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Fwd: Greater Detroit Jazz Society Jazz-o-Gram: Live Jazz the Week of August 19, 2014

From: Dave L.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 5:53 PM

8-19, Tuesday, Dixieland and Traditional Jazz with Paul Klinger's Easy Street Jazz Band 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.

8-19, 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.
8-19, Tuesday, Michele Ramo solo 8-string guitar.  Jenuine Cigar Lounge, 44791 Schoenherr Road. Call Jenuwine at 586/997-1731. 7:30-10:30 p.m., Check out and  

8-19, every Tuesday, Toty Viola guitar/vocals at La Dolce Vita, 6pm - 9pm, 17546 Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI 48203, 

8-19, 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.

8-19, Tuesday, 8 p.m., Dégagé Jazz Café, the Gene Parker Jazz Jam. Dégagé Jazz Cafe, 301 River Road, Maumee, OH 43537, [masked].

8-20, Wednesday, Metro Jazz Voices backed by the Scott Gwinnell Trio appear at 5:30 p.m. as part of the “Jazz & Stage” concert series in Grand Circus Park. Free, all ages. Grand Circus Park is located at the intersection of WOODWARD AVE. and ADAMS RD., in Detroit's Midtown, and is very near to Comerica Park.  

8-20, Wednesday, please see schedule below for the Dirty Dog Jazz Café. Located at 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, (313)[masked]The Dirty Dog Jazz Café is open for lunch. Live entertainment every Tuesday through Saturday, reservations are recommended. See web site for cover charge information and show times.  Great drink and food menu specials. Usually no cover charge for Wednesday and Thursday jazz shows! Please visit their web site for more details about the artists and pricing.
•  8-20 through 8-23 – Kimmie Horne
•  8-27 through 8-30 – Orange Lake Drive
•  9-3 through 9-6 – McKinney Zone
•  9-10 through 9-13 – Pete Siers Trio featuring Dave Bennett
•  9-17 through 9-20 – Dwight Adams
•  9-24 through 9-27 – Diego Rivera
•  10-1 through 10-3 – Shahida Nurullah

8-20, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features the The Gary Greenfelder Orchestra with Jennifer Jones and Paul Venditti on vocals.  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. Please see attached flier for complete schedule. Please see attached flier for more info ration.  Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society,

8-20, Wednesday, The Taylor Conservatory 2014 Summer Concert Series presents Chicago band BMR4, at the beautiful Taylor Conservatory. For the last night of their series, $15 entrance fee includes their annual pig roast and all the fixings. Free parking, lawn chairs encouraged. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. live outdoor music 5:30-8:30 p.m., cash bar, grill and art exhibit, and take a stroll through the conservatory and gardens. Featured Exhibit Artist: Emily Daugherty. For more info call[masked]-4108.

8-20, every Wednesday, Rockefeller’s Oyster Bar in Grosse Pointe features Paul Carey on guitar, John Barron on bass and Mark LoDuca on piano and vocals. 6-10 p.m., Rockefeller’s Oyster Bar and Grill, 15402 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe Park, 48230,[masked]-5000.

8-20, every Wednesday, The Glenn Tucker Organ Trio at Cliff Bell's, 8:30 p.m., no cover. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, 48226,[masked],

8-20, Wednesday, 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.     

8-20, 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.

8-20, 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 Chiliguaranteed 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], or

8-20, 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].

