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

$20-25. Click HERE for tickets.

Don Stiernberg, mandolin

Neal Alger, guitar

Jim Cox, bass

Phil Gratteau, drums

World-renowned master of the jazz mandolin, Don Stiernberg, returns to Studio5 with an all-star group of Chicago musicians. 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, over 150 years ago). With a friendship that spans more decades than either of us cares to count, Don's music still gives me great joy. And I’m not the only one who loves to hear Don play. The last time Don’s quartet performed at Studio5 a woman grabbed my arm on her way out the door and said, “When will they be back? I just love them!” Well, ma’am, mark it on your calendar. Don will once again be joined by three other extraordinary musicians: Guitarist Neal Alger, bassist Jim Cox, and drummer Phil Gratteau round out the group. These guys are all superb, world-class musicians and we are fortunate that they all call Chicago home. By the way, they’ve also been friends for many years, and they enjoy making each other laugh … so the evening is bound to be both fun AND funny. 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 for cocktails at 7:30.

Click on the video below to watch Don and his quartet from a previous appearance at Studio5.

Earlier Event: December 29
Mr. Olsen's Champagne Celebration
Later Event: February 16