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Fall Jazz Series
Robin Watson's Holiday Concert

Event Information
Sat, Dec 7
- at 8 p.m.
(please note: all times are CST)
$18 Gen./ $15 Full-Time Students & Seniors
* Contact the venue listed below for ticketing information.

Venue Info

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Event Description
The Open Door Theater announces their fall music series, curated by Linda Solotaire and True Muse Productions, with media sponsors 90.9FM WDCB and Chicago Jazz Magazine. The response to Open Door Theater's Spring Jazz Concert Series has led them to expand the series to include additional genres; blues, folk, new music, world and classical music. Performances start at 8pm, and tickets are $18 for general admission, $15 for full time students and seniors.* The Open Door Theater is located at 902 South Ridgeland, in Oak Park, Illinois 60304. Tickets may be purchased through the Open Door box office 708.342.0810 or online at


Friday, November 1, 2013 8pm
First Fridays: Doug Lofstrom & the New Quartet
Doug Lofstrom -Leader, Bass, Diane Dell - Violin, Leandro Lopez Varady - Piano, Michael Levin - Winds

Saturday, November 2, 2013 8pm
The Spirit Rises: Paulinho Garcia's Sound Minas Samba Trio
Paulinho Garcia - guitar/vocals, Geraldo de Oliveira, Heitor Garcia - percussion

Friday, November 8, 2013 8pm
Friday Night Blues: Nicholas Barron
Nicholas Barron - Vocals/Guitar, Zoey Szmulewitz - Guitar, Vijay Tellis-Nayak - Keyboard, Steve Gillis - Drums

Saturday, November 9, 2013 8pm
The Spirit Rises: Chris Greene Quartet
Chris Greene - saxophones, Damian Espinosa - piano/keyboards, Marc Piane - double bass, Steve Corley - drums/percussion

Friday, November 15, 2013 8pm
New Music: Crossing Borders Music Collective
Sara Chazin - Violin, Maya Shiraishi - Violin, Benjamin Weber - Viola, Tom Clowes - Cello

Saturday, November 16, 2013 8pm
The Spirit Rises: Dee Alexander's Evolution Ensemble
Dee Alexander-vocals, Tomeka Reid-cello, Scott Hesse -guitar, Yusef Ernie Adams - drums/percussion

Friday, November 22, 2013 8pm
Friday Night Blues: Holly McGuire Trio
Holly McGuire - Vocals, Paul Coscino - Piano/Keys, Jack Zara - Bass, Malcolm Banks - Drums

Friday, December 6, 2013 8pm
First Fridays: Leandro Lopez Varady Trio
Leandro Lopez Varady - Composer, Piano and his trio

Saturday, December 7, 2013 8pm
Robin Watson's Holiday for the Holidays
Robin Watson - Vocals, David Turner - Piano, Rolfe Hokanson - Bass, George Aparo - Drums

Friday, December 13, 2013 8pm
Friday Night Blues: Lowdown Brass Band
Shane Jonas & Sam Johnson - Trumpets; Chris Neal - Tenor Sax; David Levine - Baritone Sax; Raphael Crawford, Steve Duncan, & Andrew Zelm - Trombones; Lance Loiselle - Sousaphone; John Barbush, David Agee, Mikey 'Lightning' August - Battery

Saturday, December 14, 2013 8pm
Linda & Saalik's Holiday Jazz Spectacular
Linda Solotaire & Saalik Ziyad - vocals, with Leandro Lopez Varady - piano

LOCATION: Open Door Theatre (home of the Open Door Repertory Company) is located at 902 South Ridgeland Oak Park, IL 60304. CTA: BLUE Line to Oak Park Avenue stop.

PARKING: Parking is available in the parking lot for Scheck & Siress - directly across the street from the theater at the intersection of Harrison and Ridgeland. Patrons may use the lot for free on Friday evenings and all day/night on Saturdays and Sundays. Free on-street parking on Harrison, and Ridgeland north of Harrison Street.

TICKET INFORMATION: $18 General Admission / $15 Full Time Students & Seniors. $10 general admission for Dan Thatcher's Cd Release. Tickets may be purchased online or through the Open Door box office. or call 708.342.0810.

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