Sunday Mar 30, 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.
Common Cup: The Tone Farmers
Two members of the Macpodz, bassist Brennan Andes and trumpeter Ross Huff, are joined by a variety of guest musicians for a jam session featuring jazz-based originals and covers of an eclectic array of American music classics. 8-10 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Creekside Grill and Bar: II-V-I Orchestra
Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late-1930s swing and 1940s R&B. With vocalists Jim Tarravantes and Patty O'Connor. Tonight's program focuses on the music of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, a popular L.A.- based contemporary big band. 6:30-9 p.m.
Habitat Lounge: James Cornelison Quartet
Jazz originals and standards by this U-M music student ensemble led by electric guitarist Cornelison.
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.
Woodruff's: Ryan Yunck Band
Local progressive metal-rock fusion band. Opening act is Michael Spain, a local pop-rock singer-songwriter.
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.