Articles by Keith Gerbosi

Charlie Parker's Yardbird Review - a Beautiful, but Poignant Telling of the Jazzman’s Life

Charlie Parker's Yardbird Review - a Beautiful, but Poignant Telling of the Jazzman’s Life Presented by Lyric Unlimited, "Charlie Parker's Yardbird" performed at the Harris Theater was a beautiful, but poignant look at the Charlie Parker's complex, disordered and tragic life.

The Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling Review - The Definition of Jazz

The Branford Marsalis Quartet featuring Kurt Elling Review - The Definition of Jazz The Branford Marsalis quartet featuring Kurt Elling displayed the pure definition of jazz on Friday night at the Chicago Symphony center.

Win Tickets to see Worthy at The Mid this weekend!

Win Tickets to see Worthy at The Mid this weekend! Win Tickets to see Worthy at The Mid this Friday night, January 20th!

Merry, Merry Chicago! Review - the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Tradition Unlike Any Other

Merry, Merry Chicago! Review - the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Tradition Unlike Any Other Merry, Merry Chicago! should be put on the annual holiday to-do list along with decorating cookies, wrapping presents and drinking egg-nog

Once Upon a Symphony Three Little Pigs Review - Education is best when it is fun

Once Upon a Symphony Three Little Pigs Review - Education is best when it is fun The kids got a kick out of the pigs building their houses and got to play along with the Big Bad Wolf: huffing and puffing and blowing the houses down! All while learning about the world of classical music

Uplift Subscription Review - A Toolbox for Inner Peace

Uplift Subscription Review - A Toolbox for Inner Peace Balancing all the issues that life throws at you can be challenging. That’s where the new Uplift service comes to assistance. Uplift is a subscription box for a calm, happy and conscious life

Don Quichotte at the Lyric Opera Review - A Great Adventure

Don Quichotte at the Lyric Opera Review - A Great Adventure Returning to Lyric Opera of Chicago after more than 20 years, Don Quichotte is a great adventure and wonderful show. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the orchestra and the show is directed by Matthew Ozawa

Omara Portuondo at the Chicago Symphony Review - No Slowing Her Down

Omara Portuondo at the Chicago Symphony Review - No Slowing Her Down Omara Portuondo gave a masters-level class to Chicago on how to perform. And after 70 years of performing not many people know better than her.

Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Club Tour 2016 Review - So many great places to see music

Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Club Tour 2016 Review - So many great places to see music Wednesday night surprise: I showed up to the Old Town School of Folk Music to hear some Latin Jazz and quickly learned that there was much, much more to the night.

Firebrand Theatre's JUKE JOINT Review - an evening of gritty blues performed by some of Chicago’s best female talent

Firebrand Theatre's JUKE JOINT Review - an evening of gritty blues performed by some of Chicago’s best female talent Visiting Firebrand Theater’s Juke Joint and hearing the dynamic women singing their hearts out was as close to being in an authentic Juke Joint you can get without actually crossing the Mason-Dixon line.

The Art Institute of Chicago Evening Associates’ Annual Benefit, “Night Heist" stole the night away

The Art Institute of Chicago Evening Associates’ Annual Benefit, “Night Heist" stole the night away The Art Institute of Chicago Evening Associates’ annual benefit, Night Heist, event promised many things: amazing artwork, a great atmosphere, food from a world famous chef, live music and cocktails. Lots and lots of cocktails

Alfredo Rodríguez at the Jazz Showcase - The Bird is out of its Cage

Alfredo Rodríguez at the Jazz Showcase  - The Bird is out of its Cage Grammy nominated pianist Alfredo Rodríguez showed the audience how to embrace many different aspects of jazz, music and culture at the Jazz Showcase on Thursday night.

Gregory Porter at the Chicago Symphony Review - Be Good because Porter was Good

Gregory Porter at the Chicago Symphony Review - Be Good because Porter was Good The latest show in the Jazz Series at the Chicago Symphony featured the Marquis Hill Blacktet as an opening act before the smooth vocal stylings of Gregory Porter.

Wayne Shorter and his Quartet Preview: A 10 Time Grammy Winner Will Perform at the Chicago Symphony Center

Wayne Shorter and his Quartet Preview:  A 10 Time Grammy Winner Will Perform at the Chicago Symphony Center Don’t miss the chance to see a Jazz legend and 10-time Grammy Winner, Wayne Shorter, at the Chicago Symphony Center on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

MCA Prime Time: Purple Review - An eclectic night of art

MCA Prime Time: Purple Review - An eclectic night of art MCA Prime Time is an evening party at the museum that allows anyone to immerse themselves into the art scene with an eclectic mix of live music, performance art, and interactive programs.

