Wednesday, April 23, 2014

- Some - Jazzy - and other music -



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Saturdays
Huerto Restaurant and Tequila Bar  8:00pm -11:30 p.m. 
Toty Viola guitar/vocals with Greg (Greco) Freeman on Percussion,  
6199 Orchard Lake Road, north of W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield 


Latin Jazz, Salsa, dancing, great food and margaritas! 


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Sunday, Jazz at the Rec' Bowl, No cover, 4-7 p.m. (except as noted), 
40 Crocker Blvd, Mt. Clemens, 48043.
586-468-7746. 
www.TheRecBowl.com
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4-27 – Earlier on Sunday – Attic Dwellers from Noon-4 p.m.
4-27 – Dave Bennett Rockabilly
5-4   – The Attic Dwellers
5-11 – Mother's Day (no jazz)
5-18 – Earlier on Sunday – Attic Dwellers from Noon-4 p.m.
5-18 – Tip Hayes and Mixed Company
5-25 – Memorial Day (no jazz)

Sunday (every), 
vocalist Sheila Landis and Rick Matle
Beans and Cornbread, Noon, 2
9508 Northwestern Highway, Southfield,
248-208-1680, 

Sunday (every), 
jazz guitarist/vocalist Toty Viola and percussionist/vocalist Greco Freeman
LaDolce Vita, 
17546 Woodward Ave.,
Detroit, MI 48203
noon-3 p.m. for their Jazz Brunch. 
Later that evening, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm, Toty Viola Guitar/vocals at La Dolce Vita,
E-mail info@totyviola.com 

Sunday (every), 
Ingrid Racine Quartet at the Gandy Dancer,
10 a.m. brunch,
734-769-0592,
401 Depot Street
Ann Arbor.
Call to make sure she's playing that day!

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Mondays, 
The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra - now in their 25th season -
7 till 9:45 PM
Zal Gaz Grotto,
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) west side of Ann Arbor.
Each week features a special student jazz band. 
FREE PARKING. .
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first Wednesday every month, 
Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band at the Grand Hotel (TV's Grand Event) in Trenton. 
The Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band will feature Ron on trombone with an all-star band.  
TV’s Grand Event, food is reasonably priced and excellent (former Opus One chef).
6:30-9:30  -$5 cover, food and drink specials. ,
2651 W. Jefferson Avenue,
Trenton, MI 48183,
34-671-567, 
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first Thursday of every month
A new gig  come on out! 
Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn and vocals,
Jerry Neeley on keyboard/vocals,
Tom Ploeger on sax,
Dennis DeCello on drums,
Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals
Sports Channel Bar, 7:30-10:30 p.m.,
25419 Jefferson Avenue, north of 10 Mile Rd., next to Harbor Lanes, in St. Clair Shores.
586-771-2333.
Good selection of food and drinks at affordable prices, nice room with lots of tables. Sit-ins welcome!

 
(1st and 3rd) Thursday each month, 
Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO)
Swing Night at Club 54 with vocalist Jennifer Jones and special guests on vocals.
Van Dyke Road just north of 16 Mile Road on the east side of the street
(in the Sterling Plaza)!
7-10 p.m.
586-795-0054.
$5 cover
 
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4-23-4-27,
Zehnder's 20th Annual Ragtime Festival featuring pianist
Bob Milne,
Kerry Price,
Bob Seeley,
Jeff Barnhard,
Dave Majchazak,
Dan Petrella
Bill Wescot.
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248-246-3900. 
For complete schedule, please visit www.zehnders.com.
Zehnder's number for direct reservations is 800-863-7999.
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4-24 through 26, 
The Annual N.A.I.B.C. Banjo Convention at the Double Tree Hotel, 
5801 Southfield Highway (at Ford Rd.)
Dearborn, 48228. 
Chairman Brian Newsom,
presented by Ban-Joes of Michigan, Windsor Banjos, Flint Banjo Club and an all-volunteer committee. More information to come.
visit www.NAIBC.org
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4-26, Saturday, 2 p.m., 
The Roaring Twenties: From Riches to Rage, Lecture Series at Macomb Community College, 
"Jazz and Blues in Detroit in the 1920s with Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert (authors of Before Motown)Albert Lorenzo Cultural Center,
44575 Garfield,
Clinton Township. 
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4-27, Sunday, 8 p.m., Michéle Ramo and Peter Soave. Michéle Ramo on 8 string guitar/violin/mandolin,

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- Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe - April - 2014 -



