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  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
  • Guitarist Jeff Parker comes home to Chicago

    Guitarist Jeff Parker comes home to Chicago
    Jazz musicians move into and out of Chicago all the time, but the exit last November of guitarist Jeff Parker carried quite a sting. Parker had lived and worked here for more than two decades, essentially launching his career in Chicago and becoming one...
  • Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'
    When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly. The songs of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington,...
  • Singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight

    Singer Kevin Mahogany swings back into the spotlight
    Back in the booming 1990s, when jazz musicians of varying levels of skill were being signed to major-label recording contracts, Kevin Mahogany was heavily promoted as one of the next great male vocalists. That he appeared in Robert Altman's 1996 film...
  • 7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods

    7 up-and-coming Chicago neighborhoods
    Affordable living space in popular enclaves such as Andersonville, Logan Square and Wicker Park is rare, so how can young urbanites on a budget determine what neighborhoods are on the cusp of cool? "Look for the halo effect, which is the impact a...
  • Is 'But I was drunk!' ever an excuse for cheating?

    Is 'But I was drunk!' ever an excuse for cheating?
    Dear Anna, Solve a debate between me and my boyfriend: If your partner cheats on you while under a heavy influence of alcohol or drugs, is that an acceptable excuse? Like, what if they were blacked out? —DUI Dear DUI, Acceptable in what sense?...
  • Marcus Roberts swings the Modern Jazz Generation

    Marcus Roberts swings the Modern Jazz Generation
    Jazz musicians are not often profiled on TV's "60 Minutes," but the long-running news magazine earlier this year aimed its high-profile lens at one of the best: pianist Marcus Roberts. The piece, reported by another eminent jazz musician –...
  • Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend

    Jazz fireworks for a holiday weekend
    The jazz tempo does not slow for the holiday weekend. Among the highlights: Paul Marinaro: Connoisseurs of music in Chicago long have known that Marinaro owns one of the most plush and malleable bass-baritones to be heard today. But it wasn't until...
  • Fareed Haque's latest gambit: Riffing with India's Saxophone Sisters

    Fareed Haque's latest gambit: Riffing with India's Saxophone Sisters
    The uncommonly versatile Chicago guitarist Fareed Haque juggles so many musical identities and languages that listeners can be sure of only one thing: They'll never hear him sounding the same way twice. Consider the show he's playing Sunday night at...
  • Reviews: Victor Goines and Amanda McBroom in compelling shows

    Reviews: Victor Goines and Amanda McBroom in compelling shows
    It wasn't billed as such, but saxophonist Victor Goines' hard-charging opening set Saturday night at the Green Mill Jazz Club amounted to a tip of the hat to his adopted city: Chicago. Born and raised in New Orleans and previously based in New York,...
  • Tenor master Ari Brown plays homage to John Coltrane

    Tenor master Ari Brown plays homage to John Coltrane
    Chicago tenor saxophone master Ari Brown first heard John Coltrane perform live when Brown was 19 years old, and several times thereafter. He has never forgotten the experience. "It was actually overwhelming," recalls Brown, who will be playing a...
  • Concert review: Moutin Factory Quintet at the Green Mill

    If the Moutin Factory Quintet had played with any more enthusiasm Friday night at the Green Mill Jazz Club, the pillar holding up the ceiling might not still be standing. But we're not talking about mere volume. The band's first set opened big and ended...