5-28, Wednesday (for the next 3 Wednesdays), Toty Viola guitar/vocals at Shield’s Pizza - Troy location, 1476 W. Maple Rd. (just West of Crooks) Troy, MI 48084 6-9 p.m.
5-28, every Wednesday, Bassist Ron Brooks
in Ann Arbor location at 9 p.m.. "Ron Brooks Presents"
featuring special guests each week, Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina
, 3050 Washtenaw Avenue, #112, Ann Arbor, 48104. [masked]-2442.
5-28, every Wednesday, Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland every Wednesday at the Sodbuster. 8-11 p.m., The Sodbuster features a full menu of appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, including Ragtime Rick's Original Red Light Chili, guaranteed to give you a warm feeling to "clear your sinuses, bring a tear to your eye, and leave you with fond memories." Complete bar service is available, with an ample selection of draft beers. Located in Haymarket Square, 5758 N. Main Street in Sylvania, Ohio,[masked], www.chefsofdixieland.com or www.sodbusterbar.com.
5-28, every Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dégagé Jazz Café, the Gene Parker Jazz Jam. Dégagé Jazz Cafe, 301 River Road, Maumee, OH 43537,[masked].
5-29, Thursday (except the second) – former Stan Kenton drummer Jerry McKenzie and "Just Jazz" at Nikola's from 7-9:30 p.m. Nikola's is on Telegraph just north of 10 Mile Rd., west side of the street. Second Thursday: Don Swindell Quartet. See schedule below:
• 5-29 – Eyde Evans Hyde on vocals along with husband Mike Hyde on guitar
• 6-5 – Dick Tapert on vibes
• 6-12 – Don Swindell Quartet
• 6-19 – Professor Chris Collins on saxophone
• 6-26 – Trish Shandor on vocals
5-29, Thursday, RGB Trio Open Mic Jazz Jam at Bert’s. Award winning and longest running jam session in Detroit, going on 14 years. Features pianist and leader Bill Meyer, Ralphe Armstrong on bass and Gayelynn McKinney on drums. Jam session begins at 8:30 p.m., $3 cover for the best live jam in Detroit! 2738 Russell in the Detroit Eastern Market.
5-29, Thursday, The Michele Ramo Quartet featuring Michele on 8-string guitar. Jenuwine Cigar Lounge,
8-11 p.m., #1 Cigar Lounge in Michigan. 44791 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights,[masked]-1731.www.RamoMusic.com
5-29, every Thursday, Toty Viola guitar/vocals with Greg (Greco) Freeman on Percussion/vocals at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, 20510 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 Happy Hour 4:30pm - 7:30pm
5-29, Friday, NOT THERE TONIGHT. 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]-1731.www.RamoMusic.com
5-29, Friday, Toty Viola solo guitar
at Tré Monti
(Hour Magazine 2013 Restaurant of the Year Winner), 1695 E Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI (in the back of the San Marino Club). http://tremontitroy.com
5-31, Saturday, The John Hammer Trio at Peabody's Restaurant, 34965 Woodward, Birmingham. 8-11 p.m. with great old standards from the Great American Songbook. Featuring Bill Fierst on drums and vocals, Danny Pliskow on string bass and John Hammer on piano.
5-31, Saturday, vocalist Meri Slaven with pianist Scott Gwinnell at Pages Food and Spirits, 6:30-9:30 p.m., 23621 Farmington Rd., downtown Farmington.
5-31, and every Saturday, Huerto Restaurant and Tequila Bar 8:00pm -11:30 p.m. Toty Viola guitar/vocals with Greg (Greco) Freeman on Percussion, 6199 Orchard Lake Road, north of W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield tel:[masked] Latin Jazz, Salsa, dancing, great food and margaritas! http://huertotequilabar.com/#about
6-1, every Sunday, vocalist Sheila Landis and 7-string guitarist Rick Matle play jazz, blues and R&B during Sunday Brunch at Beans and Cornbread from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Located at 29508 Northwestern Hwy in the Sunset Strip Plaza, between 12 Mile and Inkster Roads in Southfield. Reservations are suggested by calling in advance:[masked]-1680. Come and enjoy the Heart and Soul of Southern Cooking! Web: www.beanscornbread.com, www.sheilalandis.com
6-1, Sunday (every), Ingrid Racine Quartet at the Gandy Dancer, 10 a.m. brunch,[masked], 401 Depot Street in Ann Arbor. Call to make sure she's playing that day!
