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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

    A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It's a...
  • Concert review: Chuchito Valdes at Jazz Showcase

    Concert review: Chuchito Valdes at Jazz Showcase
    Cuban pianist Chuchito Valdes has performed often in Chicago through the years, but his opening set Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase stood far apart from his previous work. In past performances, Valdes has turned in thoroughly extroverted, often...
  • Singer Rick Derringer to play blues, smooth jazz along with his hits during Mount Dora concert

    Singer Rick Derringer to play blues, smooth jazz along with his hits during Mount Dora concert
    MOUNT DORA — Guitarist, vocalist and award-winning producer Rick Derringer has appeared with artists ranging from Alice Cooper and Kiss to Cindy Lauper and "Weird Al" Yankovic. His monster hit "Hang On, Sloopy," recorded in 1965 with the McCoys,...
  • Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough

    Millennium Park elevates Jazz Fest, but not enough
    For years — long before Millennium Park was created — readers wrote to me complaining about the Chicago Jazz Festival's dismal acoustics and environment in Grant Park. And for years, city government (which produces the festival) and the...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to start your weekend

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to start your weekend
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   Freebie Spotlight! 7 Eleven day Free small slurpee at 7 Eleven from 11 to 7.   Cow Appreciation Day Have you herd the news? Today is cow appreciation day at Chick-fil-A. Chick-...
  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
     Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Check out these cool jazz tracks inspired by great cars of the '70s

     
    Filed under: Classics, Etc., Videos, Dodge, Lamborghini, Lotus, Saab There's nothing like taking a drive with the perfect song playing that matches the mood and moment. When the rhythms sync up with the undulating road, the whole experience gets just a...
  • Square Roots a compelling collection of sonorities

    Square Roots a compelling collection of sonorities
    Mauritanian singer Noura Mint Seymali has two related goals. The first is to raise global awareness of her country's music, and the second is to educate youths in Mauritania about their own culture. All of which make her the quintessential artist to...
  • Jazz picks: Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Alon Nechushtan and more

    Jazz picks: Albert 'Tootie' Heath, Alon Nechushtan and more
    A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows coming this weekend. Jesse Harris, Anthony Wilson and Petra Haden Maybe best known for his longtime work with Norah Jones (those are his fingerprints on the Grammy-winning "Don't Know Why"), singer-...
  • Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock

    Downtown Sound series proves Millennium Park can rock
    The Downtown Sound music series is now a Monday night fixture during the summer at Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, but it wasn't always so. The city of Chicago had a hands-off policy toward rock music for generations, a phobia turned into...
  • Tenor master Ari Brown plays homage to John Coltrane

    Tenor master Ari Brown plays homage to John Coltrane
    Chicago tenor saxophone master Ari Brown first heard John Coltrane perform live when Brown was 19 years old, and several times thereafter. He has never forgotten the experience. "It was actually overwhelming," recalls Brown, who will be playing a...
  • Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced

     Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced
    Flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander with saxophonist Oliver Lake, pianist Craig Taborn and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band will headline the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 27-28 in several locations. Following is the...