The Emmet Cohen Trio: A Handful of Keys

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Harlem based piano phenom, Emmet Cohen, swings through town with his all-star trio featuring Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s bassist, Russell Hall, and drummer Kyle Poole, recently on tour with Cecile McLorin Salvant. Emmet Cohen has quickly become one of the most in demand jazz musicians in New York. A finalist in both the 2011 Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition and the 2015 American Pianists Association’s Fellowship, Cohen plays with the maturity and confidence of a seasoned veteran. With astonishing ...

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All About the Trio: The Trio Goes to The Movies

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Back by popular demand, Ellen Rowe and her trio present a concert/lecture series exploring the jazz trio. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the foundations of jazz with the insight of some of the region's most swingin' all-stars.​​ Full of rich swing and masterful jazz, this concert highlights repertoire from the movies! Pianist, composer, and educator Ellen Rowe offers her own musical perspective on music by Henry Mancini, Johnny Mandel, David Raksin and others. Ellen Rowe, piano Paul Keller, bass Pete ...

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Lisa Hilton: jazz piano

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

American composer and pianist Lisa K. Hilton will be performing new compositions from her latest release, entitled OASIS – which is defined as: Something serving as a refuge or relief. Hilton’s expressive and impressionistic compositions explore the soundscape of jazz and blues alongside classical and modernist ideas fueled by the inspiration from past composers Count Basie, Horace Silver, George Gershwin, Robert Johnson as well as Rachmaninoff. Lisa Hilton, jazz piano Buy Tickets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaEp-EsU8mw

Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Shawn Maxwell’s New Tomorrow is a quintet made up of five of Chicago’s finest musicians. Performing all original material, they specialize in a style of jazz that is heavily influenced and blended with several other modern genres. Focusing on composition just as much as improvisation, they reveal stunning melodies hidden within complex time signatures. Shawn Maxwell, saxophone Buy Tickets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc5u9SygSW0

All About the Trio: Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan with special guest Sunny Wilkinson

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Back by popular demand, Ellen Rowe and her trio present a concert/lecture series exploring the jazz trio. Take a behind-the-scenes look at the foundations of jazz with the insight of some of the region's most swingin' all-stars.​​ Pianist, composer, and educator Ellen Rowe and her trio pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan ​with acclaimed jazz vocalist, Sunny Wilkinson. Sunny has been on the jazz faculty at Michigan State University, Western Michigan University, Cal State Northridge, Fullerton College, and the ...

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Rising Stars with Sean Dobbins featuring Austin Aldrich

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Drummer Sean Dobbins showcases Austin Aldrich, a junior at Huron High School Austin plays the bass in jazz programs at Community High School, the Huron River Rat Jazz Orchestra and Spartan Youth Jazz Orchestra of Community Music School-Detroit. Austin started his musical journey on the electric bass guitar at the Ann Arbor Music Center and at 9 years old he made his onstage debut at the Ypsilanti, Mich., Tap Room with the classic rock cover band, The Infernal Chimps. When ...

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Caleb Curtis, saxophone & Marta Sánchez, piano

Kerrytown Concert House 415 N. 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Caleb Wheeler Curtis and Marta Sanchez will be returning for another spectacular duo performance of original compositions, improvisations and jazz standards showcasing their dynamic and highly developed approaches to saxophone and piano. "The music Marta Sanchez writes gets intricate, but she also gets memorable effects using simple means. That's part of what she gets from pop or medieval music. She can make a melody out of one note and the right rhythm. Jelly Roll Morton called that kind of spark ...

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