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Zal Gaz Grotto

2070 W. Stadium [map]
663-1202
facebook.com/zalgazgrotto/; zalgaz.org

This Masonic social and service club hosts live music Sun. 5-8 p.m., Mon. 7-10 p.m. (mid-Sept.-June), Tues. 5:30-8:30 p.m., & most Fri. & Sat. 8-11 p.m. Cover, dancing.

 
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May 4: "Cuatro de Mayo Party."

Dancing to Tumbao Bravo, a veteran local Afro-Cuban jazz band led by multi-instrumental reeds player Paul VornHagen, 7-10 p.m.

May 5: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.

May 6: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.

May 7: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

May 9: Blu-Ray

New local rock band. 7-10 p.m.

May 10: Salmagundi

Local horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band. 8-11 p.m.

May 12: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.

May 13: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.

May 14: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

May 17: She-Bop

Local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer- guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Kinks Heiss. 7-10 p.m.

May 19: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.

May 20: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.

May 21: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

May 26: "Swing Night."

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.

May 28: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

May 31: Andy Adamson Quintet Andy Adamson Quartet

Jazz originals by keyboardist Adamson in styles ranging from traditional to modern electric jazz, along with some free improvisation. With saxophonist Dan Bennett, acoustic and electric bassist Brennan Andes, trumpeter Ross Huff, and drummer John Taylor. The band has a new CD, First Light. 8-11 p.m.

June 1: Planet F

Local rock band.

June 2: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.

June 3: Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.

June 4: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

June 9: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.

June 10: Paul Keller Orchestra Paul Keller Orchestra

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.

June 11: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

June 13: Blue Rays Trio

Eclectic blues-based trio with bassist Ralph McKee, guitarist Peter Holland, and harmonica player Tim Douthit.

June 14: Spark Spark

Local pop-rock quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant. With guitarist John Rasmussen, bassist Cy Clone, and drummer Jim Weyman.

June 16: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.

June 17: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.

June 18: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

June 21: Drivin' Sideways

Veteran local band fueled by Pontiac Pete Ferguson's alternately soulful and ornery vocals. Their country-based repertoire still features lots of classic honky-tonk, but they also cover everyone from Chuck Berry and Johnny Burnette to the Beatles and James Brown. With guitarist Tyler Stipe, bassist Pat Prouty, drummer Mark Newbound, and keyboardist Jim King.

June 22: Medicine Men

This local quartet plays danceable 60s-80s rock covers from the Doors to the Allman Brothers to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

June 22: "TC's Speakeasy Reunion."

Rock band fronted by Ty Cool, owner of the former downtown Ypsilanti tavern.

June 23: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.

June 24: Paul Keller Orchestra Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings

Award-winning 15-piece big band led by bassist Keller and featuring vocalist Sarah D'Angelo and occasional guest vocalists. Also, each week features a middle set by a guest student ensemble.

June 25: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band Paul Klingerís Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble led by saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

June 29: Billy Davis

Legendary R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who cowrote and played lead guitar on Hank Ballard & the Midnighters' original 1959 recording of "The Twist." Jackie Wilson's original lead guitarist, Davis was also Jimi Hendrix's first guitar tutor.

June 30: "Swing Night"

Hot swing dance ensemble TBA.




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