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Darius Hampton (left) and Neil Tesser (right) host a virtual session for The Jazz Institute of Chicago's Straight Ahead Jazz Exchange.

Jazz Institute of Chicago hosts annual summer conference online amid pandemic

July 23, 2020

Chicago’s jazz scene has found itself at a standstill the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Prominent venues such as The California Clipper in Humboldt Park have shut down, musician...

Review: Dinner Party debuts with irresistibly soulful self-titled album

Review: Dinner Party debuts with irresistibly soulful self-titled album

By Ryan Rosenberger, Staff Reporter

July 21, 2020

For their self-titled debut, Dinner Party sticks with tradition by showcasing what makes instrumental hip-hop so great—its natural inclination to pay homage to all of the genres it stems from. Wi...

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Second City alumni spoof the spooky with new show pilot

September 29, 2018

A new pilot mockumentary is bringing together a group of friends from the The Second City to rid a suburban Chicago home of a spooky haunting.The show, released Oct. 1, is described as a mixture of "The Of...

Acclaimed Chicago saxophonist Frank Catalano plays for the crowd at Andy's Jazz Club Sept. 11 in River North.

Jazz popularity crescendoes with young audiences

September 19, 2018

Adam Dib, a second year graduate student studying music composition for the screen, says jazz music catapulted into his life in middle school when his teacher pulled out a trumpet during rehearsal and...

Summertime Chicago offers free event, Tuesday on the Terrace

Summertime Chicago offers free event, Tuesday on the Terrace

By Jermaine Nolen

September 7, 2018

Summer's end is right around the corner, but it is not too late to enjoy being outdoors Tuesday on the Terrace, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s summer concert series is ending the summer with the la...

NIIA finding ‘new ways’ to pull from old genres

NIIA finding ‘new ways’ to pull from old genres

By Miranda Manier

April 20, 2018

Since earning the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts 2005 national jazz voice title at 17 years old, NIIA’s career and musical recognition has flourished. The singer-songwriter was feat...

More than 70 events throughout the city are being held in April to celebrate Chicago Dance Month, hosted by See Chicago Dance. 

Just dance: Monthlong celebration keeps body moving, grooving

April 8, 2018

From ballet to jazz, hip-hop to modern, the dance options in Chicago are endless. To celebrate this diversity, April is Chicago Dance Month, which will include a series of events offering a glimpse at C...

“Grovedale High” is a teen drama web series created and produced by Columbia students. The show is set in 2005 and follows the life and love tribulations of emo, underdog high school students. 

Web series takes students to emo days

October 9, 2017

Senior cinema and television arts major Amanda Chambers said she would not have imagined letting people read her scripts a year ago, but now, the first web series she wrote and produced, “Grovedale High,” will premiere Oct. 15 for everyone to see. The teen drama, set in 2005,...

Homes are surrounded by flood water in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Sept. 1 near Houston, Texas.  

Columbia assists students affected by Harvey

September 11, 2017

With 176 Columbia students from Hurricane Harvey-affected areas in Texas and Louisiana, 46 of whom are from direct-impact areas, Columbia is supporting students during a time of immense devastation and heartbreak. Brian Marth, assistant provost for Academic Services, said he met ...

Nationally recognized jazz musician to perform with students

Vibraphone player Stefon Harris said he often speaks at high schools and colleges, including Columbia, while on tour. 

By Campus Reporter

October 31, 2016

Critically acclaimed jazz vibraphone player Stefon Harris will be teaching  and playing alongside students during his weeklong residency with the Music Department Oct. 31–Nov. 6.During his stay, Harris...

Queer hip-hop: breaking down barriers

Chicago-born rapper Big Dipper was recently featured on the Viceland show “Balls Deep.” 

By Arts & Culture Editor

May 2, 2016

Chicago-born rapper Big Dipper seems to share physical attributes with a hip-hop star like Rick Ross: a hefty build, big chains, busty video vixens and hyper-sexualized lyrics. But the similarities end ther...


Biggest Mouth erupts with heart and soul

April 25, 2016

The soulful hip-hop duo ConSoul took first place and unleashed its feel-good energy, performing for the 421-person crowd at the 12th annual Biggest Mouth battle of the bands competition at the Metro, 373...

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