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 […]
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Matana Roberts, Fareed Haque, Ernest Dawkins, NRG Ensemble with Michael Shannon, John Moulder, and Milton Suggs play the free Millennium park concert series.
The lineup for the wildly popular Millennium Park concert series is revealed.
As mayor, Richard M. Daley spent hundreds of millions of dollars on unnecessary pet projects—and Emanuel seems to have the same bad habit.
The World Music Festival’s free lineup includes Sidi Touré, Bassekou Kouyaté, and lots more.
Jack DeJohnette and Wadada Leo Smith are just two of the highlights of the first two days of the 2013 Chicago Jazz Festival.
Robert Glasper Quartet and others close out Jazz Fest’s final day.
Jason Moran and Gregory Porter highlight a jam-packed third day of Jazz Fest.
The Chicago Jazz Festival moves to Millennium Park with its best lineup in five years.