Paul Serrano, founder of P.S. Studios, was a south-sider at his core. Once a student of Captain Walter Dyett’s famed music program at DuSable High School, he forged a path as a young trumpeter in New York before settling back in Chicago and playing on sessions up and down the city’s storied Record Row. By […]
The Chicago DJ, promoter, and soul man broke big with “Boo-Ga-Loo” in 1965, but within eight years his career was over.
Von Freeman played in Sun Ra’s Arkestra in 1959 and ’60, and this week French horn player and Chicago native Vincent Chancey leads a strong local group through tunes Ra played in those days.
Onetime Sun Ra associate Robert Barry passed away on January 8 at age 85.
As a house drummer for Chess Records in the late 60s, Morris Jennings kicked off a five-decade career that never brought him into the spotlight himself.
If John Gilmore hadn’t been so committed to the spaceways, he might’ve influenced avant-garde jazz as profoundly as Coltrane.
Rahm Emanuel has squirreled away millions in TIF funds he’d prefer not to spend on the schools. But somehow that money is always there when he needs it.
Our mayors’ experience with CPS has rarely been firsthand.
More great jazz sets in cardboard boxes
DuSable High School band director Captain Walter Dyett taught generations of future stars.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin isn’t exactly obscure, but he’s been unjustly overshadowed since his heyday in the 50s and 60s.
Local tenor heavies Edward Wilkerson Jr. and Ari Brown visit Hamilton Park for a free Friday show.
“People have given us all sorts of names–avant-garde, free jazz, new jazz,” pianist and composer Muhal Richard Abrams says, pretty much right off the bat. “We don’t accept those names, and I’d appreciate it if you didn’t use them in connection with my work.”