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Friday Sep 20, 2019

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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.). [venue info]

Club Above: MEMCO

Techno DJs. [venue info]

Conor O'Neill's: Chirp

Local jazz-inflected progressive funk-rock quartet. [venue info]

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room: Terry Birkett

Longtime Livonia Americana guitarist and songwriter. Tonight he is joined by various musical friends TBA. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

Habitat Lounge: Atomic Radio

Detroit quartet that plays 70s-90s rock and pop favorites. [venue info]

Live: Spark

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. [venue info]

Mash: Dan Orcutt

Veteran local folk-rock singer-songwriter. 6-9 p.m. [venue info]

Mash: Detroit's Own Soul Purpose 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. [venue info]

Rumpus Room: Open Mike

All musicians invited. Hosted by Jacob Gibson. Sign-up begins at 6 p.m. 7-11 p.m. [venue info]

Silvio's Organic Pizza: Chuck Swanagan

Local Americana folk-rock singer-guitarist. [venue info]

Ypsi Alehouse: Malty Taskers Jug Band Malty Taskers Jug Band

Old-time music from blues and country to hokum. 5-7 p.m. [venue info]

Zal Gaz Grotto: 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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]

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. [venue info]


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