlight on Chicago piano master Ron Perrillo

    On Saturday night, one of the best pianists in this city will take the stage of the Green Mill Jazz Club as bandleader for the first time in several years. For anyone who values keyboard virtuosity, harmonic sophistication and musical invention of a high...
  • Patricia Barber celebrates Contempo anniversary

    Patricia Barber celebrates Contempo anniversary
    Ten years ago, the University of Chicago's Contemporary Chamber Players took on a sleek new name – Contempo – and for the first time in its 40-year history presented jazz on an even footing with classical music. The inimitable Chicago...
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  • Singer Auguscik rebuilds after a tragic loss

    Singer Auguscik rebuilds after a tragic loss
    Last March, the superb Chicago jazz singer Grazyna Auguscik was rehearsing for one of the biggest concerts of her career, in her native Poland, when she received the worst news of her life. Her partner of more than 20 years, Marek Bajson, had been...
  • Three masters will light up Constellation

    Three masters will light up Constellation
    This weekend one of the most intensely anticipated events of the jazz season will unfold in one of the most important rooms in the city. It's a rare occasion indeed when trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, multi-instrumentalist Douglas Ewart and drummer Mike...