| Feb 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Richard S. Ginell reviews Wynton Marsalis' new "Swing Symphony,"with Leonard Slatkin, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.at Walt Disney Concert Hall...
| Aug 18, 2010
| 2:22 PM
For all of you summer lovers, at last you have been able to revel in the heat. The beginning of the week was exactly as August should be — HOT!
Last Saturday night a sliver of a moon shone brightly with the planet Jupiter twinkling nearby, when...
| Sep 14, 2010
| 10:17 AM
In 33 years of covering music for the Tribune — first as a freelancer and then as a staffer — I've chronicled great performances across the city and around the world.
Many are covered in my newest book, “Let Freedom Swing: Collected...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 11:16 AM
When John Jorgenson, a laid-back, soft-spoken Californian who lives in Nashville, picks up a guitar, he can chicken pick, string together long, staccato Gypsy Jazz lines or rack up chorus after face-melting chorus of rock and blues licks like few other...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:47 AM
Last week I was fortunate to go to the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Wichita Orpheum. The first thing I noticed that I had not heard at a concert in a long time is how the band was not blowing out speakers, pumping the...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:49 PM
Once, jazz was primetime. While it is still in downtown New York — if you've got $80 for a one-hour set — in many places jazz's happiest homes are on off-nights: Mondays, Wednesdays and, most consistently, the Sunday brunch. Well, next time...
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Country music legend Willie Nelson will bring his honeyed voice and battered guitar to Newport News in May, promoters announced Friday.
Nelson will play the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News on May 18. Tickets -- which range in price from...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announced today the first four acts of their popular summer concert series. The B-52s, famous for their party-rock anthems "Rock Lobster" and "Love Shack" kick off the series June 1. The Steve Miller Band, Wynton...
| May 3, 2012
| 12:45 PM
Paul Winter/Paul Sullivan Benefit Show
Sat., May 12, 8 p.m. Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport. (203) 331-9756. $45, $75 for VIP seating.
"I guess I've been listening to WPKN for 30 years or more," says Paul Winter, apropos of his...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 10:26 AM
London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics from July 27 to Aug. 12. While the Games are sure to be a spectacular event, there are plenty of other options for those travelers who couldn't get tickets, blew that 100-yard dash or just happen to be in...