Several items have come in since Tuesday's jazz blast that you'll want to know about.
The Ferndale Blues Festival is on – here's link to the schedule:
Bassist Dan Pliskow and wife Phyllis are asking for help for vocalist
"Kate is fighting for her life and needs your help. Her 19 year battle with Cancer of the white blood cells or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia means that only a 6 month, experimental trial program at The MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas beginning Feb 27th can save her life. The cost of living in two places is way beyond her reach so I ask for any donations for her you can handle. Please make out a check to KATE PATTERSON. Mail it to: Dan & Phyllis Pliskow
, 4025 Normandy, Royal Oak, Mi. 48073. If you have amy questions or suggestions please contact us at; Phyllis and Dan Pliskow, [masked], [address removed]." Please keep Kate in your thoughts and prayers, and am certain she would appreciate a card.
We are very happy to report that trombonist Chuck Moss and member of our board of directors, came home from the hospital yesterday, following serious surgery to remove fluid from his heart, in his latest on going battle with cancer. This is his 9th surgery in the past year. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers, or send a card to: 633 Red Oak Lane, Rochester, MI 48307.
1-30, Tonight (not normally their night …), Thursday (1st and 3rd) each month, Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) Swing Night at Club 54 with vocalist Jennifer Jones and special guests Ashley Lorano and Paul Venditti.
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!
1-31, Friday, Lynn Laplante's LL7 Latin Jazz at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, 8:30 p.m.
2-1 and 2-8, Saturday,
Vocalist Meri Slaven with pianist Scott Gwinnell, Pages Food and Spirits
New Orleans Party Asylum featuring the fabulous Dave Kosmyna on cornet, at The Memphis Pearl
, Sylvania, Ohio, 8:30-11:30 p.m., 514y Main Street, Sylvania, Ohio. 43560.
Brazil and Beyond Duo featuring Rich Kowalewski and Garry Weinbert performing Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba and Choro
, 2:30-6 p.m. 417 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, 48067,[masked]-0001. If you have not been to Gayle's Chocolate, this is a must do!!! And you can hear some great jazz at the same time.
Began 1-/29, Bassist Ron Brooks is in a new Ann Arbor location every Wednesday at 9 p.m.. "Ron Brooks Presents" featuring special guests each week, Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, 3050 Washtenaw Avenue, #112, Ann Arbor,Rev 48104. [masked]-2442.
2-14, Valentine's Dinner Dance with the Gary Greenfelder Orchestra featuring vocalist Jennifer Jones, 6 p.m.-midnight (dinner at 7 p.m.), St. Lawrence K of C Hall, 44425 Utica Road, Utica, MI, Sponsored by St. Michael Knights of Columbus. Advance tickets $25($30 at the door). Includes dinner, drinks (beer, pop, wine) and dancing!! BYOB is permitted if desired. Call:[masked] to purchase tickets.
The Detroit Jazz Festival presents:
Jazz Speaks For Life The music of Jason Moran and The Bandwagon and vocals of Alberto Mizrahi and other soloists combine to bring to life Dave Brubeck’s musical exploration of civil rights, the “Gates of Justice” composition. Woven throughout this historic piece, are vocal performances of the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and biblical scripture, against the backdrop of celebrating the 50thanniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Bill. This unique evening will also feature Jason Moran and The Bandwagon performing their own music. Date: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014Location: The Fillmore DetroitTime: 2:30p doors open- 3:30p concert beginsTicket Costs: $25VIP Package Price: $100
- Two mezzanine-level tickets
- Recognition on DJF website & social media
- Detroit Jazz Festival memento
- VIP priority check-in
- Exclusive post-show meet-and-greet reception
- Dessert & wine post-show
- Photo opportunity with featured artists*