Monday May 12, 2014
Arena: Laith Al-Saadi Trio
An eclectic mix of roots Americana, classic rock, and blues, including many originals, by a jazz-tinged, jam-oriented trio led by local singer-guitarist Al-Saadi. With drummer Skeeto Valdez and bassist Jordan Schug.
Brewed Awakenings Cafe: Open Mike
The weekly lineup features mostly acoustic musicians, but performers of all sorts are invited.
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.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Paul Keller Orchestra
Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble. Tonight: Saline Middle School Jazz Band, directed by John Mason, who is retiring at the end of the year after a 41-year career at Saline Schools.