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Fwd: Jazz Weeks of October 14,21 & 28, 2013

From: Dave L.
Sent on: Sunday, October 27, 2013 9:48 AM

Following is a great jazz newsletter and calendar from JAZZ FAN Marc Andren - thanks Marc for an incredibly complete update!  If anyone wants to host a Meetup at one of these events, feel free!  Otherwise, choose the ones you would enjoy most and good listening!

Best, Dave

David Lundin
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From: Marc Andren <[address removed]>
Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 4:35 PM
Subject: FW: Jazz Weeks of October 14,21 & 28, 2013
To: Marc Andren <[address removed]>

Hi all….doing a 3 weeker this time as I’ll be busy with Edgefest!   Hey check out the NY Times review on Marcus Belgrave’s appearance in NYC during FONT (Festival of New Trumpet Music) 
93 year old Clark Terry needs extra medical assistance and one can give if they choose through the Jazz Foundation of America   or give to the general fund to help all musicians out in general.
Detroit Metro Airport is offering FREE unlimited  wireless air minutes!  Setting to connect:  AWG WIFI
Notable passings:  Guitarist Oscar Castro-Neves 
Sax guy Sam Flazone with the Don Ellis Orchestra
Lansing station interview with Rodney Whitaker with Antonio Hart who is the first up at MSU new jazz artist-in-residence program 
Dearborn Music is having a store-wide sale which ends[masked] 
If you have a spare $37,100, you too can buy an album like this: 
Check out the upcoming Friday DIA shows thru early January!   I’ll be doing many of these!
Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival 2014  “In The Shadow of Bach” is the next theme…June 14 thru 29
- The Steve Wood Trio is back at Filippa's Wine Barrel, 45125 Mound Rd.(at M59) in Utica.  We're there on Fridays 10/18, 11/1, 11/8, 12/6, and 12/20 from 8-11pm.  Join us! 
1.       10-16 & 17  Dwight Adams Group at the Dirty Dog 
2.       10-17 (THUR)  Matthew “Boogie Woogie Kid” Ball at 8pm at Cliff Bell’s for free  solo piano concert 
3.       10-17  vocalist Niama Shamborguer at Detroit’s Jazz Café at 7pm for $10
4.       10-17  Muruga and the Cosmic Hoedown Band live on WHFR.FM, 89.3 FM on the Motor Live show hosted by Roger and Margaret White 5 - 6pm. It's Henry Ford Radio you can listen live online 
5.       10-17  Paul Keller Trio at the LCH at 6:30pm
6.       10-17  Orquestra La Inspiracion  Salsa show and dance from 8 to 11pm (free dance lessons prior to 8pm) at Eastern Michigan University –358 EMU Student Center, Ballroom A for $5 in Ypsilanti  [masked] 
7.       10-17  Doug Horn Trio at Ann Arbor’s Mélange   Bistro
8.       10-17  Crescent City Trio with
Alex Belhaj with Ray Heitger at the Raven's Club in Ann Arbor, 9 p.m.-midnight, 207 South Main Street, Ann Arbor, 48103, [masked], visit Also, visit:  
9.       10-18 (FRI)  Typical Music Trio wsg Ian Ding on percussion at the DIA at 7 and 8:30pm  with dinner at 5:45pm in the DIA café.  This is great NTBM New Music/Contempo Classical stuff  with Ashley Bathgate on cello, Vicky Chow on piano and Todd Reynolds on violin NTBM!
10.   10-18    Dave Bennett Quartet in concert for the Flint Institute of Arts Jazz Series, with Dave on clarinet, Cliff Monear on piano, Jeff Pedraz on bass and Doug Cobb on drums.  Tickets $35 includes  food and a cash bar. The Flint Institute of Arts is located at 1120 E. Kearsley Street  Flint Mi 48503. Please e-mail: [address removed]  with name, return phone number and number attending. Web site is\  Phone [masked]. Tickets are $35 each.
11.   10-18  Classical Jazz at the Jazz Café at 8pm for $30 adv/$40 door 
12.   10-18  Dennis Coffey Quartet at Motor City Wine at 10pm to 1am for $5 
13.   10-18  Paul Vornhagen Trio at Gizmos in Wyandotte at 9pm  and 
14.   10-18  RJ Spangler’s Planet D Nonet at the Theatre Bizarre at Detroit Masonic Temple at 8pm    
15.   10-18  Clem Fortuna Microtonal Music Revue at Trinosophes (this would be considered avant classical stuff to put a label on) with doors at 7pm and gig at 8pm for $10 to $20
16.   10-18   Michele Ramo on 8-string guitar with Heidi Hepler – voice, Jenuwine Cigar Factory Outlets, 8-11 p.m., #1 Cigar Lounge in Michigan. 44791 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights, [masked].  
