Sunday Jan 28, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: The Brennan Andes Trio
Jazz ensemble led by Macpodz bassist Andes.
Bel-Mark Lanes: II-V-I Orchestra
Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. 6-8 p.m.
Blind Pig: San Fermin
Brooklyn-based 8-piece baroque pop ensemble led by the classically trained composer and multi-instrumentalist Ellis Ludwig-Leone and featuring former Ann Arborite Charlene Kay as lead vocalist. The band's music has been praised for its agile blend of compositional complexity, pop grandeur, and gritty rock energy. Opening act is Mikaela Davis, a trio led by Rochester (NY) folk-flavored pop-rock singer-songwriter and harpist Davis. Advance tickets: $15 ($18 at the door).
Chelsea Alehouse Brewery: The Wes Fritzemeier Jazz Experience
With the Chelsea ensemble of pianist Brian Brill, bassist Jed Fritzemeier, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier. 6-8 p.m.
Conor O'Neill's: Traditional Irish Session
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Habitat Lounge: EventJazz
Jazz originals and standards by different piano-based trios and quartets each show, led by bassist Rob Crozier.
Old Town: Friends with the Weather
New local ensemble fronted by the singer-songwriter trio of Seth Hendricks, Chris Good, and David Happ.
Ravens Club: Heather Black Project
Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Phil Ogilvie's Rhythm Kings
This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith.
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