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  • Joe Segal wins major jazz honor

    Joe Segal wins major jazz honor
    Chicago jazz impresario Joe Segal, who has presented the music here since 1947, has won a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship, widely considered the nation’s highest jazz honor. He joins a distinguished roster of this year&...
  • Concert review: Ravi Coltrane in top form at Showcase

    Concert review: Ravi Coltrane in top form at Showcase
    Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane has been maturing noticeably during recent years, and he reiterated that fact dramatically Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase. Playing with consistent seriousness of intent but also with plenty of fire, Coltrane led his...
  • From Ravi Coltrane to Peter Brotzmann, an explosive weekend in jazz

    From Ravi Coltrane to Peter Brotzmann, an explosive weekend in jazz
    Even by Chicago standards, this weekend will be bris. Among the highlights Ravi Coltrane: The son of jazz innovator John Coltrane and pianist-conceptualist Alice Coltrane, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane carries a regal surname in jazz and all the...
  • Jazz resolutions for a New Year

    Jazz resolutions for a New Year
    A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013: Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
  • When does Joe Segal get his Jazz Masters award?

    When does Joe Segal get his Jazz Masters award?
    Until three weeks ago, no jazz club owner ever had been selected to receive the country's pre-eminent jazz honor: the National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Fellowship, which carries with it $25,000 and considerable prestige. Anyone who follows...
  • Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88

    Von Freeman, Chicago jazz legend, dead at 88
    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...
  • The gentle art of trumpeter Bobby Lewis

    The gentle art of trumpeter Bobby Lewis
    Each January, the Jazz Showcase turns its spotlight toward Chicago artists, enabling the club to bypass costlier touring attractions at a time of year when audiences typically are small. That's a boon not only to the city's musicians but to listeners,...
  • New tunes and a few surprises from pianist Benny Green

    New tunes and a few surprises from pianist Benny Green
    Pianist Benny Green took a few chances Thursday night at the Jazz Showcase, and the risks paid off handsomely – for both him and his listeners. The move was significant because Green typically plays with so much polish, precision and control...