Jazz Institute of Chicago

Welcome to the Jazz Institute of Chicago Journal, an archive of jazz writing. You'll find incredible articles about the history of Jazz in Chicago, as well as interviews with a variety of musicians and jazz related figures and reviews of recordings and live shows.

Bird lives: Year 43

Bird lives: Year 43
by Don Rose

The Wilbur Campbell Jazz All-Stars at the Red Sea Jazz Festival

The Wilbur Campbell Jazz All-Stars at the Red Sea Jazz Festival
by Irving Zucker

Remembering Russ Freeman

Remembering Russ Freeman
by Bill Moody

[Russell Donald 'Russ' Freeman, born May 28 1926; died June 27, 2002. He was 76.]

The greatness of Bird

The greatness of Bird
by Robert Bregman, PhD

"Thou wast not born for death immortal Bird" —Keats

A Tribute from Marty Clausen

A Tribute from Marty Clausen

Black, Brown & Beige

Black, Brown & Beige
by Richard Wang

A Conversation with Roscoe Mitchell

Roscoe Mitchell: an interview with Lazaro Vega

Barrett Deems: Memories of a Drummer

by Deborah Gillaspie

The phone rang around 3:30 pm on Tuesday September 15th. "Better sit down," my drum teacher, Phil Stanger, said. "Barrett died this morning."

Discussions with Sinatra

by David Raksin

More Barrett memories

More Barrett memories
by John Miles