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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Music Box: Nellie McKay presents 'A Girl Named Bill' at Rams Head On Stage

    Music Box: Nellie McKay presents 'A Girl Named Bill' at Rams Head On Stage
    It’s not enough for Nellie McKay to just play music in concert. She likes to put on a show with the great spirits of music hall, vaudeville, cabaret and Broadway. Her personal experience presenting an off-Broadway smash hit show titled “...
  • Out and About: Carla Hall to kick off Celebrity Chef Series in Annapolis

    Out and About: Carla Hall to kick off Celebrity Chef Series in Annapolis
    It’s another fantastic weekend on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, filled with festivals, food, fun and lots and lots of music. Friday night, the Wellness House of Annapolis will kick off its Celebrity Chef Series with Carla Hall, co-host of ABC&...
  • Concert review: Charlie Parker tribute begins at Jazz Showcase

    Concert review: Charlie Parker tribute begins at Jazz Showcase
    Charlie Parker died on March 12, 1955, at age 34, and on that day Chicago jazz impresario Joe Segal marked the loss in the best way he could think of: holding a jam session. Segal has been saluting Parker's music ever since, and on Thursday night the...
  • Musikfest vesper, chamber concerts wide-ranging

    Musikfest vesper, chamber concerts wide-ranging
    Musikfest's rich musical diversity includes a diverse program of classical concerts Aug. 4-8. Concerts include purely classical, crossover, fusion and alternative repertoire on a wide range of instruments. As in previous years, the classical concerts...
  • Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town

    Freebie Friday: Free stuff to do around town
    Welcome to Freebie Friday, where everything here is free.   Freebie Spotlight Back to school block party   Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando,  will be giving away $20,000 cash in Back-to-School Bucks, starting Friday at...
  • Legend Curtis Fuller Among Litchfield Jazz Fest Lineup

    Legend Curtis Fuller Among Litchfield Jazz Fest Lineup
    There's a silver lining in the Brussels Jazz Orchestra's withdrawal from the Litchfield Jazz Festival lineup: It opened up a spot for legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller, who'll perform in the Saturday 3:30 p.m. time slot. I don't use the term "legend"...
  • Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'
    When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly. The songs of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington,...
  • Musikfest packs a stronger punch

    Musikfest packs a stronger punch
    The most important lesson taught by Musikfest founder and President Jeff Parks is that the festival is not only open to change, but also requires it, says ArtsQuest Vice President for Programming Patrick Brogan. "I think Jeff has been a leader of...
  • Ed Motta has a sonic foot in Chicago history

    Ed Motta has a sonic foot in Chicago history
    Brazilian singer/songwriter Ed Motta has not yet been to Chicago, but a few weeks before his Midwest debut, he offered an informative discourse on the city's musical history from his apartment in Rio De Janeiro. Then he sang The Dells' "Stay In My Corner,...
  • Ten don't miss events for Musikfest's opening weekend

    Ten don't miss events for Musikfest's opening weekend
    Musikfest starts Friday in Bethlehem with its 500 performances, dozens of crafters and artisans and food from around the world. America's biggest free music festival, running through Aug. 10, can be a challenge to navigate. So here's some more first...
  • Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds

    Jazz's Mario Pavone Draws On Boyhood Memories For His Sounds
    What the taste of a small rich cake called a madeleine was for triggering a famous flood of memories in French novelist Marcel Proust's classic "Remembrance of Things Past," the sound of the accordion is for the celebrated, Waterbury-born, avant-garde...
  • Concert review: Kelan Phil Cohran at Garfield Park Conservatory

    At 87, the revered Chicago jazz musician Kelan Phil Cohran still tours the world and just returned from sold-out concerts in Brazil. But his appearances in Chicago are not frequent, which made Saturday evening's performance at the Garfield Park...