Boney James has been bringing his unique sound to jazz fans for nearly three decades. His blend of music touches on a melting pot of sounds from rhythm and blues and Latin touches to suave jazz with grooving undertones.
This year marks the 29th anniversary of the Valparaiso University Jazz Festival which has grown from modest beginnings into a nationally-recognized six-day extravaganza of sound. The festival was the vision of Jeff Brown, instructor of percussion and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Valparaiso…
With faith, perseverance, the support of loved ones and a positive perspective, Natalie Cole continues to travel diligently down life's path.
Michael Feinstein returns to Chicago this month for one concert with Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra at Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Nothing goes better with a bonfire on the shoreline, an evening on the back patio or a relaxing top-down drive to no place in particular than a good soundtrack. But if the nostalgic rapping of Will Smith, the sun-and-sand harmonies of the Beach Boys or the boozy anthems of Jimmy Buffett are …
Jazz music comes in many styles and over the past 26 years the Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival has showcased them all.
VALPARAISO | Life Scout Daniel Karr of Valparaiso is holding a benefit jazz concert featuring the Valparaiso University Community trombone choir beginning at 3 p.m. Oct. 9 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School auditorium, door 5, 1600 Roosevelt Road.
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PORTAGE | Chicago is recognized as one of the fountains of great jazz in the world, and Portage will be enjoying some of the spillover next week.
The Thornridge High School Poetry Club's annual Renaissance honored a former student Destin Hernandez with a day of poetry, art and music. Hernandez was killed in a drive-by shooting in May 2010.
Dionne Warwick's new CD "Only Trust Your Heart" salutes jazz musical favorites by Sammy Cahn.
Music has been on my mind a lot in the past few weeks: district- and state-level Indiana State School Music Association contests, All-State Honor Band preparation, Valparaiso High School Jazz Ensemble concerts and VHS concert band performances.
Frequent listeners of Bill Satterlee and Kent Lindquist's weekly "Feeling of Jazz" program on Lowell radio station WLPR (89.1 FM) aren't the only ones regularly surprised by the duo's song selections.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legendary jazz guitarist and Indiana native John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery is the latest Hoosier whose portrait has earned a temporary spot on the wall of the governor's office.
This portrait of Indiana jazz guitarist John Leslie "Wes" Montgomery is now on display in Gov. Mitch Daniels' office as part of the Hoosier Heritage Collection
Returning favorites Carl Linden and Marilyn Gaza and newcomers Take Five fill out the summer concert season at Whiting's Lakefront Park.
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Smooth sounds of jazz return to Grant Park today for the Chicago Jazz Festival. The music begins at noon on three stages centered around the Petrillo Bandshell located on the corner of Jackson and Columbus. The festival runs through Sunday.
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