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Lionel Hampton

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  • The Go Guide Weekend Preview: This is not Del Boca Vista

    The Go Guide Weekend Preview: This is not Del Boca Vista
    It's been nearly 20 years since Jerry Seinfeld began visiting Del Boca Vista, the fictional South Florida retirement community where parents Morty and Helen battled crotchety neighbors, ate dinner at 4:30 p.m., didn't run their AC much and reaffirmed...
  • Fall music preview: Chicago jazz greats coming home

    Fall music preview: Chicago jazz greats coming home
    Chicago always has produced jazz giants, larger-than-life figures whose art towers over that of mere mortals. Who are today's Chicago jazz giants? Following is an annotated guide to some of the titans who will be performing during the fall season: Art...
  • To do today: Foreigner, Jon Faddis and "Weird Florida"

    To do today: Foreigner, Jon Faddis and "Weird Florida"
    Music Foreigner: Foreigner will let 'er rip 8 tonight at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The group's album sales exceed 70 million, with multiplatinum songs that include "Cold As Ice," "Juke Box Hero," and "I Want To Know What...
  • Remembering the 'Little Giant,' jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin

    Remembering the 'Little Giant,' jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin
    Ask anyone who loves jazz to the name the top tenor saxophonist of all time, and he or she probably will answer in a flash. To many, it's Sonny Rollins, at 82 still a giant. Or Gene Ammons, the long-gone, soulful player from the South Side of Chicago....
  • Chicago Humanities Festival: Let freedom swing

    Chicago Humanities Festival: Let freedom swing
    How fitting that a festival exploring a theme as vast as "America" should be playing stages across Chicago next month. For no art form reflects the fundamentals of the American experiment more urgently than jazz, and no city has contributed more to the...
  • A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue

    A rosy new stage for Sugar Blue
    These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
  • Al Jolson tribute at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale

    Al Jolson tribute at Cinema Paradiso in Fort Lauderdale
    Al Jolson can still pack them in the theater, 86 years after ushering in "the talkies" and 63 years after his death. At least that's the idea with the tribute by The Broward County Film Society (also called FLiFF) to the man billed as "The World’s...
  • Three-and-a-half decades covering Chicago Jazz

    Three-and-a-half decades covering Chicago Jazz
    Some gigs seem almost too good to be true: I’ve been covering music for the Tribune for 35 years, since I started freelancing in 1977 and joined the staff in ’83. I sometimes get emails from great musicians traveling the world who tell me...
  • Gil Bernal dies at 80; veteran tenor saxophonist

    Gil Bernal dies at 80; veteran tenor saxophonist
    Gil Bernal, a tenor saxophonist who during his long career played a variety of styles with artists such as Spike Jones, Lionel Hampton and Ry Cooder, has died. He was 80. Bernal died of congestive heart failure July 17 at Glendale Adventist Medical...
  • Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist

    Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist
    Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...
  • PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick

    PASSINGS: Snooky Young, Jeff Gralnick
    Snooky Young Jazz trumpeter in 'Tonight Show' band Snooky Young, 92, a jazz trumpeter whose long career included working with big bands led by Jimmie Lunceford and Count Basie as well as a lengthy stint with NBC's "Tonight Show" band, died Wednesday...
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...