Legendary Chicago jazz guitarist George Freeman has been honing his dynamic, explosive style since the 1940s, working with dozens of the genre’s hall of famers, including Charlie Parker, Richard “Groove” Holmes, Gene Ammons, Jimmy McGriff, Buddy Rich, Shirley Scott, and his brothers Von and Bruz Freeman. On Sunday, April 10, Freeman turns 95, and to mark […]
For nearly 70 years, Bob Koester owned the Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records—and though his businesses could be “crazy town,” they helped nurture thriving communities.
Guitarist George Freeman and harmonica player Billy Branch demonstrate the common roots of the sounds they love.
Composer George Flynn performs music from his strong new album at Katerina’s on Saturday
Chicago composer George Flynn takes part in a Friday panel discussion on contemporary composition and releases a new CD of his music.