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A look back at the world premiere of ‘Looks of a Lot’

“Looks of a Lot,” the SCP Jazz commission by pianist Jason Moran and visual artist Theaster Gates featuring the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band, received a triumphant world premiere May 30 at Sy...
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Chicago impresario Joe Segal named a 2015 NEA Jazz Master

Chicago impresario Joe Segal has been selected as one of four 2015 NEA Jazz Masters, announced on June 25 in Washington, D.C., by the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA annually recognizes a new...
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Jason Moran, steeped in the blues, for ‘Looks of a Lot...

Jason Moran dreams big. Not yet 40, the pianist/composer/cultu...
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‘Looks of a Lot’ takes shape during Symphony Cen...

“Looks of a Lot,” a blues/jazz-based multimedia p...
Wynton Marsalis performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at Symphony Center.

SCP Jazz Series, now in its 20th year, builds diversity at S...

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony Center Presents ...
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Friday only: Buy one, get one free

It’s rare outside Vienna that concertgoers might hear two ...
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SCP Jazz lineup announced for 2014/2015 season

Pianists Ahmad Jamal, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea; vocali...
Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples sings in a symphony of voices

At an early age, Mavis Staples quickly learned about the spi...
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Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates 20 years in Chicago

Around World War I, when European composers were casting off...
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Two giants of jazz, Jack DeJohnette and Joe Lovano

Every generation has its jazz heroes, and it’s always thri...