Gilberto Santa Rosa
  • Gilberto Santa Rosa


Show: Gilberto Santa Rosa “When Santa Rosa plays live,” writes Peter Margasak, “his band gives him plenty of room. He plays with rhythm, phrasing, and melody like a teppanyaki chef with his knives in the air, slicing and dicing and rearranging: he might use repetition of a single passage to whip up tumultuous tension, lengthen or shorten a line, play against the accent pattern of a song, or clench and loosen his articulation, but no matter what he does it feels effortlessly musical.”

8:30 PM, House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, 312-923-2000 or 312-559-1212, $53, $48 in advance, 17+.

Dinner: Bijan’s Bistro This reincarnation of the venerable late-night hangout Bijan is amazingly unsullied by tourists. Regulars crowd around the gleaming mahogany bar, and Ralf, the courtly host, seems to know half the tables in the joint.

663 N. State St., 312-202-1904