Jazz Currents

Chicago's Von Freeman

Feb 27, 2016

Von Freeman was a major force on the Chicago jazz scene for over 70 years and is responsible for mentoring a number of musicians that went on to achieve notoriety on an international level.

Detroit native Roland Hanna, was a world renowned pianist, composer, and educator.

Detroit native Barry Harris is an internationally renowned jazz pianist, composer and teacher.

Keith Hall

Vocalist Kristin Slipp and pianist Dov Manski are a Brooklyn-based duo who each have strong reputations as improvisers, composers, and collaborators. Their album A Thousand Julys, released in 2013, features creatively re-imagined versions of jazz standards that alter the phrasing, time signatures, harmonies, and instrumentation of songs such as "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "The Way You Look Tonight."

Bassist Bob Cranshaw, who died November 2, 2016 at age 83, was one of the most recorded bass players of all time.