Sunday Feb 9, 2014
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: James Cornelison Quartet
Jazz originals and standards by this U-M music student ensemble led by electric guitarist Cornelison.
Old Town: Chris Bathgate
Talented local singer-songwriter who writes heartfelt, poetic story songs in a variety of moods. He has a critically acclaimed 2012 CD, Salt Year.
Ravens Club: Heather Black Project
Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences.
Rush Street: Legendary Wings
Local jazz quintet that focuses on dynamic, challenging, and less commonly heard music from the modern jazz repertoire interspersed with free improvisation. The usual lineup features saxophonists Dan Bennett and Tim Haldeman, Fender Rhodes electric pianist Matt Endahl, bassist Jordan Schug, and drummer Nick Collins.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford
Improvisations on jazz standards by this local pianist.
Woodruff's: The Damn Choir
Chicago indie rock septet. Opening acts are the Grand Rapids indie rock band Good Say Good Sir, the Chicago alternative rock quintet Archie Powell & the Exports, and Blues Dog Inquisition, an Ypsilanti quintet that plays hard-driving classic Chicago blues.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings
This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith.