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  • How Chicago's jazz scene made a champion of Marquis Hill

    How Chicago's jazz scene made a champion of Marquis Hill
    Earlier this month, a 27-year-old musician steeped in the ways of Chicago jazz won one of the most prestigious jazz competitions in the world. To Marquis Hill, taking top prize in the Thelonious Monk International Trumpet Competition, which includes a...
  • Kevin Cole celebrates Gershwin on the 88s

    Kevin Cole celebrates Gershwin on the 88s
    When Kevin Cole sits down to play Friday night at PianoForte Studios, he'll be doing double duty for the cause to which he has devoted his life: the music of George Gershwin. As the country's leading piano interpreter of Gershwin's work, Cole will...
  • A jazz holiday weekend with all the trimmings

    A jazz holiday weekend with all the trimmings
    Chicago listeners have a great deal to be thankful for this holiday weekend. Among the highlights Joey DeFrancesco: The world does not lack for expert players of the Hammond B-3 organ, but DeFrancesco approaches the instrument with sovereign mastery....
  • 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...
  • Logan Center raises the dial on jazz

    Logan Center raises the dial on jazz
    Music lovers might not have anticipated it, but the sprawling arts center that the University of Chicago opened in 2012 has become an increasingly important player in Chicago jazz. Last season, the Logan Center for the Arts presented several major...
  • Review: Bold new music from Brock, Markowitz and Johnson

    Review: Bold new music from Brock, Markowitz and Johnson
    In jazz, student and mentor often perform together to powerful effect, and that's precisely what has happened in the remarkable partnership of violinist Zach Brock and pianist Phil Markowitz. Chicagoans will remember Brock as an aspiring musician...
  • Violinist Zach Brock digs deep with pianist Phil Markowitz

    Violinist Zach Brock digs deep with pianist Phil Markowitz
    Connoisseurs already know that former Chicagoan Zach Brock stands among the most promising violinists in jazz. But his new album with the formidable pianist Phil Markowitz, "Perpetuity," shows Brock reaching a new level of musical maturity, insight...
  • From Ahmad Jamal to Matt Ulery, a buoyant jazz weekend

    From Ahmad Jamal to Matt Ulery, a buoyant jazz weekend
    This will be a brisk weekend in Chicago jazz. Among the highlights: Ahmad Jamal: It's difficult to overstate Jamal's importance as pianist, his approach to jazz improvisation sounding fresh and volatile, just as it did more than half a century ago....
  • High-Hat Club takes a bow in Katerina's old space

    High-Hat Club takes a bow in Katerina's old space
    When Katerina Carson decided to close her eponymous North Side club at the end of June, music lovers grieved for the loss of an uncommonly intimate, user friendly room. But the tears turned out to have been premature, for over the weekend the space that...
  • Jimmy Ellis finally gets set to cut a record

    Jimmy Ellis finally gets set to cut a record
    Chicago alto saxophone master Jimmy Ellis turned 84 in July but, remarkably, never has recorded an album as bandleader. That finally will change on Tuesday, when Ellis' weekly quartet session at Andy's Jazz Club will be recorded live, setting the...
  • Chico Freeman lights up Englewood Jazz Festival

    Chico Freeman lights up Englewood Jazz Festival
    Some Chicago jazz musicians double as social activists, using music to change lives. Saxophonist Ernest Dawkins, for instance, grew up in and around Englewood and has been fervently devoted to his South Side neighborhood, creating a jazz festival that...