Sunday Aug 24, 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.
Habitat Lounge: James Cornelison Quartet
Jazz originals and standards by this U-M music student ensemble led by electric guitarist Cornelison.
Old Town: Whit Hill & the Postcards
Nashville-based former local band featuring Hill's richly imaginative neobeatnik country-folk originals that are often spiked with her offbeat sense of humor.
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 Shug, and drummer Nick Collins.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Will Mefford
Improvisations over jazz standards by this local pianist.
Yellow Barn: Michael Corwin
Toledo American songwriter whose music draws on folk. country, and blues idioms. He cites Tony Rice, Lightnin' Hopkins, Jimmy Martin, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett, and Woody Guthrie as influences.
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.