Friday, January 28th, 2022 @ 8:00 PM

Originally booked to back international jazz legend and tenor saxophonist Houston Person for his January 7th concert that is now rescheduled to March, this trio is making lemonade out of concert-cancellation-lemons with their own concert celebrating the power of jazz to help you get through! Please join us for an inspiring and hopeful evening of well-known jazz standards and original compositions brought to you by our own area jazz masters, and give yourself a preview of what we look forward to on March 27th, when Houston Person comes to KCH!

Friday, February 4th, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
Rescheduled from Saturday, January 8th, 2022 @ 8:00 PM

Kerrytown Concert House is honored to partner with Chamber Soloists of Detroit in this presentation featuring Michigan Opera Theater Concertmaster, violinist Eliot Heaton, and esteemed pianist Pauline Martin in a lively program of Ravel’s jazz-infused Violin Sonata, Joe Venuti’s “Goin’ Places,” Fritz Kreisler gems and more. Enjoy a brief interaction with the artists from the stage – CSD’s signature Just Between Us “talkback” – and leave with a spring in your step on a winter’s night!

Sunday, February 6th, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

Kerrytown Concert House welcomes Andrew (multi-instrumentalist) and Ellen (jazz pianist) back to the stage this month! The duo will be performing original compositions as well as their arrangements of jazz standards, including selections from their CD entitled Chisel & Stone. As a duo, they have performed multiple concerts over the years, developing an intuitive ability to read each other’s minds in performance.  As composers, they enjoy playing with textures and orchestrations within the duo format, and look forward to continuing this collaboration at KCH.

Friday, February 11th, 2022 @ 8:00 PM

Kerrytown Concert House is excited to present Mr. B: 1-2-3, a new three-part series with renowned boogie-woogie, jazz and blues pianist, Mark Lincoln Braun.  In this 2nd installation of the series, Braun will present a duo program with the outstanding clarinetist, Dave Bennet (who appears annually at KCH in New Year’s Eve with Pete Siers).  Don’t miss this exciting collaboration with two fantastic artists on the scene: the iconic “Mr. B,” a rare living link to the first generation of blues and boogie-woogie pianists, and Dave Bennett, a one-of-a-kind jazz clarinetist who has spent his career saluting the roots of Pop from Benny Goodman to the Beatles!

Made possible with generous support from Kaleidoscope (multi-genre) Genre Underwriters, Greg & Deb Bolino; as well as Ensemble Concert Sponsors Beverly & Larry Seiford, Joanne & Pete Pierson, Barbara Eichmuller and Elaine Besh.

Sunday, February 13th, 2022 @ 7:30 PM

Continuing the tradition begun two years ago, the Valentine’s Day Cabaret returns to the Concert House stage, hosted by Tyler Driskill (Wine, Women & Song) and featuring guest vocalists Jason Briggs and Elizabeth Jaffe. The program will include both conventional and UNconventional love songs from the worlds of Golden Age and contemporary musical theatre…in addition to Pop hits by such legends as Stevie Wonder and Lieber & Stoller. (And of course a healthy dose of Cole Porter!) This year, attendees will enjoy a small take-home gift bag of sweets and treats made possible by local businesses such as Zingerman’s BakehouseVertex Coffee Roasters, and more!

Friday, February 18th, 2022 @ 8:00 PM

Kerrytown Concert House continues its performance mentorship project connecting area master musicians with young, promising artists for a series of performances and mentorship conversations. This concert pairs legendary saxophonist/clarinetist and Kresge Eminent Artist, Wendell Harrison, with outstanding, young trumpeter, Trunino Lowe. In addition to being a founder of Tribe Records and playing alongside musicians like Marvin Gaye, Sun Ra, and Aretha Franklin, Harrison is a passionate advocate of community mentorship, education, and engagement. Harrison and Lowe will also host a pre-concert conversation/masterclass at 5:30 PM that is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 26th, 2022 @ 8:00 PM

In 2019, The Unmeasured Dectet made their Kerrytown Concert House debut, marrying French Baroque music with jazz. Returning to the lab, Brian DiBlassio has teamed up with esteemed bass opera vocalist Frank Pitts to combine Italian Art Song with jazz! They will be joined by local jazz heroes Pete Siers and Kurt Krahnke as well as Joe Wright, veteran tenor saxophonist from the Flint scene.

Sunday, February 27th, 2022 @ 2:00 PM

Holding traditional jazz deep in their hearts, these musicians have a deep passion for the early formation of jazz in all of its aspects: culture, structure, improvisation, and virtuosity. Standing on the shoulders of his gracious mentors, Pete is a proud recipient of the tutelage of fallen-but-not-forgotten greats such as Hazen Schumacher, James Dapogny, and Paul Klinger. Pete brings with him a stellar line-up to get the “stomping” underway: Dave Kosmyna (cornet and vocals); Ray Heitger (clarinet and vocals); Alex Belhaj (guitar and vocals); and Chris Tabaczynski (bass saxophone). Pete will be hitting it on the drums, of course, but also…the washboard! Sparks will be flying as these dynamic musicians give you a taste of American history through music. Get ready for some toe-tappin’, swingin’ jazz!

Sunday, March 27th, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
rescheduled from Friday, January 7th, 2022 @ 8:00 PM

Kerrytown Concert House is thrilled to present international jazz legend, tenor saxophonist, Houston Person, for a very special jazz presentation! On bandstands around the world, Person, who turned 87 on Nov. 10, is the embodiment of the power yielded by strong melodies plus a heavy dose of soul. He springs from the lineage of tenor saxophone titans such as Illinois Jacquet, whom he names a key influence on his early listening and playing. For this KCH appearance, he’ll be backed by regional jazz masters, Pat Cronley (piano), Paul Keller (bass), and David Taylor (drums). Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a jazz legend up close and personal!