| Nov 16, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Since her days growing up in a rural area of South Whitehall Township, losing herself in records her sister bought through a mail-order club, Denise Donatelli's love has been jazz.
That was even more true as Donatelli entered the world of jazz singing...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:44 AM
These are remarkable times for Herbie Hancock.
Come December, he will receive one of the country's most prestigious arts accolades, a Kennedy Center Honor, alongside actor Shirley MacLaine, singer-songwriter Billy Joel, guitarist Carlos Santana and...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:59 AM
Two singular figures in American music took the stage of Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center over the weekend, each conjuring an autobiographical world of sound.
Though one might quibble with certain aspects of each concert, both performers proved...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:02 AM
This will be a singular weekend in Chicago jazz, with a remarkable breadth of activity and styles. Among the highlights:
Herbie Hancock: We face a shortage of jazz legends these days, the old ones having passed away and the new ones unlikely to match...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:27 AM
Pop singer Billy Joel, Oscar-winning actress Shirley MacLaine and jazz composer Herbie Hancock on Thursday were among the annual recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors, one of the United States' top cultural awards.
Rock guitarist Carlos Santana...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 8:05 AM
The Bijou Theatre
275 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. (203) 332-3228. thebijoutheatre.com
Sept. 12: The Paper Chase (film)
Sept. 13: The Phantom Pluckers and Wendy May, Tracy James and Jerry Vigorito (music)
Sept. 14: Mia Fanali (music)
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:03 AM
The next Kennedy Center Honors will be filled with music. This year's honorees include Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Carlos Santana and opera singer Martina Arroyo.
The fifth honoree knows music, too: Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine got her big break on...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Dana Hall's Black Fire: Chicago drummer-composer Hall continues his exploration into music of unjustly overlooked pianist-innovator Andrew Hill. 9 p.m. Tuesdays in September and October at Andy's Jazz Club, 11 E. Hubbard St.; $10 at 312-642-6805 or...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 8:47 AM
For the past few years, a remarkable young Chicago pianist has enriched the work of some of this city's most creative jazz musicians.
Without him, Matt Ulery's breakthrough double-album of last year, "By a Little Light," and Ulery's striking new follow-...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu
In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:16 AM
In 1994, Orchestra Hall — home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — took a gamble. The grand old institution for the first time launched a jazz subscription series, betting that Chicagoans would commit to a season of such events, albeit a short...