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Each week the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe hosts live performances from the greatestjazz musicians across the country.    
JAZZ PERFORMANCES THIS WEEK
 
The Valdez Collective
April 23 - 24, 2014
Wed. & Thurs.: No cover.
Seatings: 6:00pm & 8:30pm
Reservations highly recommended.  Skeeto Valdez:
 He's been called a "Force of Nature!",
Revisiting the age old idea to create a forum to jam with his many musical friends and dubbing it "The Collective" with a simple premise of having a ball, while playing great music.
All quite accomplished musicians. The lineups feature a who's who of amazing, talented musicians/vocalist/tap dancers/circus performers, basically TALENT! 
 Playing great-fun-elec/acoustic jazz/Blues/Funk/Polkas/ anything and everything! With an ear towards stretching out from within, 

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Robert Hurst Quintet
April 25 - 26, 2014
Seatings: 6:00pm & 8:30pm
Fri. & Sat.: $30 cover.
Encore Performance 10:30pm-11:30pm
Reservations highly recommended.
Robert Hurst has been one of the most in-demand bass players in jazz for the past quarter century and has done extensive stints in the bands of Wynton Marsalis, Tony Williams, Branford Marsalis, Charles Lloyd, Chris Botti, and Diana Krall.Hurst is an Associate Professor of Music at The University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance, Dept. of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation, Ann Arbor, MI.
Performing with Rob Hurst is Nate Winn- drums, Ian Finklestein- piano, Rafael Statin- Sax, PePe Espinosa- percussion.

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UPCOMING LIVE PERFORMANCES
04/23-04/24    The Valdez Collective (Drummer)
04/25-04/26    Robert Hurst Quintet (Bassist) $30.00  cover.
04/30-05/01    Ian Finkelstein (Pianist)
05/02-05/03    Benny Golson  (Saxophonist) $40.00  cover.

05/07-05/10    Marcus Belgrave (Trumpeter)

05/14-05/17    Johnny Oneal  (Pianist) Weds. & Thurs. $10 cover. Fri. & Sat. $20 cover.

05/21-05/24    Rayse Biggs (Trumpeter)

05/30-05/31    Freedy Cole  (Singer and pianist) $40.00 cover charge.

06/04-06/07    Jazzfest All-Star Week

06/11-06/14    Ralphe Armstrong (Bassest)

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EVERY TUESDAY

Charles Boles Quartet

Ron English on Guitar, Ronelle Gonzalves on Drums, John Dana on Bass and Charles Boles on Piano.

Performing through dinner hours (5:00pm - 9:00pm)

Reservations recommended. No cover charge.

An internationally known music director, conductor and accompanist, Boles has extensive experience working with many great artists, including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, B. B. King, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mel Torme, Etta James and more. Charles Boles is a Detroit Music Factory (DMF) recording artist. DMF is a subsidiary of Mack Avenue Records.

Featuring the 3 for $30 menu 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

New and expanded menus featuring some new, and sure to become favorite entréesExtended Lunch Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 5:00pm, no lunch on SaturdaysThe Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe is closed Sundays and Mondays

Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
97 Kercheval
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

313.882.5299
www.dirtydogjazz.com    


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Friday, February 21, 2014

- YA Salsa - Sunday Social - Dance - Music - Band - Descargaranga -

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Sunday, February 23, 2014  -  5:30 PM

  • American Legion Post 346

    31775 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI (map)
    42.457352 -83.360689
  • February 23 · 5:30 PM
    American Legion Post 346
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    The YA Salsa Social is Detroit's biggest salsa dance party.
    Hosted once per month by YA Salsa, attendees have the chance to learn salsa from some of the best instructors in Metro Detroit.
    The next YA Salsa Social is   February 23rd,  2014 !
    The YA Salsa Social is Detroit's biggest salsa dance party.
    Hosted once per month by YA Salsa, attendees have the chance to learn salsa from some of the best instructors in Metro Detroit.
     
     
       WHAT:
    $10 at the door gets you:
    Beginner & Intermediate and On2 Salsa Lesson starting at 5:30 p.m.!
    Endless Beverages & Snacks!
    A huge wooden dance floor!
    The hottest salsa tracks spun by our volunteer guest DJ's
    ( Issac,  Cisco,  MarcB  ...)
    Two floors of dancing - Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs,
    Latin Mix downstairs by DJ Caliente !
    Cash Bar!

      WHEN:
    Sunday, February 23, 2014,   from 5:30 - 10 p.m.