6-1, Sunday (every), jazz guitarist/vocalist Toty Viola and percussionist/vocalist Greco Freeman at LaDolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203 from noon-3 p.m. for their Jazz Brunch. Later that evening, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm, Toty Viola Guitar/vocals at La Dolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit. www.totyviola.com, www.facebook.com/totyviola, E-mail
6-1, Sunday, Michele Ramo on 8 String Guitar, Heidi Hepler voice, Trattoria Da Luigi, 7-9:30 p.m., 415 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak,[masked], reservations suggested.
6-1, Sunday, every, Soul Jazz Sunday @ the Cadieux Cafe. 8:30 p.m., 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224,[masked], www.cadieuxcafe.com.
6-2, Monday, Ann Arbor, The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra 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.
6-3, Tuesday, Dixieland and Traditional Jazz with Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band with special guests. Don't forget Melissa Reid with her special desserts from 5:30 till 8:30 p.m at Zal Gaz Grotto. Join leader, cornetist Paul Klinger, pianist James Dapogny, clarinetist Mike Jones, string bassist Paul Keller, guitarist Rod McDonald, trombonist Terry Kimura, drummer Pete Siers. Easy Street Jazz Band specializes in jazz from the 1920s and 30s. Good food and drink available, and Melissa Reid's fabulous cakes and desserts. Safe, free parking. Zal Gaz Grotto is located at 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor. Second Tuesday features Kerry Price on piano and vocals.
6-3, Tuesday, Michele Ramo solo 8-string guitar. Jenuine Cigar Lounge, 44791 Schoenherr Road. Call Jenuwine at 586/997-1731. 7-10 p.m., Check out http://www.ramomusic.com/ and www.detroitcigaroutlet.com/locations/sterling-heights/ Download Michele's new CD "A Cigar and a Scotch" from iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cigar-scotch-live-at-jenuwine/id773680961, or purchase from CD baby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/micheleramoworldjazzorch
6-3, every Tuesday (note day change), Toty Viola guitar/vocals at La Dolce Vita, 6pm - 9pm, 17546 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48203, http://www.ldvrestaurant.net/
6-3, Tuesday, 8 pm, Dennis Coffey Jazz at the Northern Lights Lounge, 660 W. Baltimore, Detroit. [masked]. Dennis Coffey on guitar, with various other great musicians. Great jazz, great food, no cover, and free lighted parking.
6-3, Tuesday, 6-9 p.m. Pianist Charles Boles, guitarist Ron English, bassist John Dana and Renell Gonzalez on drums. 6-9 p.m., no cover! Dirty Dog Jazz Café. Located at 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, (313)[masked]. Visit their web site for more information and show times. www.dirtydogjazz.com.
6-3, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Dégagé Jazz Café, the Gene Parker Jazz Jam. Dégagé Jazz Cafe, 301 River Road, Maumee, OH 43537, [masked].
6-4 Wednesday (first Wednesday every month), Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band at the Grand Hotel (TV's Grand Event) in Trenton. The Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band will feature Ron on trombone with an all-star band. TV’s Grand Event, food is reasonably priced and excellent (the hotel has the former Opus One chef). 6:30-9:30 p.m., reservations recommended. $5 cover, food and drink specials. , 2651 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183,[masked], [address removed]
6-4, Wednesday, Summer Series of "Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q" at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens. RJ Spangler and Planet D Nonet, 6:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $3 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone[masked]-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com
6-5, 6-19, Thursday (1st and 3rd) Thursday each month, Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) plays swing, jazz, R&B and Motown at Club 54 with vocalist Jennifer Jones, Pete Tocco, Paul Venditti, special guests vocalist Sandra Bomar and trumpeter Ken Robinson. Gary suggests making reservations.
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!
