George Fludas - In His Own Words January 08 2016 Chicago Drummer George Fludas talks about his life in music for our Jan/Feb feature interview. Nina Simone an artist whose time has finally come January 08 2016 In the column a View from the Inside by Randy Freedman delves into the talented American Artist Nina Simone and her legacy in music and civil rights. Too Hot Too Handel Back in Chicago January 08 2016 10 Questions with Bob Christianson co-arranger and composer of Too Hot Too Handel. Get inside the mind of one of the creators of this incredible show. Sam Fazio Puts a Twist on Some Favorite Holiday Classics November 25 2015 Vocalist Sam Fazio along with his quartet play some holiday classics that are sure to keep you swinging throughout the season. Darius de Haas Back in Chicago with Lush Life November 17 2015 Darius de Haas, the son of Chicago jazz legends Geraldine and Eddie de Haas, Darius took his talents from the Southside of Chicago to Broadway and concert halls throughout the world. He is back in town performing at the Auditorium Theatre this weekend Nov 21st November 21st Billy Strayhorn Fest Finale November 13 2015 THE AUDITORIUM THEATRE Concludes the BILLY STRAYHORN FESTIVAL, a three month city wide music festival, with LUSH LIFE: THE MUSIC OF BILLY STRAYHORN, November 21 CD Review of Rajiv Halim - Foundation November 12 2015 Paul Abella reviews the self released recording by saxophonist Rajiv Halim titled Foundation. Guitarist George Freeman - In His Own Words November 08 2015 Guitarist George Freeman grew up with with his brothers Von and Bruz but he managed to find his own voice in Music. Playing with Johnny Griffin, Charlie Parker and a host of others. Paul Rink: A Blind Pianists View of Things November 08 2015 Piano Bar written by Mick Archer, pianist and educator who teaches Piano Bar 101 at the Old Town School of Folk Music. 10 Questions with Matt Geraghty and Ze Luis November 08 2015 Matt Geraghty and Ze Luis talk about their compelling series 21 Trade Winds where they follow the Triangle Trade Route in search of learning about music and culture. Does Sinatra Still Matter? Part 2 November 08 2015 View From The Inside by Chicago freelance writer Randy Freedman is a jazz connoisseur, photographer, food critic, humorist and devoted music fan. He is a regular contributor to Chicago Jazz Magazine. Does Sinatra Still Matter? Part 1 October 01 2015 A View from the Inside - Randy Freedman explores the idea of whether or not Sinatra still matters in 2015 in her own words...Dee Dee Bridgewater September 02 2015 CJM sits down with a feature interview with legendary Jazz Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater talks about her life in jazz, her influences and what she has coming up in the future! Conceptual Jazz September 02 2015 7 Variations of II V I Progressions and their use in Tweaking Changes Piano Bar - Open Mic, the Good The Bad The Crazy! September 02 2015 Mick Archer explores the world of the piano bar for Chicago Jazz Magazine. In this column he 10 Questions with Greg Spero September 02 2015 Chicago jazz pianist Greg Spero has had a very busy summer touring the United States with pop rock vocalist Halsey. We sat down with Greg and talked about the tour and what he has coming up in the future. Chicago Guitar Master Jack Cecchini September 02 2015 Chicago guitarist Jack Cecchini is one of a kind. Frank Portolese talks with Jack about his life in music, his concepts and some great stories about gigs! Afro Blue performed by Dee Dee Bridgewater September 02 2015 Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music. Stu Katz Feature Interview July 03 2015 Chicago Jazz Magazine talks with pianist Stu Katz about his life in music and jazz in the July August issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine Chicago Jazz Festival preview 2015 July 03 2015 Chicago Jazz Magazine previews the performances on the 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival Approaches to Inside/Outside Improv July 03 2015 Frank Caruso talks about laying a reasonable foundation for playing solos that exhibit the skills of playing both inside and outside the changes is crucial. Marianos, Marshall Vente, Jazz... and Groceries! July 03 2015 Marianos has moved into the Chicagoland area with a brand new approach to customer service, fresh grocery options and live jazz while you shop. Mick Archer talks with Marshall Vente about this great new approach to music and shopping! Whiplash—Challenging How We View Music Education July 03 2015 Randy Freedman takes a look at the movie Whiplash and how we view music education. Dana Hall: In His Own Words May 09 2015 Dana Hall talks about his musical concepts, inspirations and how he has developed as an educator and a musician. The Vintage and Custom Drum World of Steve Maxwell May 09 2015 Although there are hundreds, if not thousands of vintage drums, there is only one man who has turned it into a business and is known throughout the world as the leading vintage and custom drum dealer, and that is Steve Maxwell. View from the Inside-Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin May 09 2015 Randy Freedman takes a look at the critically acclaimed film about Clark Terry and Justin Kauflin called Keep On Keepin On Piano Bar column by Phil Baron May 09 2015 Phil Baron - Playing the Blues Chicago Style 10 Questions about the Israeli Jazz and World Music Festival May 09 2015 The third Israeli Jazz & World Music Festival will be held Thursday, May 14 through Friday, May 22 at nine different venues throughout Chicago. Zwee Dot! March 11 2015 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music The