17.   10-18 & 19  Grace Kelly Band at the Dirty Dog  and 
18.   10-18 & 19  Sun Messengers  at the Blue Goose in St. Clair Shores at 9:30pm  and   this is a killer band that plays funk,Motown, R & B, jazz, blues, etc
19.   10-18 & 19  Emanuele Cisi Trio (hot jazz from Italy!) at Cliff Bells for $10 (9:00pm/9:30pm)    and  
20.   10-19 (SAT)  Bob Mervak and Isabel Nelson at LCH at 7:30pm
21.   10-19  Antonio Hart with the MSU Jazz Band at 4pm at Detroit’s St Matthew’s/St. Joseph’s Church   8850 Woodward @ Holbrook 
22.   10-19   Michele Ramo World Jazz Orchestra featuring Michele Ramo, Eddie Monteiro on accordion, Russ Miller on Sax, Heidi Hepler voice and Billy Cairo on drums. Forestre Banquet Center, 1919 Star-Batt Dr., Rochester Hills. [masked]. Tickets $25, Hors d'oeuvres at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Forestre Banquet Center in the Concorde Inn and the Michigan Accordion Society. Please see attached flier for more info.
23.   10-19    Paul Carey Trio (Hammond Organ Jazz/Blues with special guest Benny Reeves, featuring Mark LoDuca on organ), 9:30 p.m., at Tbones, 23018 Greater Mack Avenue. 
24.   10-19   The Dave Bennett Quartet featuring Dave on clarinet, piano, vocals, Kurt Krahnke on bass, Doug Cobb on drums and Duncan McMillan on piano. Peabody's
 34965 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI, [masked].
25.   10-19  
26.    10-20 (SUN)  Ellen Rowe Trio's Kerrytown Concert House jazz series called ALL ABOUT THE TRIO continues today at 2 PM. Today's special concert salutes the recently departed pianist Marian McPartland. The Ellen Rowe Trio is pianist/composer/educator Ellen Rowe, string bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. The trio play a some of Marian McPartland's great compositions including Twilight World and Ellen will present an overview of Marian's life and legacy. Q and A is welcomed. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 N. Fourth Ave. For reservations call 734/[masked]. Check out
27.   10-20  RJ Spangler Trio w/ Ralph Tope & Duncan McMillan at the Cadieux Cafe 
28.   10-20  Classical Jam at Oakland University’s Varner Recital Hall 
29.   10-20  B'Jazz at Birmingham Baptist Church presents "Some Sweet Jazz and an Interlude of Worship" with Sheila Landis on vocals, George "Sax" Benson on tenor and alto sax, Rick Matle on guitar, Christ Codish on keyboard and keyboard bass, Karen Tomalis on drums. First Baptist Church, 300 Willits, Birmingham, 48009. [masked]. Sheila is a seven-time Detroit Music Awards "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist." 
30.   10-20  James Dapogny and Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings play at Zal Gaz Grotto. 6-9 p.m. this week. Admission $7, $5 for students and seniors. Zal Gaz Grotto located at 2070 Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor, between Liberty and Pauline and across from the Ann Arbor west side Post Office. The Grotto has a light menu, a bar, free parking, a dance floor, no steps (except on the dance floor), an unusually friendly and welcoming audience, a 7-foot Yamaha grand piano, and an unusual hot ten-piece jazz band. For the record, the only remaining 6 p.m. start times are October 13, November 10 and December 8. 
31.   10-21 (MON)   Paul Keller Orchestra performs at Zal Gaz Grotto 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard on the west side of Ann Arbor (between Liberty and Pauline - across from the post office and next door to the Chrysler/Jeep dealership).NEW SHOWTIME is 7 p.m. Great food and drinks! Ample, safe, and FREE Parking. Air-conditioning. No steps! Excellent acoustics. Friendly, attentive staff. $10.00 cover charge. Come and enjoy GREAT BIG BAND MUSIC every Monday night. It's a beloved Monday night TRADITION. 
