This new jazz club/restaurant features live music or occasional jazz films every night, 7-10/11 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. (early show) & 9 p.m. (late show) for ticketed shows. No cover except for ticketed shows, no dancing. Advance tickets available at bluellamaclub.com.
July 5: U-M Jazz Ambassadors High School All-Stars
U-M jazz faculty are featured in all-star ensembles of high school students from around the state.
July 7: Estar Cohen Quartet
Local modern jazz ensemble led by vocalist Cohen.
July 10: Sumkali
Local band led by tabla player John Churchville that blends classical Indian music with jazz and funk idioms.
July 11: Juarez-Lee-Alvarez
Local jazz trio that cites Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson among its influences. With saxophonist Kenji Lee, bassist Brian Juarez, and drummer David Alvarez III.
July 12: Gerald Gibbs & ORGANized Crime
Renowned Detroit jazz trio led by Hammond B-3 organist Gibbs. With guitarist Perry Hughes and drummer Jabari Kersey.
July 13: Gwen Laser Quartet
Jazz ensemble led by classically trained composer-violinist Laser, a Detroit native and U-M grad.
July 17: "Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers Screening."
Jazz film screenings.
July 18: Roe Bickley Kramer Trio
Mainstream jazz by the local trio of bassist Rob Bickley, drummer Jesse Kramer, and keyboardist Rick Roe.
July 19: Paul Keller Quintet
Mainstream jazz by this local ensemble led by bassist Keller.
July 20: Janelle Reichman Quintet
Straight-ahead jazz by an ensemble led by this local clarinetist & saxophonist.
July 24: Rhyta Musik
Local 8-piece Balkan brass band whose music is sprinkled with New Orleans funk flavors.
July 26: Vincent Chandler Septet
Jazz ensemble led by veteran Detroit composer-trombonist Chandler.
July 27: Andrew Bishop Quartet
Jazz ensemble led by this U-M music professor, a versatile multi- instrumental reeds player, composer, and improviser.
July 31: Bob Sweet Quartet
Jazz ensemble led by veteran local drummer Sweet, an original member of the Sun Messengers.
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