Standard Joe (1991, Red Records) Inner Urge Rufus Reid...In His Own Words March 10 2015 Chicago Jazz Magazine talks with the Legendary Bassist Rufus Reid about his life in Chicago, in Music and much more. Gaga and Bennett - Cheek to Cheek March 09 2015 The number 1 Album In The World, Cheek To Cheek, Reviewed Track by Track Joe Segal - NEA Jazz Master January 13 2015 Chicago Jazz Magazine catches up with the founder of the Chicago Jazz Showcase to talk about his upcoming NEA Jazz Master award The Other Frank January 13 2015 Frank DRone was the coolest guy I had ever seen. I was watching The Garry Moore Show and was pleasantly surprised when Moore announced that Frank DRone Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music January 13 2015 New Breed by Dave Liebman From Elvin Jones’ Live at the Lighthouse (Blue Note) Recorded live at The Lighthouse, Hermosa Beach, California on September 9, 1972. Rembering Gwen Pippin January 13 2015 Gwen Pippin was a great jazz musician who earned many fans and admirers throughout her long career by constantly sharing her talents and passion for music with others. Remembering Greg Sergo January 06 2015 On October 10th, 2014 the jazz world lost jazz drummer Greg Sergo. Here is an extended version of the tribute article that pianist Judy Roberts wrote for the Jan/Feb issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Greg Fishman In His Own Words... November 11 2014 Greg Fishman is an acclaimed saxophonist, educator and author who has just published his 20th educational book. We sat down with him to talk about his life in music and what he has coming up. Donny Nichilo Bringing the Blues Back Home November 11 2014 Bringing the Blues to Brazil...and then Back Home. Donny Nichilo, a founding member of the wildly popular Mighty Blue Kings, is one of the last working blues piano players and singers... The Musical Battle of the Century November 11 2014 The Musical Battle of the Century: On Tuesday, May 11, 1937, bandleader Benny Goodman brought his orchestra uptown to the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem to share the stage with the Chick Webb Orchestra. Erin McDougald-An exciting Month of Performances Plus a New CD! November 11 2014 We caught up with Erin McDougald to get an update about her new release and her exciting weekends of performing surrounding the Chicago Jazz Festival. CJO Performing at the Kennedy Center Awards for the over 25 years November 11 2014 We sat down with the Chicago Jazz Orchestras executive director, Travis Rosenthal and artistic director Jeff Lindberg to talk about the upcoming Kennedy Center Awards performance. in his own words...Terence Blanchard October 15 2014 An interview with trumpeter Terence Blanchard. 10 Questions with Marc Pompe October 15 2014 10 Questions with Chicago pianist and vocalist Marc Pompe. Piano Bar | Bob Solone: Living Link To The Golden Age Of Rush Street Piano Bars October 15 2014 Though there have been many changes in the piano bar scene since I started doing this in 1980, one thing has been consistent: somewhere, someplace, Bob Solone is still singing and playing the piano. Whats Happening Around Town October 08 2014 Whats Happening Around Town in Chicago. Zwee Dot! Yearning, From Three Shades of Blue: Johnny Hodges with Leon Thomas and Oliver Nelson October 08 2014 Zwee Dot! Yearning, From Three Shades of Blue: Johnny Hodges with Leon Thomas and Oliver Nelson. View From the Inside | All Night Long October 08 2014 View From the Inside | All Night Long, a modern film noir adaptation of Shakespeares Othello set amidst the thriving jazz scene of London during the early 1960s. Conceptual Jazz | Recognizing and Developing the Qualities Present in Great Jazz Solos October 08 2014 Conceptual Jazz, Recognizing and Developing the Qualities Present in Great Jazz Solos. Conceptual Jazz Recognizing and Developing the Qualities Present in Great Jazz Solos September 10 2014 Frank Caruso explains recognizing and developing the qualities present in great jazz solos. in his own words...Ernest Dawkins July 08 2014 Chicago saxophonist and composer Ernest Dawkins started his musical journey at the tender age of eight, but after hearing the alto sax of Guido Sinclair knew this was the instrument he wanted to play. CD Review Elevate Pat Mallinger July 08 2014 CD Review Elevate, Pat Mallinger CD Review Vicisitudes Mark Sonksen and Victoria Moreira July 08 2014 CD Review Vicisitudes, Mark Sonksen and Victoria Moreira CD Review Just Say Yes, Chicago Yestet July 08 2014 CD Review Just Say Yes, Chicago Yestet CD Review Maxim Confit Dane Maxim Richeson July 08 2014 CD Review Maxim Confit, Dane Maxim Richeson CD Review High/Red/Center, Jason Roebke Octet July 08 2014 CD Review High/Red/Center, Jason Roebke Octet CD Review All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Blow, The Mick Archer Trio July 08 2014 CD Review All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Blow, The Mick Archer Trio Katerinas Club Closes Doors July 08 2014 Paul Marinaro writes a remembrance of the club that touched so many artists and fans throughout 15 years. Conceptual Jazz Modal Reharmonization July 08 2014 The use of chord tones as a way of establishing a path of root progressions would be most easily explained by taking the notes in a given diminished chord and then placing a chord on each of the melody notes with a point of resolution in mind. in his own words...Ernest Dawkins July 08 2014 Chicago saxophonist and composer Ernest Dawkins started his musical journey at the tender age of eight, but after hearing the alto sax of Guido Sinclair knew this was the instrument he wanted to play. Piano Bar