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  • Patricia Barber celebrates Contempo anniversary

    Patricia Barber celebrates Contempo anniversary
    Ten years ago, the University of Chicago's Contemporary Chamber Players took on a sleek new name – Contempo – and for the first time in its 40-year history presented jazz on an even footing with classical music.
  • Orchestra Hall's 2014-15 jazz season lineup released

    Orchestra Hall's 2014-15 jazz season lineup released
    Orchestra Hall has presented jazz since the early days of the 20th century, but only in the past two decades has the music been championed as part of a bona fide series. Major and emerging stars have been booked for the series' 21st annual season,...

    A big moment for Tammy McCann and Laurence Hobgood

    A big moment for Tammy McCann and Laurence Hobgood
    It's quite possible that Thursday evening will mark a dramatic new beginning for two extraordinary musicians. Chicago singer Tammy McCann owns one of the most luxuriant voices in jazz, but she never has teamed with a pianist-arranger of comparable...

    'Brothers Hypnotic' doc casts a bright light on Chicago jazz

    'Brothers Hypnotic' doc casts a bright light on Chicago jazz
    If you lived in Chicago in the 1990s, you probably saw them on Michigan Avenue or at the "el" stops or just about anywhere else people with some spare change in their pockets might congregate. The eight young men were hard to miss, their horns...

    Grazyna Auguscik among Chicago singers coming out to swing

    Grazyna Auguscik among Chicago singers coming out to swing
    This will be a splendid weekend for jazz singing, with some of the city's top vocalists stepping into the spotlight. Their work sheds light on the breadth of styles emanating from Chicago jazz singers right now, particularly when it comes to women...