Sunday May 25, 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.
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 vocalist Patty O'Connor. Tonight's program focuses on the music of the iconic postwar pop and film composer-arranger Henry Mancini. 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.
Old Town: Jason Dennie Trio
Acoustic trio led by Dennie, a highly regarded local acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and mandolinist who plays an eclectic brand of folk-based music in the tradition of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, and Michael Hedges.
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 over jazz standards by this local pianist.
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.