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The jazz quintet known as Bogg performed from inside Laxson Auditorium on April 2 in a Chico Voices virtual event.

Chico jazz band ‘Bogg’ livestreams from Laxson

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // April 16, 2021

The Chico jazz group Bogg performed April 2 at Laxson Auditorium for a livestream event.Chico News and Review's Jason Cassidy joined the band onstage to guide the conversation around the band members...

Jon Batistes new album We Are is set to release on March 19, titled We Are.

An exclusive with ‘The Late Show’ bandleader and producer of Disney’s ‘Soul’ soundtrack

Sophia Pearson, Reporter // March 1, 2021

Jon Batiste, the bandleader of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and the producer of Disney and Pixar’s “Soul” soundtrack, will soon release a personal album. Batiste has had a busy year, but...

Trombone player Rohnell Johnson performing alongside trumpet player, Branden Lewis Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

A Tuba to Cuba brings a sax to Laxson

Melissa Joseph // November 20, 2019

With little to no words spoken, a New Orleans jazz band delivered a stunning set Wednesday night. The band started the night off with songs that created a colorful and lively atmosphere encapsulating Chico...

Passionate artists put their souls on the table with  every performance. Photo credit: Daelin Wofford

Winner of music competition showcased at Madison Bear Garden

Alex Coba // October 7, 2018

It was live music galore at Madison Bear Garden Thursday, as the popular Chico hotspot hosted the School of Arts Productions (SOTA): Chico Unplugged in the final Winners Showcase. Chico Unplugged is...

Joshua Hegg, Ethan Swet, and Madison Carlisle DeSantis preform original pieces at the 3rd Monday Jazz Jam at Naked Lounge, September 17 2018. Photo credit: Tara Killoran

Jazz Jam entertains listeners, invites all musicians

Alex Coba // September 18, 2018

It was a night of jazz-filled goodness as Naked Lounge hosted the first anniversary of its 3rd Monday Jazz Jam. Locals enjoyed original music and popular covers as a variety of artists got to perform. The...

Smokey the Groove bandmates combine rock and funk with some jazz tunes. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Smokey the Groove presents the party challenge

Nicole Henson // April 18, 2018

“If we were a TV show we would be Sesame Street but if Sesame Street met the band from the Muppets," explains the talented group of goofballs who make up Smokey the Groove.The group reminisced over...

Big Sam on stage at a festival, getting lost in the music. Photo courtesy of Any Goetz

New Orleans-based band to bring funk to Chico

Matthew Manfredi // March 17, 2016

Let there be funk.If you have any plans this Saturday — cancel them. Extravagant dinner party with friends? Reschedule. Bae’s birthday bash? There’s always next year … probably....

Le Terrible Orchestre de Belleville performs for a crowd. Photo courtesy of Chico Performances

Live movie score guarantees to wow at Laxson

Matthew Manfredi // February 27, 2016

There is very little dialogue featured in the 2003 French film “The Triplets Of Belleville.” The animated characters communicate through eye contact, charming mannerisms and powerfully crafted pantomime. Meanwhile,...

Album art for A Head Full of Dreams. Photo credit: Pitchfork.

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015

"A Head Full of Dreams" is a great album capable of captivating many audiences. Coldplay shows their ability to step into elements of genres such as world music, soul, electronic and jazz while still maintaining...

Jazz group Bogg, made up of Michael Bones on drums, Gavin Fitzgerald on bass and Josh Hegg on the keyboard, performed for customers at Cafe Coda on Friday morning. Photo credit: John Domogma

Bogg gives jazz tribute to Black Sabbath

Chelsea Gallegos // November 16, 2015

Bogg, a modern jazz ensemble with clear hip-hop, classic rock and other random influences, has weekly shows at Cafe Coda. Black Sabbath was the theme of this particular Friday morning show, which audience...

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra emphasizes the brass section. Photo Courtesy of Chico Performances.

Orchestra to jazz up Laxson Auditorium

David Kahn // March 5, 2014

Chico Performances welcomes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Laxson Auditorium. The orchestra was founded in 1988 and currently consists of 15 of the...

Julie Atlas shows off her 1920s fashion at the Rent Party costume contest Thursday night.Photo credit: Shannon Miller

Harlem Renaissance revived by rent party

Ashiah Scharaga // February 28, 2014

The door reads "New York Times: Editor-In-Chief." When you cross the threshold, a luscious jazz melody that sounds both familiar and foreign fills your ears and the New York skyline catches your eye.Welcome...

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