Chicago improvisers Tim Daisy and Matt Piet have responded to the challenges of COVID by learning new ways to record alone.
The lively quartet Chicago saxophonist Dave Rempis brings to the festival finds the meditative heart of free improvisation.
The members of Extraordinary Popular Delusions bring vast and varied experience to this underappreciated ensemble’s regular weekly shows—which follow no rules but their own.
Dave Rempis organizes concerts, mentors young musicians, and connects players from across the States and abroad—modeling the commitment and generosity that keep the jazz scene viable.
Hard sweat, Wilco hair, music festivals both experimental and funky, and more
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
Ken Vandermark leads three different groups, all with recent recordings, over the next three nights at the Velvet Lounge: the Frame Quartet, the Vandermark 5, and his duo with Tim Daisy.
Hannes Reisinger Ken Vandermark Earlier this year I interviewed Ken Vandermark for a feature that ran in Down Beat magazine. One of the things he discussed but that didn’t make […]
Regular readers of this blog know how much I love and admire the Scandinavian quintet Atomic—to my ears they’re one of the most exciting jazz bands on the planet. Tonight […]
Superb Swedish trumpeter Magnus Broo kicks off four nights in Chicago with a great lineup at the Hideout tonight.
The Vandermark 5 plays Elastic tonight, and it seems they’ll be debuting two new pieces.
Check out some good bands for a good cause.
The Vandermark 5 releases its first album with new member Fred Lonberg-Holm