Will Kemp Returns with music from the time of Shakespeare. You’ll also find classical guitar and a lot of blues and jazz as well as the Salaam-Shalom Music Project among this week’s musical offerings in Evanston.

Will Kemp Returns! A Jigs Revival
English dancer and actor Steven Player returns to Chicago to star as Will Kemp, a member of Shakespeare’s original troupe of actors. The performance presents bawdy Elizabethan street entertainment, featuring singers, dancers, actors, pipe and tabor, and a violin band.
By The Newberry Consort at Galvin Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive on Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m. tickets $40-50


Artyom Dervoed: Paganini and Beyond
Russian classical guitarist performing works from Paganini, Rodrigo, Castelnueovo-Tedesco and Callahan. Joined by violinist David Lisker.
By Lisker Music Foundation at Nichols Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. tickets $30-40

Evanston Symphony Orchestra: The Virtuoso Clarinet
The concert opens with Three Dances from The Bartered Bride, the first great Czech opera and closes with the most popular of all Czech compositions, Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony. John Bruce Yeh performs the clarinet solo in a piece composed for him by Lake Forest resident James Stephenson entitled Liquid Melancholy.
At Pick Staiger, 50 Arts Circle Drive on Sunday, Oct 21, 2:30 p.m. tickets $32-37

Dover Quartet
Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; Camden Shaw, cello

  • Benjamin Britten, String Quartet No. 1 in D Major
  • Béla Bartók, String Quartet No. 3
  • Antonín Dvořák, String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major

At Galvin Hall, 70 Arts Circle Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. tickets $30

Marques Carroll.


Marques Carroll and Trumpet Summit!
This ensemble pays tribute to some of the great trumpeters in jazz (referred to as BAM, or Black American Music), and includes their arrangements of works by Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Lee Morgan, Clark Terry, and Freddie Hubbard as well as original pieces by the band members.
At Studio5, 1934-38 Dempster St. on Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m. tickets $20-25


Bettye LaVette
Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. tickets $30-55

Corky Siegel’s 75th Surprise Birthday Bash
The evening features stellar guest artists (Lynne Jordan, Howard Levy, Sons of the Never Wrong and more) who will be performing with Corky and the bodacious Chamber Blues.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. tickets $25-48

Blue Mondays featuring Linsey Alexander
In Linsey’s own words: “Blues is not hard- it’s just a documentary about life.”
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Monday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m. tickets $10

Motown Reflections
Four vocalists singing Motown, Soul and R&B.
At Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 p.m., tickets $10

Max Weinberg.


Max Weinberg’s Jukebox
A truly interactive experience, Weinberg invites the audience to create in real time the set list he and his crack four piece group will play that night.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 p.m. tickets $26-150

The Weight Band
2018 World Gone Mad Tour, featuring members of The Band and the Levon Helm Band.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Thursday, Oct. 25, 8 p.m. tickets $25-55


The Salaam-Shalom Music Project
Drawing upon the traditional melodies of the Middle East and South Asia combined with klezmer (Jewish music from Eastern Europe) and Sephardic music (Jewish music from Spain), Salaam-Shalom affirms the possibilities for mutual learning, enrichment and good will among Muslims, Jews, and Christians.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m. tickets $20-30


Horse Feathers
American indie/rock band fronted by Justin Ringle from Portland, Ore.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m. tickets $17-27

The Mark Cleveland Band Live
World, folk and blues music at it’s best with a unique combination of instrumentation, stage presence and musical ability delivered in songs woven from the songwriter’s exposure to Native American tradition, world culture and contemporary American.
At Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St. on Friday, Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m., no charge

Bars with Live Music

Rhythm Room Bar & Bistro (Century 12), 1715 Maple Ave.
Live music, Friday and Saturday evenings, 7-11 p.m., no cover

Celtic Knot Public House, 626 Church St.
Irish Music Session with John Williams, Sundays, 4-6 p.m.
American Roots Music by The Mudflaps, Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight

Pete Miller’s Steak & Seafood, 1557 Sherman Ave.
Live jazz, Sunday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.-midnight

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