6-5, first Thursday of every month. 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!
An Evening of Dancing and Jazz with the Johnny Trudell Big Band at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens. 6:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and full menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $5 entertainment charge per person.
The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone[masked]-7746. Sponsored by the
Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com
6-6, Friday, Alberto Nacif: Aguanko, Kerrytown Club Series featuring Alberto Nacif, congas/bongos, Jose Espinosa, Timbales/ percussion, Rick Roe, piano, Paul Finkbeiner, trumpet/flugelhorn, Russell Miller, Saxophones/flute, Patrick Prouty, bass, Chris Smith, trombone. Kerrytown Concert House
, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48104. [masked], kerrytownconcerthouse.com
6-7, Saturday afternoon, George Sinnott’s North Oakland Dixieland Band play for Jazz at Shield's. 1-4 p.m., $10 cover. Shield's of Southfield, 25101 Telegraph Road (at 10 mile), Southfield, 48033. Please see attached flier for the complete 2014 lineup.
6-8, Sunday, "Battle of the Big Bands" featuring the Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) and The Craig Strain Orchestra (CSO), 2-6 p.m., Forestré Banquet Center, ConCorde Inn, 1919 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills, $15, complimentary appetizers, cash bar, Tickets: Craig Strain[masked] or e-mail: arrange [address removed] Please see attached flier.
6-8, Sunday, First Presbyterian Church in Farmington presents Geoff Gallante, the brilliant 13-year old trumpet, flugelhorn and cornet prodigy for his Michigan jazz debut with drummer Jerry McKenzie and "Just Jazz." Jerry will feature Terry Lower on piano and Ray Tini on bass. Gallante has performed in 34 states across the country with five different ensembles of the US Military. He has appeared on the CBS Early Show, NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno and NBC’s Today Show, at the Kennedy Center and even the White House – at age six – the youngest instrumentalist ever accorded that honor. No advance tickets are required for this outstanding famiy-friendly event. A contribution of $15 per person is requested to fund the performance Arrival by 3:30 p.m. is advised. First Presbyterian Church is located at 26165 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills, just east of the intersection of Eleven Mile and Farmington Roads. Ample free parking is available on site and the entire facility is barrier-free and handicap accessible. For more information about the June 8 Geoff Gallante concert contact Lawrence J. Gage at[masked] or ljgage@earthlinknet
6-8, Sunday, Ann Arbor, The Ellen Rowe Trio's Kerrytown Concert House
jazz series called ALL ABOUT THE TRIO
continues today at 2 PM. The Ellen Rowe Trio
is pianist/composer/educator Ellen Rowe
, string bassist Paul Keller
and drummer Pete Siers. The Great Standards – A Perfect Marriage of Lyric & Music with guest vocalist Sunny Wilkinson.
. The trio play a few tunes and then discuss the "nuts and bolts" behind the "magic" of a performance. Q and A is welcomed. Kerrytown Concert House
is located at 415 N. Fourth Ave. For reservations call 734/834-2133. Check outwww.kerrytownconcerthouse.com
6-8, Sunday (second of every month), Attic Dwellers Jam Session at Paycheck's Lounge, 2932 Caniff in Hamtramck, 1-5 p.m. Open to all acoustic players and listeners.
6-10, Tuesday, Blues @ The Elks on the second Tuesday of the month. The Alligators with David Kramer on vocals, Wailin’ Dale on harmonica and vocals, Jon Johnson on drums, Frankie Lee on bass and Nick Tabarias on guitar. Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325 in Plymouth MI presents Blues @ The Elks on the second Tuesday of the month and Jazz @ The Elks on the last Tuesday of the month. $5 cover, dancing available. No kitchen service but pizza available for $2/slice. The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, events are 7-10 p.m.
