Trombonist Ray Anderson, bassist Mark Helias, and drummer Gerry Hemingway bring their agile fusion of postbop, blues, and free jazz to the Chicago Jazz Festival next weekend.
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Guitarist John Scofield visits country on his new album
The jazz vet, who plays Space on Wednesday, tackles Hank, George, Merle, Dolly and others on Country for Old Men.
The Reader’s comprehensive guide to the 2016 Chicago Jazz Festival
This year’s Chicago Jazz Festival captures the music’s proliferating diversity, with the Bad Plus, Anat Cohen, Erwin Helfer, Tarbaby, JD Allen, the Liberation Music Orchestra, and much more.
Great jazz box sets, aka more gift ideas
More great jazz sets in cardboard boxes
Joe Lovano releases the first great jazz album of 2013
Lovano’s Us Five quintet releases its third album, Cross Culture, for Blue Note.
Afterfest jam sessions at the Chicago Jazz Festival
When the music ends at the Jazz Festival, it’s usually just starting somewhere else in the city. Last year’s traditional jam sessions at the Velvet Lounge—always a highlight of the afterfest festivities—felt a little strange and sad without Fred Anderson working the door, but this year the Velvet too is gone. Still, plenty of worthwhile […]
Our guide to the Chicago Jazz Festival
With 49 sets in four days, the oldest of the city’s big lakefront music festivals stays strong in hard times
Chicago Jazz Festival Headliners Announced
The headliners of this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival include Randy Weston, the Saxophone Summit (with Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and Ravi Coltrane), Cassandra Wilson, and Roy Hargrove.
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The List: April 7-13
Music Critics’ Choices and other shows: Joe Lovano, Indian, Robert Plant, Wire, Wormrot, ICP Orchestra, Rempis Percussion Quartet, and more
The List: March 18-24, 2010
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Joe Lovano & Us Five, Young Jeezy, the Ex, Omar Pene, Golden Triangle, Gunslinger, and more