      WHO:
    All Ages welcome
    Kids under 16, free!
    https://www.musicpage.com/descargaranga
     
     
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  • Friday, February 14, 2014

    Midwest Music Mafia .: - Some Jazzy stuff - 02/14----03/15----2014 -

    Midwest Music Mafia .: - Some Jazzy stuff - 02/14----03/15----2014 -: 2-14, Friday,  Valentine's Day! (Note: the Motown Legends Gospel Choir will perform  On WJBK Fox News at  10 a.m., Wednesday, Februar...

    - Some Jazzy stuff - 02/14----03/15----2014 -

    2-14, Friday, Valentine's Day! (Note: the Motown Legends Gospel Choir will perform On WJBK Fox News at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 12). The Motown Legends Gospel Choir under the direction of the Contours' Al Chisolm (musical director Kier Ward) performs at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Two shows – 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Free with museum entry. The performance will be a mix of gospel songs as well as love songs from the Original Vandellas, Mark Scott of the Miracles, Joan Belgrave, the Contours, and EJ Johnson of the Enchantments.

    2-14, Friday, Valentine's Day! Steinway artist and theatre organist extraordinaire Pierre Fracalanza performs the music of Nat King Cole, organist Buddy Cole, and composer Cole Porter, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, Open to the public, a donation of $15 per person and $25 per family is suggested. 26165 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, just east of the intersection of Eleven Mile and Farmington Roads. Ample free parking. Further details about the Performing Arts Series at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington are available at www.farmington-pres.org/performing-arts. For more information, please call 248-474-6170, ext. 208.

    2-14, Friday, Valentine's Day Dinner Dance with the Gary Greenfelder Orchestra and Brian "Sinatra" Bagozzi, St. Lawrence K of C Hall, 44425 Utica Road, Utica, MI, doors open at 6 p.m., Dinner and Dancing 7 p.m. until midnight. Advance tickets $25 ($30 at the door), call Tom at 586-247-1034.

    2-14, Friday, Valentine's Day Jazz Explosion starring Jonathon Butler and Maysa from incognito, with a special tribute to George Duke, Music Hall, 350 Madison, Detroit, MI, tickets through ticket master or the Music Hall Box Office 313) 887-8501.

    2-14, Friday, Valentine's Day! Andy Perri Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Blue Point Restaurant, 17131 E. Warren, Detroit.

    2-14, Friday,  Valentine's Day! Michele Ramo on 8-string guitar with Heidi Hepler – voice, Jenuwine Cigar Factory Outlets, 8-11 p.m., #1 Cigar Lounge in Michigan. 44791 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights, 586-997-1731.www.RamoMusic.com

    2-14, Friday, Valentine's Day! Toty Viola solo guitar at Tre Monti (Hour Magazine 2013 Restaurant of the Year Winner), 1695 E Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI (in the back of the San Marino Club). http://tremontitroy.com

    2-15 Saturday afternoon, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society Jazz at Shield's concert features Dr. James Dapogny and his Quartet, featuring Heather Schwartz on vocals. Jim, on piano, will be accompanied by Mike Karoub on cello, Rod McDonald on guitar and Joe Fee on bass. 1-4 p.m., $10 cover. Shield's of Southfield, 25101 Telegraph Road (at 10 mile), Southfield, 48033. Please see attached flier for the details.

    2-15, 2-22, Saturday, vocalist Meri Slaven with pianist Kevin Grenier, at Pages Food and Spirits, 23621 Farmington Rd., downtown Farmington.

    2-15, Saturday, Planet D Nonet at the Commonwealth Club for their Valentine's Swing Dance, 30088 Dequindre, Warren, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., $20/ticket. Planet D's inaugural foray at this most British of venues. Dancing, dinner drinks and good times. All welcome. Dance to classics by Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basis, Benny Moten, Johnny Mercer, etc. If purchasing tickets on-line (recommended) PLEASE ensure you have completed the "shipping" details! Thank you! Justin Jozwiak / alto sax & cl, Jim Holden / tenor sax & cl, Joshua James / bari & alto sax, cl, James O’Donnell / trumpet, flügelhorn & vocal, Ken Ferry / trumpet & flügelhorn, John "T-Bone" Paxton / trombone & vocal, Michael Zaporski / piano, Gwendolyn Mary MacPhee / string bass, RJ Spangler / drums & bandleader, Doors Open at 6:30 Dinner at 7:00 Entertainment at 8:00,  www.commonwealthclubmi.com

    2-15, and every Saturday,  Huerto Restaurant and Tequila Bar  8:00pm -11:30 p.m. Toty Viola guitar/vocals with Greg (Greco) Freeman on Percussion,  
    6199 Orchard Lake Road, north of W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield tel:248.865.2900 Latin Jazz, Salsa, dancing, great food and margaritas! http://huertotequilabar.com/#about

    2-16 – Sunday, Jazz at the Rec' Bowl The Rec' Bowl is located at 40 Crocker Blvd, Mt. Clemens, 48043. Phone 586-468-7746. www.TheRecBowl.com
    2-16– Tip Hayes and Mixed Company 
    2-23 – Paul VornHagen Trio with Paul on tenor, Chuck Shermetaro on piano and John Barron on bass
    2-27 – Sandra Bomar on vocals
    3-2  – The Dave Bennett Trio
    3-9 – Carl Cafagna and Friends
    3-16 – Tip Hayes and Mixed Company
    3-23 – John Hammer Trio
    3-30 – Dave Bennett Trio

    2-16, Sunday. 
    James Dapogny and Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings play at Zal Gaz Grotto. 5 or 6 p.m.? Admission $7, $5 for students and seniors. Zal Gaz Grotto located at 2070 Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor, between Liberty and Pauline and across from the Ann Arbor west side Post Office. The Grotto has a light menu, a bar, free parking, a dance floor, no steps (except on the dance floor), an unusually friendly and welcoming audience, a 7-foot Yamaha grand piano, and an unusual hot ten-piece jazz band.

    2-16, Sunday, TUMBAO BRAVO performs Hot Cuban Jazz at the Rochester Hills Public Library, 500 Olde Towne Rd., Rochester, 48307, 2-3 p.m.

    2-16, Sunday, B'Jazz Vespers @ First Baptist Church presents The Sandra Bomar Quartet – "The Romance of Jazz, Hot & Cool, featuring Harvey Reed on piano, Glenn Oliveron bass, Paul Finkbeiner on trumpet and Sandra Bomar on vocals. 300 Willits, Downtown Birmingham, 248-644-0550.

    2-16, Sunday (every), jazz guitarist/vocalist Toty Viola and percussionist/vocalist Greco Freeman at LaDolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203 from noon-3 p.m. for their Jazz Brunch. Later that evening, 6:30 pm - 9:30pm, Toty Viola Guitar/vocals at La Dolce Vita, 17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit.  www.totyviola.comwww.facebook.com/totyviola,  E-mail info@totyviola.com 

    2-16, Sunday (every), Ingrid Racine Quartet at the Gandy Dancer, 10 a.m. brunch, 734-769-0592, 401 Depot Street in Ann Arbor. Call to make sure she's playing that day!

    2-16, Sunday, Michele Ramo on 8 String Guitar, Heidi Hepler voice, Trattoria Da Luigi, 7-10 p.m., 415 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, 248-542-4444, reservations suggested.

    2-17, Monday, Ann Arbor,  While Paul is touring the world with Diana Krall, the music goes on. The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra performs at their steady gig at Zal Gaz Grotto. PKO plays tonight and every Monday night from 7 till 9:45 PM at Zal Gaz Grotto, 2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor. Good food and drinks available at Zal Gaz Grotto. Special student high school and college bands will play a 30 minute set on PKO's break. All year long, the Paul Keller Orchestra celebrates its 25th season!Abundant, safe and FREE PARKING. No steps. Come enjoy great big band music and enjoy Ann Arbor's beloved Monday Night big band tradition with PKO.

    2-20, Third Thursday,  Anything Goes" with Kerry Price at the Dakota Inn, 
     7:00-9:30 p.m., great sing-along. Located on John R just north of McNichols (6 Mile) in Detroit. Good German food and drink, lighted and guarded parking lot, reservations recommended, 313-856-9722.

    2-20, Third Thursday, the Riverboat Ramblers with Bob Ervin, Patrick MacCarroll and Brian Newsom, playing old standards from the 20s and 30s at The Commonwealth Club, 30088 Dequindre Road, Warren, MI 48092-1811, 586-751-9560. www.commonwealthclubmi.com, 7-10 p.m.

    2-20, 3-6, 3-20, Thursday (1st and 3rd) Thursday each month, Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) Swing Night at Club 54 with vocalist Jennifer Jones and special guests on vocals. Gary suggests making reservations as the place has been packed lately. 
    Located on Van Dyke Road just north of 16 Mile Road on the east side of the street (in the Sterling Plaza)! "We Strive to Keep Music Alive." 7-10 p.m. Call  586-795-0054. $5 cover, not much for a 19-piece band!

