Jazz Showcase founder Joe Segal was set in his ways, but his ways are worth saving.
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Stephen Paddock rented two Michigan Avenue hotel rooms overlooking Lollapalooza but never showed up, and other Chicago news
Also, Cubs home playoff tickets are the most expensive in the MLB..
‘Pop Art Design’ at the MCA, Made in Chicago Holiday Market, and more things to do this weekend
CMYCake, Neil Hamburger, Everything Is Terrible!, and other happenings in Chicago from December 18-20
A Blackstone Hotel chef experiments with ‘the most metal of the spices’
Challenged to make a dish with blade mace, Aaron McKay, executive chef at the Blackstone Hotel, created a two-course meal with a cocktail pairing.
Sampling Spanish wines with Kevin Zraly of Windows on the World Wine School
Winemakers from Codorniu Raventos properties across half the globe were lined up on a panel at the Blackstone Hotel
An oral history of the Green Mill
The Green Mill has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.
Risk and Reward
Erik DeBat unveils retrospective
After-Fest Jam Sessions: Jazz Showcase
In the early years of the Chicago Jazz Festival, Joe Segal figured he really couldn’t compete with the smorgasbord of free music on the lake, so he simply shuttered his Jazz Showcase and took the weekend off (grousing all the way). Then he hit on the idea of hosting after-the-fest jam sessions, with special guests […]
The silky dynamics of pianist Ahmad Jamal’s music haven’t really changed throughout his career; parceling space and measuring notes in a way that echoes Count Basie and Miles Davis (whose respect for Jamal’s music led him to name a tune for the pianist), he remains among the foremost jazz minimalists. Although he gained his fame […]