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Green Mill (club)

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  • Accompanist extraordinaire puts on a show all her own

    Accompanist extraordinaire puts on a show all her own
    Twenty-five years ago, a talented young musician ventured here from Fort Wayne, Ind., to try her luck in the big city. Today, Beckie Menzie stands at the center of Chicago cabaret, her work as accompanist indispensable to uncounted singers, her...
  • Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach

    Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach
    Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall. With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
  • Remembering Ken Chaney with a major tribute

    Remembering Ken Chaney with a major tribute
    The death of esteemed Chicago pianist Ken Chaney in December, at age 73, caught his fans by surprise and left a hole in the city's musical life. As bandleader, he presided over such distinctive ensembles as the funk-tinged Ken Chaney Xperience, which...
  • 'The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place' by Hill Harper

    'The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place' by Hill Harper
    While reading "The Wealth Cure," a colleague glanced at the cover and said, "When you find out the cure, let me know." Too many of us think we don't have the ability to better identify how to spend our money, but in Hill Harper's latest book he gives...
  • Fall music preview: Chicago jazz greats coming home

    Fall music preview: Chicago jazz greats coming home
    Chicago always has produced jazz giants, larger-than-life figures whose art towers over that of mere mortals. Who are today's Chicago jazz giants? Following is an annotated guide to some of the titans who will be performing during the fall season: Art...
  • Score doughnuts you won’t want to share at Dinkel’s

     
    You don't need Doc Brown's time machine to catch a glimpse of Chicago's history. You need only to visit Dinkel's Bakery in Lakeview....
  • Review: Chicago documentary 'If I'm Not Home: Ron Cooper, A Life in Jazz'

    Review: Chicago documentary 'If I'm Not Home: Ron Cooper, A Life in Jazz'
    **1/2 (out of four) For many years, jazz singer/scatman extraordinaire Ron Cooper was a figure in Chicago jazz, performing at the Green Mill and influencing local staples like Von Freeman and Fareed Haque (both of whom appear in this documentary, shot...
  • Must-see summer classical and jazz/blues concerts in Chicago

    Must-see summer classical and jazz/blues concerts in Chicago
    Tribune music critics John von Rhein (classical) and Howard Reich (jazz/blues) each pick 10 shows you shouldn't miss this summer: Classical: “The Circus Princess” and “The Cousin from Nowhere”: Emmerich Kalman's three-ring...
  • Jason Adasiewicz makes beautiful vibes

    Jason Adasiewicz makes beautiful vibes
    Chicago has a way of producing fabulously eccentric, fiercely individualistic jazz stars. From the free-ranging tenor sax solos of Von Freeman and Fred Anderson to the quirky songwriting of Patricia Barber to the explosive reed work of Ken Vandermark,...
  • Bringing Big Bill Broonzy back into the spotlight

    He was one of the most celebrated blues artists of his era, a visionary Chicago singer-songwriter who mentored Muddy Waters, introduced the music to Europe and inspired no less than Eric Clapton, Ray Davies and Pete Townshend (as they've all acknowledged)...
  • Jazz meets classics: A Chicago pianist teams with Orion Ensemble

    Jazz meets classics: A Chicago pianist teams with Orion Ensemble
    When Chicago pianist Miguel de la Cerna was growing up on the South Side, the sound of jazzand blues, gospel and funk, R&B and soul was everywhere. It blasted out of clubs and apartments, car radios and storefronts, inspiring a kid growing up near 41st...