Latin piano star Eddie Palmieri celebrates his 75th in Chicago

 

 

Eddie Palmieri – Brian Lynch Jazz Quartet

When: 7 p.m. Sunday

Where: Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.

Tickets: $48-$68; 773-381-4554. maynestage.com or soundculturechicago.com

 

Three years ago, an enterprising young Chicago impresario decided to risk everything and begin presenting the artists he loved on his own time and his own dime.

Without the benefit of foundation money or private support, David Chavez created his Sound Culture organization to champion world music and jazz across Chicago.

“My timing couldn’t have been better, with this economy,” quips Chavez, 34. “For me to launch this kind of business – a business that’s naturally fickle – in the worst economy of my lifetime has been a challenge. But I think if I can weather the storm, it’s nothing but uphill.”     Read the rest here- http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ott-0420-jazz-scene-20120419,0,447231.column

 

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The Touré-Raichel Collective at Old Town School of Folk Music

Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 6:30 & 9:30 PM

THE TOURÉ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE: VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ (MALI) AND IDAN RAICHEL (ISRAEL), VIRTUOSIC SUPERSTARS FROM VERY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, JOIN TOGETHER TO CREATE MASTERWORKS OF COLLABORATION AND IMPROVISATION. AFTER A CHANCE MEETING IN AN AIRPORT IN EUROPE, IDAN AND VIEUX FORGED A DEEP FRIENDSHIP THAT LED TO AN IMPROMPTU GET TOGETHER AT A SMALL STUDIO IN TEL AVIV IN NOVEMBER 2010. THE RESULTING RECORDING SESSION — ACOUSTIC, SPONTANEOUS, ENTIRELY IMPROVISED, AND STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL — COULD ONLY BE DESCRIBED AS MAGIC, AND THE TOURÉ-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE WAS BORN. ON THE UPCOMING ALBUM THE TEL AVIV SESSION, TO BE RELEASED BY CUMBANCHA ON MARCH 27, 2012, IDAN AND VIEUX HAVE CAPTURED AN INSPIRED MUSICAL MOMENT THAT WILL BRING TO MIND CLASSIC ALBUMS SUCH AS TALKING TIMBUKTU BY ALI FARKA TOURÉ WITH RY COODER, KEITH JARRET’S THE KÖLN CONCERT OR VINCENT SEGAL AND BALLAKE SISSOKO’S ACCLAIMED CHAMBER MUSIC. THE LIVE CONCERT REFLECTS THE NATURAL SPONTANEITY AND FREE-FORM CREATIVITY OF THE RECORDING SESSIONS, ALLOWING AUDIENCES TO EXPERIENCE FIRSTHAND THE INVENTION OF SUBLIME AND TRANSCENDENT MUSIC THAT CROSSES BOUNDARIES OF COUNTRY, CULTURE AND TRADITION

Locos Por Juana

Locos Por Juana

Locos Por Juana is a 2x Grammy Nominated, bilingual Jam-Band formed in Miami, FL in the year 2000 most notably recognized by their electrifying dynamism onstage and their unique take of Afro-Caribbean Music. They’re sound is a distinct one, drawing from the members’ diverse backgrounds. Integral to Locos Por Juana’s style is the musical influence of Reggae, Dancehall and Ragga from Miami and the Caribbean; and Hip-Hop, Rock and Funk from the US, with the heat and soul of their hybrid style emanating from Colombia’s rich musical landscape.
Many have tried to define their style, the L.A. Times calls Locos por Juana “a funky, pan-Latin amalgam,” and referenced their “pulling listeners into a reverse Gulf Stream churning through the Straits of Florida south to Jamaica, Venezuela and Colombia, and over to Puerto Rico.” Miami New Times has regaled their 2008 American Grammy nominated release, La Verdad (Universal Music) as “the truth of a new multicultural, cosmopolitan generation, played out in the music that represents their cross-cultural connections.” and The Miami Herald dubbed them “Miami’s beloved Latin-Reggae-Hip-Hop mashup master.”

Paco de Lucía at The Symphony Center

Apr20 – USA Symphony Center Chicago
Paco de Lucía, one of the greatest guitarists in the world, brings an evening of passionate flamenco to Symphony Center. Witness a true master bring the intense, emotional art form of flamenco to life in what is sure to be a magical performance featuring selections from his latest album En Vivo. Paco de  Lucía’s lineup features six of Spain’s most celebrated flamenco/jazz musicians, and also the rising young dance sensation, Farruco.