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  • Ken Vandermark's back in town and playing hard

    Ken Vandermark's back in town and playing hard
    For the past couple of decades, Chicago saxophonist Ken Vandermark has been racing around the globe, prolifically recording, performing and generating provocative new ideas in music. His innovative work and seemingly inexhaustible efforts won him a...
  • 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...
  • Bassist Matt Ulery's 'By a Little Light' breakthrough album is triumph of '12

    Bassist Matt Ulery's 'By a Little Light' breakthrough album is triumph of '12
    What a year this has been for Chicago bassist-composer Matt Ulery. His breakthrough album, "By a Little Light" (Greenleaf Music), has been turning up on best-of-year lists, including NPR's and the Chicago Tribune's. He has taken this hauntingly...
  • 'Battle of the Saxes' raises the curtain

    'Battle of the Saxes' raises the curtain
    For years, the "Battle of the Saxes" that played the Green Mill Jazz Club each New Year's Eve was less a contest than a lively exchange of ideas between Chicago tenor saxophone icon Von Freeman and former Chicago tenorist Edward Petersen. The...
  • Singer Frank D'Rone hits a high note late in his career

    Singer Frank D'Rone hits a high note late in his career
    As his old friend Frank Sinatra might have put it, it was a very good year for Chicago singer Frank D'Rone. In April, D'Rone turned 80, and in June he overcame a series of health challenges to play a triumphant comeback engagement at the Jazz Showcase....
  • 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,...