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  • Studio5 (in Dance Center Evanston) 1934 West Dempster Street Evanston, IL, 60202 United States (map)

$20-25. Click HERE for tickets.

Don Stiernberg, mandolin

Andy Brown, guitar

Jim Cox, bass

Phil Gratteau, drums

World-renowned master of the jazz mandolin, Don Stiernberg, brings an all-star group of Chicago musicians with him to our stage at Studio5. There's not much I can say about Don that I haven't already said. I admit I am biased – he's my oldest, dearest pal, and the reason I moved to Chicago (we had a band together in college and I followed Don here after we graduated). It seems fitting that Don and his group will kick off our Fall season at Studio5. After a friendship that spans more decades than either of us cares to count, Don's music still brings me to tears. That's saying something. Don will be joined by three other extraordinary musicians. Guitarist Andy Brown and drummer Phil Gratteau were last on our stage in June with the great Howard Alden, and Jim Cox (having played with greats like Earl Hines and Marian McPartland) is on everyone's short list of all-time great Chicago bassists. I should mention that in addition to being stellar musicians, these witty guys have all been friends for many years. So an evening shared with them is as fun – and funny – as it is musically exciting. I'm really looking forward to this.

Learn all about Don HERE.

We'll be recording this performance for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB, so you'll be part of the studio audience! See you there! –SR

Cash bar, light snacks, free parking right outside! Doors open at 7:30.