Ari Brown hasn’t often sought the spotlight, but his blend of bebop rigor and avant-garde daring puts him on par with the likes of Fred Anderson and Von Freeman.
With short sets from small groups in unexpected spots, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival creates a communal experience that’s pandemic safe.
The city is replacing the Chicago Jazz Festival with a slimmed-down online event, while the smaller, nimbler Hyde Park Jazz Festival plans to try pop-up in-person shows.
People with synesthesia perceive things typically associated with one sense, such as sound, through one or more additional senses, such as sight, taste, smell, or touch—a B-minor chord, for instance, might register as green. A number of famous musicians, including Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, and Lady Gaga, have claimed to have (or are believed […]
The lively quartet Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis brings to the festival finds the meditative heart of free improvisation.
Current musical obsessions of Axons drummer Amanda Kraus, Now Is Podcast host Ben Remsen, and Reader music editor Philip Montoro
By staying put in his hometown, this Chicago saxophonist has nurtured generations of musicians—and a south-side festival that’s now in its 16th year.
The idiosyncratic, hard-to-pigeonhole musician joins forces with Harrison Bankhead and Avreeayl Ra on a terrific new jazz effort
New West Humboldt Park art space Silent Funny showcases Luftwerk’s water-and-light installations.
The three-piece will be recording a live record over the course of the month.
Six Reader music writers share their favorites from 2014 with year-end lists that do more than just put the same records in a different order.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, January 29
The best shows to see on Mon 1/27 through Wed 1/29
The ubiquitous sideman returns with his second album as a leader.
Leader of the Evolution Ensemble: “There was a freedom in jazz and all of the different chances you could take.”