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Count Basie Orchestra runs a clinic at New Trier

When Count Basie's Orchestra came to New Trier HS, students from 45 schools got a swinging master class & a history lesson.

In music performance, can you improvise or not?

The brain shows differential electrical activity between musicians who can improvise and those who, well, can't. Like me.

Kennedy Center cheers real jazz from Kenwood

The jazz band from Chicago's Kenwood Academy performed on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington this evening. Words fail me.

Wooten can break it down for environmentalists

Jazz musicians can really deliver a graduation speech, as Victor Wooten proved when he talked to environmental science grads in Vermont last spring.

Journeys in jazz, etc., at Wheeling H.S.

Brian Logan, retiring band director at Wheeling H.S. near Chicago, brings great jazz to a school community and enriches students' lives.

Ohio State band puts great jazz on the gridiron

Ohio State's marching band paid tribute to jazz to honor their former director, who died recently, when the team took on Maryland this afternoon.

Kenwood jazz band to premiere chart w/o 1 guitarist

We mourn the shooting death of a jazz band guitarist in Chicago, killed just a few weeks before the world premiere of a new jazz chart.