Sunday Dec 30, 2018
Ann Arbor Distilling Co.: Brennan Andes & Friends
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.
Bona Sera: "Mittenfest XIII"
Dec. 29-31. Three-night showcase of local and Michigan bands in a wide spectrum of genres. 6 different bands each night. A benefit for the nonprofit youth tutoring and writing center 826michigan. $10 per night. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Tonight: Towner (8 p.m.), Virga (8:45 p.m.), The Ryne Experience (9:30 p.m.), Mother Night (10:15 p.m.), Little Traps (11 p.m.), Junglefowl (11:45 p.m.), and Zzava (12:30 a.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: Whiskey Charmers
Classy Detroit neo-honky-tonk duo featuring singer- guitarists Carrie Shepard and Lawrence Daversa, who bill their music as "electric heartbreak on the rocks."
Ravens Club: "Sol Jazz Sundays."
A house band--trumpeter Ingrid Racine, keyboardist Michael Malis, bassist Josef Deas, & drummer Jesse Kramer--is joined by a different guest each week. Tonight: Heather Black.
Ypsi Alehouse: The Roundabouts
Local pop-rock sextet. 5-7 p.m.
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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