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Zal Gaz Grotto

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

This Masonic social and service club hosts live music Sun. 5-8 p.m., Mon. 7-10 p.m., Tues. 5:30-8:30 p.m., & most Fri. & Sat. 8-11 p.m. The Tues. shows (beginning Jan. 14) are preceded at 4:45 p.m. by a couple dancing lesson by Peggy & Bruce Amrine. Cover, dancing.

 
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February 1: The Terraplanes

Local band led by singer-guitarist Jerry Mack that plays a mix of houserocking blues, uptown swing, soulful R&B, and roots rock.

February 2: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver,

February 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.

February 4: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

February 7: Shoot the Messenger

Versatile honky-tonk band led by singer-bassist Chris Goerke. The band's huge repertoire includes blues, country, rockabilly, rock 'n' roll, and R&B. With singer-guitarist Steve Newhouse and singer- drummer Tom Twiss.

February 9: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with the Royal Garden Trio , a trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club- style gypsy jazz.

February 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.

February 11: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

February 14: Medicine Men

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

February 16: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver,

February 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.

February 18: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

February 21: She-Bop She-Bop

She-Bop is a local girl-group-style trio of lead vocalist Elizabeth Royce, singer-guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, and singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica. With With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Tom Sheppard. 8-11 p.m.

February 23: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with the Royal Garden Trio, a trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club- style gypsy jazz.

February 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.

February 25: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

February 28: Naked Ace

Local 11-piece rock, blues, and soul cover band.

February 29: The Extrusions

Local vintage rock and Motown band. Opener: Six-Foot Poles, a veteran local classic rock band. 8-11 p.m.

March 1: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver,

March 2: 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.

March 3: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

March 7: Salmagundi Salmagundi

Local horn-powered Memphis-style rock 'n' roll band.

March 8: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with the Royal Garden Trio , a trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club- style gypsy jazz.

March 9: 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.

March 10: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

March 12: West Park Music Society

Local dance band whose music mixes jazz, Latin, and pop. 7-9:30 p.m.

March 14: The Switchbacks The Switchbacks

Local hard-rocking country and blues quintet fronted by vocalist Janet Benson. 8-11 p.m.

March 15: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings, a local 10- piece big band led by tubaist Chris Smith specializing in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver,

March 16: 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.

March 17: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

March 18: Jean Wilson & Friends

Jazz standards by a Saline quartet fronted by singer-pianist Wilson. 7-10 p.m.

March 20: Blueshouse and Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective Blueshouse and  Brain Plasticity Ukulele Collective

Double bill. Blueshouse is a local blues trio led by veteran English singer-guitarist Mike Brooks, and Brain Plasticity is a collective, also led by Brooks, comprised of some 20 musicians of various ages and levels of expertise. Instruments include ukuleles, guitar, flute, percussion, trumpet, accordion, bass and melodica. 7-10 p.m.

March 21: She-Bop

Local girl-group-style trio of singer-guitarist Laurie Lounsbury, singer-French hornist Morgan Lamonica, and a new lead vocalist TBA. With guitarist Johnny Rasmussen, bassist Al Kalaf, and drummer Kinks Heiss.

March 22: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with the Royal Garden Trio , a trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club- style gypsy jazz.

March 23: 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.

March 24: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.

March 27: The Working Girls

Detroit classic rock band.

March 28: Spark Spark

Local quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant that plays mostly uptempo, dandeable covers. With guitarists John Rasmussen & Joshua Killom, bassist Cy Klone, and drummer Jim Weyman.

March 29: "Swing Night"

Swing dancing with the J.D. 8, a local ensemble, led by tubaist Chris Smith, that plays compositions & arrangements by the late U-M music professor James Dapogny, a renowned early-jazz scholar-pianist.

March 30: 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.

March 31: Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band

Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger.




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