Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is D’Angelo’s sensual stunner “Send It On,” from his acclaimed album Voodoo
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
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.
Recommended shows paired with nearby restaurants.
Critics’ Choices and other notable concerts: Robbie Fulks, Roy Hargrove, Josh Berman’s Old Idea, Fiery Furnaces, and more
An unusual homage to James Brown this Tuesday at the UIC Forum caps several days of pre-Jazz Festival activities.