Drummer Makaya McCraven has always been a bit of a rabble-rouser. He mixes audio from his live gigs with studio overdubs in intricately layered tracks that feel like jazz approached […]
There’s been jazz in Chicago for nearly as long as there’s been jazz. While jazz is commonly said to have ridden the rails to Chicago around 1916, when the Great […]
With short sets from small groups in unexpected spots, the Hyde Park Jazz Festival creates a communal experience that’s pandemic safe.
Trumpeter Marquis Hill releases The Way We Play this month as part of his prize for winning the Thelonious Monk competition.
By staying put in his hometown, this Chicago saxophonist has nurtured generations of musicians—and a south-side festival that’s now in its 16th year.
A sneak preview of the drummer’s forthcoming album on the new International Anthem imprint
Best shows to see for Mon 11/25 through Wed 11/26
Jack DeJohnette and Wadada Leo Smith are just two of the highlights of the first two days of the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival.
Good-bye to Baby Teeth and experimental-music venue Enemy, hello to young trumpeter Marquis Hill