Kick off the summer with these events.
Upcoming events and recommendations from our listings coordinator
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Chicago-via-Indiana photographer and designer Adeleine Prairie Sinsabaugh.
This week’s featured gig poster was designed for the HotHouse by graphic designer and photographer Shelley Hiam.
For the better part of two decades, virtuosic multi-instrumentalist Herbert Kinobe has composed exquisite Pan-African music from a Ugandan perspective. Born in 1983 in a small village outside Kampala near Lake Victoria, Kinobe (he performs under his last name) grew up hearing the music at the nearby Kanyange Nnamasole Tombs, a historic Buganda cultural site […]
The members of Extraordinary Popular Delusions bring vast and varied experience to this underappreciated ensemble’s regular weekly shows—which follow no rules but their own.
Dave Rempis organizes concerts, mentors young musicians, and connects players from across the States and abroad—modeling the commitment and generosity that keep the jazz scene viable.
The city’s usual bounty of shows gets a big bump during the Jazz Festival.
This year’s Jazz Festival preshows and aftershows include Tony Malaby, Kidd Jordan, Ira Sullivan, Alvin Fielder, and Edward Wilkerson Jr.
The percussionist headlines this year’s Old and New Dreams Festival.
Mark Helias and Karl Berger are among the artists playing this weekend’s event at Promontory.
Dee Alexander has earned international acclaim, but fame has eluded her. Her great new album might change that.
The migration of the hipster: A Chicago history, 1898-present
Here’s a business model for hard times: hit the street and sell whatever you’ve got. Marguerite Horberg, founder and longtime potentate of the now defunct world-music club HotHouse, was doing it last week, on the sidewalk in front of Robin Richman’s shop on Damen during Richman’s annual yard sale. Horberg was offering passersby vintage clothing […]
Tenor-sax giant Fred Anderson and the community he sustained