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The DeKalb Public Library sits under a cloudy sky located in downtown DeKalb. Jazz In Progress will visit the library on Oct. 14. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Join Jazz In Progress for late night jazz.

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | October 4, 2023

Jazz In Progress, also referred to as JIP, is a nonprofit organization that uses the funds they earn from their performances and donates it to local community music programs and organizations. Communities that have received funding from JIP in the...

Jazz in Progress to perform at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the DeKalb Public Library in the main lobby.

Upcoming event: ‘Swingin’ the Bandshell’

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer | August 26, 2022

DeKALB — The band Jazz in Progress will be hosting their annual "Swingin’ the Bandshell" concert at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 30. The concert will be held at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1407 Sycamore Road. The event is free of charge and open...

Local jazz groups to perform at Egyptian Theatre

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | January 22, 2020

DeKALB — Four local jazz groups will come together for the fourth year in a row to bring a night of jazz to DeKalb.Beginning 7 p.m. Saturday, the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will present its annual “Jazz at the Egyptian” show.The DeKalb...

Local Jazz Band to perform free concert

By Parker Otto | August 27, 2019

Local band Jazz in Progress will perform 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. The concert, named “Swingin’ at the Bandshell,”  will be free of charge and is expected to last until 9:30 p.m. with a wide...

Goldblum jazzes up resume with debut album

By Peter Zemeske | November 14, 2018

Jeff Goldblum, an actor who has starred in many fan favorite movies, such as “Jurassic Park” and “Independence Day,” has released a debut jazz album with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, in which he plays piano.The album, titled “The...

Steely Dane amps up crowd

Steely Dane amps up crowd

By Peter Zemeske | September 17, 2018

Steely Dane calls themselves “the ultimate Steely Dan experience,” and expectations were exceeded 8 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Steely Dane began their set fashionably late, as all cool bands do, in the historically air condition-less...

Steely Dane hits Egyptian

By Ginger Simons | September 13, 2018

Steely Dane is bringing rock and jazz fusion to downtown DeKalb 8 p.m. Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Performing hits like “Kid Charlemagne” and “Ricki, Don’t Lose that Number,” the show features a crew of musicians brought...

Weekend Guide: March 26

By Northern Star staff | March 25, 2015

With this many local music events and activities, there’s no excuse for being bored at home.TodayTurn off “Pitch Perfect” and watch the real thing. Northern Sound, NIU’s co-ed a capella group, will perform a free show 8 p.m. at The House Cafe,...

Local jazz band to perform at the House Cafe

By Katie Finlon | April 17, 2013

Playing music with your idol is only a dream to most musicians—but it’s surreal to those performing at the House this weekend. MathGames!, a band led by NIU guitar professor Fareed Haque, will be the headlining act 7 p.m. Friday at the House Cafe,...

‘Breakfast Club’ star’s album underwhelms

By Katie Finlon | April 9, 2013

Molly Ringwald, famous for playing Claire from the John Hughes movie “The Breakfast Club,” released a jazz standard album—I guess weirder things have happened. Ringwald’s 10-track album “Except Sometimes” debuted Tuesday. The album had jazz...

Local bands to celebrate associate professor’s birthday

By Deanna Frances | January 23, 2013

Music is the universal language of the world. This is especially true for bringing all kinds of people together--particularly for a musician’s 50th birthday celebration. A birthday party for NIU School of Music faculty member Fareed Haque will start...