The Shadows and the Light, the new album from Chicago drummer Quin Kirchner, is an eclectic collection of freewheeling studio performances with a diverse range of sounds. On its second track, “Batá Chop,” the album features influences of West African batá drum and traces of Afro-Cuban drumming (which Kirchner learned as a teenager while studying […]
A preview of four talks this weekend
Robinson embarks on her 20th year in Chicago arts administration by taking the reins of the Jazz Institute.
“Anything that doesn’t celebrate a black woman is only a distraction.”