July 08 2014 Troy Neihardt a tremendous, classically trained piano master, an excellent blues and roots harmonica player, a good blues/rock singer and a consummate entertainer, discusses his favorite moments at his piano bar. View From the Inside July 08 2014 Chops - DVD Review, Bruce Broders film documentary of the Essentially Ellington Festival in his own words... Corky Siegel May 12 2014 Chicagoan Corky Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the worlds great blues harmonica masters. Read our feature interview for the May/June issue here. 10 Questions with Ari Hoenig May 12 2014 Ari Hoenig has quickly built a reputation among the jazz community for his creative and dynamic approach to drumming. Conceptual Jazz The Importance of Permutations in Creating Ideas May 12 2014 Often times when studying a conceptual device, musicians will hit a proverbial wall and conclude that that single device is very limiting. The Zen Of Bennett May 12 2014 The Zen Of Bennett is an introspective film more interested in explaining Tony Bennetts life philosophy than in providing biographical details. Symphony Center Jazz Series Ends With A Bang! May 12 2014 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association will conclude its 20th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts with pianist Jason Moran and Theaster Gates. Piano Bar May 12 2014 Cindy Chen: Playing The Blues, New Orleans Style Bela Fleck Taking Banjo to New Heights March 14 2014 Bela Fleck is the premiere banjo player in the world is our feature interview for the March/April issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Zwee Dot- by Kelly Sill March 14 2014 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music... Spain by Return to Forever, Chick Corea 10 questions with Dan Bindert-WDCB 90.9 March 14 2014 Chicago Jazz Magazine recently sat down with Bindert to learn about his background, his thought processes on the changes at WDCB, and where he sees the stations future. Nick Eipers, The Man Behind Chicago Sessions March 14 2014 Nick Eipers the Man Behind Chicago Sessions. Article appeared in Chicago Jazz Magazine Conceptual Jazz-The T-C Method March 14 2014 The device Frank is sharing is based on two very simple principles: tetrachords (T) and chord tone patterns (C). Marshall Nelson: A black artist in the very white world of piano bar March 14 2014 Mick Archer talks to pianist and vocalist Marshall Nelson in his Piano Bar column which appears in the hard copy of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Feature interview with Ira Sullivan January 13 2014 Feature in his own words... Ira Sullivan Piano Bar January 13 2014 Mick Archer keeps us up to date with Chicagos piano bar scene! Feature Interview with Jeremy Kahn November 09 2013 Pianist Jeremy Kahn talks about his life in music in this feature interview that originally appeared in the November December issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Piano Bar - Wayne Richards, Pop, Jazz, Oringals all with a Blues Feel November 09 2013 Pianist Mick Archer talk with Wayne Richards about the world of piano bar music and his own unique style. Listen And Learn - Becoming A Serious Musician November 09 2013 Bassist John Bany discusses how to Listen and Learn to become a Serious Musician. Frank DRone Remembered November 08 2013 Musicians and friends remember the legendary Chicago vocalist Frank DRone. This piece originally appeared in the November December issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Zwee Dot! November 08 2013 Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) Jingle Bell Swing (Columbia/Legacy) Miles Davis (featuring Bob Dorough) Feature Interview with Jack DeJohnette September 17 2013 Legendary drummer Jack DeJohnette talks extensively about his time in Chicago growing up and his early start on drums. The Englewood Jazz Festival Sept 19th-21st September 10 2013 The Englewood Jazz Festival is produced by Live The Spirit Residency. The Fest is happening September 19th and 21st. Charley Krebs Art Show and Jazz September 10 2013 The artwork of Chicago Jazz Magazine cartoonist Charley Krebs is on display throughout September at Sip Appetizer Bar at 4911 West 95th Street in Oak Lawn. Zwee Dot with Kelly Sill-Keith Jarrett Trio September 10 2013 Zwee Dot! Keith Jarrett Trio Bye Bye Blackbird ECM Records How Kelly Sill Listens to Music. Conceptual Jazz-Coltrane Changes September 10 2013 Frank Caruso contributes to Chicago Jazz Magazine and each issue he writes about his concepts on jazz playing. This time he discusses playing John Coltrane changes Warren Kime (1928-2013) September 10 2013 Warren Edward Kime passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Fla. on July 21, 2013. Feature Interview with Marlene Rosenberg July 03 2013 The July/August issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine features an interview with one of the first call bass players in Chicago, Marlene Rosenberg. She talks about touring with Ed Thigpen, Joe Henderson, Joe Williams and many others Zwee Dot! How Kelly Sill hears jazz music July 03 2013 Dance Cadaverous – Wayne Shorter From Speak No Evil Recorded on 24 December 1964 and released on Blue Note in 1965 Bob Koester In His Own Words July 03 2013 The May/June issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine Featured an interview with legendary Delmark Records owner Bob Koester. Bob talks about his 60 years in the business, the music and history Paul Coscino Serving The Music, The Song And The Groove July 03 2013 Pianist Mick Archer talks with Paul Coscino about his years of performing in clubs and venues throughout the Chicagoland area. 10 Questions with Janice Borla and Jack Mouse July 03 2013 The Janice Borla Jazz Camp is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and we sat down with Janice Borla and Jack Mouse to discuss the past, the future and the state of vocal jazz. Jamey Aebersold in his own Words March 15 2013 Legendary Jazz Educator Jamey Aebersold talks about how he started his business and his passion for getting everyone improvising! Gwen Pippin And The Piano Bar March 15 2013 Mick Archer talks with pianist Gwen Pippin about her career in music. Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill March 15 2013 Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music. This week is A Sleepin Bee by Bil Evans In His Own Words With John Moulder January 07 2013 Chicagoan John Moulder is a guitarist and composer whose music has evolved from an assimilation of various musical traditions. 10 Questions with CJOs Jeff Lindberg and Travis Rosenthal January 07 2013 10 Questions with CJOs Jeff Lindberg and Travis Rosenthal Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonics 2013 Season January 07 2013 Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonics 2013 Season Whats Happening Around Town With Mike Jeffers January 07 2013 From the entire staff here at Chicago Jazz Magazine, we hope you have a wonderful 2013. We see a trend developing the Chicago area has an ever-growing number of jazz festivals! Zwee Dot! How Chicago Musician and Educator Kelly Sill Hears Jazz Music January 07 2013 If You Could See Me Now Smokin at the Half Note (recorded 1965) Released Feb 15, 2005 on the Verve label Wes Montgomery Guitar Wynton Kelly Piano Paul Chambers Bass Jimmy Cobb Drums Eddie and Geraldine de Haas November 15 2012 Eddie and Geraldine de Haas are our feature interview in the November December issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Read about how each one of them had successful careers and together they are unstoppable! Pianist John Talmadge featured in Piano Bar this Month November 15 2012 Piano Bar by Mick Arher talks to John Talmadge who like his famous father, John Talmadge presents jazz to a wide audience Heavy Juice by Scott Hamilton November 15 2012 Zwee Dot by Kelly Sill takes you inside the listening mind of one of Chicagos finest bassists! Roy Haynes In His Own Words September 03 2012 Chicago Jazz Magazine September October issue is featuring Roy Haynes on the cover. Read the interview Chicago Piano Bar September 03 2012 Chicago Piano Bars with pianist Mick Archer. 20 Questions with Chuck Christiansen July 09 2012 Drummer Chuck Christiansen answers 20 questions for Chicago Jazz Jazz Vocal Panel part 2 July 09 2012 Part 2 of the jazz vocal panel with Judy Roberts, Frank DRone, Marc Pompe, and Jackie Allen Zwee Dot! July 09 2012 Kelly Sill breaks down the tune Waltz For Debby My Favorite Parameters July 09 2012 Frank Caruso discusses jazz exercises involving parameters The Vocal Jazz Panel May 09 2012 Chicago Jazz Magazine sat down with four of Chicagos best known singers Jackie Allen, Frank DRone, Marc Pompe and Judy Roberts to sort out different aspects of jazz vocalizing DIY Jazz Series Hosts Chicagos Avant-Garde May 09 2012 A five-day festival of jazz and improvised music organized by Chicagos premier emerging musicians collective Umbrella Music. Zwee Dot! May 09 2012 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music Samba de Uma Nota So (One Note Samba)Antonio Carlos Jobim 10 Questions with Dan Cray May 09 2012 Dan Cray answers ten questions in this fun interview with Chicago Jazz Magazine In his own words...Dave Jemilo March 13 2012 Dave Jemilo the Purveyor of the Green Mill Jazz Club. Dave tells us his story in his own words. Ric Harris Overcomes Hurdles March 13 2012 Guitarist Ric Harris is a master composer and improviser, and hearing his fluid and complex sound it is hard to conceive that he struggles with significant memory problems on a daily basis. Rosenberg’s Bassprint: Evolution of a CD March 13 2012 With the release of her latest CD, the excellent Bassprint, Rosenberg is once again leading a conceptually exciting group in performances throughout the area. Zwee Dot! March 13 2012 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music Honing the Craft of Jazz March 13 2012 Conceptual Jazz-Honing The Craft Of Jazz by Frank Caruso from Chicago Jazz Magazine Jim Gailloreto in his own words January 09 2012 Jim Gailloreto is the feature interview in the January February issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Read the interview Review of Three Ellas at Katerinas January 09 2012 Randy Freedman reviews the Three Ellas show at Katerinas this past December in the latest Chicago Jazz Magazine. What Good Music Students Know January 09 2012 Frank Portolese talks about What Music Students Know in an article that appeared in the January February issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. in her own words...Cassandra Wilson November 02 2011 Chicago Jazz Magazine sits down and interviews one of the jazz worlds most in demand vocalist, Cassandra Wilson Whats Happening Around Town With Mike Jeffers November 02 2011 Publisher Mike Jeffers give you the scoop on what is happening on the Chicago Jazz Scene! D-Erania - Offerings of Love November 02 2011 A look at the debut album of D-Erania, Offerings of Love Conceptual Jazz November 02 2011 The Ever Important Melodic Factor Three Rare Chicago Jazz Recordings November 02 2011 The London House Sessions, The Oscar Peterson Trio, Four Sides Of Love, Danny Long and High Standards, Nicole Kestler are all discussed in Randy Freedmans article. Symphony Center Presents Jazz Series