NEW YEAR'S EVE with pete siers
featuring Dave Bennett & Cliff Monear
Saturday, DECEMBER 31st @ 8:30 PM (*NEW TIME*)
Kerrytown Concert House invites you to our annual New Year’s Eve jazz party featuring drummer Pete Siers, clarinetist Dave Bennett and pianist Cliff Monear! You can expect to see and hear a snow globe of jazz highlights with this powerhouse trio, from sheer virtuosity, to sweetness of soul, with everything but the kitchen sink in between. Join us for great music and a glass of bubbly and ring in the New Year with a jazz celebration to remember.
This performance is generously sponsored by Solo Concert sponsors, Ron & Mimi Bogdasarian.
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Masks are strongly encouraged and available as needed.
- Please do not attend a performance if you are feeling ill or have any symptoms of COVID-19.
Like Clark Kent, jazz percussionist Pete Siers is soft-spoken and unassuming – but put him behind a drum set, and a hard-swinging, intensely physical, dynamically sensitive drummer emerges. According to the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association, when Pete plays, “readily apparent musical joy” can be expected. Paul Pearce of Bass World magazine writes that “Pete absolutely ‘sings’ with his drum kit.”
Siers has played with jazz luminaries such as Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller, Marian McPartland, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, James Moody, Kenny Werner, David “Fathead” Newman, Eddie Daniels, Frank Morgan, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber, and Barry Harris. In addition to his expansive performance career, Siers has played on over 50 recordings.
Pete has taught percussion and jazz drumming for over 25 years, teaching privately, as well as at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School for Performing Arts, Emory University, Purdue University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.