Observer Editor, Free
John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Concert Series.:
Every Fri., July 1–Sept. 2. Formerly the Ypsilanti Frog Island Jazz Concert series, now in a larger venue at Ford Lake Park, with outdoor performances by national and area jazz standouts. Veteran local jazz guitarist Lawrence opens each night by playing a piece with the featured artist. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Tonight: an ensemble led by jazz trumpeter Jessie McGuire, an Ypsilanti native and former lead trumpeter for The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the soul band Tower of Power. 7 p.m., Ford Lake Park, 9075 S. Huron River Dr., Ypsilanti. Free. 635–5446, JohneLaw@sbcglobal.net., . . . . . .