November 02 2011 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association’s Symphony Center Presents Jazz series boasts one of the most comprehensive, innovative, and widely heralded jazz series in the country. As Simple As Bach November 02 2011 John Bany talks about the basics and importance of the jazz jam session. Try Silence November 02 2011 The Door––Kelly Brand Nextet (Origin Records, 2008) Jazz Solo Transcription: The 5 Ws and an H November 02 2011 Part 2 of The 5 Ws and an H solo transcription in their own words...Deep Blue Organ Trio September 12 2011 Chicago Jazz Magazine had the chance to interview Deep Blue Organ Trio Jazz Solo Transcription: the 5 Ws and an H Part 1 September 12 2011 Transcription is a great way to learn the nature of “jazz line,” that is, the peculiar combinations of scale motion, arpeggiation, chromaticism and rhythmic concept that are unique to jazz phrasing. Zwee Dot! September 12 2011 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music What is Happening Around Town with Mike Jeffers September 12 2011 This Jazz Fest issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine is always an exciting one for us, not only because of the event, but also because it features upcoming jazz performances at some of the larger venues and performance organizations throughout Chicagoland. Symphony Center 2011-2012 Jazz Line-Up 10-Concert Jazz Series Brings Jazz’s Biggest Names to Chicago September 12 2011 The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Symphony Center Presents Jazz series boasts one of the most comprehensive, innovative, and widely heralded jazz series in the country. Judy Roberts London House Trio, Plus One September 12 2011 In the 1960s and into the early 1970s, Chicago’s London House was universally regarded as one of the premier jazz venues in the world. Conceptual Jazz - Improvising On Chromatic Harmonies September 12 2011 In the following written exercises I have set forth some basic examples, using simple eighth-note patterns to suggest an approach to manipulating these “chromatic” harmonies. Bob Centano (1939-2011) Was One of a Kind September 12 2011 Bob always had great stories and was the life of any party. Since I knew Bob for only a relatively short time I asked some of his lifelong friends to share some stories. Bloom School of Jazz Now in 36th Year September 12 2011 If you have seen a live jazz performance in Chicago, then most likely you have heard one of David Bloom’s students in action. David Bloom, the owner and founder of the Bloom School of Jazz, has influenced the way musicians have created music in Chicago since 1975. The Serious Jam Session September 12 2011 Jam sessions are not necessarily about being popular or making money, but with the right chemistry, a regular session can be phenomenally popular (like those at Mintons or Birdland in N.Y.C. in the 1940s), and often times “rent parties” were held specifically to raise money; some included food and drinks. Kelly Sill Takes Five July 23 2011 Zwee Dot! by Kelly Sill. Read about how bassist Kelly Sill listens to music. This article tackles the legendary tune Take Five. Main Harmonic Movement Principles Used in Jazz Composition July 23 2011 Conceptual Jazz by Frank Caruso explores the Main Harmonic Movement Principles Used in Jazz Composition. Feature interview Art Davis July 23 2011 Chicago trumpeter Art Davis talks about his life in music and his philosophy on playing jazz. Ken Nordine the Word Jazz Impresario May 13 2011 Chicagoan Ken Nordine has made a sixty-plus year career off of his nimble mind which is able to turn the mundane into clever, thought provoking ideas and vignettes and his deep, convincing voice, which brings his ideas to life, conveying vivid and colorful images that resonate with the listener. Joe Segal: At 85, Still Showcasing Jazz May 11 2011 Joe Segal at 85 Still Showcasing Jazz at his Chicago Jazz Showcase. The second oldest Jazz Club in the world is located here in Chicago. New Orleans comes to Lincoln Square May 11 2011 Fat Tuesday: When New Orleans Jazz Comes To Lincoln Square Feature Interview with Saxophonist Frank Catalano March 08 2011 Read the feature interview in the March April issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine with Saxophonist Frank Catalano. Around Town with Mike Jeffers March 08 2011 Publisher of Chicago Jazz Magazine Mike Jeffers updates you on what is happening around town. And Along Came Spider Saloff By Randy Freedman March 08 2011 And Along Came Spider Saloff. Chicago resident Spider Saloff has a well deserved reputation as one of Chicagos most talented and versatile entertainers. By Randy Freedman Conceptual Jazz March 08 2011 Conceptual Jazz Optimal Use Of The Upper and Lower Neighbor Principle by Frank Caruso Zwee Dot with Kelly Sill March 08 2011 Read about how Kelly Sill listens to music. In this column he listens to a track from Boneyard. Jodie Christian-Supporting Role January 06 2011 Pianist Jodie Christian is our January-February 2011 feature interview. Mark MacLeod (1962-2010) January 06 2011 Mark MacLeod, 48, co-owner of Family Piano Co. and Joplins Java Cafe, in Waukegan, passed away suddenly on November 23. James Moody (1925-2010) January 06 2011 After a ten-month battle with pancreatic cancer, James Moody passed away on December 9. James Moody was one of the giants of jazz saxophone. Conceptual Jazz-Listen to Your Sound January 06 2011 Conceptual Jazz-Listen to Your Sound BY FRANK CARUSO Paulinho Garcia and Grazyna Auguscik January 06 2011 The International Harmony of Paulinho Garcia and Grazyna Auguscik Chicago Wedding Bands and Corporate Reception Bands January 