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George Fludas - In His Own Words

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
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
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
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
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
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
Paul Abella reviews the self released recording by saxophonist Rajiv Halim titled Foundation.
Guitarist George Freeman - In His Own Words
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
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
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
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
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
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
7 Variations of II V I Progressions and their use in Tweaking Changes
Piano Bar - Open Mic, the Good The Bad The Crazy!
Mick Archer explores the world of the piano bar for Chicago Jazz Magazine. In this column he
10 Questions with Greg Spero
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
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
Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music.
Stu Katz Feature Interview
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
Chicago Jazz Magazine previews the performances on the 2015 Chicago Jazz Festival
Approaches to Inside/Outside Improv
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!
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
Randy Freedman takes a look at the movie Whiplash and how we view music education.
Dana Hall: In His Own Words
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
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
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
Phil Baron - Playing the Blues Chicago Style
10 Questions about the Israeli Jazz and World Music Festival
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!
How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music The Standard Joe (1991, Red Records) Inner Urge
Rufus Reid...In His Own Words
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
The number 1 Album In The World, Cheek To Cheek, Reviewed Track by Track
Joe Segal - NEA Jazz Master
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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!
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
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
An interview with trumpeter Terence Blanchard.
10 Questions with Marc Pompe
10 Questions with Chicago pianist and vocalist Marc Pompe.
Piano Bar | Bob Solone: Living Link To The Golden Age Of Rush Street Piano Bars
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
Whats Happening Around Town in Chicago.
Zwee Dot! Yearning, From Three Shades of Blue: Johnny Hodges with Leon Thomas and Oliver Nelson
Zwee Dot! Yearning, From Three Shades of Blue: Johnny Hodges with Leon Thomas and Oliver Nelson.
View From the Inside | All Night Long
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
Conceptual Jazz, Recognizing and Developing the Qualities Present in Great Jazz Solos.
Conceptual Jazz Recognizing and Developing the Qualities Present in Great Jazz Solos
Frank Caruso explains recognizing and developing the qualities present in great jazz solos.
in his own words...Ernest Dawkins
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
CD Review Elevate, Pat Mallinger
CD Review Vicisitudes Mark Sonksen and Victoria Moreira
CD Review Vicisitudes, Mark Sonksen and Victoria Moreira
CD Review Just Say Yes, Chicago Yestet
CD Review Just Say Yes, Chicago Yestet
CD Review Maxim Confit Dane Maxim Richeson
CD Review Maxim Confit, Dane Maxim Richeson
CD Review High/Red/Center, Jason Roebke Octet
CD Review High/Red/Center, Jason Roebke Octet
CD Review All Dressed Up And Nowhere To Blow, The Mick Archer Trio
CD Review All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Blow, The Mick Archer Trio
Katerinas Club Closes Doors
Paul Marinaro writes a remembrance of the club that touched so many artists and fans throughout 15 years.
Conceptual Jazz Modal Reharmonization
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
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
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
Chops - DVD Review, Bruce Broders film documentary of the Essentially Ellington Festival
in his own words... Corky Siegel
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
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
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
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!
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association will conclude its 20th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts with pianist Jason Moran and Theaster Gates.
Piano Bar
Cindy Chen: Playing The Blues, New Orleans Style
Bela Fleck Taking Banjo to New Heights
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
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
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
Nick Eipers the Man Behind Chicago Sessions. Article appeared in Chicago Jazz Magazine
Conceptual Jazz-The T-C Method
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
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
Feature in his own words... Ira Sullivan
Piano Bar
Mick Archer keeps us up to date with Chicagos piano bar scene!
Feature Interview with Jeremy Kahn
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
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
Bassist John Bany discusses how to Listen and Learn to become a Serious Musician.
Frank DRone Remembered
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!
Blue Xmas (To Whom It May Concern) Jingle Bell Swing (Columbia/Legacy) Miles Davis (featuring Bob Dorough)
Feature Interview with Jack DeJohnette
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
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
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
Zwee Dot! Keith Jarrett Trio Bye Bye Blackbird ECM Records How Kelly Sill Listens to Music.
