A multidisciplinary project inspired by Mingus’s The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady helped lure Chicago saxophonist Greg Ward back from New York—and it could make for his biggest album yet.
The idiosyncratic and influential bandleader gets feted in Millennium Park next week.
Some of the greatest experiences with live music came courtesy of the eccentric multiinstrumentalist and bandleader Hal Russell, whose work with his NRG Ensemble brought gonzo wit, fierce improvisation, and boundless energy to performance after performance. During the late 80s and early 90s they were fixtures at great subterranean bar Lower Links, playing madcap sets […]
The young jazz singer comes home.
Matana Roberts, Fareed Haque, Ernest Dawkins, NRG Ensemble with Michael Shannon, John Moulder, and Milton Suggs play the free Millennium park concert series.
The Chicago Jazz Festival moves to Millennium Park with its best lineup in five years.
What’s scheduled for some of this summer’s best free concert series.
The full schedule of free concerts this summer in Millennium Park includes Charles Bradley, Deerhoof, and Ana Tijoux—but no weekday lunchtime series.
The great world-music series Music Without Borders is missing from the city’s announcement of Millennium Park’s summer programming.
Pianist Ahmad Jamal, who broke out as a jazz star while living in Chicago in the 50s, celebrates his 80th birthday with a blowout concert in Millennium Park following the opening day of this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival.
Nothing in Chicago can compare with this summer’s music offerings in Millennium Park—and every show is free.
From 6:30 to 8:30 PM tonight, local jazz pianists Willie Pickens and Ron Perrillo and New Orleans saxophonist Donald Harrison will play a free show in Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion, part of the Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz series.