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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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Ann Sylvester

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The City of Chicago is proud to announce the lineup for the 29th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival, August 30-September 2. The festival begins with a ticketed concert at the Chicago Symphony Center on August 30 and then moves to Grant Park for three days of free music, August 31-September 2.

Opening night will feature An Evening with Herbie Hancock beginning at 7:30p.m. This Academy Award and multiple GrammyÒ Award-winning jazz pianist and co

Jazz up the Labor Day Weekend with three full days of free music in Grant Park, which includes special tributes to four jazz legends, preceded by the ticketed concert at the Symphony Center on Thursday, September 1. The City of Chicago, Jazz Institute of Chicago and U.S. Cellular proudly announce the 2005 Chicago Jazz Festival, September 1-4, 2005.

The Chicago Jazz Festival opens at 7:30 p.m. with the Symphony Center concert on Thursday, which celebrates the 70th anniversary of Down