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Blue Llama

314 S. Main [map]
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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.

 
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November 1: Diego Figueiredo Duo

Figueiredo is a world-renowned Brazilian guitarist whose music fuses jazz, classical, and bossa nova traditions. George Benson calls him "one of the greatest guitarists I've seen in my whole life." He performs tonight in a duo with clarinetist Ken Peplowski. $20-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 2: LowDown Brass Band

8-piece horn band from Chicago whose music layers dancehall and street rhythms with elements drawn from hip-hop, jazz, reggae, and soul. $25-$45. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 6: Tomeka Reid Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by Reid, a Chicago-based cellist known for her distinctive melodic sensibility, usually braided to a strong sense of groove. $15-$35. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 7: U-M Jazz Program Showcase

Performances by ensembles of U-M jazz faculty, students, and alumni.

November 8: Shahida Nurullah & Good Company

Quartet led by Nurullah, a big-voiced Detroit jazz singer who specializes in blues, ballads, and pop standards

November 9: Vincent Chandler Septet

Jazz ensemble led by veteran Detroit composer- trombonist Chandler.

November 13: Jason Marsalis & the 21st-Century Trad Band

Quartet led by jazz drummer and vibraphone player Marsalis, a member of the New Orleans-based Marsalis musical dynasty who began playing drums at age 7 for his father's band. "Just as his drumming is steeped in both modern and New Orleans rhythmic styles, his vibes playing draws on the rich tradition of that instrument … with commendably ardent swing," writes a Jazz Times reviewer. $35-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 14: Wendell Harrison Quintet

Ensemble led by Detroit jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Harrison. $15-$35. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 15: NOJO 7

Septet from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra big band. $45-$65. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 16: NOJO 7

Septet from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra big band. $45-$65. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 21: Gayelynn McKinney & McKinfolk

Quintet led by veteran Detroit jazz drummer McKinney.

November 22: James Blood Ulmer Odyssey Trio

Ulmer is a celebrated avant-garde guitarist, a disciple of Ornette Coleman and an heir of Jimi Hendrix best known for his hard-driving, funk- oriented, blues-based fusion of traditional and free jazz. He is currently showcasing material from his recent CD Odyssey. $35-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 23: James Blood Ulmer Odyssey Trio

Ulmer is a celebrated avant-garde guitarist, a disciple of Ornette Coleman and an heir of Jimi Hendrix best known for his hard-driving, funk- oriented, blues-based fusion of traditional and free jazz. He is currently showcasing material from his recent CD Odyssey. $35-$55. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 27: Los Gatos

Popular local Latin jazz quintet led by drummer Pete Siers that specializes in the old-school music of Cal Tjader, Mongo Santamaría, Tito Puente, and Joe Cuba.

November 29: Dee Dee Bridgewater & the Memphis Soulphony

Ensemble led by renowned jazz singer Bridgewater, a Saginaw native who recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off- Broadway production of Lady Day. She's very expressive vocalist who uses lots of whoops and hollers and other nonverbal sounds in a style that borders on scat singing. $65-$85. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 29: Dee Dee Bridgewater & the Memphis Soulphony

Ensemble led by renowned jazz singer Bridgewater, a Saginaw native who recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off- Broadway production of Lady Day. She's very expressive vocalist who uses lots of whoops and hollers and other nonverbal sounds in a style that borders on scat singing. $65-$85. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

November 30: Dee Dee Bridgewater & the Memphis Soulphony

Ensemble led by renowned jazz singer Bridgewater, a Saginaw native who recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off- Broadway production of Lady Day. She's very expressive vocalist who uses lots of whoops and hollers and other nonverbal sounds in a style that borders on scat singing. $65-$85. 7 & 9:30 p.m.




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