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Sax man: Boney James preparing to jazz it up in Hammond

Sax man: Boney James preparing to jazz it up in Hammond

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.

August 06, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Valparaiso University Jazz Festival: Origins and evolution of a musical sensation

Valparaiso University Jazz Festival: Origins and evolution of a musical sensation

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…

April 03, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Popular and formidable songstress  performs at Four Winds

Popular and formidable songstress performs at Four Winds

With faith, perseverance, the support of loved ones and a positive perspective, Natalie Cole continues to travel diligently down life's path.

October 11, 2012 4:45 pm
Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein

Michael Feinstein returns to Chicago this month for one concert with Jeff Lindberg's Chicago Jazz Orchestra at Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 29.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am

The livin' is easy—A summer jazz playlist

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 …

June 10, 2012 12:00 am
Valparaiso Jazz Fest trumpets 27th year

Valparaiso Jazz Fest trumpets 27th year

Jazz music comes in many styles and over the past 26 years the Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival has showcased them all.

April 06, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Benefit jazz concert set for Sunday

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.

October 05, 2011 10:39 am
OFFBEAT: Reader seeks reason for Diana Krall's concert cancellation

OFFBEAT: Reader seeks reason for Diana Krall's concert cancellation

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 02, 2011 12:00 am
Chicago jazz artist performs in Portage

Chicago jazz artist performs in Portage

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.

July 08, 2011 12:00 am
Poetry Club remembers student killed

Poetry Club remembers student killed

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.

May 04, 2011 5:39 pm
Dionne Warwick CD Only Trust Your Heart

Dionne Warwick CD Only Trust Your Heart

Dionne Warwick's new CD "Only Trust Your Heart" salutes jazz musical favorites by Sammy Cahn.

April 11, 2011 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Music has set the tone for lifelong learning

YOUNG VOICES: Music has set the tone for lifelong learning

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.

February 28, 2011 12:00 am
Local duo brings weekly 'Feeling' to region listeners

Local duo brings weekly 'Feeling' to region listeners

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.

February 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Portrait of Indiana jazz great hangs in governor's office

Portrait of Indiana jazz great hangs in governor's office

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.

February 04, 2011 1:30 pm
Portrait of Indiana jazz great hangs in governor's office

Portrait of Indiana jazz great hangs in 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

February 04, 2011 1:24 pm
Music, moods will swing at Lakefront Park

Music, moods will swing at Lakefront Park

Returning favorites Carl Linden and Marilyn Gaza and newcomers Take Five fill out the summer concert season at Whiting's Lakefront Park.

August 06, 2010 12:00 am
All that jazz at Sunday concert

All that jazz at Sunday concert

July 22, 2010 12:00 am
Three performances to see

Three performances to see

Gonzalo Rubalcaba Quintet

September 04, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago Jazz Festival begins today

Chicago Jazz Festival begins today

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.

September 04, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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