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  • Review: Guitarist George Freeman at Green Mill

     Review: Guitarist George Freeman at Green Mill
    It had to be one of the more joyous birthday parties to shake up a jazz club in quite a while. Onstage at the Green Mill on Friday night, Chicago guitarist George Freeman pointed the fingerboard of his instrument toward the heavens, preparing to churn...
  • Trumpeter Burgess Gardner celebrates Jazz Institute's 45th

    Trumpeter Burgess Gardner celebrates Jazz Institute's 45th
    When veteran Chicago trumpeter Burgess Gardner takes the stage of the Loyola Park field house on Friday evening, he'll be celebrating not one but two milestones: the 45th anniversary of the Jazz Institute of Chicago, which was founded in 1969, and his own...
  • Live music, green-jacketed guides greeting 6,000 tourism professionals

    Live music, green-jacketed guides greeting 6,000 tourism professionals
    Starting Friday, 6,000 visitors from around the world will begin arriving in Chicago for the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW trade show, a gathering of travel buyers, suppliers and journalists. While the significance of the event may be lost on...
  • Grazyna Auguscik among Chicago singers coming out to swing

    Grazyna Auguscik among Chicago singers coming out to swing
    This will be a splendid weekend for jazz singing, with some of the city's top vocalists stepping into the spotlight. Their work sheds light on the breadth of styles emanating from Chicago jazz singers right now, particularly when it comes to women...
  • Review: Orbert Davis' new jazz symphony at College of DuPage

    Though listeners tend to think of Orbert Davis as trumpeter and conductor of his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, during the past several years he has turned in some of his most striking contributions as composer. Large-scaled works such as "Havana Blue"...
  • From Anat Cohen to Yoko Noge to Pharez Whitted, a lively week

    From Anat Cohen to Yoko Noge to Pharez Whitted, a lively week
    The next week in Chicago jazz will be brisk. Among the highlights: Friday Pat Martino: Great jazz guitar playing comes in many forms, but rarely with more depth of musicianship or ingenuity of improvisation than in Martino's work. The veteran...
  • Saxophonist Jimmy Ellis swings back into action

    Saxophonist Jimmy Ellis swings back into action
    The distinctive Chicago saxophonist Jimmy Ellis – who has performed in Chicago for well over half a century – hasn't been seen in the clubs much for a while. When I dropped in at Andy's to catch him doing a guest spot in drummer Isaiah...
  • Jaime Ray Newman plays 'Mind Games' in Chicago

    Jaime Ray Newman plays 'Mind Games' in Chicago
    "Mind Games" star Jaime Ray Newman has no doubt that the psychological manipulation techniques used on the ABC series really work. She has first-hand experience. "I met my husband in Israel; he's Israeli and it took four years of the Jedi mind tricks...
  • Bobby Lewis' trumpet has a seductive sound

    Bobby Lewis' trumpet has a seductive sound
    Is there a gentler, warmer, more disarming sound in Chicago jazz than the trumpet of Bobby Lewis? The music he makes has won him wide admiration through the decades, with Peggy Lee perhaps summing it up best. Lewis, she once said, has "a sound like no...
  • Chi-Town Jazz Fest plays for a noble cause

    Chi-Town Jazz Fest plays for a noble cause
    Several years ago, Chicago priest and jazz guitarist John Moulder came up with a bold idea: Put on a jazz festival in which all the musicians and clubs donate their services, with the proceeds going to fight hunger. Moulder, who's widely admired by...
  • Three masters will light up Constellation

    Three masters will light up Constellation
    This weekend one of the most intensely anticipated events of the jazz season will unfold in one of the most important rooms in the city. It's a rare occasion indeed when trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, multi-instrumentalist Douglas Ewart and drummer Mike...
  • Review: A deeper side to Frank Catalano at Green Mill

    Review: A deeper side to Frank Catalano at Green Mill
    The past three years have been daunting for Chicago tenor saxophonist Frank Catalano, who has been battling the effects of injuries he suffered in an auto accident. But despite his troubles, or because of them (or both), Catalano turned in some of the...