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  • Flutist Nicole Mitchell's welcome return to Chicago

    Flutist Nicole Mitchell's welcome return to Chicago
    The great flutist-composer Nicole Mitchell moved to Chicago – and launched her international career here – in 1990. More than two decades later, in August of 2011, she left the city for California, yet it's still impossible to think of...
  • Storytelling in Chicago is a nightly affair

    Storytelling in Chicago is a nightly affair
    As opening night glitches go, this was a good problem. The back room at Lakeview gastropub The Dog's Bollox was jammed with people squeezing in for the debut of Story Sessions, yet another yarn-spinning event to add to Chicago's already-packed...
  • A rich holiday weekend for jazz in Chicago

    A rich holiday weekend for jazz in Chicago
    Though Memorial Day obviously stands as a solemn occasion, the holiday weekend surely offer listeners a chance to catch up on concert-going. Among the highlights: Orbert Davis' Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: The nearly ubiquitous Chicago trumpeter leads his...
  • Dana Hall Quintet unveils new music steeped in the culture of Africa

    Dana Hall Quintet unveils new music steeped in the culture of Africa
    Four years ago, Chicago drummer Dana Hall made a stunning recording debut as bandleader, earning wide critical acclaim for his album "Into the Light" (Origin Records). Though jazz listeners already knew that Hall was a powerhouse drummer with intellect to...
  • Jazz, Israeli style, sweeps into Chicago

    Jazz, Israeli style, sweeps into Chicago
    What does Israeli jazz sound like? It's experimental and traditional, edgy and relaxed, forward-looking and retrospective. The music of this cosmopolitan culture, in other words, proves as stylistically wide-ranging as you might hope of a Middle...
  • Israeli Jazz Festival brings Middle Eastern sounds to Chicago

    Israeli Jazz Festival brings Middle Eastern sounds to Chicago
    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...
  • Miguel de la Cerna tells a tragic story with 'Almas Perdidas' ('Lost Souls')

    Miguel de la Cerna tells a tragic story with 'Almas Perdidas' ('Lost Souls')
    Chicago jazz musician Miguel de la Cerna likes to refer to himself as "your basic piano player, commercial musician," but that modest self-assessment greatly understates the case. De la Cerna proved the point dramatically last year, when he partnered...
  • Singer Karrin Allyson fares better at the microphone than the piano

    Singer Karrin Allyson fares better at the microphone than the piano
    The pleasant, thoroughly intelligent, often-engaging, sometimes frustrating show set that Karrin Allyson played Friday night at the Green Mill Jazz Club started out strongly and ended that way, too. In between, it lost some steam when Allyson headed...
  • Jazz fiddler Zach Brock plays it smart and subtle

    Jazz fiddler Zach Brock plays it smart and subtle
    If there were ever any doubt that violinist Zach Brock stands poised for a major career, it was obliterated Friday night at the Green Mill Jazz Club. Not that Brock's performance was particularly dramatic or flamboyant. Quite the contrary, the...
  • Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger gets ready for his close-up

    Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger gets ready for his close-up
    When singer-pianist Diane Schuur headlined at the Jazz Showcase last week, she wasn't the most commanding player on stage. At leat not whenever Chicago saxophonist Pat Mallinger stepped up to solo. Each time he brought the mouthpiece to his lips,...
  • Three very hot clarinetists celebrate Benny Goodman

    Three very hot clarinetists celebrate Benny Goodman
    On Jan. 16, 1938, clarinetist Benny Goodman shook up the music world by bringing jazz unapologetically into a shrine of highbrow culture: Carnegie Hall. That concert, with its spectacular solos and thrilling ensemble playing, has long since acquired...
  • Celebrating Wayne Shorter's 80th a couple months early

    Celebrating Wayne Shorter's 80th a couple months early
    If jazz listeners ruled the world, saxophonist-composer Wayne Shorter's forthcoming 80th birthday – on Aug. 25 – would be deemed a national holiday. That doesn't seem likely at this point, so Chicago will celebrate the occasion a bit early...