| Dec 8, 2012
| 12:44 AM
The great saxophonist Ornette Coleman once said that “jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.” And tonight, the Jimmie Cannon’s Valley Jazz will prove Coleman’s point...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Love 'em or hate 'em, there's no avoiding the holidays, and that's true on local stages as well as the shopping malls. But even the Scroogiest of souls could find something to celebrate in the gifts of theater, dance, and music offered up this season by...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:05 AM
Always In Trouble
An Oral History of ESP-Disk', The Most Outrageous Record Label in America by Jason Weiss, Wesleyan Univ. Press, 292 pages, $24.95 (paper), $11.99 eBook
While the music scene over the past half-century has been dominated by major...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:44 PM
If you love a gratis groove, you may want to hit Motown for Labor Day. Though the Detroit Jazz Festival has concerts year-round, the main event happens over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3.
Now in its 33rd year, the Detroit Jazz Festival is the...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Get Jewish cantors to huddle with Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. What would they come up with?
Maybe something like "Jazz Wisdom Spirit," a concert planned for Sept. 9 in Delray Beach. Created by a rabbi and a music professor, the concert will set...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 9:35 PM
Four Twin Cities musicians will play Friday night at the Ward Plaza restaurant as part of the monthly Final Friday celebration of live music and art in downtown Aberdeen.
Performing will be Paul Fonfara on reeds, Steve Hobert on piano, Josh Granowski...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Now that the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival is fully underway – having kicked off Thursday night at Millennium Park – Chicagoans can focus on figuring out what to catch this weekend.
Following is an annotated guide to some of the most...
| Oct 1, 2012
Since the mid-1920s, Ann Hawkins has summered on an idyllic oasis in northwestern Michigan called Idlewild, once known by some as the Martha's Vineyard of the Midwest, but for well-to-do black folk.
She grew up riding horses there, swimming in the...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 2:03 PM
- The Wolves won 76 percent (211-61-6) of their football games between 1946-76.
- The 64th annual Gypsy Day game on Oct. 9, 1982, was cancelled against St. Cloud State. A monsoon-like rainstorm came through Aberdeen that morning and flooded Swisher Field....
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Fairfield University has got a couple of interesting shows happening at the Quick Center this week. First, on Friday, FU music program director Brian Torff leads a band of jazz professors (called the Jazz Professors) in a fresh interpretation of Duke...
| Apr 22, 2012
As one of the last living participants in Hartford's exuberant Golden Age of Jazz after World War II — an era when future giants Horace Silver and Gigi Gryce graced the swinging club scene in the North End — pianist Emery Austin Smith is...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 6:36 PM
If conductor Jeffrey Kahane led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with even more vim and vigor than usual during last weekend's concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, he had good reason.
The program of new and familiar music on Saturday, April 21...