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Green Mill (club)

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  • Flutist Nicole Mitchell's welcome return to Chicago

    Flutist Nicole Mitchell's welcome return to Chicago
    The great flutist-composer Nicole Mitchell moved to Chicago – and launched her international career here – in 1990. More than two decades later, in August of 2011, she left the city for California, yet it's still impossible to think of...
  • Storytelling in Chicago is a nightly affair

    Storytelling in Chicago is a nightly affair
    As opening night glitches go, this was a good problem. The back room at Lakeview gastropub The Dog's Bollox was jammed with people squeezing in for the debut of Story Sessions, yet another yarn-spinning event to add to Chicago's already-packed...
  • Celebrating Wayne Shorter's 80th a couple months early

    Celebrating Wayne Shorter's 80th a couple months early
    If jazz listeners ruled the world, saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter's forthcoming 80th birthday – on Aug. 25 – would be deemed a national holiday. That doesn't seem likely at this point, so Chicago will celebrate the occasion a bit early...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • '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...
  • Essential Von Freeman recordings

    Essential Von Freeman recordings
    Von Freeman recorded too infrequently for an artist of his stature, but his slender discography nonetheless sheds light on one of the most influential jazz men Chicago has produced: “Doin' It Right Now” (Atlantic, 1972). Freeman's belated...
  • 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...
  • Chicago Humanities Festival: Let freedom swing

    Chicago Humanities Festival: Let freedom swing
    How fitting that a festival exploring a theme as vast as "America" should be playing stages across Chicago next month. For no art form reflects the fundamentals of the American experiment more urgently than jazz, and no city has contributed more to the...
  • 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,...