Friday Sep 20, 2019
Blue Llama: "Ann Arbor Jazz Festival."
A 3-day showcase with a focus on Michigan-based jazz. Tonight: Headliner (8:30 p.m.): Theo Croker, a nationally acclaimed experimental jazz trumpeter whose music incorporates elements of hip-hop, funk, soul, R&B, and pop. Openers: Ron Brooks Quartet (7 p.m.) and Jordan Anderson Quartet 5:30 p.m.).
Club Above: MEMCO
Conor O'Neill's: Chirp
Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet.
Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Terry Birkett
Longtime Livonia Americana guitarist and songwriter. Tonight he is joined by various musical friends TBA.
Detroit St. Filling Station: Royal Garden Trio
Local trio led by guitarist Brian Delaney that plays early jazz standards and Hot Club-style gypsy jazz. With cellist Michael Karoub and clarinetist and tenor guitarist Tom Bogardus.
Earle: Rick Burgess Trio
Jazz ensemble, named after the late jazz pianist and Earle cofounder Burgess, featuring drummer Robert Warren and a rotating roster of bassists and pianists.
Habitat Lounge: Atomic Radio
Detroit quartet that plays 70s-90s rock and pop favorites.
Local pop-rock quartet fronted by vocalist Robin Grant. With guitarist John Rasmussen, bassist Cy Clone, and drummer Jim Weyman. 6:30- 9:30 p.m.
Mash: Dan Orcutt
Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m.
Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose
An eclectic mix of genres from funk and blues-rock to hard country by this Westland quintet fronted by vocalist Carol Holmes.
Rumpus Room: Open Mike
All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m.
Silvio's Organic Pizza: Chuck Swanagan
Local Americana folk-rock singer-guitarist.
Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band
Old-time music from blues and country to hokum. 5-7 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Andy Adamson Quintet
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.
Ziggy's: Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor
Local psychedelic-blues garage quartet. Opener: Las Drogas, an Ypsilanti band that plays loud, raucous, melodic, bluesy, surf-guitar psychobilly.
Zou Zou's Cafe: Billy Brandt
Rootsy, country-flavored psychedelic folk-rock by this veteran Detroit singer-songwriter. He is accompanied by dobro player Dave Falk.
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