Also, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is again threatening to revoke federal funding for Chicago.
Bill Carrothers, as solid a pianist as anyone in mainstream jazz, plays the Green Mill tonight and tomorrow with his European rhythm section.
“Pathways to Unknown Worlds,” the knockout exhibition of Sun Ra art and ephemera that debuted here in 2006, opens Thursday at the ICA in Phillly.
The Village Voice publishes its 2008 jazz poll, and this year I’m part of it.
If you go see saxophonist Donny McCaslin this weekend at the Green Mill, pay attention to his bassist, the imperturbable Hans Glawischnig.
Hard bop drummer Winard Harper opens the Morse Theatre in Rogers Park tonight.
Oak Park native Amir ElSaffar gives the Chicago premiere of his Two Rivers suite on Thursday.
Dick Buckley hosts his final show on WBEZ on Sunday afternoon.
Chicago tenor great Johnny Griffin dies in France.
Greek saxophonist Dimitri Vassilakis brings his pure postbop sound to town.
Reedist Andrew D’Angelo has been hospitalized with a brain tumor.
A renewed booking effort brings some top-notch jazz to Pilsen.
Oak Park-bred Amir ElSaffar, who blends jazz and Iraqi maqam, collaborates tonight and tomorrow with Jewish Algerian expat Maurice El Medioni.
Wilco guitarist Nels Cline keeps it wild on the other side.
Pianist Jason Lindner and bassist Omer Avital represent a new jazz sound in New York.