05 2011 Chicago Wedding Bands and Corporate Receptions, what is the difference between a jazz trio, jazz quartet or jazz vocal group? We give you the info. The Holiday Gift Guide December 17 2010 Find the perfect gift for the jazz fan on your holiday list. Feature Interview with Larry Gray November 06 2010 Read the feature interview with bassist Larry Gray from the November December issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill November 06 2010 Bassist Kelly Sill Discusses how he hears music. This article discusses Ill Take Les by John Scofield. No Limits-The Jesse Palter Quartet November 06 2010 Vocalist Jesse Palter performs at Katerinas in Chicago and Randy Freedman was there to take it in. Read the review Perfect Fourth Triads November 06 2010 Jazz players have used a triadic approach to improvisation for many years. Frank Caruso discusses the different ways to use them in his article. Danny Long in Chicago September 14 2010 Long Weekend at Chambers in Niles. Danny Long in Chicago performing at the Chambers in Niles. Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill September 14 2010 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music. All Or Nothing At All from Dedicated to You Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman Conceptual Jazz September 14 2010 Conceptual Jazz by Frank Caruso Scale Identification Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood...in their own words September 01 2010 Chicago Jazz Magazine is featuring two Grammy Winners in our September/October issue. Kurt Elling and Laurence Hobgood. Read the interview... Feature Interview with Art Hoyle July 25 2010 Art Hoyle has worked with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Peggy Lee, Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Louie Bellson, Oliver Nelson, Joe Williams, Nelson Riddle, Gene Ammons and many others. Conceptual Jazz July 25 2010 Different forms of suspensions By Frank Caruso Ten Rock CDs for Jazz Fans July 25 2010 Ten Rock CDs That Need To Be In Every Jazz Collection by Paul Abella Warren Chiasson July 25 2010 10 questions with Warren Chiasson. Warren played vides for such jazz greats as Chet Baker, Tal Farlow, Eric Dolphy and B.B. King. Is It Q2Nite Yet? July 25 2010 Randy Freedman writes about the opening of a new jazz venue in Evanston, Q2 cocktail lounge. Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill July 25 2010 Kelly Sill describes how he listens to music. This article features The Trio––Re-Union Hank Jones – piano Milt Hinton – bass Bobby Rosengarden – drums Eddie Johnson Remembered by Eric Schneider May 21 2010 Remembering Eddie Johnson By Eric Schneider. Remembering Eddie Johnson May 21 2010 Remembering ...Eddie Johnson Eddie Johnson—One of Chicagos Enduring Jazz Icons BY NEIL TESSER A Night in Tunisia May 21 2010 Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music. Chicago Jazz Mandolin Means Stiernberg May 21 2010 The Chi-Town Jazz Festival performance at SPACE featured jazz mandolinist Don Stiernberg—leading a quartet of other highly regarded jazz veterans. Feature Interview with John Bany March 14 2010 John Bany the King of the Chicago Jazz Jam Session sat down with us to discuss his life in Chicago and Music Summer Jazz Camp Guide March 14 2010 Our 7th annual Summer Jazz Camp guide will help you find the right jazz camp for your kids, students or even for yourself. Take a look at all the different camps to choose from on our summer jazz camp list Orbet Davis, Thinking Big March 14 2010 Orbert Davis and the Power of Thinking Big. Founder of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic was challenged to think BIG... Megon McDonough March 14 2010 Megon McDonough Chicago vocalist performs in her the right Space. Use of Rhythmic Space March 14 2010 The Use of Rhythmic Space––Part 3 By Frank Caruso Eric Schneider Telling It like It Is January 09 2010 Saxophonist Eric Schneider discusses his time with Count Basie, Earl Fatha Hines and many others. Also he discusses where he thinks jazz is headed. 10 Questions with Tecora Rogers January 09 2010 Tecora Rogers discusses her influences and how she has developed into one of Chicago most in demand vocalists. The Salty Dogs 62 years! January 09 2010 Salty Dogs: Longest Running Jazz Band, Now In Its 62nd Year! Bob Koester tells of the history and where Trad Jazz is headed. The Duke meets The Count January 09 2010 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music. This issue Kelly disects Battle Royal,The Duke Meets Count Basie. The Use of Rhythmic Space January 08 2010 Frank Caruso talks about different ways musicians can work on using rhythmic space. The article appears in the Jan/Feb issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Chicago Jazz Radio January 07 2010 This is Chicago Jazz Show with Mike Jeffers on January 5th featured local music by John Moulder, Ben Neuman, Dave Ness, Nicole Mitchell and others. Plus an interview with Joel Spencer. Dee Alexander Feature Interview November 11 2009 Read about vocalist Dee Alexander in this issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Zwee-Dot with Kelly Sill November 11 2009 Sill uses classic jazz cuts to share his listening with us. In honor of the holiday season, we asked Sill to listen to John Coltranes My Favorite Things. A Trip Back in Time with Nicole Kestler November 11 2009 Nicole Kestler is a talented and versatile Chicago vocalist who performs on a regular basis in several different musical styles. She sings as half of the pop/rock duo she formed with Chicago ... Zwee dot! with Kelly Sill October 10 2009 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music. For