Ari Brown hasn’t often sought the spotlight, but his blend of bebop rigor and avant-garde daring puts him on par with the likes of Fred Anderson and Von Freeman.
The south side’s own world-class jazz fest played host to dozens of shows and more than a hundred musicians.
The 40th annual Chicago Jazz Festival includes 68 sets in Millennium Park and the Cultural Center, among them Maceo Parker, Jaimie Branch, Jason Stein, Diane Reeves, Greg Ward & 10 Tongues, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
This year’s Chicago Jazz Festival captures the music’s proliferating diversity, with the Bad Plus, Anat Cohen, Erwin Helfer, Tarbaby, JD Allen, the Liberation Music Orchestra, and much more.
Jason Moran and Gregory Porter highlight a jam-packed third day of Jazz Fest.
The Chicago River, a new jazz symphony by Orbert Davis, was inspired by The Lost Panoramas, a book that documents the reversal of the Chicago River.
The headliners of this year’s Chicago Jazz Festival include Randy Weston, the Saxophone Summit (with Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, and Ravi Coltrane), Cassandra Wilson, and Roy Hargrove.
Saturday’s jazz marathon features an impressive cast of local players, including Ernest Dawkins, Nicole Mitchell, Willie Pickens, Dana Hall, Robert Irving III, and Dee Alexander.
Local saxophonist Dudley Owens celebrates the release of his debut album, Just the Beginning.