5 Concerts to Check Out this Week (November 22-28)

Niki D'AndreaNovember 22, 2021
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Jake Shimabukuro | Photo by Van Fletcher

Every week, we present a curated list of live music in a wide range of genres all around the Valley. Multiple virtuosos play the Valley this week, including classical guitarist Esteban and ukulele sensation Jake Shimabukuro.

Superstition Jazz Orchestra
Wednesday, November 24 at The Nash
Led by multi-instrumentalist Mike Crotty, the Superstition Jazz Orchestra will perform classic jazz standards as well as modern music. The set includes selections from the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and Carole King. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 24 at The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, thenash.org. Tickets cost $21 plus fees.

Jake Shimabukuro
Friday, November 26 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro plays an amalgamation of jazz, blues, funk, rock, classical, folk and flamenco in his “Christmas in Hawaii” performance. 8 p.m. Friday, November 26 at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale, scottsdaleperformingarts.org. Tickets cost $28-$58.

Diana Lee feat. Dennis Rowland
Friday, November 26 at Westside Blues & Jazz
Local legendary jazz vocalists Diana Lee and Dennis Rowland bring their musical acumen and performer chemistry to the intimate stage at Westside Blues & Jazz. 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 26 at Westside Blues & Jazz, 17045 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, westsideblues.com. Tickets cost $20 and there is a two-drink minimum (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) per guest.

Reverend Horton Heat
Sunday, November 28 at the Rhythm Room
Rockabilly superstar the Reverend Horton Heat hosts “Horton’s Holiday Hayride” with Voodoo Glow Skulls and Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys. 8 p.m. Sunday, November 28 at the Rhythm Room, 1019 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, rhythmroom.com. Tickets cost $40 plus fees.

Esteban
Sunday, November 28 at Musical Instrument Museum
Classical guitarist (and Tempe resident) Esteban has released more than a dozen albums, half of which have landed on the Billboard charts. 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday, November 28 at Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, mim.org. Tickets cost $44.50-$54.50.

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