Newsbits: Free Jazz Paintings in Chicago / ImpFest V in Seattle / Ruders and Others Stream / Shipp on the BBC

An exhibit of paintings inspired by Chicago’s fee jazz scene will be on display in May.

Seattle’s ImpFest V, which features free jazz and starts this week, is previewed. A preview is here.

A stream of the New York Philharmonic‘s new-music series CONTACT!, premieres of works by four Europe-based composers: Korea’s Berlin-based Unsuk Chin, Denmark’s Poul Ruders, France’s Yann Robin and Sweden’s Anders Hillborg.

The BBC’s Jazz on 3 will feature a Matthew Shipp Trio performance from the 2012 London Jazz Festival.