Israeli Jazz Festival brings Middle Eastern sounds to Chicago

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Gilad (May 10, 2013)

Rafi Malkiel Quintet: 7 p.m. Sunday at the Old Town School of Folk Music's Maurer Hall, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.; free; 773-728-6000 or

Amir Gwirtzman: 8 p.m. Sunday at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.; $10; 773-381-4551 or

Gilad Hekselman Trio: 9 p.m. Monday at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway; $10; 773-878-5552 or Also 7 p.m. Tuesday at Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway; $10; 773-281-1423 or

Hadar Noiberg Trio: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall, 78 E. Washington St.; free; 312-744-6630 or

Ester Rada: 8 p.m. Thursday at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St.; $25-$40; 312-733-9463 or

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Dana Hall: The explosive, erudite Chicago drummer leads an all-star quintet featuring Terell Stafford, Tim Warfield Jr., Bruce Barth and Rodney Whitaker; 9 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Green Mill Jazz Club, 4802 N. Broadway; $15; 773-878-5552 or

Jimmy Heath: At 86, the legendary saxophonist will be joined by the DePaul University Jazz Ensemble; 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 and 8 p.m. Sunday; at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Ct.; $20-$30; 312-360-0234 or

Geof Bradfield, Frank Rosaly: In the first concert presented by the website, saxophonist Bradfield's septet will perform "Melba!", his homage to Melba Liston; and drummer Rosaly will lead his Green and Gold ensemble. 8:30 p.m. Friday at Constellation, 3111 N. Western Ave.; $15;

Amina Figarova: The inventive pianist-composer will lead her trio; 8 p.m. Friday at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave.; $20-$30; 773-381-4554 or

Dillard Organ Trio: Keyboardist Justin Dillard collaborates with guitarist Vincent Roofe and drummer Samuel Jewell; presented by the non-profit Hyde Park Jazz Society. 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Room 43, 1043 E. 43d St.; $10; valet parking available;

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