“Being in the room and feeling the heartbeat of the people that you’re with, that’s really a large part of what makes the music what it is.”
This week’s featured gig poster was created by Nashville graphic designer Terri Morris.
Upcoming events and distractions from our listings coordinator
Upcoming events and recommendations from our listings coordinator
The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is at the center of a dizzying variety of live music this weekend.
Plenty of tribute talent on display, but the winners were hard to spot at Chicago’s first Fifth Star arts awards.
Ken Vandermark voted best jazz musician
Featuring Nicole Mitchell’s Sonic Projections, the Kurt Elling Quintet with Ernie Watts, the Ramsey Lewis 75th birthday celebration, and much more
Drummer and Chicago native Kobie Watkins has released his debut as a bandleader, and he celebrates on Monday at the Jazz Showcase.
In polls and reviews, readers and critics have converged to name Kurt Elling the most accomplished male jazz vocalist of his generation. So now it comes down to how good he’ll ultimately become–a question only partly answered on the new Nightmoves, due April 3 on Concord. The disc brims with his best pure singing yet: […]
Because of Kurt Elling’s regular appearances at the Green Mill (where he workshops new material most Wednesday nights), we in Chicago see his progress in its smallest increments. Occasionally it makes sense to step back and, like everyone else, look at the leaps he’s made. In every way, the new Man in the Air is […]