Conceptual Jazz-Coltrane Changes
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)
Warren Edward Kime passed away at a hospice in West Palm Beach, Fla. on July 21, 2013.
Feature Interview with Marlene Rosenberg
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
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
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
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
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
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
Mick Archer talks with pianist Gwen Pippin about her career in music.
Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill
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
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
10 Questions with CJOs Jeff Lindberg and Travis Rosenthal
Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonics 2013 Season
Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonics 2013 Season
Whats Happening Around Town With Mike Jeffers
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
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
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
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
Zwee Dot by Kelly Sill takes you inside the listening mind of one of Chicagos finest bassists!
Roy Haynes In His Own Words
Chicago Jazz Magazine September October issue is featuring Roy Haynes on the cover. Read the interview
Chicago Piano Bar
Chicago Piano Bars with pianist Mick Archer.
20 Questions with Chuck Christiansen
Drummer Chuck Christiansen answers 20 questions for Chicago Jazz
Jazz Vocal Panel part 2
Part 2 of the jazz vocal panel with Judy Roberts, Frank DRone, Marc Pompe, and Jackie Allen
Zwee Dot!
Kelly Sill breaks down the tune Waltz For Debby
My Favorite Parameters
Frank Caruso discusses jazz exercises involving parameters
The Vocal Jazz Panel
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
A five-day festival of jazz and improvised music organized by Chicagos premier emerging musicians collective Umbrella Music.
Zwee Dot!
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
Dan Cray answers ten questions in this fun interview with Chicago Jazz Magazine
In his own words...Dave Jemilo
Green Mill Dave Jemilo the Purveyor of the Green Mill Jazz Club. Dave tells us his story in his own words.
Ric Harris Overcomes Hurdles
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
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!
How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music
Honing the Craft of Jazz
Conceptual Jazz-Honing The Craft Of Jazz by Frank Caruso from Chicago Jazz Magazine
Jim Gailloreto in his own words
January February Chicago jazz magazine Jim Gailloreto is the feature interview in the January February issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Read the interview
Review of Three Ellas at Katerinas
Randy Freedman reviews the Three Ellas show at Katerinas this past December in the latest Chicago Jazz Magazine.
What Good Music Students Know
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
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
Publisher Mike Jeffers give you the scoop on what is happening on the Chicago Jazz Scene!
D-Erania - Offerings of Love
A look at the debut album of D-Erania, Offerings of Love
Conceptual Jazz
The Ever Important Melodic Factor
Three Rare Chicago Jazz Recordings
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
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
John Bany talks about the basics and importance of the jazz jam session.
Try Silence
The Door––Kelly Brand Nextet (Origin Records, 2008)
Jazz Solo Transcription: The 5 Ws and an H
Part 2 of The 5 Ws and an H solo transcription
in their own words...Deep Blue Organ Trio
Chicago Jazz Magazine had the chance to interview Deep Blue Organ Trio
Jazz Solo Transcription: the 5 Ws and an H Part 1
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!
How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music
What is Happening Around Town with Mike Jeffers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Conceptual Jazz by Frank Caruso explores the Main Harmonic Movement Principles Used in Jazz Composition.
Feature interview Art Davis
Art Davis Chicago trumpeter Art Davis talks about his life in music and his philosophy on playing jazz.
Ken Nordine the Word Jazz Impresario
Ken Nordine 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
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
Fat Tuesday: When New Orleans Jazz Comes To Lincoln Square
Feature Interview with Saxophonist Frank Catalano
Frank Catalano Read the feature interview in the March April issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine with Saxophonist Frank Catalano.
Around Town with Mike Jeffers
Publisher of Chicago Jazz Magazine Mike Jeffers updates you on what is happening around town.
And Along Came Spider Saloff By Randy Freedman
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
Conceptual Jazz Optimal Use Of The Upper and Lower Neighbor Principle by Frank Caruso
Zwee Dot with Kelly Sill
Read about how Kelly Sill listens to music. In this column he listens to a track from Boneyard.