Melissa Aldana at the Jazz Showcase Review - the next generation of jazz greats is here

Melissa Aldana at the Jazz Showcase Review - the next generation of jazz greats is here “Jazz’s Next Tenor Sax Great”, Melissa Aldana, is in Chicago this weekend for a four night engagement at the fabled Jazz Showcase

Chance the Rapper at the Chicago Theater Review - Too Talented and Too Motivated

Chance the Rapper at the Chicago Theater Review - Too Talented and Too Motivated Chance the Rapper is everywhere these days, but still had time to headline the radio station Power 92’s 15th Anniversary party at the Chicago Theater on Friday night.

Pink Martini Review - Pink Martini Shakes Things up at the CSO

Pink Martini Review - Pink Martini Shakes Things up at the CSO Led by bandleader Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini returned to The Chicago Symphony Center in a special concert on Friday March 25th

Nabucco at the Lyric Opera of Chicago Review - A World Class Performance

Nabucco at the Lyric Opera of Chicago Review - A World Class Performance The Lyric Opera of Chicago's stage brought to life Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco - a story of power, jealousy, forbidden love, and religion

Jazz At the Lincoln Center Orchestra: Jazz in the Key of Life Review - An Embarrassment of Riches

Jazz At the Lincoln Center Orchestra:  Jazz in the Key of Life Review - An Embarrassment of Riches “Jazz in the Key of Life” explored a genre of music normally not explored by jazz musicians: pop music.

Buddy Guy at Legends Review - The Greatest Chicago Tradition

Buddy Guy at Legends Review - The Greatest Chicago Tradition Chicago Blues has one Bluesman left to carry the legacy: the incredible Buddy Guy

Merry, Merry Chicago! Review - the Chicago Symphony Orchestra gets into the Christmas spirit

Merry, Merry Chicago! Review - the Chicago Symphony Orchestra gets into the Christmas spirit Has the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season ruined you mood? Well, the performance of Merry, Merry Chicago! at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will get you into the Christmas spirit and leave you feeling jolly.

Scenes From Life: Cuba! Review - A truly historic night

Scenes From Life: Cuba! Review - A truly historic night In an historic concert, 36 Cuban music students from The Universidad de las Artes in Havana joined the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic on stage on Friday to usher in a new era of collaboration between our two countries

Chucho Valdes: 40 years of Irakere Review - The Music is New Again

Chucho Valdes: 40 years of Irakere Review - The Music is New Again Chucho Valdes celebrated 40 years of Irakere - which showcased the mix of jazz, Afro-Cuban styles, and Caribbean dance music that made it so famous.

Zedd at UIC Pavilion REVIEW - A mildly bewildering, but blissful dream

Zedd at UIC Pavilion REVIEW - A mildly bewildering, but blissful dream A Zedd show is like a really great dream. It’s so intense yet unreal that you don’t know if you are awake or dreaming.

The Marriage of Figaro REVIEW - A Perfect Night Out

The Marriage of Figaro REVIEW - A Perfect Night Out Lyric Opera of Chicago opened its 61st season on Saturday night with "The Marriage of Figaro"

Chicago Jazz Festival Review - 37 Years of Great Music

Chicago Jazz Festival Review - 37 Years of Great Music In its 37th year, the Chicago Jazz Fest brings a wide array of internationally acclaimed talent to the city

North Coast Music Fest REVIEW: Sending Summer Out with a Bang

North Coast Music Fest REVIEW:  Sending Summer Out with a Bang Chicago needs one last bash to send summer out with a bang. That bash is, as always, The North Coast Music Fest.

North Coast Music Fest PREVIEW: 5 Things You Can't Miss

North Coast Music Fest PREVIEW: 5 Things You Can't Miss North Coast Music Fest is one of the best events during Chicago’s busy festival season. There are five things you must check out while attending the fest

Global Dance Party, Chicago Samba Review - As if Carnaval was transported to the Mid-West

Global Dance Party, Chicago Samba Review - As if Carnaval was transported to the Mid-West Dancing Keeps You Young

Spring Awakening Music Festival - Preview

Spring Awakening Music Festival - Preview Spring Awakening is a three-day electronic dance music festival happening at Soldier Field June 12th, 13th and 14th

Gurrumul at Old Town School of Folk Music Review - Gurrumul’s voice transcends

Gurrumul at Old Town School of Folk Music Review - Gurrumul’s voice transcends “Australia’s Most Important Voice” performs at the Old Town School of Folk Music

Roots on the Rails Review - Dave Alvin's Journey Across the American West Stops in Chicago

Roots on the Rails Review - Dave Alvin's Journey Across the American West Stops in Chicago ALL ABOARD! Dave Alvin’s musical train has rolled into town

The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano Review – Much More Enjoyable than Your Dinner Parties

The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano Review – Much More Enjoyable than Your Dinner Parties City Winery and host Elysabeth Alfano have a solution to boring dinner parties

The Hockey City Classic Review - Is Outdoor Hockey Still Relevant?

The Hockey City Classic Review - Is Outdoor Hockey Still Relevant? The Hockey City Classic featured college hockey teams at in Chicago's Soldier Field

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