    2-22, Saturday, 
    Planet D Nonet at Marios
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    2-23, 
    Planet D Nonet at the Blue Goose Inn
    , 28911 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, 4 p.m.

    2-25 Tuesday, second, 
    Jazz @ The Elks happens on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 10 pm. There is a $10 donation at the door which includes hors d’oeuvres.  On Tuesday, February 25th, the Cliff Monear Trio with Vocalist Stephenie Monear will be performing. Cliff on Keyboard, Jeff Pedraz on Bass, and Scott Kretzer on Drums.  For more information, please call 734-453-1780 or emailplymouthelks1780@yahoo.com or www.plymouthelks1780.com.  The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth MI.

    2-23, Sunday, Planet D Nonet at the Blue Goose Inn, 4 p.m., St. Clair Shores, www.bluegooseinn.net
    April 25-27, Save the date for the North American International Banjo Convention (www.naibc.org) at the Double Tree Hotel in Dearborn

    2-27, Thursday, 8:30 p.m., The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra at Cliff Bell's celebrating his marriage to Delaine Miller$10 cover, 17-piece orchestra led by award-winning composer and pianist, Scott Gwinnell.  2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, 48226. www.cliffbells.com

    2-27, Thursday (every 4th), Charlie Miller Quartet at the Sakana Sushi Lounge, 22914 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 48220, 248-336-2555. 8 p.m. Charlie is the son of saxophonist Russ Miller.

    2-28, Friday, The World Animal Awareness Society Presents: Winter's End Ball – Dancing for the Animals at the Detroit Yacht Club, 8-11 p.m., 1 Riverbank Drive, Detroit, MI 48207. Info and Tickets (818) 561-5109, WA2Sorg@gmail.comwww.WA2S.org/american-strays. Tickets $150/$250. Please call for more info.

    3-1, Saturday afternoon, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society Jazz at Shield's concert features the Cakewalkin' Jass Band of Toledo Ohio with Nicole Heitger on vocals. 1-4 p.m., $10 cover. Shield's of Southfield, 25101 Telegraph Road (at 10 mile), Southfield, 48033. Please see attached flier for the details.

    3-1, Saturday, Attention: Dancers!!! All Night Entertainment presents the Battle of the Bands X at the Big3Swing Dance, Masonic Temple Crystal Ballroom in Detroit. Detroit's TnT Big Band vs. Toledo's Swingmania. These events are wonderful! The T.N.T. Big Band (formerly Dezie McCullers' Orchestra) has been performing throughout Metro Detroit since the 1950s.  They have been featured on the Ed Love Show (101.9 FM), local TV, and events too numerous to mention.  They're also the first big band to play in the oldest operating jazz club in America, "Bakers Keyboard Lounge." 15-piece Swingmania plays a wide variety of the class ic swing and big band music of Miller, Ellington, and Basie plus favorites such as Sinatra, Fitzgerald, Cole, Prima and Presley.  They have a solid hold on the swing scene in Northwest Ohio. Dancers of all skill levels are welcome. Many come just to enjoy the sights and sounds. Dress is semi-formal or vintage attire. General admission begins at 7 p.m. with a dance lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. The bands will battle  from 8:15 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. There is a cash bar available throughout the evening. Recommended dress is semi-formal or vintage attire.  Tickets are $25 per person in advance or at the door. Add $5 for the optional lesson. Tables of eight may be reserved in advance at no additional charge. Secured, lighted parking is available in The Masonic Temple's north parking lot.Call 248.879.3706 or sean@djan ddance.com for more details.

    3-9, Sunday (second of every month), Attic Dwellers Jam Session at Paycheck's Lounge2932 Caniff in Hamtramck, 1-5 p.m. Open to all acoustic players and listeners.

    3-6, first Thursday of every month. A new gig  come on out! Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn and vocals, Jerry Neeley on keyboard/vocals, Tom Ploeger on sax, Dennis DeCello on drums, Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals at Sports Channel Bar, 7:30-10:30 p.m., 25419 Jefferson Avenue, north of 10 Mile Rd., next to Harbor Lanes, in St. Clair Shores. Phone 586-771-2333. Good selection of food and drinks at affordable prices, nice room with lots of tables. Sit-ins welcome!

    3-15, Saturday afternoon, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society Jazz at Shield's concert features the TnT Big Band with vocalist Renee King Jackson, leaders are Tony DiMaria and Ted Smith. 1-4 p.m., $10 cover. Shield's of Southfield, 25101 Telegraph Road (at 10 mile), Southfield, 48033. Please see attached flier for the details.