The fast-rising cartoonist’s first collection hits shelves this month.
The new CD honors the South and West Sides’ vibrant small-label scene. For many, it’s also unearthed rich cross-generational connections.
Chris Ligon probably had a worse year than you. He spun his misery into Miss America, a new record out this week.
Chicago’s role as a hub for innovative black musicians from the 1960s to the ’80s has been underappreciated, according to a new book. Here’s what we learned.
The clarinetist–composer’s new work is a corrective to repeated handwringing about the genre’s future.
As the Art Ensemble of Chicago celebrates 50 years by headlining Jazz Fest, its leader continues to innovate with a new generation of musicians.
Reed’s stunning new album, Flesh and Bone, reflects the experience of everyday prejudice.
The Chicago Jazz Philharmonic artistic director talks about the uniqueness of his orchestra and how it’ll honor Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, and Thelonious Monk.
Use the musical math below to find your perfect set at this year’s event.
How a local bus driver climbed to blues stardom