7-29, Monday, PKO IS ON SUMMER HIATIS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 15. Ann Arbor, The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra PKO plays tonight with special guest Lori Lefevere and every Monday night from 7 till 9:45 p.m. 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.
7-28, Thursday, Swing Shift Orchestra – 17 piece swing band, Concert in the Park, Rochester. Please bring chaired, blanket or picnic dinner to the Rochester Municipal Park.
7-29, Tuesday, Metro Jazz Voices, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.
7-29, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks presents the Terry Lower Trio with Terry on piano, Edye Evans Hyde on vocals, Ray Tini on bass and Jim Ryan on drums. $10 at the door includes hors d’oeuvres. 7-10 p.m. The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. For more information, call[masked] or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com
7-30, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features The Millionaires. 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
7-31, Thursday, Music on the Plaza features the Rhythm Society Orchestra
, Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com
7-31, Thursday, The North Oakland Dixieland Band plays for the Oxford Downtown Development Authority Concert in the Park
, 7-9 p.m., www.nocbdixie.com
8-1, Friday, the Heather Black Project, Kerrytown Club Series, Heather Schwartz, vocals, Ingrid Racine, trumpet, Michael Malis, piano, Josef Deas, bass, Jesse Kramer on drums. Kerrytown Concert House
,[masked], 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com
8-1, Friday, Swingin’ Chopin jazz band, led by Detroit bassist Rich Kowalewski, 8 p.m., Baker’s Keyboard Lounge for a special tribute to Bill Evans. The band will The band will debut "Gloria's Step" and "Jade Visions", two rarely heard compositions by the legendary bassist Scott La Faro along selections from the Evans “book.” Swingin' Chopin's CD "Chopin Jazz" will also be featured along with popular Jazz Classics. Swingin' Chopin is rounded out by an ensemble of Detroit jazz veterans: alto-soprano saxist Joe Ivers, pianist Kurt Schreitmueller and drummer Rob Emanuel. More information is available on the web at www.reverbnation.com/swinginchopin. Baker's Keyboard Lounge is located at 20510 Livernois Ave. Detroit, Mi 48221. Cover charge is $10.00 and please call [masked] for show times.
CD "Chopin Jazz" is available day of show or by going to: www.cdbaby.com/swinginchopin
8-1, Friday, Friday Jazz at the Maple featuring Dr. Dick’s Good Vibes trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Dick Tapert on vibes, Chuck Shermetaro on piano, Ron Pangborn on drums. Good jazz, good food, good drinks and perhaps a good movie. Free at the Maple Theater Café, corner Maple and Telegraph. 6:15 p.m.
8-2, Saturday afternoon, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society presents: Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland at Jazz at Shield's. 1-4 p.m., $10 cover. Shield's of Southfield, 25101 Telegraph Road (at 10 mile), Southfield, 48033. See attached flier for schedule.
8-2, Saturday, TUMBAO BRAVO plays Latin jazz at Comerica Park for the Tigers Pre-Game Fiesta Tigres, 5-7 p.m.
8-5, 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.
8-6, 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]
8-7, Thursday, 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!8-7, 8-21, Thursday (1st and 3rd) Thursday each month, Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) plays Big Band Swing Music at Club 54 with with regulars: vocalist Jennifer Jones, Pete Tocco, Paul Venditti. 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!
8-9, Saturday, The Jazz Cycle performs at Riverbank Park Jazz Festival, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Riverbank Park, downtown Flint, 48502.
8-10, 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.
8-10, Sunday, Halladay/Schunk Celebrando! CD Release. Doug Halladay, composer, Gary Schunk, music director/piano, Andrew Bishop, saxophones, Anthony Stanco, trumpet, Vincent Chandler, trombone, Ron English, guitar, Kurt Krahnke, bass, Bill Higgins, drums, Jose ‘Pepe’ Espinosa, percussion, Ange Smith on vocal
. Kerrytown Concert House,[masked], 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com
8-12, Tuesday, Rhythm Society Orchestra, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.
8-14, 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.
8-13, Wednesday, Jazz @ The Pond in downtown Brighton features the Lynn LaPlante Seven – Latin Jazz at 7 p.m. at The Mill Pond, 202 W. Main Street in downtown Brighton. www.2stonesevents.com
8-14, 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.
8-14, 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.
8-15, Friday, Sheila Landis, Rick Matle and Karen Tomalis (drums) jazz it up at DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE in Maumee, OH from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Located in the Historic Commercial Building at 301 River Road. Call for details:[masked]-8205. Intimate room, great food and drink.
8-16, Saturday, Sheila Landis, Rick Matle and Karen Tomalis (drums) play at the Maple Theater Cafe from 6-9 p.m. Located at 4135 West Maple Road, Bloomfield, MI 48031. Tel:[masked]-1030.
is The Elks Blues Summer Festival
from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available (no outside food or drink allowed). Donation is $10 for adults, 12 and under $5. The groups featured will be: Carl Henry, The BOA Constrictors, Greg Nagy Band, RJ's Kansas City Six, Thornetta Davis, and an All Star Jam
for a big finale. For more information call [masked] or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com
8-23, Saturday, Jazz Master Series with the Dobbins-Krahnke-Weed Trio featuring Barbara Morrison,
8 p.m. Kerrytown Concert House
,[masked], 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com
8-23, Saturday, TUMBAO BRAVO plays Latin jazz at Baker’s Keybaord Lounge, Livernois @ 8 Mile Rd., Detroit, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
8-24, Sunday, The Speakeasy Quartet returns to Sprucewood Winery with Mike Karloff, piano; Mike Karoub, cello; Hugh Leal, guitar and featuring special guest Dave Bennett. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., Music from 2-4:30 p.m., Sprucewood Estate Winery, 7258 County Rd. 50 West, NOR 1G0 (between Amhertsburg and Colchester, a few miles beyond end of Howard Avenue). Tickets $16 in advance (available at Mackenzie Hall, 3277 Sandwich, Windsor or call[masked] for credit card orders. Advance tickets can be picked up at the concert. $20 at the door (cash or check only). Sprucewood will have available, by advance order, PICNIC BASKETS for $26.00
These feed 2 or 3 (see their web at www.sprucewoodshores.com
for details.) Please get your advance ticket FIRST,
then call[masked], if you want to reserve a basket. "Blackjack Gastrovan" will also offer lunches and snacks, purchase that day
8-24, Sunday, Detroit Jazz Musicians Co-op presents Barbara Morrison in “I Wanna be Loved” – Stories of Dinah Washington with the Ben Pruitt Detroit All Star Big Band, one night only, special guest appearances by Marcus and Joan Belgrave
. The Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit, ticket sales[masked]-8552. Limited seating, $25 tickets, VIP $35. Live in Detroit in the historic rebirth of Paradise Valley’s Harmonie Park, 7 p.m., www.barbaramorrison.com
8-26, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks. $10 cover. Tommy Good Quartet with Tommy Good on vocals, Chuck Shermatero on keyboard, Ray Tini on bass and Jim Ryan on drums. Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge, 325 in Plymouth MI. The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. For more information call [masked] or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com
9-10, Wednesday, Jazz @ The Pond
in downtown Brighton features the The Rhythm Society Orchestra with vocalist Paul King
at 7 p.m. at The Mill Pond
, 202 W. Main Street in downtown Brighton. www.2stonesevents.com
9-26, Friday, Michele Ramo and Howard Alden, Kerrytown Concert House,[masked], 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com