Dear Jazz Fans,
I just came back from some errands and can attest that the driving is terrible: Please note cancellations tonight!
Jerry McKenzie advised that Jazz at Nikola's is off tonight due to the weather. Also:
Due to the inclement weather today, Gabby Rosolino advised that they will not be playing tonight at the first night of their new gig. However, they will begin next month on Thursday, February 6. Here's the info: First Thursday of every month. A new gig … come on out! Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn and vocals, Jerry Neeley on keyboard/vocals, Tom Ploeger on sax, Dennis DeCello on drums, Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals at Sports Channel Bar, 7:30-10:30 p.m., 25419 Jefferson Avenue, north of 10 MIle Rd., next to Harbor Lanes, in St. Clair Shores. Phone[masked]-2333. Good selection of food and drinks at affordable prices, nice room with lots of tables. Sit-ins welcome!
Also, Gary Greenfelder advised that GGO will not be playing tonight at Club 54, however will be there the following dates in January: 1-16 and January 30, February 6 and 20. All Thursdays, resuming the 1st and third in February.Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) Big Band Night at Club 54 with Jennifer Jones on vocals and special guests.
Located on Van Dyke Road just north of 16 Mile Road on the east side of the street (in the Sterling Plaza)! "We Strive to Keep Music Alive." 7-10 p.m. Call [masked]-0054. $5 cover, not much for a 19-piece band!
1-3, Friday, 7 p.m.,
Planet D Nonet Township Jazz Project at the DIA, Detroit Institute of Art
From RJ Spangler: The Concert of Colors engaged us to perform at the Scarab Club on the 4th of July last summer and was very well received. Truly a high point for us last summer! on Friday, January 3, The PD9 Township Jazz Project will be at the Detroit Institute of Arts playing from the same book. Expect a lot of heat on the stage. We'll have PD9 regulars Justin Jozwiak, Josh James, James O'Donnell, Ken Ferry, T-bone Paxton and myself augmented by local great Phil Hale, Damon Warmack & Akunda Hollis. http://www.dia.org/calendar/friday-night.aspx?id=4182&iid
= 7:00 and 8:30pm Remember it is FREE if you live in the tri-county area…just show your driver’s lic.
And of course, I need to promote our own concert this Saturday afternoon. It will be fabulous. Come on out!
1-4, Saturday afternoon, Please see attached flier for more information. The Greater Detroit Jazz Society "Jazz at Shields'" concert features vocalist Barbara Ware with pianist Cliff Monear, Sean Dobbins on drums and Jeff Pedraz on bass. 1-4 p.m., $10 cover with no gift. Shield's of Southfield, 25101 Telegraph Road (at 10 mile), Southfield, 48033.