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Music: Pop, Rock, Jazz, Blues, & Traditional - Week of October 11, 2021

Nationally known artists visit Kerrytown Concert House, other clubs, and campus venues, crowning a flourishing nightlife scene. Home to considerable local talent, Ann Arbor's also a stop for up-and-comers on the college circuit. Note: Most bands in this category are listed in Nightspots.

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October 2021
 7:30-9:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

Scandinavian Music Jam.

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Oct. 11 & 25. Bruce Sagan leads a virtual acoustic jam session devoted to traditional music from Sweden and Norway. All instruments welcome, no experience necessary.
For URL email Free. (908) 721-2599.



October 2021
 7-9 p.m. or so.  Free! 

"Bluegrass Jam Circle": Ann Arbor Senior Center.

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Oct. 12 & 26. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome.
Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. Masks required, $5. For updates see [map]



October 2021
 7-9:30 p.m.  Free! 


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All invited to join members of this local chapter of the Detroit Irish Music Association for an informal evening playing traditional Irish music on various instruments. Lessons offered.
FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. Free. Masks and vaccinations required. [map]



October 2021
 Noon-1 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Jazz & Culture on Vibes & Piano": U-M Gifts of Art.

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Livestream concert from Brooklyn by the duo of vibraphonist Cecilia Smith and pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr. Dedicated to Michigan Medicine staff and their families for their work during the ongoing pandemic.
Online at Free. 936-ARTS.

 8 p.m. 

Sophie B. Hawkins: Green Wood Coffee House Series (First United Methodist Church).

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This veteran NYC-bred jazz-tinged pop-rock singer-songwriter has a repertoire that blends intimate romantic ballads with activist anthems, usually on feminist and environmental themes.
8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.), FUMC Green Wood Church, 1001 Green Rd. at Glazier Way. $20 in advance at or 665-8558 (leave a message with your name, performance date, & # of tickets), and at the door. [map]



October 2021
 8 p.m. 

Hannah O'Brien and Grant Flick: Kerrytown Concert House.

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These recent U-M music school grads perform Windward, a collection of folk arrangements and originals mixing Celtic, Americana, and jazz idioms.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA in advance at and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]

 8 p.m. 

Nessa: Stony Lake Brewing Acoustic Routes Concert.

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Rescheduled from March 2020. Jazz-Celtic fusion with elements of pop, folk, and chamber music by this local band led by singer-flutist Kelly McDermott. With bassist and didgeridoo player Rob Crozier, guitarist Dan Palmer, keyboardist Brian Brill, drummer Rick Beamon, and percussionist Mike List.
Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. Tickets $15 in advance at and (if available) at the door. 316-7919. [map]



October 2021
 7:30 p.m. 

"Passing the Torch": Kerrytown Concert House.

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Award-winning veteran Detroit composer-clarinetist Wendell Harrison is joined by talented young Detroit trumpeter Trunino Lowe in a program of original compositions, interspersed with conversation on their careers and the significance of intergenerational musical relationships. Harrison is known for taking his music into his own hands, founding 2 record labels and establishing Rebirth, a nonprofit jazz performance and education organization that has benefited numerous well-known jazz artists.
KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Tickets TBA in advance at and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769-2999. [map]

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