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Trumpeter Bobby Lewis, singer Tammy McCann, saxophonist Eric Schneider and guitarist John Moulder will headline the Fourth Annual Chi-Town Jazz Festival, running March 12-22. As always, the event will support hunger relief in Chicago, with musicians and...
Cole Porter died nearly half a century ago – in 1964 at age 73 – yet his songs remain as ubiquitous today as they were then. Which helps explain why one of Chicago's top cabaret singers, Joan Curto, this week is launching an evening-length...
Twenty-five years ago, Chicago bluesman Corky Siegel unveiled a project that continues to obsess him. He called it Chamber Blues, and since its Midwest premiere in 1988 at the Paramount Arts Centre in Aurora, the project has blossomed into an ongoing...
Tags: Culture, Arts and Culture, Entertainment, Plymouth, Grant Park
Very few musicians can bring the rambunctious Green Mill Jazz Club to a near hush, but Patricia Barber did it through most of her first set Friday night. Granted, the overflow audience clearly knew the significance of the occasion: Barber's debut...
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The past year was a momentous one for the widely admired Chicago guitarist Bobby Broom. His first album made up entirely of original compositions, "Upper West Side Story" (Origin Records), won richly deserved critical accolades and considerable airplay,...
At exactly two minutes before show time, Patricia Barber whisks into the Green Mill Jazz Club, says a quick hello to the guys on the bandstand, stretches the joints in her hands, places her iPad inside the grand piano, noodles on the keyboard for a...
Out on the dance floor, young couples are throwing off dance steps right out of the Roaring Twenties: the Charleston, the fox trot, the shimmy. Just inches away, up on the bandstand, youthful musicians you'd sooner expect to find covering Radiohead or...
When it comes to playing through pain, Chicago tenor saxophonist Frank Catalano has more experience than most of his colleagues. Eighteen years ago, he severed the middle finger of his right hand while fixing his car, enduring surgery to reattach it and...
The Chicago cornetist Rob Mazurek has been producing unconventional, conceptually arresting work for years, most notably in his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra. Amid all of this, however, the music of his Pulsar Quartet stands out for a fragile...
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A buoyant winter season ahead includes: "Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights: Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
Tags: Howard Reich, Entertainment, Plymouth, Jim Ryan, Tony Bennett
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....
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