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Chicago jazz musicians prepare for fireworks of their own

Chicago jazz musicians prepare for fireworks of their own

The holiday weekend's fireworks won't be confined to the nighttime sky, with several of the city's best musicians attempting to ignite them on stage. Among the highlights: Eric Schneider: On most Friday nights, ace Chicago saxophonist-clarinetist Schneider leads the late-hours jam session that runs until 4 a.m. Saturday at the Green Mill Jazz Club. This weekend Schneider will do double duty, also playing the headline sets on Friday and Saturday evenings, giving listeners a chance to hear a Chicago jazz veteran who has worked in the company of no less than Earl Hines and Count Basie. Yes, swing rhythm courses through Schneider's music and identity. He'll share the...

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