Jazz Is a Spirit

(from the January issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine) Jazz is a spirit that lives within the minds, will and feelings of its musicians and listeners. It is something that brings …

Finding Your “Voice” in Jazz

(this article appears in the September issue of Chicago Jazz Magazine) In his book, Letters to a Young Jazz Musician, Wynton Marsalis reasons that among the greatest successes a jazz …

Jazz History

Mo’ Better Jazz History The link, above and to the left, is to a music video in which Gangstarr drops jazz history knowledge. I always loved this song from the …

Who Took The Soul Out Of Jazz?

By Bobby Broom for Chicago Jazz Magazine Soul—that feeling in music that needs no words to understand. It is the best of musicians who can access and transmit deep emotion …