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.

Schmoosing with the Duke: A Memoir

Schmoosing with the Duke: A Memoir
by Marvin Martin

Barrett Deems

Barrett Deems
by Marj Pries

One of the greatest

One of the greatest
by Steve Voce

Personal Recollections of Sun Ra 1956–1967

Personal Recollections of Sun Ra 1956–1967
by Ed Bland

Playing with Barrett

Playing with Barrett
by Stu Katz

A Story for Wilbur

A Story for Wilbur
by Deborah L. Gillaspie

Red Norvo

Red Norvo
By Steve Voce

This article first appeared in The Independent of London.

Bird Stories

Bird Stories
as recalled by Richard Corpolongo

Joe Daley told me this story.

Wilbur Campbell and the Jazz Express

Wilbur Campbell and the Jazz Express
by Irving Zucker

Saxophonist Benny Waters dies at age 96

Saxophonist Benny Waters dies at age 96
by Russ Dantzler