The Secret History of Chicago Music has produced plenty of offshoots over the 18 years that it’s run, and I’m pretty proud of some of them. I published the book My Kind of Sound: The Secret History of Chicago Music Compendium in 2016; I’ve facilitated reissues and archival releases of music by artists I’ve covered […]
For nearly 70 years, Bob Koester owned the Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records—and though his businesses could be “crazy town,” they helped nurture thriving communities.
Jazz Showcase founder Joe Segal was set in his ways, but his ways are worth saving.
Bill MacKay and Katinka Kleijn finally document their dynamic duo with an album, friends band together to help Jazz Showcase founder Joe Segal with medical bills, and more.
The legendary Jazz Record Mart wasn’t a treasure just because of its massive inventory—it was also a hothouse of musical creativity.
Chicago Jazz Festival Afterfest Shows
Chicago tenor great Johnny Griffin dies in France.
Joe Segal’s Jazz Showcase reopens in a new Printers Row location on Thursday.
The Jazz Showcase presents a relocation benefit, the Steppenwolf presents Bill Frisell, and American Idol presents free-jazz progeny–sorta.
In the early years of the Chicago Jazz Festival, Joe Segal figured he really couldn’t compete with the smorgasbord of free music on the lake, so he simply shuttered his Jazz Showcase and took the weekend off (grousing all the way). Then he hit on the idea of hosting after-the-fest jam sessions, with special guests […]