Sunday Feb 16, 2014
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: "Live Jazz"
With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m.
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: Traditional Irish Session
All musicians invited to join a biweekly jam session.
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: Charlie Weaver
Acoustic folk music "with a touch of bluegrass and trout stream rhythms" by this northern Michigan singer-guitarist (and fishing guru), a former Ann Arborite who was a regular at the Old Town Sunday night folk jams in the early 80s.
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: "Love & Hate"
Post-Valentines show with the Ypsilanti indie rock band Vagrant Symphony, the Ypsilanti electro-pop garage sextet Booty Shakin' Rhythm Beats (B.S.R.B.), the Livonia acoustic folk-soul singer-songwriter Nicole P'Simer, the Ypsilanti pop-folk singer-songwriter J. Washburn Gardner, and Trembling Earth, a Manchester-based blues- inflected folk-rock jam band fronted by Waycross (GA) singer- guitarist John Heath.
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.