8-21, Thursday (every), The Marge’s Bar Band begins jazz every week with the 40-year tradition of Thursday night jazz from 7-10 p.m. Marge’s Bar and Grill, 15300 Mack Avenue at Beaconsfield, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230,  Musician lineup includes:•  8-21   Jim Wyse on clarinet, Paul Finkbeiner on trumpet, Terry Kimura on trombone, Chuck Shermetaro on piano, Tom Brown on drums, John Dana on bass•  8-28   Wyse, Klinger, Kimura, Hammer, Pinterich, Dana8-21, Thursday (except the second) – former Stan Kenton drummer Jerry McKenzie, Ray Tini on bass, 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:  •  8-14 – Don Swindell Quartet•  8-21 – Ed Gooch on trombone and vocals•  8-28 – Judie Cochill•  8-4 –  Sunny Wilkinson on vocals•  8-11 – Don Swindell•  8-18 – George (saxophone) Benson•  8-25 – Eyde Evans Hyde on vocals with her husband Michael on guitar8-21, 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!8-21,  At lunchtime: Tuesdays and Thursdays,  Bill Meyer with Audrey Northington and Fran Dent perform for "Live From the Carr Center," 11:30-1:30 p.m., Harmonie Park Paradise Valley, “Lunchtime in Paradise”  311 East Grand River, Detroit,[masked]-8430. www.thecarrcenter.org8-21, Thursday, vocalist Sheila Landis performs for Meadow Brook Hall’s “Jazz in the Garden” Series, Tickets are $30 and include a cash bar, light hors d'oeuvres and Jazz. During the first hour and a half, guests also have a chance to tour Meadow Brook Hall.  Weather (and size) permitting the concerts are in our Breakfast Garden.  Otherwise, they take place in our Garden Tent.  Reservations are required.  Guests can either go to our website,, find the event on our calendar, click on it an order tickets, or call Lisa Drummond, Programs Coordinator at Meadow Brook Hall at[masked]-6252. Meadowbrook Hall is a National Historic Landmark located at 480 South Adams Rd., Rochester,[masked], THURSDAY, Rescheduled due to weather: The North Oakland Concert Band will present “Summer Nights” at 7 p.m. at the Wildwood Pavilion (2700 Joslyn Ct., Lake Orion). The program features several marches by John Philip Sousa, as well as a lively array of popular selections perfect for a summer night. The North Oakland Dixieland Band will take the stage at intermission to perform traditional jazz and swing selections. Band members Eric Kozlowski (trumpet) and George Sinnott (saxophone) will be featured soloists, and the North Oakland Dixieland Band will take the stage during intermission to perform traditional jazz and swing selections.  Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening of free music! This being Michigan, we may not know until Tuesday whether the weather will cooperate. If a cancellation looks like a possibility, you can find out by calling the Orion Township Community Center hotline [masked]) or checking their Facebook page after 3 pm., Thursday, Matthew Ball, “The Boogie Woogie Kid” plays the Robina Rhapsody Concert Series, outdoors (bring a chair) corner of Robina and 12 Mile, Berkley, free, 8-21, Thursday, RGB Trio Open Mic Jazz Jam at Bert’s Marketplace. 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. 8-21, every Thursday, the Dan David Trio at the Detroit Seafood Market from 5:30-8:30 p.m. 1435 Randolph St., Detroit. [masked],

8-21, 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

8-21, Thursday, 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]

8-22, Friday, Jazz at the Maple featuring the Dave Lundin Jazz Trio with Dave on piano, Keith Malinowski on bass, Karen Tomalis on drums. “Real jazz for Real Jazz Lovers.” An end of summer fling. 6:15 p.m., free at the Maple Theatre Cafe, corner Maple and Telegraph.8-22, Friday, the Hughes/Smith Quintet @ Motor City Wine, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., no cover. Featuring James Hughes on saxes, Jimmy Smith on trumpet, Glenn Tucker on piano, Takashi Iio on bass and Pete Siers on drums., 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).

