Wednesday, October 15, 2014

- Some - Jazz / Blues / related Music - ! - 10/15/2014 - ??? -

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10-15, every Wednesday, Rockefeller’s Oyster Bar   - 6-10 p.m., 
15402 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, 313-626-5000.
Paul Carey on guitar, John Barron on bass and Mark LoDuca on piano and vocals

15, Wednesday,  Steinway Gallery
The Modern CAP Band 
Jimmy Smith, Matt Martinez, Joe O'Mara, Jake Shadik, Mark Berger, Caleb Nelson, