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Jazz can bring to mind a dark nightclub after hours with a lot of booze, but we recently met a group of Chicago jazz musicians on a sunny summer morning – and they were fueled only by coffee and cake.

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Multi-Grammy Award winner, singer Dianne Reeves, visits Chicago Tonight to perform and discuss the scholarship Gala that brings her to town.

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Chicago vocalist Dee Alexander celebrates her new album at Hyde Park Jazz Festival.  

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Jazz music, a one-woman show, and a Labor Day parade; Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.

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Renowned jazz pianist and composer Marian McPartland died on Tuesday, August 20, at age 95. She was a pioneer for women in the field of jazz and became a popular and enthusiastic exponent of the genre all her life. Watch a web extra video of Marian McPartland and Rosemary Clooney in an unforgettable rendition of the Gershwin classic, “Our Love is Here to Stay.”

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Saxophone great James Carter talks about his lifelong love of jazz and how he became an authority on vintage horns. Watch a video performance, and read a Q & A with Lauren Deutsch, executive director at the Jazz Institute of Chicago

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Jazz vocalist Tammy McCann just joined the ranks of the Music Institute of Chicago as an artist-in-residence. She joins us.

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Bandleader Orbert Davis and friends perform their Emmy-winning score from the documentary DuSable to Obama.

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Legendary Chicago musician Von Freeman died last weekend at age 88. We revisit our 2003 conversation with the acclaimed sax player.