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.
This week’s featured gig poster, for an outdoor David Boykin concert at Compound Yellow, is by Oak Park-based singer-songwriter and creative director Rich Klevgard.
For decades, Danny’s nurtured a devoted and welcoming community of music lovers—but it couldn’t survive the pandemic.
Chicago singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Angel Bat Dawid talks about the improvisation and inspiration that shaped her new album, The Oracle.
This year’s Jazz Festival aftershows include Mako Sica with Hamid Drake, Dee Alexander performing Nina Simone, and the traditional engagements by Ira Sullivan and Edward “Kidd” Jordan.
Square Roots Festival, Tamir Rice’s mother at Stony Island Arts Bank, and more happenings from July 7-9
Chicago artists celebrate late AACM cofounder Kelan Phil Cohran, and the new No Bros Allowed zine and monthly showcase opposes masculine-identified boneheadedness.
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.
Riot Fest predictions, For Practically Everyone Records revs up for spring, and more
Ensemble dal Niente cellist Chris Wild drops a solo record, Chuck Wren celebrates 20 years of American Ska-thic, and more
There are plenty of great shows to whet your concert-going appetite the next few days, including Deerhunter, Chvrches, Station to Station, Grant Hart, and Windhand.
2013 Chicago Jazz Festival aftershows: Kidd Jordan, the Rempis Percussion Quartet, and other late-night diversions
Renaissance man Theaster Gates is fighting blight with artists in residence.
An art walk and networking event for artists takes place in Hyde Park on Tue 10/26.
Protest Jazz, the weekly series at Heaven Gallery, celebrates its fifth anniversary—sort of.