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Blue Llama

314 S. Main [map]
hello@bluellamaclub.com
bluellamaclub.com

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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May 1: Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

World music-based jazz by this ensemble led by local bassist Sharp.

May 2: Debashish Bhattacharya

Renowned Indian slide guitarist whose music fuse classical Hindustani ragas with romantic Hawaiian lap-steel slide guitar music. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

May 3: U-M Jazz Program Showcase

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

May 4: Gayelynn McKinney & McKinfolk

Jazz ensemble led by veteran Detroit jazz drummer McKinney.

May 8: Bob Sweet Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by veteran local drummer Sweet, an original member of the Sun Messengers.

May 10: Nicholas Payton Trio

Ensemble led by heralded jazz trumpeter Payton. $40-$50. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

May 11: Nicholas Payton Trio

Ensemble led by heralded jazz trumpeter Payton. $40-$50. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

May 15: "Thelonious Monk & Coleman Hawkins Screening"

Jazz film screenings.

May 17: Laila Biali Trio

Ensemble led by Biali, a Juno-winning jazz singer- songwriter and pianist. $15-$25 & 9:30 p.m.

May 18: Mike Reed's People Places & Things

Jazz ensemble led by veteran jazz drummer Reed. $15-$25. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

May 22: Rob Crozier Quartet

Jazz ensemble led by local bassist Crozier.

May 23: Nomad: Grant Green Project

All-star local jazz ensemble plays the entirety of 20th- century composer-guitarist Grant Green's 1965 LP Idle Moments.

May 24: Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy Band

Art Blakey tribute band led by drummer Peterson, a former longtime member of Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The band has a brand-new CD, Legacy: Alive Vol. 6 at The Side Door. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

May 25: Ralph Peterson & the Messenger Legacy Band

Art Blakey tribute band led by drummer Peterson, a former longtime member of Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The band has a brand-new CD, Legacy: Alive Vol. 6 at The Side Door. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

May 29: Jam Session

All musicians invited. Hosted by bassist Dave Sharp and drummer Sean Dobbins.

May 30: Pete Siers Organic Roots Quartet

Ensemble led by Siers, a veteran local drummer known for his hard-swinging, intensely physical yet sensitive style.

May 31: Adonis Rose Genesis Quintet

Jazz ensemble led by Rose, a renowned New Orleans-bred drummer who has played with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. to Chaka Khan and Public Enemy. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.

June 1: Adonis Rose Genesis Quintet

Jazz ensemble led by Rose, a renowned New Orleans-bred drummer who has played with everyone from Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. to Chaka Khan and Public Enemy. $30-$40. 7 & 9:30 p.m.




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