The once willowy voice is now a baritone purr, but that won’t stop her legion of acolytes from swarming to do homage.
JOEY DEFRANCESCO TRIO
The reigning wizard of jazz organ hits town for four harmonically adventurous shows.
Local hero and blistering blues man Cannon brings it home for the holidays.
THE OH HELLOS
The hipster folk siblings perform their now iconic “Family Christmas Album” for a no-doubt adoring crowd.
(Old Town School of Folk Music)
Chicago’s own world-music supergroup celebrates twenty years of making multiethnic magic.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.