Nightspots



May 18, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

May 18, 2022

Ark: Open Stage.

All acoustic performers invited. Fifteen acts are selected randomly from those who sign up (doors open 7:30 p.m.) to perform 8 minutes (or 2 songs) each. The most talented and popular Open Stage performers are offered their own evenings at the Ark. $3 (members, seniors, & students, $2).

May 18, 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 18, 2022

Blue LLama: Armando Vega & the 313 Orchestra.

 Latin salsa by this ensemble led by Detroit singer and conga player Vega.

May 18, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Deep Steam

Ypsilanti quartet that plays jazz, rock, and soul covers, along with some originals. The ban is joined tonight by Canton singer-songwriter Chris McGorey.


May 19, 2022

Earle: Jake Reichbart.

Solo jazz guitarist. Solo jazz pianists TBA occasionally substitute.

May 19, 2022

Ark: Waipuna.

Contemporary Hawaiian music by this widely acclaimed trio. Members are ukulele player David Kamakahi, acoustic bassist Kale Hannahs, and singer-guitarist Matt Sproat, a former winner of the Big Island falsetto competition. It is accompanied tonight by the Hialoha Polynesian Dance Group. $20.

May 19, 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 19, 2022

Blue LLama: Josef Deas Trio.

Jazz ensemble led by this local bassist.

May 19, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Jackson Horrigan

A mix of rock, folk, and Celtic music by this local singer-guitarist.

May 20, 2022

Mash (Ypsilanti): T.E.A.M.

A mix of pop, rock, and punk covers, along with a few originals by this local jam band.

May 20, 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 20, 2022

Ypsi Alehouse: Wayward Mission.

Local bluegrass band.

May 20, 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 20, 2022

Habitat Lounge: Eventjazz.

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

May 20, 2022

Ark: Mike Massé.

Internationally acclaimed singer-guitarist whose acoustic arrangements of popular songs are known for their originality and emotional honesty. His repertoire includes songs by Toto, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Boston, Sarah McLachlan, and others. $35.

May 20, 2022

Zal Gaz Grotto: Rock Jones.

Local band led by the father-son rhythm section of singers Larry and Brian Genoa that plays vintage electric blues and rock ’n’ roll dance jams.

May 20, 2022

Ziggy’s: Truman.

Ypsilanti pop-folk trio.  Openers: the Detroit hardcore band Love Loss, the Belleville hardcore band We Will Rot, and the Ypsilanti punk quartet Normal Park.

May 20, 2022

Blue LLama: NOJO 7.

Septet from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra big band. Dinner shows: Price TBA. 6 & 8:30 p.m.

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