A sign you're in Chicago? The Green Mill, the city's oldest jazz club, 1907, and the establishment most featured in Lake Claremont Press guidebooks in the last 20 years (Chicago Pin of the Day, 9/18/2014).
Gregory Hines - began tapping at three. An avid improvisator of tap steps, tap sounds, and tap rhythms. "He purposely obliterated the tempos, throwing down a cascade of taps like pebbles across the floor. In those moments he aligned tap with the latest free-form experiments in jazz and new music and postmodern dance." Responsible for National Tap Dance Day. Died in 2003 at 57 of liver cancer.
Lena Horne as a Jazz singer during the 1940s. Her artistic career continued for decades as a musician and actress. She joined the ancestors at the age of 92 on May 10, 2010. by Pan-African News Wire File Photos, via Flickr