this column, Sill listens to Sonny Rollins St. Thomas from his Saxophone Colossus album. Time markers are placed next to the text to allow readers to follow along. Remembering Earma Thompson October 10 2009 Earma Thompson passed away July 14, 2009 she was eighty-six years old. A longtime jazz pianist in Chicago she helped to shape the jazz scene. Hyde Park Jazz Festival 2009 October 10 2009 The 3rd Annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival is more then just a neighborhood festival it is quickly turning into a must see jazz fest in Chicago. Pompe Still on Fire September 10 2009 Marc Pompe performs at Katerinas in Chicago and burns the place down. The Chicago Jazz Cruise for a Cause September 07 2009 The Chicago Jazz Cruise for a Cause presented by Chicago Jazz Magazine and Frost Sounds Productions benefiting local Chicago music students. An Interview with Dave Holland September 02 2009 Dave Holland talks about performing, music and just reaching his prime... Chicago Jazz Festival 2009 Preview August 13 2009 Here is a complete preview of the The 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival, presented by CareFusion. The Jazz Festival happens September 4,5,6 in Grant Park. Chicago Jazz Festival July 29 2009 The schedule for performances in the Chicago Jazz Magazine/ChicagoJazz.com booth has been announced. Read all about the exciting performances throughout jazz festival weekend. The Dame at Philanders July 20 2009 Randy Freedman reviews a recent performance by Elaine Dame at Philanders in Oak Park. Requiem for a Jazz Singer and Survivor July 08 2009 The documentary Anita O Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer was completed shortly after death in 2007, yet there had been nothing definitive chronicling the jazz legend. After a successful run in theaters throughout 2008, this award-winning documentary comes to DVD in July. Feature Interview: Henry Johnson July 08 2009 Henry Johnson is the featured musician in the July/August issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Read all about his amazing journey here! Bebop Ornamentation July 07 2009 Have you ever listened to a classic recording of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley or Dizzy Gillespie and wondered just what to call those fast extra notes theyre adding to their eighth-note lines? Click here to get the scoop on bebop ornamentation. Great Books On Jazz July 07 2009 Great writers love jazz music, so check out some books on jazz! Rich Corpolongo Passion for Jazz July 02 2009 Rich Corpolongo has a long history on the Chicago Jazz Scene. Read all about how he combines all the different styles of jazz into one complete voice. Chicago Jazz Festival 2009 July 02 2009 The complete preview of who is performing at this years Chicago Jazz Festival September 4th, 5th, 6th in Grant Park. Cadillac Records and Barrelhouse Chuck May 20 2009 Real Chicago Stories Brought To The Big Screen The Politics of Jazz II May 15 2009 Jaz n U Corner by Marsha Noble writes about the politics of jazz Chicago Native back in Town May 07 2009 Danos will be back in Chicago in May for a handful of exciting appearances: he will sing the national anthem at the White Sox game on May 7, croon for his CD release party at The Joynt on May 8, and perform at a Best Buy in-store on May 17. President Obama Cabinet of Cool April 23 2009 President Obama has announced his cabinet of cool, well at least thats what the award winning cartoonist Charley Krebs says. View this wonderfully unique artwork Chicago Jazz Festival 2009 April 15 2009 Now you can perform at the 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival when you become a member of the ChicagoJazz.com Ultimate Chicago Jazz Promotional Package! Bob Dogan Interview April 03 2009 The Chicago Jazz Magazine Booth hosted live performances and interviews throughout Jazz Festival 2008. See the interview with Chicago Jazz Pianist Bob Dogan Katerinas Jazz Mondays March 16 2009 The Best Musical Mondays In Chicago Are Not Downtown. Jeannie Lambert and guitarist Andy Brown perform at Katerinas. Feature Interview Rusty Jones March 14 2009 We are excited to have the legendary Chicago drummer Rusty Jones as our feature interview this issue. Summer Jazz Camps March 10 2009 2009 Chicago Jazz Camp Guide Zwee Dot! March 03 2009 Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music Elkhart Jazz Festival March 03 2009 Elkhart Jazz Festival: Twenty-two years and counting Ted Sirotas Rebel Souls March 01 2009 The avant-jazz band Ted Sirotas Rebel Souls will celebrate the release of Seize the Time at the Green Mill, 4802 N. Broadway, on Saturday, March 7 from 8PM-midnight. The Erin McDougald Jazz Quartet February 20 2009 The Erin McDougald Jazz Quartet, featuring Tom Vaitsas, John Tate and Paul Wertico, will return to the famous Jazz Showcase on Wednesday February 25 for two sets (8pm and 10pm). Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp February 17 2009 Longest running vocal jazz camp in the country happens July 19-24 in 2009 Libby York performs in Detroit February 09 2009 Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit on Friday March 6. Zwee Dot! January 20 2009 How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music The Musical Artistry Of Frank DRone January 09 2009 A review of a recent performance by Frank DRone Bobby Lewis January 08 2009 The Legendary Chicago Trumpeter Bobby Lewis sits down with Chicago Jazz Magazine and tells us about his approach towards music and life. Jazz Voicings January 08 2009 Bobby Broom writes about his most proud musical moment. Chip McNeill: Doing What It Takes January 08 2009 McNeill continues to develop his own musical voice in addition to teaching at U of I in Champagne. Stan Getz To Blame for Financial Crisis January 08 2009 Stan Getz is to blame for the world financial crisis, according to the daily Stockholm newspaper, Dagens Nyheter. Velvet Lounge Chicago January 08 2009 The Velvet Lounge is planning a major celebration honoring the club’s founder, mentor, and inspiration, Fred Anderson, in tribute to his eightieth birthday on Sunday, March 22. Buddy Charles Remembered. December 23 2008 Anne & Mark Burnell remember the great Buddy Charles The Smooth Jazz Cruise December 16 2008 Sail the Caribbean with jazz music superstars like Norman Brown, Nick Colionne, Boney James, Acoustic Alchemy, and many more! Chicago Jazz Entertainment December 04 2008 The new website just launched by Chicago Jazz Entertainment makes it easy to hire an great group for your next event. New CD Reveiw November 22 2008 Nick Schneider's latest release Pullin Strings is not to be missed! Playboy Jazz Cruise November 16 2008 The Jaz n U Corner with Marsha Noble the "Jazz Pacemaker" talks about her voyage on the Playboy Jazz Cruise Pharez Whitted November 15 2008 Read a portion of our Feature Interview with Pharez Whitted that appeared in the November/December issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Bob Lark November 15 2008 So You Want to Teach Jazz? Bob Lark Tells us about Teaching and Performing Jazz in Todayˇ¦s World Jeannie Tanner October 17 2008 Chicago vocalist, trumpeter and composer Jeannie Tanner kicks off the release of her new c.d. PROMISE ME THE MOON at Andy's Jazz Club in Chicago on Thursday, November 13th at 8pm. Hiring a Musical Group October 08 2008 Hiring A Chicago Music Group in Hard Economic Times Symphony Center October 07 2008 October 17, Symphony Center marks the 50th anniversary of bossa nova with a performance by renowned singer /songwriter Milton Nascimento and the Jobim Trio. Chicago Jazz Festival September 23 2008 New pictures from the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Jazz Magazine booth SYMPHONY CENTER September 22 2008 Symphony Center's 2008-2009 jazz series kicks off a great new season for 2008 & 2009. Here are all the details. Erma Thompson September 16 2008 Earma Thompson is being honored with the 2008 Captain Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award by the Jazz Institute of Chicago. Eddie Johnson, long-time tenor sax player from Chicago, is the other 2008 recipient of this award. Clearwater Jazz Holiday September 11 2008 The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, now in its twenty-ninth year, will present some of jazz’s finest talent October 16 to 19. Mulgrew Miller September 09 2008 Mulgrew Miller—Stressing Conceptual Clarity-Originally in Chicago Jazz Magazine Hiram Bullock September 03 2008 Hiram Bullock probably became best known as the barefoot guitarist in Paul Schaefer's band for the Late Night with David Letterman show during the early eighties. Sonny Rollins August 27 2008 Read our exclusive feature interview with Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins Chicago Jazz Festival August 26 2008 After the Chicago Jazz Fest this weekend be sure to hit these hot Jazz spots. Alison Ruble August 26 2008 10 Questions with Alison Ruble. For more information on Alison watch the latest online TV Show Segment on ChicagoJazz.com John Young August 01 2008 Remembering "Young" John Young Sonny Rollins July 10 2008 Sonny Rollins: Living Jazz's Grace and Mystery Chicago Jazz Philharmonic July 10 2008 The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic,will debut a new piece entitled "Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: Hope in Action" on July 21 at 6:30 pm JVC Jazz Festival July 10 2008 Coming up July 18th and 19th the 2008 Chicago version of the JVC Jazz Festival will hit the stage. Kelly Sill July 03 2008 Bassist Kelly Sill is our feature interview for July/Augusts issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine Jazz String Quintet July 03 2008 Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet Blends Jazz and Classical Music Styles Chicago Jazz Festival June 26 2008 The official 30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule Time on His Hands June 24 2008 Learn about Chicago pianist and accordionist Don Stille In his own words Red Holloway May 06 2008 James W. "Red" Holloway was born in Helena, Arkansas on May 31, 1927 to a mother who played piano and a father who played violin. In her own words Audrey Morris March 22 2008 Audrey Morris grew up on the South Side of Chicago, where her relationship with songs began. Audrey Morris On Oscar Peterson March 03 2008 This issue's interviewee, Audrey Morris, was good friends with the late-great Oscar Peterson. Jazz 'N' U Corner December 31 2007 Marsha Noble's Jazz 'N' U Corner: The New Checkerboard Lounge Jazz Voicings December 31 2007 Bobby Broom's Jazz Voicings: The Academics of Jazz and the Spirit Behind the Music: Drum Maestro December 31 2007 Chicago drummer Paul Wertico tells us about his experiences with Pat Metheny, running his own groups, how he developed a career that has spanned over 3 decades, 7 grammys and thousands of gigs 10 Questions With Mead Killion January 11 2008 Etymotic Research's Mead Killion on the Importance of Hearing Protection Preserving the Art of Piano Playing January 11 2008 Chicago's Piano Forte-Preserving the Art of Piano Playing Jazz Veteran October 31 2007 Legendary Bassist, Nick Schneider, Tells us all about his experiences with Buddy Rich, The Tonight Show Band and the Chicago Jazz Scene
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