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Chicago is an American rock band formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. The self-described "rock and roll band with horns" began as a politically charged, sometimes experimental, rock band and later moved to a predominantly softer sound, generating several hit ballads. They had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Second only to The Beach Boys in Billboard singles and albums chart success among American bands, Chicago is one of the longest-running and most successful rock groups in history. According to Billboard, Chicago was the leading US singles charting group during the 1970s

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Richard Brent Turner on Islam, Jazz and Black Liberation

Read "Richard Brent Turner on Islam, Jazz and Black Liberation" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer


Richard Brent Turner is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and the African American Studies Program at the University of Iowa. Since joining the faculty in 2001, Professor Turner has authored several books, including Jazz Religion, The Second Line, and Black New Orleans, New Edition (Indiana University Press, 2016), and Islam in the African-American Experience, ...

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Veronica Swift: A Musical Journey

Read "Veronica Swift: A Musical Journey" reviewed by Mark Robbins


It should be no surprise that Veronica Swift is recognized as one of the top jazz singers on the scene today. Her father was jazz legend Hod O'Brien, a true master of bop and swing piano. Her mother is renowned jazz singer and educator Stephanie Nakasian. Veronica recorded her first album at the age of 9, ...

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Michael Staron

Acknowledged in Jazz Times as “a versatile, forwarding looking and accomplished performer,” Michael began his professional career playing Latin Tropical music in Chicago’s inner city at age fifteen. His jazz bass playing has been reviewed in Cadence, Pulse, Jazz USA, Jazz Review, Jazz Word, Jazz Weekly, AMG, New City, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Wire, Jazz at a Glance, Beyond Coltrane, Chicago Reader, All About Jazz, Progression Magazine, and live performances of Michael have been aired on BET, 190 North and local cable. Michael is also an accomplished theatre / pit musician, his performance credits include - national tours of Evita, the international and national touring companies of A Chorus Line, Sid Caesar, Red Skelton, Bob Newhart, Eddy Arnold, Roger Williams and Joseph with Donny Osmond

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My Conversation with Tom Harrell

Read "My Conversation with Tom Harrell" reviewed by AAJ Staff


We rummaged through our extensive pre-database archive and discovered a May 1999 interview with Tom Harrell, who celebrated his 75th birthday this past week. We published two other interviews with Tom: November 2003 and May 2009. AAJ: Do you recall when you were first exposed to jazz? TH: Well, I was fortunate ...

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Pianist/Composer Dave Flippo's 'Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo'—a World Of Eclectism And Invention

Pianist/Composer Dave Flippo's 'Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo'—a World Of Eclectism And Invention

When Dr. Dave Flippo told his bandmates that he wanted to write music for each of them for his new album, he asked what elements they wanted him to include. He found their answers surprising and challenging — like writing a waltz in four or a song about a giraffe. But Flippo, a Chicago-based jazz pianist, ...

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Article: History of Jazz

Jazz in Cleveland: A Storied Past, Surviving Present, and an Optimistic Future

Read "Jazz in Cleveland: A Storied Past, Surviving Present, and an Optimistic Future" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Cleveland, Ohio. Having lived here for my entire life, the word “city" does not quite describe what Cleveland truly is. There is of course a downtown urban area, one filled with noteworthy neoclassic architecture and an overall stately appearance that is often overlooked by those who live here. That said, most “Clevelanders" don't actually live within ...

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AVG Records Announces the release of 'Human Revolution' By flutist Michael Mason

AVG Records Announces the release of 'Human Revolution' By flutist Michael Mason

AVG Records is proud to announce the long awaited release from critically acclaimed Jazz Flutist, Michael Mason, Human Revolution. The eight song compilation, a Jazz/world fusion/rock project composed/arranged/orchestrated and performed by Mason, with his long time band of gifted musicians. It is his most Exciting release to date. From the heartfelt tribute to the late Bill ...

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Award Winning Vocalist Joanie Pallatto To Release New CD 'My Original Plan' Featuring Fareed Haque On Friday, April 16th, 2021

Award Winning Vocalist Joanie Pallatto To Release New CD 'My Original Plan' Featuring Fareed Haque On Friday, April 16th, 2021

Southport Records announces the new CD of all original music from award winning singer/songwriter, Joanie Pallatto—My Original Plan featuring Fareed Haque. Jazzy Pop! My Original Plan is a collection of 14 magical songs, filled with hip lush arrangements, co-produced by Joanie Pallatto and Fareed Haque. Featuring Musicians modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque with John Devlin, Luiz ...


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