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The Queens Cartoonists. Photo credit: Lauren Desberg, Chico Performances

From Popeye to Bugs Bunny, Queen’s Cartoonist rock Laxson

Noah Herbst, Copy Editor // February 10, 2022

The Queen’s Cartoonists performed at Laxson Auditorium on Feb. 3. The jazz sextet’s set consisted of original material and scores to classic cartoons, like Looney Tunes and Betty Boop, that played...

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
Local musicians bring rage, rock and funk to create a sound unlike any other in Chico.
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
Big Sam's Funky Nation to bring funk to Lost On Main.
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
A live movie score will grace Laxson Auditorium next month.
Album art for A Head Full of Dreams. Photo credit: Pitchfork.

Coldplay’s new album parachutes into the unfamiliar

December 16, 2015
Coldplay's new album, "A Head Full of Dreams," is filled with many different music styles not present in their debut album, "Parachutes."
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
The new-age jazz group, Bogg, gives a unique performance at Cafe Coda.
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
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis comes to Chico March 12.
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