8-22, Friday, Blue Rivers Records presents a musical extravaganza featuring Joan Bellgrave performing songs from her new CD “Excitable,” with special guest Uprizin Band. Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Funk, 8 p.m., admission $15, tickets[masked], Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit,[masked]-8430., Friday, 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.com8-23, Sunday, Live at Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor for their JazzMaster Series: Barbara Morrison with the Dobbins-Krahnke-Weed Trio, 8 p.m.. showtime, Kerrytown concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor. Reservations[masked] or click the link:, 8-23, Saturday, TUMBAO BRAVO plays hot Latin jazz at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Livernois @ 8 Mile Rd., Detroit, 8 p.m.-12:30 p.m. [masked], 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], Sunday, A repeat! Battle of the Big Bands featuring the Gary Greenfelder Orchestra with Jennifer Jones and Peter Tocco vocals, and Craig Strain’s CSO with Sara D’Angelo and Gary Sacco on vocals. $15, appetizers included, cash bar,. 2-5:30 p.m., Forestré Banquet Center, Concorde Inn, 1919 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills (M-59 at Crooks), For tickets call Craig Strain at[masked] or the ConCorde Inn[masked]-1210. Please see attached flier.8-24, Sunday, Brazil and Beyond Duo performs live on the sidewalk cafe! Listen to the rich musical heritage of Brazil while enjoying gourmet chocolates, fruity smoothies, exotic teas, custom coffees, soft drinks and snacks on the sidewalk cafe. Rich K on  joined by Garry Weinberg on 7 str. Brazilian Guitar perform authentic , Samba and  at Gayle's Chocolates this Sunday, August 24 from 1-3pm.CavaquinhoChoroBaiao Gayle's Chocolates is located at: 417 S. Washington Ave. Royal Oak . Mi 48067. For further information:[masked] CD's available at:, 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:
 8-24, Sunday, Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, James Dapogny and Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings play at Zal Gaz Grotto. 5 p.m., 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.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.  These feed 2 or 3 (see their web at 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 dayPLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: 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.,

8-24, 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!

8-24, 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.,  E-mail [address removed] 

8-24, Sunday, Michele Ramo on 8 String Guitar, Heidi Hepler voice, Trattoria Da Luigi7-9:30 p.m., 415 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak,[masked], reservations suggested.

8-24, Sunday, every, Soul Jazz Sunday @ the Cadieux Cafe. 8:30 p.m., 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224,[masked],
8-25, 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. 

8-26, Tuesday, At lunchtime: Planet D Nonet plays Paradise Valley Jazz Concert at the Carr Center, Detroit, 11:30-1:30 p.m., 8-21,  "Live From the Carr Center," 11:30-1:30 p.m., Harmonie Park Paradise Valley, Lunchtime in Paradise  311 East Grand River, Detroit,[masked]-8430.

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

8-27, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features 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. Please see attached flier for complete schedule. Please see attached flier for more info ration.  Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society,

8-28,  At lunchtime: Tuesdays and Thursdays,  Bill Meyer with Michelle McKinney and Augustus Williamsom perform for "Live From the Carr Center," 11:30-1:30 p.m., Harmonie Park Paradise Valley, Lunchtime in Paradise  311 East Grand River, Detroit,[masked]-8430.

8-28, Thursday, Jump Street Swing Band – 17 Piece Swing Band at the Summer Concert Series in Troy. Located in the Civic Center Complex grassy area, across from the Troy Family Aquatic Center, 3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy, 48084. 6:30-8:30 p.m., bring chairs or blanket. For more information call[masked] or visit

8-28 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.

8-30, Saturday, Arts, Beats and Eats, MetroPCS R&B/Jazz Stage, downtown Royal Oak. Rick Matle with Chris Codish and Skeeto Valdez: 12:45-1:45 p.m., followed by Sheila Landis, Rick Matle, Chris Codish and Karen Tomalis: 2:15-3:15 p.m.

8-30, Saturday, Girls’ Night Out at Peabody’s, 7-10 p.m.,

Labor Day Weekend – THE DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL. For 2014 lineup, visit:

Some special Festival events are:

8-31, Sunday, Waterfront Stage at the Detroit International Jazz Festival, Marcus Belgrave performing the Louis Armstrong Legacy. Special guests from New Orleans Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Wendell Brunious on trumpet, special cameo appearance by Barbara Morrison and Joan Belgrave. Accompanied by the Detroit Sounds with Marion Hayden on bass, Gayelynn McKinney on drums, Michael Malis on piano, Chris Smith on trombone, Larry Gabriel on banjo and introducing Kasan Belgrave on alto/clarinet and Nolan Young on tenor.,

9-1, Labor Day, The Cass Tech Alumni Association presents an Afternoon"with Ron Carter and the Cass Tech Jazz Infusion Students (as well as other special guest artists.) on Labor Day, September 1, 2014 at  the Detroit Marriott Renaissance CenterThe event will take place between 4-6 p.m. in the Mackinaw Ballroom. Tickets are $100 per person and tables of 10 are available.  I am selling tickets if you or anyone you know who loves jazz is interested. Please call me at (248)[masked] by August 1st for tickets.