32.   10-22 (TUE)  ! Blues @ The Elks is starting this month in cooperation with the Detroit Blues Society at the Plymouth Elks Lodge #1780 at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd. in Plymouth. On Tuesday, October 22nd at 7 pm we are highlighting the famous David Vest on Keyboard with local favorites George Bedard on bass and RJ Spangler on drums. Donation at the door is $5. Come and enjoy American born and bred blues! To learn more about David Vest’s extensive entertainment career go to his website  For more information call [masked] or visit or
33.   10-22 NESSA at Ann Arbor’s Vineology at 7pm 
34.   10-22  Chris Codish at 6pm at LCH 
35.   10-22 thru 26  Edgefest at Ann Arbor’s Kerrytown Concert House…this is NTBM, WORLD CLASS avant jazz/modern chamber stuff!  I will put out an additional email update later on for just  the fest.  I urge you to give this fest a try!  If you don’t get a fast-selling pass that covers the whole fest, then go for individual concerts, but sign up and reserve NOW!  You pay at the door when come with cash or check ONLY---NO credit cards!  important…reserve your seats TODAY as some shows will sell out…don’t wait!  Ask me questions that you might have.  Look for my scheduled pre-concerts dinners too!  This is WORLD-CLASS!
36.   10-23 (WED)  Kris Kurzawa and Ingrid Racine at 6pm at LCH 
37.   10-23  Fundraiser for the Taylor Conservatory summer music series featuring Mark Randisi, accompanied by pianist Cliff Monear. For more information,
38.   10-23 thru 26  Gene Dunlop band at the Dirty Dog 
39.   10-24  (THUR)  Mark Randisi at 6:30pm at LCH 
40.   10-24  U of M Jazz Ensemble at 8pm at Rackham Aud in Ann Arbor featuring a premiere of a piano concerto by Prof Steve Rush for free 
41.   10-24  Scott Gwinnell Dectet at Cliff Bell’s at 8:30pm for $10 
42.   10-25  (FRI)  Lynn LaPlante 7 does Latin Jazz at Bakers at 8pm for $10 
43.   10-25  Diego Rivera Sextet at Cliff Bell’s at 9pm for $10 
44.   10-25  CC Collins and Paul Carey Organ Trio at the Cadieux Café for free at 9pm 
45.   10-25 & 26  Russell Gunn Quartet & Dionne Farris at 8 and 10pm sets for m$30 adv/$40/door at the Jazz Café 
46.   10-26 (SAT) Planet D Nonet Swing Dance at Mario's, 8 p.m. 4222 Second Avenue, Detroit,[masked], [masked] 
47.   10-26  Detroit Blues Veteran's Reunion w/ Garfield Angove, Kenny Parker, Shawn McDonald, Bob Conner & RJ Spangler for the Blues Heritage Series at the Scarab Club in Detroit. 
48.   10-26 & 27   Manganiyar Seduction…this is a very unique Classical Indian concert at 8pm at the Power Center for $18 to $48 
49.   10-27 (SUN)  Ben’s Friends Big Band at Bakers at 8pm for $5 
50.   10-27   Planet D Nonet at the Blue Goose Inn, 4 p.m. with Camille Price, St. Clair Shores, MI 
51.   10-27  Thollem McDonas and Friends at the Robinwood Concert House in Toledo 
52.   10-28  (MON)   Paul Keller Orchestra performs at their steady gig at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO plays tonight and every Monday night from 7 till 9:45 PM at Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor. Good food and drinks available at Zal Gaz Grotto. All year long, the Paul Keller Orchestra celebrates its 25th season! Abundant, safe and FREE PARKING. No steps. Come enjoy great big band music and enjoy Ann Arbor's beloved Monday Night big band tradition with PKO. 
53.   10-29  (TUE) Plymouth Elks Lodge presents "Jazz at the Elks." This month, the Elks presents the Johnny Trudell Quartet with Johnny on trumpet and flugelhorn, Chuck Shermatero on keyboard, Ray Tini on bass and Bill Cairo on drums.  The Plymouth Elks Lodge #1780 in Plymouth has Jazz @ The Elks in a beautiful club setting on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 7-10:30 p.m. There is a $10 donation which includes “more than hors d’oeuvres.” For more information, please call [masked] or e-mail: [address removed].  The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. 
54.   10-29  Duncan McMillan at 6pm at LCH 
55.   10-30  Kris Kurzawa and Ingrid Racine at 6pm at LCH
56.   10-30  : VCVD (Frode Gjerstadt, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Stine Janvin Motland, Stale Liavik Solberg), Jason Stein/Tim Daisy Duo  at Trinosophes…check here for times/cover  and/or    Marc says NTBM!
57.    10-31 (THUR)  James Cornish presents the Vanguard Series, vol 4 at Cliff Bell’s at 9pm for free.  This month is the music of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew!!!!!   NTBM!
