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Green Mill (club)

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  • 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...
  • Chicago Tap Theatre takes music as its guide

    Chicago Tap Theatre takes music as its guide
    Industrial, synth-pop, rave, trip-hop: All are music to the ears of Chicago Tap Theatre artistic director Mark Yonally. The reason? When he was coming of age in a homogenous Kansas City, Mo., suburb in the late '80s, an underage club proved a godsend....
  • 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...
  • A great blues gathering could ignite passions anew

    A great blues gathering could ignite passions anew
    Two years ago, the biennial "Blues and the Spirit" symposium at Dominican University in River Forest raised sparks from the outset. "Here we are in 2012, and I'm watching black blues artists being treated like stepchildren of the blues and feeling...
  • Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size

    Israeli Jazz Fest nearly doubles in size
    Last year, audiences crowded into shows at the first Israeli Jazz Festival to play Chicago, so it was no great surprise to learn that the event would be coming back. But few would have expected that this fledgling attraction would nearly double in...
  • The next accordion star: Julien Labro

    The next accordion star: Julien Labro
    The accordion doesn't get much respect in the United States – not since "The Lawrence Welk Show" and uncounted polka bands placed the instrument well outside the realm of chic. Nevertheless, the glorious squeezebox holds a noble tradition in jazz,...
  • Patricia Barber celebrates Contempo anniversary

    Patricia Barber celebrates Contempo anniversary
    Ten years ago, the University of Chicago's Contemporary Chamber Players took on a sleek new name – Contempo – and for the first time in its 40-year history presented jazz on an even footing with classical music. The inimitable Chicago...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall

    2013 Fall Guide: Comedy and variety shows to see this fall
    Rob Zabrecky How many alternative rock lead singers go on to a successful career in stage magic? The answer is just one: Rob Zabrecky. In the '90s, Zabrecky fronted the Los Angeles band Possum Dixon, which released three albums through Interscope...