9-1, Monday, The Motown Legends Gospel Choir performs at the Detroit International jazz Festival in a Performance with Detroit Jazz Festival Artist in Residence saxophonist Joshua Redmans. Music inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the passing of the Civil Rights act. The Wayne State Big Band under the direction of artistic director Chris Collins will feature members of the Contours, Al Chisholm, Enchantment, EJ Johnson, Joan Belgrave and more.

9-3, 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]

9-3, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features the the Johnny Trudell Quintet with special guest Carl Cafagna on reeds.  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. Please see attached flier for complete schedule. Please see attached flier for more info ration.  Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society,

9-4, Thursday (first 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!

9-6, Saturday, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society Jazz at Shields” presents Ron Kischuks Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band with Judie Cochill on vocals, 1-4 p.m. at Shield’s of Southfield, $10 cover, please see attached flier for the details.

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.

9-11, 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.

9-11, 9-24 (2nd and 4th Thursday), a new engagement for Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) at the Macomb Music Theatre in downtown Mt. Clemens, 7-10 p.m. More details to come!

9-12, Friday, vocalist Barbara Ware performs with Cliff Monear on piano, Peabodys Restaurant, 34965 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham,[masked]:30 p.m.

9-12 through 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.  Ragtime Rick Grafing advises that tickets are on sale for Grugelfest 2014 which is held annually the weekend of September 12-14 at the Park Inn by Radison Hotel in downtown Toledo. Five traditional New Orleans Jazz Bands, plus world-class jazz piano players will be featured on two stages. In addition, a pre-festival party will be held on Thursday night (September 11) at Ye Olde Durty Bird, downtown Toledo’s “Grastropub" with music by Ragtie Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland. Here is a link to the information:

9-13, Saturday, The Jazz Cycle Returns to the Maple Theater, 6-9 p.m., 4135 W. Maple Rd., Bloomfield 48301.

9-18 through 21, Allegheny Jazz Festival, Cleveland, Ohio,

9-14 Sunday, (second of every month), Attic Dwellers Jam Session at Paycheck's Lounge2932 Caniff in Hamtramck, 1-5 p.m. Open to all acoustic players and listeners.

9-18, 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.

9-18, 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., 7-10 p.m.

9-20, Saturday, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society Jazz at Shields” presents the Tom Brown Quartet featuring Barbara Ware on vocals and George Benson on sax, 1-4 p.m. at Shield’s of Southfield, $10 cover, please see attached flier for the details.

9-20, Friday, Planet D Nonet plays Mario’s in Midtown Detroit, 8-11 p.m., no cover,

9-21, The Speakeasy Quartet Fall Concert at MacKenzie Hall, 2:30 p.m., more info to come.

9-26, Friday, Michele Ramo and Howard Alden, Kerrytown Concert House,[masked], 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104,

9-28, Sunday, Kerry Price and Bob Milne at the Senate Theater in Detroit, Info,[masked]-2057. More details to come.

9-28, Sunday, Planet D Nonet at the Blue Goose Inn, St. Clair Shores, 4-7 p.m.,

10-15 through 10-18, Saturday. 18th Annual Edgefest: BAS(S)ically Sound! at Kerrytown Concert House. Please see attached Edgefest ’14 schedule.
11-21 through 23, The 24th Annual Suncoast Classic Jazz Festival, 

Jazz Radio:

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 for programming.

WEMU 89.1 – Ypsilanti – Jazz. News. Blues.

East Lansing Web Site:

Lansing Area Jazz –

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.


Greater Detroit Jazz Society, Inc.
Sally and Bill Bolle, Emily Laura, Chuck Moss
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Nancy Blake, Membership Director –[masked]
Rosemary Newton, Event Director –  [masked]

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