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Nomad: The Grant Green Project is a sextet of musicians hailing from Detroit and Ann Arbor who initially came together in October of 2018 to perform Grant Green's 1965 album “Idle Moments.” Guitarist Alex Anest has assembed his band with some of the best artists in the area including Janelle Reichman on tenor, Alexis Lombre on piano, Peyton Miller on vibes, Eric Nachtrab on bass, and Gayelynn McKinney on drums. This time around the group will play tunes from “Solid” and “Idle Moments,” two of Grant's most renowned records. There are some rarely played pieces on these sides, including the Duke Pearson compositions “Nomad” and “Minor League,” George Russel's “Ezz-Thetic,” and some tunes by Green himself, “Grant's Tune” and “Jean De Fleur.” There will also be a few tunes by Anest and Reichman. Nomad: The Grant Green Project promises to be an exciting evening of straight ahead jazz. This sextet has some of the best young jazz artists in the area. This should be a very nice show. No Cover.
Dinner for 18 Gratzi, an elegant Italian restaurant with distinctive style, was founded in downtown Ann Arbor, Mich. in December 1987. Formerly the Orpheum Theater, which screened the most popular movies of the day in the 1930s, Gratzi maintains the flair of the dramatic history still preserved today in the restaurant’s elegant décor and ambiance. Seated above Gratzi’s bar is a grand sculpture of Orpheus himself, the great poet and musician, overlooking dining room guests, while a beautifully painted Renaissance-style mural depicting an ancient bacchanal reinforces the indulgent and purely pleasurable atmosphere. Menu http://gratzirestaurant.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Gratzi_DinnerMenu.pdf Gratzi has withstood the test of time and has been a successful landmark in Ann Arbor for almost 30 years! Students from many year’s past that have attended the University of Michigan or Eastern Michigan University are familiar with Gratzi and we are continually hearing stories from people as they return to the area about having their first date at Gratzi or got engaged at our restaurant. It is known as one of the most romantic locations in town! Our guests can enjoy several courses of the freshest flavors of the season with our regional Italian cuisine. The perfect Italian meal varies according to the season or desires of the moment. It’s an event where those sharing the meal take time to appreciate companionship and partake in a layered experience of a meal served with several distinct courses. We hope our guests enjoy the purely pleasurable dining experience. At Gratzi, we feature a full service bar with emphasis on wines, particularly those of Italy. Another feature in Gratzi that has been extremely popular is the bread and antipasti table, located in the main dining room. The activity surrounding this table creates an energetic vibe in the restaurant while guests are served.
Let's meet at the Yellow Barn to see "Kill Move Paradise". It's best to buy your $22 ticket by phone [masked]) or online (https://www.artful.ly/theatre-nova/store/events/16061). If it isn't sold out, you can buy your ticket at the door on the day of the performance. Kill Move Paradise tells the story of Isa, Daz, Grif and Tiny, four black men who find themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife trying to find the logic in the senselessness. Wrenched out of their young lives before they even knew what was happening, they confront the brutal reality of their pasts and scramble to make sense of their surreal new world. Audacious, often hilarious, and original, Kill Move Paradise depicts these young men as symbols of hope and illustrates the possibilities of collective transformation and radical acts of joy. Directed by Diane Hill, Kill Move Paradise features Miles Bond, Dan Johnson, Jonathan Jones, and Dez Walker. The seats are first come first served. The doors open at 1:30 which is when I'll arrive. I'll head into the theater at 1:45 and attempt to save seats. If anyone is interested in going out to dinner after the performance, please note that in the comments. This event is also posted with Boomer Revels in Ann Arbor.