Alto saxist Boyce Brown, aka Brother Matthew, won a Down Beat readers’ poll in 1940, but because he recorded so rarely he’s all but forgotten today.
He celebrates the release of Of Sound Mind with a performance Saturday at Constellation
Clarinetist James Falzone is moving to Seattle after landing a gig at Cornish College of the Arts.
The group’s new album Amongst the Smokestacks and Steeples deserves to net them greater visibility.
Corbett vs. Dempsey unleash rare Chicago bebop from 1949.
The compositional beauty and skillful arrangements on his new album, A Round Goal, match the musician’s talents as an improviser.
New music from Tim Daisy’s Relay label and a free download of a rare session by the Rempis Percussion Quartet
Mars Williams’s Albert Ayler tribute band mixes in songs of the season for its annual holiday concert
Jazz pianist Willie Pickens presents his final Christmas concert at Hyde Park Union Church on Friday
Scholar, gallerist, and occasional Reader contributor present Sun Ra 101: Man From Saturn at the Hungry Brain on Tuesday
On his new album, the AACM stalwart takes on jazz standards
A new Kickstarter campaign seeks to preserve the invaluable recordings made by local archivist and activist Malachi Ritscher
On Monday the Jazz Showcase hosts a tribute to the late Von Freeman that features his band from the New Apartment Lounge
Veteran Chicago bassist Marlene Rosenberg drops an album with a terrific new quartet and plays a release show.
Chicago tenor sax great Von Freeman gets his NEA Jazz Master award online tonight