When Count Basie’s Orchestra came to New Trier HS, students from 45 schools got a swinging master class & a history lesson.
The brain shows differential electrical activity between musicians who can improvise and those who, well, can’t. Like me.
The jazz band from Chicago’s Kenwood Academy performed on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington this evening. Words fail me.
Jazz musicians can really deliver a graduation speech, as Victor Wooten proved when he talked to environmental science grads in Vermont last spring.
Brian Logan, retiring band director at Wheeling H.S. near Chicago, brings great jazz to a school community and enriches students’ lives.
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.
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.