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.
When the music ends at the Jazz Festival, it’s usually just starting somewhere else in the city. Last year’s traditional jam sessions at the Velvet Lounge—always a highlight of the afterfest festivities—felt a little strange and sad without Fred Anderson working the door, but this year the Velvet too is gone. Still, plenty of worthwhile […]
With 49 sets in four days, the oldest of the city’s big lakefront music festivals stays strong in hard times