Gorton Center - Lake Forest, IL - Rendezvous Arts 2022-2023: A Night of Blues and Jazz

Rendezvous Arts 2022-2023: A Night of Blues and Jazz

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Rendezvous Arts 2022-2023: A Night of Blues and Jazz

Fri, October 14, 2022
7:00 pm
- 8:45 pm

$15 – $35


Fri, October 14, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm


$15 student ticket, $35 general admission


Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road Lake Forest, IL 60045

Friday night concert timeline / Concessions for sale, including beer & wine

6:30-7:00 PM cocktails and visual art display
7:00-8:15 PM concert (no intermission)
8:15-8:45 PM conversation with artists

Corky Siegel, blues harmonica and Randy Sabien, jazz violin
Visual Artist Ken Reif

Continuing with our mission of “something for everyone” we are excited to open our Season 3 events with the amazing duo of blues harmonica player Corky Siegel and violinist Randy Sabien. Not only are they new to Rendezvous – so is their jazz/blues collaboration!


Lightening struck for both Corky Siegel and Randy Sabien as teenagers when they first were introduced to their idols via vinyl recordings. For Corky, growing up on the southside of Chicago, Blues icons Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, and Willie Dixon were his electrical spark. For Randy, it was Jazz violin master Stephane Grappelli.  Neither realized that they would soon actually meet their mentors.

Siegel and Sabien, two extraordinary innovators were bound to meet. Randy was a fan of Corky’s music, and Corky was always impressed with Sabien’s playing and brilliant placement of notes.  Randy has since been a guest both on recording as well as in concert with Chamber Blues. The two have fomented a many decades fond friendship with countless sold-out duo performances.

Visual Artist Ken Reif

Painter Ken Reif was so inspired by being one of our Season 2 visual artists – that he ultimately joined our board and helped to introduce us to all of our amazing Season 3 artists! Ken is not only a stunning painter, but he also plays some blues guitar – so we feel this pairing of his paintings and Corky and Randy just had to happen! We all know and love Ken’s paintings of nature – and now you can get the chance to see his love of music through his paintings of Corky, Randy and many other blues musicians!!
Ken’s website:  http://www.kenreif.com


Rendezvous Arts is a chamber music and visual arts series started by several of the musicians of the Lake Forest Symphony. When the orchestra sadly folded, they wanted to find a way to continue to play for the friends that they had made from the Symphony’s audience – and so the plan to continue the orchestra’s Salon Series chamber music program was born.

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Fri, October 14, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
$15 – $35
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Gorton Center
400 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045
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