Out and About: Big band music, jazz, soul and more

Don Stiernberg and his mandolin.

Find out how jazz sounds when played on the mandolin by Don Stiernberg at Studio5 Friday night. On Sunday stop by Evanston Rocks for big band music with free admission for veterans. Or check out one of the two Hammond B3 players performing this week at SPACE. These are among the musical offerings this week in and around Evanston.

Don Stiernberg Quartet
Internationally renowned jazz mandolinist. We'll be recording this performance for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB, so you'll be part of the studio audience!
At Studio5, 1934 Dempster St., Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m., tickets $20-25

Veteran’s Day Big Band Salute
Come celebrate our country’s veterans with classic, live Big Band Music.
At Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St. on Sunday, Nov. 11, 3 p.m., tickets $10, no cover for veterans

Keller Williams Duo
"Usually, I play places without seats. My looping show comes in handy at those establishments. Occasionally, I’m allowed to play really nice places with actual places to sit. It’s these types of places that I feel acoustic music is truly what the rooms were intended for. With that in mind, I'm proud to announce that Danton Boller on the big acoustic double bass will join me as a duo in those almost perfect rooms.”
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Friday, Nov. 9, 9 p.m. tickets $35-55

Tony Monaco & Fareed Haque Trio
Fareed Haque has spent much of his career defying expectations of what the jazz guitarist is supposed to do and sound like. Recently, Haque has been tackling one of the most iconic and enduring contexts for his instrument, collaborating with Hammond B3 master Tony Monaco in a hard-hitting organ combo.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. tickets $20-30

A Night of Led Zeppelin with Kashmir
Kashmir seeks to re-create the experience of a 70’s Zeppelin show utilizing authentic, vintage stage gear, costumes, and special effects, with great attention to detail in a non-pretentious way.
At Evanston Rocks, 1012 Church St. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m., tickets $10

Booker T. Jones.

Booker T. Jones
Booker T. Jones is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and arguably the most famous Hammond B3 player in history.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. tickets $22-58 and 8:30 p.m. tickets $22-58

Richard Shindell with Ben White
Richard Shindell is a writer whose songs paint pictures, tell stories, juxtapose ideas and images, inhabit characters, vividly evoking entire worlds along the way and expanding our sense of just what it is a song may be.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. tickets $17-32

Rising Appalachia
Rising Appalachia brings to the stage a collection of sounds, stories, and songs steeped in tradition and a devotion to world culture. Intertwining a deep reverence for folk music and a passion for justice, they have made it their life’s work to sing songs that speak to something ancient yet surging with relevance.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 5 p.m. tickets $18-28

Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers
Together with his distinguished band, “The Midnight Travelers,” Wolf is known for his ability to create an intimate and personal connection with his audience.
At SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. tickets $30-85

Richard Marx
Grammy winner and singer-songwriter whose albums include “Rush Street,” “Paid Vacation,” and “My Own Best Enemy.”
At North Shore Theater, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, Thursday, Nov. 15, tickets $52-72

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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