The 40th annual Chicago Jazz Festival includes 68 sets in Millennium Park and the Cultural Center, among them Maceo Parker, Jaimie Branch, Jason Stein, Diane Reeves, Greg Ward & 10 Tongues, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
An expert negotiator, he went to bat for stars as big as James Brown and Muddy Waters, but he also clawed back royalties for countless forgotten artists who’d never gotten their due.
John Wright has lost three wives and his eyesight, but he still has his deep groove, generous spirit, and countless friends, family, and fans.
The veteran pianist is part of a three-concert series at PianoForte leading up to the Chicago Jazz Festival next week.
Current musical obsessions of Roctober‘s Jake Austen and WHPK’s Mario Smith