| Apr 9, 2015
| 11:23 AM
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...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 1:12 PM
Trumpeter Avishai Cohen, bassist Omer Avital and the Chicago Children’s Choir will headline the third Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival, May 14 through 22 at nine venues.
The event is presented by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest....
| Apr 2, 2015
| 9:39 AM
Chicagoans know Victor Garcia as a virtuoso jazz trumpeter whose mastery of bebop, contemporary and Latin-tinged idioms make him a powerhouse performer.
But Garcia had a profound experience during a recent extended engagement, he says, which has changed...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 6:56 PM
Back in 1994, an emerging Puerto Rican saxophonist named David Sanchez announced himself to Chicago audiences in the boldest way possible: playing alongside another phenom-in-the-making, Panamanian pianist Danilo Perez.
The twenty-something musicians...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 9:09 AM
When Chicago guitarist and Catholic priest John Moulder launched the Chi-Town Jazz Festival in 2010, he had no idea if it would last much beyond the first year.
Next Wednesday, the sixth annual event will unfold in performances spaces across the Chicago...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 7:21 AM
Why are two bona fide jazz legends – 88-year-old saxophonist Jimmy Heath and 87-year-old bandleader Bill Holman – playing the western suburb of Elmhurst this weekend?
For the same reason that trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, drummer Louie Bellson,...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 9:48 AM
***= Josh Terry’s recommended shows
On sale noon Thursday
The English Beat, Monday, April 20 ($45-60, all ages) at City Winery.
On sale 10 a.m. Friday
Coasts, Monday, April 27 ($13-15, all ages) at Lincoln Hall.
Jessie J, Thursday, April 9...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:00 AM
After sitting empty for four years, the Uptown building that once housed Borders bookstore is welcoming a new tenant.
First Ascent, a budding Chicago-based climbing company, plans to open an indoor bouldering gym on the second floor of the 100-year-...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:23 AM
It would be difficult to overestimate the melodic grace, harmonic allure and lasting eloquence of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Universally loved songs such as "Girl from Ipanema," "Desafinado" and "One Note Samba" only hint at the mountain of...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:45 AM
When he was 26 years old, Chicago pianist Robert Irving III joined the band of one of the most revered musicians in jazz: Miles Davis.
Irving played with Davis from 1979 to 1988, serving as music director and foil for a profoundly creative jazz...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:44 AM
'The Magic Victrola': Lyric Unlimited's third annual presentation designed to introduce youngsters 5-10 and their families to the joys of opera takes two children on a journey through famous opera scenes, courtesy of an old record player in their...