The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong, UK, 1999, 65 min
Directed by John Akomfrah
You would think there couldn't be anything else to say about Louis Armstrong after Ken Burns's Jazz, which elevated the trumpeter to the status of the 20th century's most important musical figure. But this hourlong program (produced in 1999, some two years before the Burns documentary began airing) equals and often surpasses Jazz by taking a less reverential, more personal approach.
Frank Russell CD Release and Birthday Celebration Wed., Feb. 22, 2012
Charles Heath presents Jazz’n on the South Side
Frank Russell " Circle Without End " CD Release
and Birthday Celebration!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Doors: 6:00 pm
Show: 7:00 – 10:00 pm at
7558 S. Chicago Avenue
(773) 752 – 3955
Led by composer/violinist Renee' Baker, the Mantra Blue Free Orchestra performs freely-improvised and/or through-composed pieces that cannot be pigeonholed into any preconceived musical category.
Date : Sunday September 18
Time: 4pm Eastern Standard Time = 1 hour later than Chicago
Location: The Lakeside Inn
15251 Lakeshore Road
Tickets are $15 cash
All ages welcome
Share an intimate evening with one-time South-Sider, Freddy Cole. The Festival Gala will feature 2011 Grammy nominated Freddy Cole, described by the New York Times as "the most maturely expressive male jazz singer of his generation, if not the best alive." Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a silent auction and great jazz in a spectacular setting.
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Concert will begin at 7:00 PM
Place: Museum of Science and Industry
57 & Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60637
Free parking available in Museum's garage
7:00 pm, Free Admission
Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies
700 East Oakwood Blvd Chicago, Il
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
From this past Friday June 4, at Northeastern Illinois University - Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies 700 E Oakwood Blvd, Chicago, IL
Singers Joan Colasso, Senebella, and Julia Huff.
At the "Jubilee Meeting" during the annual National Baptist Convention held Sept. 11, 1930 in Chicago. The first gospel songs are played for the audience. The music was the creation of Dr. Thomas Dorsey, a former vaudeville pianist and blues singer. In 1932 he would refine the new music as choral director at Chicago's Pilgrim Baptist Church.