EDGEFEST 2019: OUT WEST

OCTOBER 16 - 19

​Kerrytown Concert House presents Edgefest, its annual 4-day experimental “out” jazz and creative new music festival. Edgefest 2019 : OUT West – explores the rich historical contributions of West Coast artists in the development of avant jazz improvisation and new music. A roster of distinguished ground-breaking composer-performers with their ensembles and collaborators will illuminate their various innovative roles in the avant/jazz world of today. Ann Arbor/Detroit area improvisers will be integrated into the festival, often collaborating with visiting artists. Diverse audiences from the SE Michigan/Northern Ohio/Illinois area and beyond have a rare opportunity to be exposed to this innovative art form in a series of free and ticketed public concerts in downtown Ann Arbor with related educational activities.

Founded in 1997, Edgefest is an award­-winning annual avant­-garde jazz and creative new music festival with a unifying purpose: to explore new music created by today’s composer­s and performers from the United States and beyond. Edgefest began as a single­day event and is now a major 4­ day festival that includes collaborations and educational outreach.

EDGEPASSES AND DAYPASSES

  • EDGEHEAD Edgepass Tier 1 $320

    $150 of the total cost is a tax deductible donation in your name to the Kerrytown Concert House. Includes a premium reserved seat (rows 1-2) for all Edgefest events and admission to the opening VIP dinner party at Fustini's.

  • EDGEHEAD Edgepass Tier 2 $270

    $100 of the total cost is a tax deductible donation in your name to the Kerrytown Concert House. Includes a premium reserved seat (rows 3-5) for all Edgefest events and admission to the opening VIP dinner party at Fustini's.

  • General Admission Edgepass $170

    A $245 value package for just $170! Includes admission to all Edgefest events and the opening VIP dinner party at Fustini's. Does not include reserved seating.

  • Wednesday Daypass $40-$65

    Includes admission to all Wednesday Edgefest events. Option to add admission to the opening VIP dinner party at Fustini's for $25

  • Thursday Daypass $45

    Includes admission to all Thursday Edgefest events

  • Friday Daypass $50

    Includes admission to all Friday Edgefest events

  • Saturday Daypass $55

    Includes admission to all Saturday Edgefest events

Call us at (734) 769-2999 or email us at kch@kerrytownconcerthouse.com to reserve your pass!

You may pay by credit card over the phone, by mailing a check to 415 N. 4th Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48104, or pay at the door

SINGLE TICKETS

  • Myra Melford Combo $20

    Includes the Melford/Golia/Bruckmann Trio and Melford with the UM Creative Arts Orchestra

  • Grand Finale Evening $20

    Includes the ROVA Saxophone Quartet and Vinny Golia leading the finale Edgefest ensemble

  • All Other Performances $15
  • Students $10

    For ALL ticketed performances

  • Edgefest Parade Free

    Other "Fringe at the Edge" events also free

Single tickets will be on sale in September!  Keep an eye on this space for ticketing links.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Microtel Inn and Suites is a sponsor of Edgefest, offering Kerrytown Concert House Edgefest artists and patrons a special Edgefest rate. An added Microtel benefit is seeing and meeting Edgefest artists as they come and go at the Microtel!

To make a reservation, call the Microtel Reservations Desk at (734) 997-9100 and be sure to mention that you are an Edgefest patron!

LINE UP AND SPONSORS

WEDNESDAY

OCTOBER 16

6:00 PM | Lucian Ban and Alex Harding Duo

DARK BLUE by Alex Harding and Lucian Ban released May 17th on Sunnyside Records

7:00 PM | Michael Marcus Quartet
Sponsored by Marc Andren and Christine Reardon

8:00 PM | Opening VIP dinner party @ Fustini’s for all Edgepass holders, artists, and sponsors

9:00 PM | Oluyemi Thomas’ Positive Knowledge

THURSDAY

OCTOBER 17

All Thursday events are held at Blue Llama Jazz Club

6:00 PM | Filiano/Ilgenfritz/Michalowski/Schoenbeck

7:00 PM | William Hooker – Remembrance
Sponsored by Alan Feller

8:00 PM | Myra Melford Trio and Myra with UM Creative Arts Orchestra

FRIDAY

OCTOBER 18

7:00 PM | Andrew Bishop’s New and Used

8:00 PM | Cycle of Restoration 

9:00 PM | Wayne Horvitz’s Snowghost Trio PLUS Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon

10:00 PM | Bobby Bradford and Vinny Golia Quartet
Sponsored by Mike Resil

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Additional support for Edgefest is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts ART WORKS.

SATURDAY

OCTOBER 19

12:00 PM | Edgefest Parade

Scarlett Middle School band students (Caroline Fitzgerald, Band Director) plus Edgefest artists and community members participate in this raucous and exciting moment in the Kerrytown downtown/Farmers’ Market area.

2:00 PM | Tad Weed Tribute
Sponsored by Niraj Ganatra, Nimish Ganatra and Bonnie Patterson

3:00 PM | Lisa Mezzacappa Six: Cosmicomics

4:00 PM | Thompson/Filiano/Cooper-Moore Trio
Sponsored by Luis Torregrosa

8:00 PM | Grand Finale Evening
at Bethlehem United Church of Christ
 
  • ROVA Saxophone Quartet
    Sponsored by Frank Rubolino

    • Bruce Ackley, soprano saxophone
    • Steve Adams, alto saxophone
    • Larry Ochs, tenor saxophone
    • Jon Raskin, baritone saxophone  
        
  • Vinny Golia leads large ensemble in performance of his compositions created for Edgefest 2019.
    Sponsored by Keith Martin

    Participants include:
    UMS Creative Arts Orchestra Students
    Mark Kirschenmann
    Derek Worthington
    Ken Kozora
    Andrew Bishop
    Katri Ervamaa
    Abby Alwin
    Ken Filiano
    ROVA Quartet
    Kyle Bruckmann
    Lisa Mezzacappa Sextet
    and more TBA!