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Though its population hovers at just 8 million, Israel has become a powerhouse in nurturing high-caliber jazz talent. Chicago concertgoers are well acquainted with Anat Cohen, the uncommonly versatile Israeli clarinetist who's based in New York and...
Last June, Chicago reedist-bandleader Ken Vandermark convened a high-powered band for a specific and daunting purpose. Colleague Dave Rempis had asked Vandermark to think of something special he wanted to do to celebrate innovative programming by...
During the past year, Chicago listeners have heard trumpeter Victor Garcia in more musical contexts than any single player could be expected to master. He hit hard in drummer Dana Hall's band at the Green Mill last month; debuted his own feisty, full-...
It was a great weekend for jazz composition, as two noteworthy Chicago musicians showed their skills with a pen, as well as a horn. Saxophonist Geof Bradfield already had caught listeners' attention with "African Flowers," a 2010 recording of his...
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