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Charles Sudo

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Blessed with an infectious, groove-oriented sound that all but dares the listener to resist the urge to leave his seat and shake his thing on the dance floor, Soulive very …
Bobbi Wilsyn teaches voice at Columbia College Chicago and for the past ten years has also been the featured vocalist in William Russo’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble. It’s Abou…
Bay Area keyboard player Michael Bluestein is a Berklee graduate who has cut his teeth playing with everyone from Steve Smith and kitty Margolis to pop singer Shelby Lynne.…
In this post Ken Burns "Jazz" status quo, where legends are dusted off for an occasional spin and treated as footnotes and "authoritative" types like Wynton Marsalis and hi…
The legendary Oscar Brown, Jr. treads a fine balance between jazz vocalist, playwright, poet, and social activist. As a vocalist and student of vocalese he rarely gets ment…
San Antonio based vocalist Ken Slavin is one of the most popular singers in that Texas town, and the hardest working. Since he started his singing career at a relatively la…
This is simply a beautiful album in more ways than one. On the centennial anniversary of the birth of one of the founding fathers of American musical theater, the not-for-p…
The legendary Brazilian modernist poet Manuel Bandeira also indulged a fixation with songwriting throughout his life under the nickname Manduca Pia. Thirty years before the…
In 2001 the Chicago Composers Project, a joint venture of the American Composers Forum and the Jazz Institute of Chicago, commissioned bassist Tatsu Aoki to compose a music…
The Chicago free jazz scene is one of vibrancy and daring, which is one of the keys to its success and being held in high esteem by players, fans, and critics around the gl…
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