Nightspots



May 24, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

May 24, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Pat Clinton

Folksy originals & covers by this local singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist. 5-7 p.m.

May 24, 2022

Easy Street Jazz Band.

Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura.

May 24, 2022

Ark: Drew & Kin.

Local husband-and-wife piano bar duo of singer-spianist Drew De Four and singer-dancer Kin Curran.  Their repertoire includes both originals and pop covers, and their set lists are based on fan suggestions before the show via social media. Free; nonperishables for Food Gatherers accepted.

May 24, 2022

Blue LLama: Justin’s Hot Five.

Vintage jazz by this ensemble led by local trumpeter Justin Walter.


May 25, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

May 25, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Keller/Kocher & Co.

Straight-ahead jazz by this top-notch local ensemble led by vibes player Kocher and bassist Keller.

May 25, 2022

Ark: Iris Dement.

A longtime local favorite, this celebrated idiosyncratic country-folk singer-songwriter writes simple, affectingly homespun lyrics about lust, forgiveness, heaven, home, and other fundamentals, and she sings in a warbling, pure soprano that soars and dives with a captivatingly unforced emotional authority. Opener: the highly regarded singer-songwriter Ana Egge, a North Dakota native now based in Austin who is known for her powerful smoky-voiced singing, eccentric guitar playing, and free-spirited songs about everything from unrequited love, exhilarating back-road motorcycle rides, and lush orchards to deserted cityscapes, shotgun weddings, and desperate rural hollows. Lucinda Williams calls her “the folk Nina Simone.”

May 25, 2022

Blind Pig: Myna.

Local teen alternative hip-hop singer-songwriter. Openers: the Detroit electroacoustic rock band Dirt Room, Sue Sandal, and Raw Honey, the stage name os the Ypsilanti indie folk-rock singer-songwriter Maggie Hopp. $10-$12.

May 25, 2022

Blue LLama: Lunar Octet.

Reunion of this popular local 1980s & 1990s instrumental ensemble that plays original music featuring delicious jazz harmonies and melodies set to a variety of rhythms, including salsas & sambas, African high-life, jump tunes, and big band swing.

May 26, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: McLaughlin’s Alley.

Detroit Irish-tinged pop-rock quintet fronted by sibling singer-songwriters Tina and Maureen Paraventi.

May 26, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

May 26, 2022

Ark: May 26: Warren & Flick.

 Local violin & double bass duo that plays originals and arrangements of Americana, jazz, and other standards. $20.

May 26, 2022

Last Word: The Pherotones.

A wide range of jazz and jazzed-up popular music, from the 1920s to the present, by this all-star local quartet. With trumpeter Ross Huff, pianist Giancarlo Aversa, bassist Brennan Andes, and drummer Wes Fritzemeier.

May 26, 2022

Blue LLama: Vincent York.

Ensemble led by veteran local jazz saxophonist and clarinetist York. Dinner shows: Price TBA. 6 & 8:30 p.m.

May 26, 2022

Mash (Ann Arbor): Twenty TwentyFour.

Toledo ensemble whose music is an eclectic, danceable mix of jazz, funk, R&B, soul, and rock.

May 27, 2022

Mash (Ypsilanti): Chris Canas Band.

Detroit blues band fronted by blues vocalist and virtuoso guitarist Canas.

May 27, 2022

The Necto: “Pride.”

DJ Edward Alan in the Main Room spins the pop, Top 40 and EDM. DJ DigiMark plays retro 80’s to Top 40 pop videos in the Red Room.

May 27, 2022

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.

May 27, 2022

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz.

Jazz originals and standards by a local ensemble led by singer-bassist Rob Crozier.

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