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Out and About: Jazz, baroque, blues and more

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Jazz offerings this week include Mad Skillet at SPACE, Boz Scaggs at North Shore, and a jazzy rendering of the songs from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood at Studio5. These are among the musical offerings this week in and around Evanston.

Jazz

Boz Scaggs
Out of the Blues Tour 2018
“Music has been a constant companion and I’m feeling more free with it than ever,” Scaggs comments. “I feel like I’ve found my voice through all these years, and I’ve gotten closer to where I want to be with my approach.”
At North Shore Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. tickets $76-96

Keri Johnsrud – The Music of Fred Rogers
Charming vocalist with jazz arrangements celebrating the music of Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers) Chicago-­based vocalist Keri Johnsrud and GRAMMY nominated pianist Kevin Bales have come together again for their latest release of “Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers.” Will be recorded for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB.
At Studio5, 1934-38 Dempster St., Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. tickets $20-25

Paula Cole
Cole started as a jazz singer and now returns, at nearly 50 years of age, to pay homage to her first love of jazz and folk.
At Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., tickets $20 and 9:30 p.m., tickets $20

John Medeski’s Mad Skillet
Mad Skillet was born of a late night show in New Orleans during Jazz Fest 2015. It came out kicking and screaming, laughing and wailing, laying down a deep New Orleans groove steeped in jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and R&B.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. tickets $25-35 and 9:30 p.m. tickets  $25-35

Classical

Salieri, Mozart and Beethoven: The Bermuda Triangle of Music
Performers: Rick Ferguson and members of the Musical Offering Continuum Players
Program: Salieri Concertina in G-Allegro spirituoso; Mozart Six Piano Variations on a theme of Salieri; Beethoven Ten Variations on a theme of Salieri
Rick Ferguson will be joined by members of the MO Continuum student ensemble in this lecture-recital exploration of the many-layered relationships involving these three mainstays of late 18th-Century Viennese musical life.
Why the Bermuda Triangle? You’ll just have to attend and find out!
By The Musical Offering, 743 Custer St., Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. tickets $20

Music of the Baroque: The Four Seasons
The natural world springs to life in a beautifully evocative Baroque orchestral program. Nicholas Kraemer leads Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons with concertmaster Gina DiBello. Telemann pays homage to rivers in the fanciful and humorous Wassermusik, while Rameau’s Suite from Platée tells of a water nymph’s amorous escapades.
At North Shore Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Sunday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m. tickets $39-78

R&B

Victory
Victory’s music is a fusion between soul music and folk music. Whether Victory is performing classics or original compositions, she has a way of tailoring each song with her voice and guitar to fit her unique style.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. tickets $15

Tammi Savoy and the Chris Casello Combo
Tammi Savoy and Ameripolitan Award winning guitarist Chris Casello lay down original 40s, 50s and 60s inspired music.
At Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 8:30 p.m., tickets no cover

Pop/Country/Folk

Blue Water Highway
Blue Water Highway comes from the working class, coastal town background that has informed the work of so many of rock’s greatest writers and artists.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Friday, Nov. 2, at 10 p.m. tickets $12

Loudon Wainwright III
2010 GRAMMY winner, Best Album of 2009, film and television credits.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m. tickets $25-65

Dustbowl Revival
The Dustbowl Revival is an Americana Soul band with eight full-time members who mash the sounds of New Orleans funk, bluegrass, soul, pre-war blues, and roots music, into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. tickets $20-30

Ryan Montbleau
Ryan Montbleau has been an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and bandleader for more than a decade, but with his new album “I Was Just Leaving,” the New England-based artist has truly arrived.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Thursday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m. tickets $15-25

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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