Drummer Jeremy Cunningham releases a dense but delicate jazz record to honor his late brother; the Black, Brown, and Indigenous Crew rocks the Vaginal Davis exhibit at the Art Institute; and more.
The Jazz Festival’s orbit bustles with too much music for one weekend
Jazz Fest’s ten days of neighborhood concerts, satellite shows, and aftersets include Kidd Jordan, Angel Bat Dawid, Jeff Parker, Marc Ribot, and Ben Sidran.
Chicago ensemble Resavoir show how jazz can help all of pop music grow
Over the past few years, trumpeter Will Miller has beavered away on a bedroom jazz project called Resavoir while juggling other gigs, most notably in popular country-soul group Whitney. About a year ago Miller finally brought Resavoir to life, tapping into his network of talented Chicago friends to form a full-fledged band: saxophonist Irvin Pierce, […]
DJ King Hippo on the holy grail of Chicago spiritual jazz
Current musical obsessions of DJ King Hippo (aka Alejandro Ayala), Resavoir bandleader Will Miller, and Reader writer Leor Galil
An edited loop on the gig poster of the week
This week’s featured gig poster was created by designer Aaron Lowell Denton, based in Bloomington, Indiana.
Drone-song duo Mending near the halfway point of a 40-song narrative cycle
Drone-song duo Mending near the halfway point of a 40-song narrative cycle, top-notch Chicago rapper Tree decisively ends his release drought, and more.