Jodie Christian-Supporting Role
Jodie Christian Pianist Jodie Christian is our January-February 2011 feature interview.
Mark MacLeod (1962-2010)
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)
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
Conceptual Jazz-Listen to Your Sound BY FRANK CARUSO
Paulinho Garcia and Grazyna Auguscik
The International Harmony of Paulinho Garcia and Grazyna Auguscik
Chicago Wedding Bands and Corporate Reception Bands
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
Etymotic Research Find the perfect gift for the jazz fan on your holiday list.
Feature Interview with Larry Gray
Read the feature interview with bassist Larry Gray from the November December issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine.
Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill
Bassist Kelly Sill Discusses how he hears music. This article discusses Ill Take Les by John Scofield.
No Limits-The Jesse Palter Quartet
Vocalist Jesse Palter performs at Katerinas in Chicago and Randy Freedman was there to take it in. Read the review
Perfect Fourth Triads
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
Long Weekend at Chambers in Niles. Danny Long in Chicago performing at the Chambers in Niles.
Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill
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
Conceptual Jazz by Frank Caruso Scale Identification
Kurt Elling and Laurence their own words
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
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
Different forms of suspensions By Frank Caruso
Ten Rock CDs for Jazz Fans
Ten Rock CDs That Need To Be In Every Jazz Collection by Paul Abella
Warren Chiasson
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?
Randy Freedman writes about the opening of a new jazz venue in Evanston, Q2 cocktail lounge.
Zwee Dot! with Kelly Sill
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
Remembering Eddie Johnson By Eric Schneider.
Remembering Eddie Johnson
Remembering ...Eddie Johnson Eddie Johnson—One of Chicagos Enduring Jazz Icons BY NEIL TESSER
A Night in Tunisia
Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music.
Chicago Jazz Mandolin Means Stiernberg
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
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
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
Orbert Davis and the Power of Thinking Big. Founder of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic was challenged to think BIG...
Megon McDonough
Megon McDonough Chicago vocalist performs in her the right Space.
Use of Rhythmic Space
The Use of Rhythmic Space––Part 3 By Frank Caruso
Eric Schneider Telling It like It Is
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
Tecora Rogers discusses her influences and how she has developed into one of Chicago most in demand vocalists.
The Salty Dogs 62 years!
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
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
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
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
Read about vocalist Dee Alexander in this issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine.
Zwee-Dot with Kelly Sill
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
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
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
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
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
Marc Pompe performs at Katerinas in Chicago and burns the place down.
The Chicago Jazz Cruise for a Cause
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
Dave Holland talks about performing, music and just reaching his prime...
Chicago Jazz Festival 2009 Preview
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
The schedule for performances in the Chicago Jazz Magazine/ booth has been announced. Read all about the exciting performances throughout jazz festival weekend.
The Dame at Philanders
Randy Freedman reviews a recent performance by Elaine Dame at Philanders in Oak Park.
Requiem for a Jazz Singer and Survivor
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
Henry Johnson is the featured musician in the July/August issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine. Read all about his amazing journey here!
Bebop Ornamentation
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
Great writers love jazz music, so check out some books on jazz!
Rich Corpolongo Passion for Jazz
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
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
Real Chicago Stories Brought To The Big Screen
The Politics of Jazz II
Jaz n U Corner by Marsha Noble writes about the politics of jazz
Chicago Native back in Town
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
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
Now you can perform at the 2009 Chicago Jazz Festival when you become a member of the Ultimate Chicago Jazz Promotional Package!
Bob Dogan Interview
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
The Best Musical Mondays In Chicago Are Not Downtown. Jeannie Lambert and guitarist Andy Brown perform at Katerinas.
Feature Interview Rusty Jones
We are excited to have the legendary Chicago drummer Rusty Jones as our feature interview this issue.
Summer Jazz Camps
2009 Chicago Jazz Camp Guide
Zwee Dot!
Zwee Dot! How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music
Elkhart Jazz Festival
Elkhart Jazz Festival: Twenty-two years and counting
Ted Sirotas Rebel Souls
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
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
Longest running vocal jazz camp in the country happens July 19-24 in 2009
Libby York performs in Detroit
Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit on Friday March 6.
Zwee Dot!
How Chicago musician and educator Kelly Sill hears jazz music
The Musical Artistry Of Frank DRone
A review of a recent performance by Frank DRone
Bobby Lewis
The Legendary Chicago Trumpeter Bobby Lewis sits down with Chicago Jazz Magazine and tells us about his approach towards music and life.
Jazz Voicings
Bobby Broom writes about his most proud musical moment.
Chip McNeill: Doing What It Takes
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
Stan Getz is to blame for the world financial crisis, according to the daily Stockholm newspaper, Dagens Nyheter.
Velvet Lounge Chicago
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.
Anne & Mark Burnell remember the great Buddy Charles
The Smooth Jazz Cruise
Sail the Caribbean with jazz music superstars like Norman Brown, Nick Colionne, Boney James, Acoustic Alchemy, and many more!
Chicago Jazz Entertainment
The new website just launched by Chicago Jazz Entertainment makes it easy to hire an great group for your next event.
New CD Reveiw
Nick Schneider's latest release Pullin Strings is not to be missed!
Playboy Jazz Cruise
The Jaz n U Corner with Marsha Noble the "Jazz Pacemaker" talks about her voyage on the Playboy Jazz Cruise
Pharez Whitted
Read a portion of our Feature Interview with Pharez Whitted that appeared in the November/December issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine.
Bob Lark
So You Want to Teach Jazz? Bob Lark Tells us about Teaching and Performing Jazz in Todayˇ¦s World
Jeannie Tanner
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
Hiring A Chicago Music Group in Hard Economic Times
Symphony Center
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
New pictures from the Chicago Jazz Festival and the Chicago Jazz Magazine booth
Symphony Center's 2008-2009 jazz series kicks off a great new season for 2008 & 2009. Here are all the details.
Erma Thompson
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
The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, now in its twenty-ninth year, will present some of jazz’s finest talent October 16 to 19.
Mulgrew Miller
Mulgrew Miller—Stressing Conceptual Clarity-Originally in Chicago Jazz Magazine
Hiram Bullock
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
Read our exclusive feature interview with Jazz Legend Sonny Rollins
Chicago Jazz Festival
After the Chicago Jazz Fest this weekend be sure to hit these hot Jazz spots.
Alison Ruble
10 Questions with Alison Ruble. For more information on Alison watch the latest online TV Show Segment on
John Young
Remembering "Young" John Young
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins: Living Jazz's Grace and Mystery
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic
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
Coming up July 18th and 19th the 2008 Chicago version of the JVC Jazz Festival will hit the stage.
Kelly Sill
Bassist Kelly Sill is our feature interview for July/Augusts issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine
Jazz String Quintet
Jim Gailloreto's Jazz String Quintet Blends Jazz and Classical Music Styles
Chicago Jazz Festival
The official 30th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Schedule
Time on His Hands
Learn about Chicago pianist and accordionist Don Stille
In his own words Red Holloway
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
Audrey Morris grew up on the South Side of Chicago, where her relationship with songs began.
Audrey Morris On Oscar Peterson
This issue's interviewee, Audrey Morris, was good friends with the late-great Oscar Peterson.
Jazz 'N' U Corner
Marsha Noble's Jazz 'N' U Corner: The New Checkerboard Lounge
Jazz Voicings
Bobby Broom's Jazz Voicings: The Academics of Jazz and the Spirit Behind the Music:
Drum Maestro
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
Etymotic Research's Mead Killion on the Importance of Hearing Protection
Preserving the Art of Piano Playing
Chicago's Piano Forte-Preserving the Art of Piano Playing
Jazz Veteran
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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