Mark Kirschenmann: trumpet
Patrick Booth: tenor and soprano sax
Steve Rush: keys
Jonathan Edwards: guitar
Tim Flood: bass
Jeremy Edwards: drums
Dan Piccolo: percussion
58.    11-1 (FRI)  Frank Pahl’s Little Bang Theory at the DIA-- THE FILMS OF LADISLAW  STAREWICZ…7pm ONLY
59.   11-1  Trio Nomadian at Motor City Wine at 10pm for $5 
62.   11-1  Nicole New at LCH at 7pm 
63.   11-1  Amir El Saffar Quintet at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn at 7:30pm for $10…Marc says NTBM!  … workshop at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit. Free admission; suggested donation of $5-$20.    NTBM!!!!
64.   11-2 (SAT)  PD9/Paradise Valley Walk, Orion Township Public Library Lake Orion, Michigan at 2:00pm
65.   11-2   PD9 at the annual Scarab Club Ball at 9pm 
66.   11-2  Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert give a talk on Motown and Jazz at MOCAD at 1pm   in their Gallery Talk Series…free, but donations are accepted   bring some extra cash for their great jazz book too!
67.   11-2  Mark Randisi and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra from 8pm to 9:30pm at Toledo’s Valentine Theatre as they do the music of Sinatra…tix $22 to $32 
68.   11-2  Wayne Shorter Quartet and the DSO at Orchestra Hall in Detroit at 8pm with tix starting at $36   Shorter is always NTBM! 
69.   11-3 (SUN)  Scott Gwinnell Tentet at the DIA in a tribute to Pepper Adams   this will be in the Lecture Hall, but check again when you come  NTBM!
70.   11-3  Detroit All-Stars/New Beginnings Ensemble at Detroit’s St. Matthew’s/St. Joseph ’s Church as the play the music of Douglas Halladay at 4pm..$15 adv/$20   and can be purchased at the DSO box office     8850 Woodward @ Holbrook    Look at this link!  Who’s who of Detroit jazz!
a.       11-5 (TUES)  Shofar at Kerrytown at 8pm  Klezmer meets free jazz!    NTBM!
b.      11-5  Eric Boeren Quartet featuring HAN BENNIK!!!!  Also, Michael Moore and Wilbert De Joode!   NTBM   At Trinosophes  and  see here for times/cover charge  or   I will be having a pre-show dinner so eme later if interested.
c.       11-6 (WED)  master percussionist Bill Summers, bring his new Latin Jazz Sextet to Cliff bell’s with doors at 7pm and show at 9pm see the link for a link to buy advanced tix at Brown Paper Tickets for $21.69 to $32.04 (the cheapest/fairest fee-based ticket service on the web)  NTBM!  I will be here…pre-dinner too 
d.      11-8 (FRI) Ralph Peterson Unity Organ Project   featuring Craig Handy, Josh Evans and new kid on the block, B-3 organist, Jake Sherman…Marc says NTBM!  See the attachment above…$30 general admission with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm at the Paul Robeson Theatre at the Detroit Northwest Activities Center…this is the inaugural event of the new Jazz At The Centre curated by Skip Norris who has lined up some HOT, HOT, HOT gigs in the coming months of heavy hitters!  (Photos during first song only)  tix at       18100 Meyers @ Curtis   I will have a pre-show dinner someplace before!
e.      11-8  Omar Sosa at the DIA…one of the greatest shows I have ever seen at the DIA…one of the best pianists on the planet with a KILLER band to boot…NTBM!  7:00pm full concert ONLY (no 8:30 set)  and 
f.        11-9 (SAT)  Omar Sosa at Kerrytown at 7pm and 9pm (these are 2 separate sets---not one concert) 
g.       11-9  Steve Lehman Octet at  UMS in Ann Arbor @ the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre for $25 or $35  tix are going fast for this incredible avant jazz gig…stars drummer wunderkind, TyShawn Sorey who will knock your socks off!  I will have a pre-show dinner here too.
h.      11-10 (Sun)  Bryn Roberts Trio at Kerrytown at 7pm   
i.         11-18 (MON)  William Hooker Band at Trinosphes…great avant jazz drummer! 
