New York guitarist Mary Halvorson brings her daring but sophisticated octet to Chicago for the first time.
Trumpeter Marquis Hill releases The Way We Play this month as part of his prize for winning the Thelonious Monk competition.
If you didn’t get to know this idiosyncratic guitarist when he lived in Chicago, now’s as good a time as any to start.
Ten Reader writers take on 16 albums—including Aphex Twin, Godflesh, Johnny Marr, and more.
The young New York bassist establishes his sound with deft choices on his debut album.
The Morton Grove native sounds better than ever on his new album with veteran drummer Barry Altschul and bassist Mark Helias.
Who says it’s dead in December—a slew of live jazz options for the weekend
Not everyone on this list graduated, but there’s no disputing the talent and vision of the players.
Saxophonist Jon Irabagon, a native of Morton Grove, is reaching an artistic high lately.
Saxophonist Jon Irabagon, who grew up in Morton Grove and later Gurnee and studied music at DePaul University, has steadily made a name for himself since relocating to New York in 2001 to pursue further studies at the Manhattan School of Music. For the plast few years he’s earned plaudits for his work in the […]
Chicago native Jon Irabagon wins the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition.