| Jan 19, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Boundlessly creative, a champion of new ideas and a tireless advocate for the arts, Lois Weisberg will end her long tenure as one of the most influential women to ever serve in local government when she leaves her position as the city's commissioner of...
| May 31, 2012
| 2:10 PM
Tribune music critics John von Rhein (classical) and Howard Reich (jazz/blues) each pick 10 shows you shouldn't miss this summer:
“The Circus Princess” and “The Cousin from Nowhere”: Emmerich Kalman's three-ring...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:55 AM
CJP/UIC Jazz Academy
CJP/UIC Jazz Academy All-Stars
Chicago Jazz Fest
Sunday, September 4
Young Lions Stage
CJP/UIC Jazz Academy: in session from July 18 - 29. This two-week intensive summer music camp brings band students, ages 10-17...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 1:28 PM
The stage lights went out during Orbert Davis’ symphonic performance at the Chicago Jazz Festival last weekend.
The sound went haywire when Cassandra Wilson appeared with her band at the acoustically challenged Petrillo Music Shell, drowning out...
| May 24, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Elmhurst College's 16th Annual Summer Extravaganza
Saturday, June 18
The Elmhurst College Mall
190 Prospect Avenue
Under the direction of Emmy Award winner Doug Beach, the Elmhurst College Jazz Band has earned...
| Sep 4, 2012
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...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:07 PM
Revered around the world but never a major star, worshipped by critics and connoisseurs but perpetually strapped for cash, the towering Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman practically went out of his way to avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 1:03 PM
The organizers of the Chicago Jazz Festival have made available some preferred seating for a few of the annual Festival's bigger acts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The festival kicks off Thursday, Aug. 30 and continues through Sunday, Sept. 2. Here's a...
| Aug 26, 2009
| 10:46 AM
The DePaul Jazz Ensemble
Chicago Jazz Festival
September 4 - 6
| Aug 25, 2010
| 10:17 AM
Ramsey Lewis will bring his trio for the first time to Millennium Park as part of the Chicago Jazz Festival, presented by CareFusion, Friday, September 3 at 8:30 p.m. at the Pritzker Pavilion, 201 E. Randolph Street.
For more information...
| Jul 15, 2004
There it sits, off in a corner — at Jackson Boulevard and Columbus Drive — a dilapidated hulk suddenly dwarfed and humbled by the mighty Pritzker Pavilion to the north.
More than a quarter century ago, in 1978, the Petrillo Music Shell was the gleaming...
| Jan 22, 2006
Here is a selected list of events for 2006. (For an expanded list, go to latimes.com/worldevents.)
For more information on an event, plug its name into your favorite search engine. All dates and events are subject to change, so check before going....