j.        11-19 (TUES)  Guitarist Mike Stern and his band at the Jazz Café…suggest you hop on tix asap as they are selling fast  tix are $30adv/$40 door
k.       11-20 (WED)  Kayhan Kalhor at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 7:30pm  Incredible music from Persia/Turkey   
l.         11-22 (FRI)  Diego Rivera Sextet (cd release gig) at Kerrytown at 8pm 
m.    11-24 (SUN)  Brooklyn Rider with Bela Fleck at UMS  at 4pm at Rackham Aud.   Contempo Classical stuff
n.      11-29  Rebetiki Istoria (Greek Folk World Music) at 7:30pm at the Arab-American Museum 
o.      Friday at the DIA…please look at the link for acts scheduled to January and I plan on doing a majority of them!   (special note…Grand Band on 12-13 is a SIX Piano group…an all-piano sextet doing Modern Classical stuff…have you EVER heard a six piano group before…when might you in the future…don’t miss it!
p.      12-7 (SAT)  Tatsuya Nakatani’s NGO  Nakatani Gong Orchestra at Trinosophes!   
q.      12-8 (SUN)   Jon Faddis   5pm for $10  (you might be able to catch a double header with the next concert….)
r.        12-8  Dave Douglas Quintet at Kerrytown at 7pm   NTBM!!
s.       12-12 (THUR)  To Hit! (percussion duo)…doing contemporary classical stuff at Kerrytown at 8pm   
t.        12-14 (SAT)  The Cookers featuring Billy Harper (see “d”)…part of this series…more info to come!
u.      12-20 (FRI)  Doug Halladay/Gary Schunck latin Jazz experience at Kerrytown at 8pm 
v.       12-22 (SUN)  Glenn Tucker’s A Jazz Nativity …I caught this one last year and loved it!  At 7pm at Kerrytown 
w.     1-17 and 18  Kronos Quartet (these will be DIFFERENT programs on each day)…8pm at the Power Center at UNS in Ann Arbor
x.       1-19 (SUN)  The Whammies featuring Han Bennink!  Doing the music of Steve Lacy…NTBM!  Kerrytown at 7:30pm 
y.       1-30 (Thur)  Fred Hersch Trio at UMS at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 7:30pm  
z.       1-31 (FRI)  Chembo Corniel Band at the Jazz Café at 8 and 10pm for $30 adv/$40 door  KILLER Latin jazz!  NTBM 
aa.   2-6 (THUR)  The Music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans at Orchestra Hall with orchestra led by Vince Mendosa and all start jazz cast…see link…I’m HERE!
bb.  2-7 (FRI)  Imani Winds…a killer contemporary/Modern Classical group at Music Hall (main stage at 8pm)   tix are $30/$40/$50
cc.    2-7  Kremerata Baltica featuring violinist Gideon Kremer at UMS in Ann Arbor at 7:30pm at Hill Aud  Modern Classical
dd.  2-12  Omer Avital Quartet featuring Joel Frahm at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing at 7;30pm…road trip!     this band SMOKES!
ee.  2-16 (SUN) The Spring Quartet:  Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano,Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese will  join in this special quartet  NTBM!  7:30pm only  at the main stage at Music Hall  tix are $30, $40 and $50
ff.     3-1  Fred Frith at Trinosophes…master avant guitarist
gg.   3-1  Terence Blanchard & Friends at Orchestra Hall 
hh.  3-13 (THUR)  Dmitry Baevsky Kerrytown at 8pm  NTBM!
ii.       3-14 (FRI)  Alfredo Rodriguez Trio and Pedrito Martinez Group at UMS at Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor at 8pm     
jj.      3-16 (SUN)  Matt Wilson Quartet at 7pm at Kerrytown
kk.   3-21 (FRI)  Asif Khan: The Music of Pakistan at UMS in Ann Arbor at 8pm   Rackham Aud.
ll.       3-27 (THUR)  Newport Jazz festival!  Now 60!  Led by Anat Cohen at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing     road trip!
mm.                      3-30 (Sun)  Jazz @ Lincoln Center featuring Wynton Marsalis at UMS Hill Aud at 4pm
4-4 (FRI)  MyCoy Tyner Quartet featuring Terence Blanchard at Orchestra Hall 
oo.  4-19  Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet with Dave Rempis, Keefe Jackson, Frank Rosaly and Nate McBride at Trinosophes   NTBM!
pp.  4-24 (THUR)  Cryille Aimee & Friends at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing at 6;30pm
Music Quote of the Week:
“A jazz musician is a combination orator, dialectician, mathematician, athlete, entertainer, poet, singer, dancer, diplomat, educator, student, comedian, artist, seducer, public masturbator, and general all-round good fellow. “
--Steve Lacy
  OK…in the next 3 weeks…you have 70 concerts to pick from…come out and support LIVE music!  Watch for my special Edgefest email next week…reserve your spots TODAY!
Hope to see you at the show!
Marc Andren
Ps…thanks to fellow jazzer Sally Bolle for some of the entries in this newsletter

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