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Jazz Vespers

Jeff Karoub with Mike Karoub

Jeff Karoub is a talented rhythm-and-roots acoustic musician known for telling stories about life in Michigan through songs such as “Made by Motown” and “Fall Comes Early.”

He will perform this concert with his older brother, jazz cellist Mike Karoub of The Royal Garden Trio. He began playing cello at age 8. He took up string bass in 7th grade and began playing professional engagements on both instruments shortly thereafter. Mike attended Wayne State University and Eastern Michigan University. He then toured as bassist for Grammy nominated James Dapogny’s Chicago jazz Band, Banu Gibson’s New Orleans Hot Jazz, recording several albums, with appearances at the Smithsonian, the Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl and Garrison Keillor’s “A Prarie Home Companion”. He has also has been a guest with the St. Louis and Atlanta Symphonies. On cello, Mike has performed with several Detroit area orchestras and as a soloist, playing jazz arrangements for cello and orchestra with the Livonia Symphony.

Jeff Karoub plays acoustic guitar, mandolin and fiddle, and has performed at Trinigy House Theatre with folk musician Putnam Smith. For Karoub, an Associated Press reporter in Detroit who gets some of his song ideas from the people and places he explores as a journalist, music is another way of telling a story.

Jazz@37North brings in professional jazz artists with the intention of affording our community the opportunity to experience this wonderful genre of music. 

There is no entrance fee. If you would like to donate to help continue this series, you may, but are not required to. 

Refreshments will be served after the concert and during this time it's possible to meet the featured artist or group. 

We certainly hope you'll join us. Everyone is welcome.

About 50-75 people usually attend


Come for the music.

Stay for the cake.

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  • janet c.

    Very uplifting and enjoyable.

    March 17, 2014

  • Carolyn K.

    I'm looking forward to meeting you on the 20th of April. Is the 30th a mistype or are there two events?

    March 17, 2014

  • Mark C.

    We missed you Carolyn! And the music was wonderful. Next concert is April 30 which is International Jazz Day and we'll be featuring sax player Deon Yates and his amazing band.

    March 17, 2014

  • Carolyn K.

    Sorry I wasn't able to make it. Look forward to making it to the next one.

    March 16, 2014

  • Mark C.

    The music is always wonderful and the cake isn't bad either!

    2 · March 5, 2014

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