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April 2019

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

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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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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Gallery Reception – Abstract Dancing In Color – Thomas Rosenbaum

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Artist: Thomas Rosenbaum  Exhibit Showing 3/20-4/29 Thomas Rosenbaum is an Ann Arbor artist who works in a number of mediums and period styles.  He is exhibited locally and nationally in various venues. This is his second one person exhibit at KCH. He is self-taught and has participated in numerous workshops.  Thomas is a member of the Ann Arbor Women’s  Artists Association, the Scarab Club, The Arts Alliance, The Ann Arbor Arts Center and the Alliance for the Arts in Ft. Myers, Fl.  ...

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Tad Weed Jazz Masters Series with Sean Dobbins

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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The Jazz Masters Series highlights accomplished "masters of craft", local legends, and jazz idols. Join Sean Dobbins and his crew to celebrate the TBA "jazz master". Sean Dobbins, drums Buy Tickets

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Andy Milne & Unison

April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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For over 20 years, Juno nominated pianist/composer Andy Milne has demonstrated boundless versatility, collaborating with dancers, visual artists, poets and musicians spanning jazz, classical, pop, folk, and world music. The newest full-time professor to join the University of Michigan jazz faculty, he splits his time between Ann Arbor and New York City. Driven by creative insights from his varied projects, Milne formed the trio Unison in 2017, building upon the synchronistic relationship he has developed with bassist John Hébert since 2010. They are rounded out by drummer Clarence Penn, who represents complementary threads within the ...

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Miles Okazaki’s Trickster

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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​Miles Okazaki is an American musician working with many of the leaders of today’s creative music scene. His approach to the guitar is described by the New York Times as “utterly contemporary, free from the expectations of what it means to play a guitar in a group setting — not just in jazz, but any kind.” Trickster was released on Pi Recordings in 2017 to great acclaim, called “a brilliant individual statement” and “a mature work for the ages” by ...

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Alexis Lombre Trio

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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This event is generously sponsored by Jim and Angie George. Alexis Lombre is a professional jazz pianist who is making her way onto the jazz scene. Alexis started classical piano lessons at age 10 but because of her attraction to the soulful sounds of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and pianist, Gene Harris, at age 12 she switched to jazz lessons. At age 13, Alexis began participating in the Jazz Institute of Chicago’s (JIC) training programs which emphasized the importance ...

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Sumkali

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Representing and celebrating the incredible diversity of the Ann Arbor community, local band Sumkali mixes the traditions of Northern and Southern Indian classical and folk music, infusing their compositions with jazz, flamenco, and funk influences. For over a decade the ten-member ensemble has collaborated and performed with musicians from India and the US to create music with a truly global appeal. Buy Tickets https://youtu.be/CUKtZEFzTCY  

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Red Shoe Company

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Red Shoe Company,  a collective founded in Ann Arbor, crafts a new concert environment that degenrifies music, speaks to the needs of a modern audience, and encourages new ways of thinking about and acting on socio-cultural issues of our time. You won't want to miss out on this event! Buy Tickets

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Rising Stars with Sean Dobbins featuring Austin Aldrich

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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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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May 2019

Caleb Curtis, saxophone & Marta Sánchez, piano

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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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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