This week’s featured gig poster was created by illustrator and musician Rei Alvarez, who lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Marc Ribot makes a rare solo appearance on Thursday, performing in response to an exhibit of paintings by Ivan Albright at the Art Institute of Chicago.
New York guitarist Mary Halvorson brings her daring but sophisticated octet to Chicago for the first time.
The alto saxophonist performs Saturday night with a strong crew of Chicago players
Gorging at Winter Jazz Festival and Globalfest
Eight Reader writers take on 16 albums—including Traxman’s user-friendly footwork.
Ches Smith, who rolls through Chicago next week in Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, easily straddles ideas from both jazz and rock in his great quintet These Arches.
A conversation with bassist Devin Hoff about his April residency in Chicago
A soulful track from veteran Bay Area clarinetist featuring a corker of a solo from Wilco guitarist Nels Cline.
Drummer Ches Smith (Secret Chiefs 3, Xiu Xiu, Mary Halvorson Quintet) plays a solo set at the Hideout Wednesday.