6-11, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features the Johnny Trudell Quintet. 6:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $3 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone[masked]-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com
6-11, Wednesday, The Taylor Conservatory 2014 Summer Concert Series kicks off Music & Art in the Gardens presenting Dave Bennett, at the beautiful Taylor Conservatory. $5 cover, live outdoor music 6:30-8:30 p.m., cash bar, grill and art exhibit, and take a stroll through the conservatory and gardens. 22314 Northline Rd., Raylor. For more info call[masked]-4108. www.taylorconservatory.org
6-12, second Thursday,
Patrick MacCarroll, Bob Ervin and the The Riverboat Ramblers as they play Dixieland jazz at the Blue Goose Inn at 28911 Jefferson in St. Clair Shores, 6-9 p.m., [masked]-0950.
6-13, Friday, Summer Sounds (free family-friendly summer concert series at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 3061 N. Adams, north of Big Beaver in Bloomfield Hills. The first concert will be A Diamond Jubilee – a celebration of songs from 1939 with narration written by Kerry Price, soloists and audience sing-along will anoy the great songs that are 75 years old this year, i.e., The Wizard of Oz and God Bless America. Free-will offering to help pay expenses and for church outreach.
6-13, Friday, The Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quintet performs from 7 till 9:15 PM for Music In The Meadows at Bear Creek Park, 740 Snell Road, Rochester, MI 48306. This is a FREE, family-friendly, outdoor event. Bring a lawn chair and a cool drink and enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings.
6-14, Saturday, vocalist Barbara Ware with Cliff Monear on piano, Peabody’s Restaurant, 34965 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI,[masked]-5222. 7:30 p.m.
6-14, Saturday, Ann Arbor, The Paul Keller Quartet (with saxophonist Bobby Streng, pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer Jesse Kramer) host the Bon Voyage Concert for the Blue Lake International Jazz Band (directed by Tim Froncek). The Blue Lake International Jazz Orchestra is comprised of high school musicians from all over the USA. After this concert, they will embark on a 2 -week concert tour of Europe. Come out and support these uber-talented and hard-working young jazz musicians! Showtime is 1 till 4 PM at Zal Gaz Grotto. $10 cover charge. Good food and drinks at Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor.
6-15, Sunday, MICHIGAN JAZZ FESTIVAL FUNDRASER. The Dave Bennett Quartet featuring Dave on clarinet, Cliff Monear on piano, Doug Cobb on drums and Nick Calandro on bass, play the Father's Day Brunch fundraiser. Brunch at noon, the web site says the concert is at 3 p.m. but checking on this. Schoolcraft college, VisTaTech Center DiPonio Room, Michigan Jazz Festival Department of Music, Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd., Livonia, MI 48152-2696. Information[masked], or www.michiganjazzfestival.org. Tickets are $27.50 per person and the new flier and order, along with the lineup for the jazz festival (a two-page form) is attached.
6-18, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features the Dave Bennett Quartet. 6:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $3 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone[masked]-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com
6-11, Wednesday, The Taylor Conservatory 2014 Summer Concert Series presents Music & Art in the Gardens with Jerry McKEnzie's Just Jazz featuring Terry Lower on piano and Ray Tini on bass at the beautiful Taylor Conservatory. $5 cover, live outdoor music 6:30-8:30 p.m., cash bar, grill and art exhibit, and take a stroll through the conservatory and gardens. 22314 Northline Rd., Raylor. For more info call[masked]-4108. www.taylorconservatory.org6/18, Wednesday, 8 p.m., Lucky People, The Moutin Factory Quintet., 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48104. [masked], Kerrytown Concert Housekerrytownconcerthouse.com
6-19, Thursday, The GDJS Presents: "Prohibition, Art and All That Jazz" Coach Tour. If you missed our luxury coach tour of Detroit, Prohibition and All That Jazz, it was so much fun that we’re doing it again. Our tour will again be guided by Linda Yellin of Feet On the Street Tours (www.EnjoyTheD.com). We’ll meet for dinner at 4:30 p.m. (sharp!) at Shield’s of Southfield. Following that, we’ll board our coach for a “drive by” of some historic jazz sites. However, for this tour, we’ll have a little less about Prohibition and a little more about art, murals, and a visit to the Red Bull House of Art (a former brewery). On to a tour of the Riverwalk with a stop at the beautiful Rivard Plaza to view the vista of the new waterfront updates. We’ll finish the evening at Bert’s Market Place where Bill Meyer hosts his famous Open Mic Nite with Bill on piano, Gayelynn McKinney on drums and Ralphe Armstrong on bass (approximately 8-11 p.m.). There will be complimentary munchies, fruit and dessert, and a cash bar. Musicians are invited to bring your instruments or join us there for the evening. The coach will then return us to Shield’s in Southfield.
We have already reserved 22 seats – total seats available is 40. The price of the tour will be $50, plus your dinner at Shield’s and drinks at Bert’s. Shield’s of Southfield, an avid supporter of the GDJS, is also a partner in this event. Your reservation on the tour will include a reservation at Shield’s. Checks are payable to GDJS. Please call our event director, Rosemary Newton, at[masked] to sign up.
6-19, Third Thursday,
Anything Goes" with Kerry Price at the Dakota Inn,
7:00-9:30 p.m., great sing-along. Located on John R just north of McNichols (6 Mile) in Detroit.
Good German food and drink, lighted and guarded parking lot, reservations recommended,[masked]-9722.
6-19, Third Thursday, the Riverboat Ramblers with Patrick MacCarroll, playing old standards from the 20s and 30s at The Commonwealth Club, 30088 Dequindre Road, Warren, MI[masked],[masked]-9560. www.commonwealthclubmi.com, 7-10 p.m.
6-19, Thursday, The Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quartet will perform outdoors at Horizon Park from 7 till 9 PM in downtown Belleville (on High Street just west of Belleville Road) for the Belleville Summer Music Series. This free, family friendly event features Keller and his bandmates Sarah D'Angelo, Duncan McMillan and Steve Wood performing HUZAH For Hoagy! - The Music of Hoagy Carmichael.
Craig Strain's "Dr. Pocket" at
the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens. Dr. Pocket combines four powerful horns, a driving rhythm section and three of Detroit's best singers – a refreshing, entertaining and exciting musical product. Blues, jazz and Rhythm and Blues. 7:30-11:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and full menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $5 entertainment charge per person.
The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone[masked]-7746. Sponsored by the
Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com
6-21, Saturday, Marcus Belgrave and Joan Belgrave celebrate their birthdays (Marcus June 12, Joan July 4) with Michael Malis on piano, Josef Deas on bass and Gayelynn McKinney on drums, special surprise guests, at the Kerrytown Concert House
, 7 p.m., 415 N. Fourth Ave., Ann Arbor, 48104. www.joanbowbelgrave.com
. Reservations[masked] or online at www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com
6-21 and 6-22, Saturday and Sunday, Jazz Workshop at Oakland University, ages 14 and up, featuring Regina Carter and the OU Jazz Quartet with Miles Brown on bass, Sean Dobbins on drums, Scott Gwinnell on piano and Mark Stone on percussion.
$20 non-refundable registration fee. To register, visit oakland.edu/jazzworkshop
. For more information, call[masked] or e-mail staple [address removed]
6-22, Sunday, The Speakeasy Quartet Series, "Bessie Smith's 1920's Blues Classics" with Mike Karoub on cello, Mike Karloff on piano, Hugh Leal on guitar and from Toledo: Ray Heitger on clarinet, Dave Kosmyna on trumpet and vocalist Nicole Heitger. 2:30 p.m., doors open at 2 p.m., MacKenzie Hall, 3277 Sandwich St., Windsor (4 blocks south of Ambassador Bridge).
6-24, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks will feature the Sean Dobbins on drums, Kurt Krahnke on bass and Tad Weed on keyboard. $10 donation at the door includes "more than" hors d'oeuvres. Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325 in Plymouth MI. The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, events are 7-10 p.m.
6-25, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features Millionaires with vocalist Garfield Angove. 6:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $3 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone[masked]-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com
6-25, Wednesday, T.C.I. Productions presents New Orleans jazz legend trumpeter and vocalist Chris Clifton – “Memories of a Friend” – a tribute to Louis Armstrong. With special guests Paul Keller on bass, Pete Siers on drums, Glenn Tucker on piano, Cave Bennett on clarinet and Chris Smith on trombone. 7 p.m., Steinway Piano Gallery Jazz Café, 2700 E West Maple Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48390. For tickets, call[masked] or[masked], or e-mail [address removed]. www.chriscliftonjazz.com, Tickets $10.
6-25, Wednesday, The Taylor Conservatory 2014 Summer Concert Series, Music & Art in the Gardens presenting "The Backbeats" Beatles Tribute Show, at the beautiful Taylor Conservatory. $5 cover, live outdoor music 6:30-8:30 p.m., cash bar, grill and art exhibit, and take a stroll through the conservatory and gardens. 22314 Northline Rd., Raylor. For more info call[masked]-4108. www.taylorconservatory.org6-26, Thursday (every 4th), Charlie Miller Quartet at the Sakana Sushi Lounge, 22914 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 48220,[masked]-2555. 8 p.m. Charlie is the son of saxophonist Russ Miller.6-28, Thursday, The Marge’s Bar Band returns with the 40-year tradition of Thursday night jazz, now each week from 7-10 p.m.. The band will be featuring some different musicians each week. This week includes: John Hammer on piano, Paul Klinger on cornet, Terry Kimura on trombone, Mike Jones on clarinet, Bill Bolle on bass and Bob Pinterich on drums. Marge’s Bar and Grill, 15300 Mack Avenue at Beaconsfield, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, www.margesbar.com
6-29, Sunday, The Jazz Cycle plays for Music at the Main Concert Series, 3-4 p.m., W. Bloomfield Township Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Rd., W. Bloomfield Twp., 48323.
7-2, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features Jerry McKenzie's "Just Jazz" with George Benson on sax and Dave Tatrow on trumpet. 6:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $3 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone[masked]-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com
7-2, Wednesday, The Taylor Conservatory 2014 Summer Concert Series presents drummer Sean Dobbins, at the beautiful Taylor Conservatory. $5 cover, live outdoor music 6:30-8:30 p.m., cash bar, grill and art exhibit, and take a stroll through the conservatory and gardens. 22314 Northline Rd., Raylor. For more info call[masked]-4108. www.taylorconservatory.org7-4, Friday, George Sinnott’s North Oakland Dixieland Band plays Independence Township Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Independence Twp., 2:30-2:30 p.m.7-25, Friday, The Jazz Cycle performs at Sterlingfest, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 40555 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights.7-26, Saturday, Jesse Kramer Quintet – CD Release of Acacia, Kerrytown Club Series, Jesse Kramer, drums, Damon Warmack, guitar, Glenn Tucker on piano, Marcus Elliot, sax/composer, Kris Johnson on trumpet. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48104. [masked], kerrytownconcerthouse.com8-5, Tuesday, vocalist Barbara Ware and Friends Cliff Monear on piano, Dave Tatrow on trumpet, Jeff Pedraz on bass and Bill Higgins on drums, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.8-9, Saturday, The Jazz Cycle performs at Riverbank Park Jazz Festival, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Riverbank Park, downtown Flint, 48502.
8-17 – Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325 Blues Festival.
September 12-14, 2014 – GRUGELFEST 2014 will be held on Friday-Saturday-Sunday,
in downtown Toledo. The third annual Ralph Grugel Memorial Jazz Festival (Grugelfest) will
feature 5 great jazz bands, with 4 sessions over 3 days.
9-28, Sunday, Kerry Price and Bob Milne at the Senate Theater in Detroit, Info,[masked]-2057. More details to come.
WRCJ – Detroit – Classical radio by day, jazz by night. 90.9 WRCJ-FM is Detroit's premier public radio source for classical and jazz music. Visit www.wrcj909fm.org for programming.
Lansing Area Jazz – www.jazzjam.com
DETROIT BLUES SOCIETY
Check out the Detroit Blues Society web site and the monthly newsletter for details on all the blues events around our area. Members with an email address also get access to a weekly e-blast known as the Blues Stimulus package. New and renewing members also get several $5 coupons and a bumper sticker along with their membership card. All memberships and donations are tax deductable so a Basic $25 membership is almost free
. Find out what is happening in the Detroit blues scene by becoming a member of the Society. www.detroitbluessociety.org