Saving lives with his music

ANDY’S JAZZ CLUB, Chicago — Marques Carroll uses his trumpet to make music and to make change. Hundreds of young men in Chicago have found new lives through Marques and the music program he started in one of the toughest sections of the city. “What I’m seeing with the music is that it’s saving a…

Indian slum, or Gaana, music is as intense as the setting

CHENNAI, INDIA — Nothing can possibly prepare a Westerner for the sights, sounds, smells, and citizens of the slums of Chennai. It is all a completely overwhelming, fascinating, intense, absorbing, totally out-of-our-background experience in every possible way. First of all, the people of Chennai are among the most welcoming in the world. They start with…