In October of 2000, The Art Ensemble of Chicago was invited to be a part of a music festival in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil with many different styles of music of the Diaspora represented, Free Jazz being just one of them. Other invited participants included Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes, R & B star DeAngelo, and drummer Max Roach and his band, along with various local Brazilian groups.
Explore America's original music in this multimedia course! From the early days in New Orleans to the latest developments in Chicago, you will travel through the myriad forms of jazz and learn about instruments, performers, and the social and cultural settings that shaped the music.
Live in Vienna Austria at the Porgy and Bess Club.
20th Sons d'Hiver [Winter Sounds] music festival (Ile-de-France), with Kahil El-Zabar and Nona Hendryx
"NOW’S THE TIME PROJECT" - KAHIL EL’ZABAR & THE ETHNIC’S FEATURING NONA HENDRYX Jan, 29, 8:30 pm
The Rockstar Poetry Project's 1st music video, "Being Me Is The Sh**!!!" shot by David Weathersby of sub.verse.studios at a live performance/house party/get-2gether illustrating how FUN life can B when YOU know that you R the sh**!
Applications to the eyeJAZZ Training Program are now being accepted. Successful applicants will receive a free pocket video camera and instruction in basic video production and editing and in jazz journalism and storytelling.
MY KIND OF JAZZ
A Chicago jazz wish list for the New Year
Tribune Arts critic
What needs to happen for Chicago jazz in 2011?
These developments would be a boon for the music: