Tagged jazz


The AV Club

Chicago’s The AV Club serves up some serious funk and jazz on its eponymous new album. The AV Club finds bassist, composer and band leader Andrew Vogt and his fellow musicians in fine form across eight tracks including propulsive opener “Stevland,” New Orleans stomper “Fat Tuesday,” the experimental (and Frank Zappa-esque) snippet “Thumbs Up” and…


Jo Ann Daugherty-Bring Joy

Much like her local contemporaries (including saxophonists Chris Greene and Shawn Maxwell), Chicago pianist, band leader and composer Jo Ann Daugherty uses instrumental jazz as a springboard to pay homage to (and in some cases to cover) artists from the worlds of soul, funk and even classical music. One her new CD, Bring Joy, Daugherty…


Gramps the Vamp-The Cave of 10,000 Eyes

Chicago’s Gramps the Vamp refer to their particular brand of instrumental music as “doom funk.” Although this descriptor might be a bit tongue in check, it is wholly appropriate as the band draws from horror soundtracks and 60’s novelty/sound effects records while honoring the legacy of acts like The JBs, Ohio Players and Fela Kuti….

Tiny Fireflies

This Week – March 17th, 2016

March 17th, 2016 Join us for our weekly show featuring all Chicago music, Thursdays from 6-8pm on 88.7FM WLUW or streaming online at wluw.org! Tiny FirefliesĀ – 6:00pm Tiny Fireflies are an electronic dream pop band that layer vintage synthesizers and drum machines underneath the airy vocals of songwriter, Kristine Capua. Although based in Chicago, their…