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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chicago Jazz Festival 2018

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Chicago Jazz Festival
Chicago, IL
August 29-September 2, 2018

A Beginner's Guide to the Chicago Jazz Festival The Chicago Jazz Festival is a free event scheduled each Labor Day weekend and offering over fifty concerts in various outdoor venues. The 40th edition--running from August 29 to September 3, 2018--is now ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Stu Mindeman and trio explore a Chick Corea classic at the Chicago Jazz Festival

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When reflecting on his 1968 recording Now He Sings, Now He Sobs, Chick Corea shared the following with jazz journalist Don Heckman:

“The title...comes from I Ching, an ancient Chinese book that I was into in the '60s when I was studying different philosophies and religions. It's also known as the Book of Changes. ...

Boogie Stomp To Appear At Two Special Shows Featuring Music From The Forthcoming CD “Disturbing The Peace"

Boogie Stomp To Appear At Two Special Shows Featuring Music From The Forthcoming CD “Disturbing The Peace"

BOOGIE STOMP WILL PERFORM MUSIC FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING SUMMER RELEASE “DISTURBING THE PEACE” WITH TWO SPECIAL CONCERTS AT THE EAST LANSING SUMMER SOLSTICE JAZZ FESTIVAL AND AT PIANOFORTE IN CHICAGO On Friday, June 22nd, Boogie Stomp will appear at The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival (SSJF) The SSJF salutes jazz one of the truly American art forms, and offers ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nik Bartsch's Ronin at Constellation in Chicago

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Nik Bärtsch's Ronin
Constellation
Chicago, IL
May 10, 2018

On May 10th 2018, Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch brought his quartet, Ronin to Chicago's Constellation. In the venue's intimate studio B the ensemble stretched out on material from its latest album to date, the sublime Awase (ECM, 2018). It kept the close ...

A Singer With Legendary Roots Announces Kickstarter Campaign

A Singer With Legendary Roots Announces Kickstarter Campaign

What’s it all about? Celebrating legends of Chicago and bringing roots to life. Lila Ammons, granddaughter of Albert Ammons, famed boogie woogie pianist and Blue Note artist, and niece of tenor saxophone titan, Gene Ammons, intends to create her own legacy honoring jazz, steeped in its roots from then to now. This campaign will support production ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

"A Toast To George Freeman" April 28, 2018 Special Guest Billy Branch, With Joanie Pallatto And Sparrow

"A Toast To George Freeman" April 28, 2018 Special Guest Billy Branch, With Joanie Pallatto And Sparrow

Southport Records and Lampkin Music Group presents: “A Toast to George Freeman"- Special Guest Billy Branch, with Joanie Pallatto and Sparrow on April 28, 2018 This is a general admission seated event. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the show. Media Sponsor: The WFMT Radio Network's Jazz Network. George Freeman is the ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

New Book "The Evolution Of Imagination" By Renowned Chicago-Based Guitarist Stephen T. Asma Offers Readers A Sparkling Tour Of What We Know About The Human Imagination

Renowned, Chicago-based Guitarist and Philosophy Professor Stephen T. Asma has just completed the writing of his tenth book, entitled The Evolution of Imagination. The new book, published by the University of Chicago Press, is available at Amazon. In The Evolution of Imagination, Asma takes his readers on an extraordinary tour of the human creative spirit: Consider Miles ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jaimie Branch: o voli o muori!

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Un esordio a trentaquattro anni suonati non capita tutti i giorni di vederlo ma se i risultati sono questi beh, possiamo anche sorvolare sull'età anagrafica della protagonista. Coadiuvata da tre dei musicisti chicagoani più talentuosi, Chad Taylor, Tomeka Reid e Jason Ajemian, Jaimie 'Breezy' Branch ha pubblicato uno dei dischi jazz più freschi e interessanti di ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

Jazz Masters Barry Harris And Rufus Reid Featured At 2017 Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

Jazz Masters Barry Harris And Rufus Reid Featured At 2017 Straight Ahead Jazz Camp

From July 17-21 2017 The Jazz Institute of Chicago in collaboration with Columbia College Chicago will offer five days of interactive explorations of jazz via lectures, demonstrations, hands-on clinics and jam sessions during its 9th annual Straight Ahead Jazz Camp. Designed for adults age 18 and up and open to the general public, the camp provides ...

Two Sackville Gems: Abdullah Ibraihim's "Ancient Africa" and Oliver Lake and Joseph Bowie's "Live at A Space 1976"

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In 2011 Chicago's Delmark label acquired the defunct Sackville Records catalog, a Canadian imprint that specialized in mostly trad jazz and the Avant-Garde. Since then Delmark has systematically put out previously unavailable gems from the Sackville's vaults. In the first part of 2017 it reissued pianist Abdullah Ibrahim's solo outing Ancient Africa (Sackville, 1994) and trombonist ...