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Two H-F musicians selected for CYSO Jazz Orchestra

Two student musicians at Homewood-Flossmoor High School have been selected as members of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Jazz Orchestra. Sam Calhoon of Flossmoor and Kensuke “Ken” Nakamura of Homewood were selected for the jazz orchestra after auditions that included performing excerpts from five pieces selected by CYSO and improvising over a prewritten piece.

Musician’s ideas brought jazz fest to PSC 30 years ago

On Feb. 15, 16 and 17, Valerie Nicholson and friends will mark 30 years of the Prairie State College Jazz Fest. The highlight of the three-day event will be the 7:30 p.m. concert with leading jazz musicians in the PSC Barnes & Noble Auditorium on the campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

30th Annual Jazz Fest Feb. 16 at Prairie State College

  Some of the area's finest jazz musicians will be on 
  hand to teach at Prairie State College's annual jazz 
  festival.
 (Provided photos)

IPO 'Swingin’ Spring' jazz concert March 15

The Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is hosting a “Swingin’ Spring” program on Wednesday, March 15, at Ravisloe Country Club in Homewood.
 
The 7 p.m. program will be a live jazz event led by IPO principal trumpet Matthew Lee with the IPO Brass Ensemble.
 

Jazz at the market

Homewood Farmers Market has long included live music, but this summer, market Manager Kate Duff has added a musical second shift that has featured young local musicians. On Saturday, Aug. 13, a jazz combo led by Chris Denman, band instructor at Chicago Christian High School, kept market patrons entertained and even moved a few to dance.

Proposed martini bar/speakeasy owners request liquor license, describe plans

Owners of a proposed martini bar and speakeasy in downtown Homewood have applied for a liquor license, and at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting, they described their plans for martini classes and a Roaring Twenties experience.

Jazz series at Ravisloe is part of bigger vision — for musicians and for Homewood

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When Grupo Cha Cha performs tonight at Ravisloe Country Club, area music lovers will have a chance to see the catalyst that led to the arrival of the True Muse jazz concert series in Homewood. 

Mindeman and Friends appear at St. Mark Church Sunday

A rising star in the Chicago jazz scene will bring his music to an area church this weekend. Stuart Mindeman will perform a free concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, at St. Mark Church, 312 N. Chicago Rd., Chicago Heights.

TrueMuse concert Jan. 22 at Ravisloe to feature Latin sounds of Sueños

A musical respite from winter Thursday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. as the next concert in the TrueMuse jazz series features Latin sounds of Sueños.

Gypsy jazz concert kicks off new music series at Ravisloe

The weather has turned prematurely cold, but the music in Homewood this week will be hot. 

LePercolateur will bring to Homewood a performance of the music made famous in the 1930s at the Hot Club de France, gypsy jazz.

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