Live Rogue Valley music performances: Jan. 10-16
Friday, Jan. 10
Gypsy Rogue: Guitarists Dan Fellman and Marc Camilo along with multi-instrumentalist Bob Rawlings will perform a variety of jazz styles at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Thor Polson: Jazz musician Thor Polson will hold a CD-release party for his new album “The Portal” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at La Baguette Music Café, 340 A St., Ashland. All proceeds for CD sales will be donated to Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organization that offers aid in conflict zones and countries affected by endemic diseases. See thorpolson.com .
Saturday, Jan. 11
Jay Owenhouse: Illusionist and escape artist Jay Owenhouse will present “Dare to Believe!” an illusion spectacular at 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford. Look for elaborate magic, Bengal tigers, dangerous escapes and storytelling. Tickets are $72 for VIP or $42 and can be purchased online at craterian.org, at the box office located at 16 S. Bartlett St., or by calling 541-779-3000. VIP ticket holders can meet backstage with Owenhouse and one of his tigers. Proceeds from VIP tickets go to the Corbett Foundation to help save tigers and cheetahs from extinction.
Jeff Kloetzel: Singer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Kloetzel will play an acoustic mix of pop, folk and soul, along with original songs at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Stone River Vineyard, 2178 Pioneer Road, Talent. Call 541-864-9234.
Tigers of Youth: The soul-rock band — guitarist Dave Wentz, percussionist Hannah Ellison, and bassist Will Jones — will play at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Broadway Phil and the Shouters: Singer and harmonica player Phil Newton, guitarist Leonard Griffie, bassist Gary Davis and drummer David Mathieu draw deep from the American music of the West Coast, Texas, Chicago, and the Louisiana Delta to play a mix of roots R & B and blues 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Randall Theatre, 20 S. Fir St., Medford. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and include two drinks per person. Food will be available to purchase. Tickets are available at randalltheatre.com or by calling 541-632-3258. The show is open to all ages. Doors open at 6:30.
‘Remembering the Kingston Trio’: “Remembering the Kingston Trio,” featuring former Kingston Trio member Bob Haworth and local musicians, John Hollis and Andrew Brock will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Bellview Grange, 1050 Tolman Creek Road, Ashland. The Kingston Trio hit the airwaves in 1958 with its rendition of a 19th-century ballad about a convicted murderer named Tom Dooley. Over the next 10 years, the group produced more than a dozen Top 10 albums and garnered eight Grammy nominations. The show will feature songs such as “Where Have All The Flowers Gone,” “Greenback Dollar” and “Scotch and Soda.” Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com/event/4469024 for the Saturday show, or for the Sunday show at brownpapertickets.com/event/4469044.
Sarah Dion-Brooks: Jazz and blues singer-songwriter and pianist Sarah Dion-Brooks will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Barnstormers Theatre, 112 N. E. Evelyn Ave., Grants Pass. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at barnstormersgp.com/ or at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 541-479-3557.
Sunday, Jan. 12
Jen Ambrose: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jen Ambrose will play a mix of original blues, soul and folk at 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
Jazz Vespers: Live jazz music will be performed at 5 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at First Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Holly St., Medford.Also look for local artists work in the Corridor Gallery. Admission is free.
‘Heart of Humanity’: Anima Mundi Productions, a Rogue Valley-based nonprofit organization dedicated to “healing the soul of the world through the arts,” will present the second concert of its Heart of Humanity series “With Malice Toward None, With Charity For All,” featuring classically trained baritone Christòpheren Nomura, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Music Recital Hall, 450 S. Mountain Ave., on the Southern Oregon University campus in Ashland. The program will include singing works by classic composers such as Brahms, Copland, and Barber, as well as the world premieres of two new songs by local composers, “The Legend of Leaving” by Jodi French with poetry by Oregon’s former Poet Laureate Lawson Fusao Inada, and “Dragons into Angels” by Ethan Gans-Morse and poet Tiziana DellaRovere. Additionally, Nomura will speak about how the music he has selected exemplifies the power of song to reconcile the damage caused by conflict between people and between nations alike. Tickets are $33 to $39, and are available online at HumanityTickets.com or by calling 541-833-3066.
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Mighty Medford Improvers: The comedy group Mighty Medford Improvers will present a free improvisational show at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Medford library, 205 S. Central Ave. Light refreshments will be provided. See www.jcls.com or call 541-774-8679.
Thursday, Jan. 16
Eric Leadbetter: Singer, songwriter and guitarist Eric Leadbetter will perform at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at Belle Fiore Winery, 100 Belle Fiore Lane, Ashland. Admission is free. See bellefiorewine.com or call 541-552-4900.
The Infamous Stringdusters: The Grammy-winning bluegrass band — Travis Book on bass, Andy Falco on guitar, Jeremy Garrett on fiddle, Andy Hall on Dobro and Chris Pandolfi on banjo — will perform along with Yonder Mountain String Band, a progressive bluegrass, four-piece unit made up of multi-instrumentalists Dave Johnston, Jeff Austin, Ben Kaufmann and Adam Aijala, at an all-ages show at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St., Ashland. Tickets are $29.50 and can be purchased online at liveatthearmory.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 541-488-7001.