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5 picks for live entertainment

Victor Wooten

Bass player, composer, author and five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten, along with guitarist Jeff Pevar, one-man jam band and vocalist Cornflower and peace troubadour James Twyman, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Historic Ashland Armory, 208 Oak St. Bass Player magazine named Wooten Bass Player of the Year three times, and he was name one of the top 10 bassists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. In addition to his solo career and collaborations with various artists, Wooten has played bass for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones since the band formed in 1988. Tickets are $22 in advance and can be purchased online at liveatthearmory.com or Music Coop, 268 E. Main St. Tickets will be $28 at the door.

Aeolus String Quartet

The chamber quartet will perform Joseph Haydn's String Quartet in D major, Douglas Boyce's "Alcyone," and Cesar Franck's Piano Quintet in F major at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. A second concert will feature Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet in B-flat major and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14. Pianist James Parker, a member of the Gryphon Trio, will join the quartet. Tickets are $33 or $38, $5 for students and Oregon Trail Card holders. Saturday's matinee tickets are $20 for age 19 through 35. Reserved seats are available online at chambermusicconcerts.org, general seating is available by calling 541-552-6154 or 541-552-6348.

Beekeepers Ball

The Fourth Annual Beekeepers Ball will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the ballroom at Bigham Knoll, 525 E. E St., Jacksonville. Bluegrass band Eight Dollar Mountain and Portland string band Left Coast Country will provide live music. There will be a silent auction, honey-themed food, lager and local wines. Tickets are $23 in advance and can be purchased at www.beegirl.org, or at Stim Coffee and for this 21-and-over event are $23 in advance or $28 at the door. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Bee Girl, which promotes bee conservation. Tickets and information are available at www.beegirl.org or Stim Coffee or Adit Public House in Jacksonville, Portal Brewing in Medford, Uber Herbal in Grants Pass, the Music Coop and Swing Tree Brewing in Ashland and the Rogue Creamery in Central Point.

Thad Beckman

The Portland singer, songwriter and electric and steel guitar player will celebrate his new CD, "Streets of Disaster, with a performance Saturday, Nov. 14, at a house concert in Ashland. Beckman returns to his musical roots on the new album. He'll be joined by stand-up bass player Joe Cohoon. Email jocoho@ashlandhome.net or call 541-261-4507 for information, location and reservations.

Globe Saxophone Quartet

Rhett Bender, Jennifer Turpen, Scott Turpen and John Bleuel will perform classical, jazz and world music at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Look for a mix of music from the quartet's 20-year repertoire, along with pieces by composer Todd Barton and Mark Knipple, "Littlescape" and "At the Loss of Love," respectively, and "Avenging Spirit," by Frederick Fox. The quartet members are professors of saxophone at universities in Georgia, Oregon and Wyoming. Each summer the Globe Saxophone Quartet serves as faculty-in-residence at the Siskiyou Saxophone Workshop in Ashland, Oregon. The quartet has performed internationally in China and on chamber music series in the U.S. including the Wyoming Cultural Outreach, Community Concerts Series and Britt Festival. Admission is $10, $5 for seniors and free to full-time students. See www.oca.edu or call 541-552-6348 for information.

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Beekeepers Ball
Globe Sax Quartet