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  • Piano great Robert Irving III nurtures the Generations

    Piano great Robert Irving III nurtures the Generations
    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...
  • Celebrating the joyous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

    Celebrating the joyous music of Antonio Carlos Jobim
    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...
  • Bouldering helps former Borders building in Uptown climb out of vacancy

     Bouldering helps former Borders building in Uptown climb out of vacancy
    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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Review: At Green Mill, Dee Alexander defines great jazz singing

    Review: At Green Mill, Dee Alexander defines great jazz singing
    What's the definition of great jazz singing? There are several, but surely one of them concerns the art of Dee Alexander, who reminded a crowded Green Mill Jazz Club on Friday night of what the genre still can achieve. Alexander was winding up a...
  • Dee Alexander tops off a remarkable year

    Dee Alexander tops off a remarkable year
    If you didn't catch Dee Alexander performing around town this year, you need to get out more. The protean Chicago singer was ubiquitous in clubs, concert halls and festivals, proving that her ferocious work ethic matches the nature of her virtuosity....
  • Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz Music: George Freeman

    Chicagoan of the Year in Jazz Music: George Freeman
    Not everyone gets to celebrate an 87th birthday with throngs of admirers thundering their applause. But that's how Chicago guitarist George Freeman marked the occasion, cranking out great blasts of sound at the Green Mill Jazz Club to comparably noisy...
  • Roy Hargrove, Marquis Hill trumpet a joyous holiday weekend

    Roy Hargrove, Marquis Hill trumpet a joyous holiday weekend
    The tempo of Chicago jazz does not slow for the holidays. Among the highlights: Roy Hargrove: For the past several Decembers, Hargrove – a lyrically inspired trumpeter – has played an extended residency at the Jazz Showcase to ring in...
  • A rip-roaring start to a New Year in jazz

    A rip-roaring start to a New Year in jazz
    The first week of the year will be rich with jazz offerings. Following is a guide to the highlights: Ari Brown: A magisterial saxophonist, Brown carries forward the legacy of the Chicago tenor tradition in distinctive ways. The sheer heft of his sound...