Thanks to a Flossmoor block party, a new jazz recording is born. On June 7, Rob Ryndak and Tom Lockwood will release “Gratitude.” A release party is set for 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, at PianoForte, 1335 S. Michigan Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.pianofortechicago.com.
Two student musicians at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been selected as members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Orchestra. Sam Calhoon of Flossmoor and Kensuke “Ken” Nakamura of Homewood were selected for the jazz orchestra after auditions that included performing excerpts from five pieces selected by CYSO and improvising over[Read More…]
On Feb. 15, 16 and 17, Valerie Nicholson and friends will mark 30 years of the Prairie State College Jazz Fest. The highlight of the three-day event will be the 7:30 p.m. concert with leading jazz musicians in the PSC Barnes & Noble Auditorium on the campus at 202 S.[Read More…]
Some of the area’s finest jazz musicians will be on hand to teach at Prairie State College’s annual jazz festival. (Provided photos) Prairie State College will present its 30th Annual Jazz Fest on Feb. 16 featuring top jazz artists. The program opens at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium[Read More…]
The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is hosting a “Swingin’ Spring” program on Wednesday, March 15, at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood. The 7 p.m. program will be a live jazz event led by IPO principal trumpet Matthew Lee with the IPO Brass Ensemble. This performance is part of[Read More…]
Homewood Farmers Market has long included live music, but this summer, market Manager Kate Duff has added a musical second shift that has featured young local musicians. On Saturday, Aug. 13, a jazz combo led by Chris Denman, band instructor at Chicago Christian High School, kept market patrons entertained and[Read More…]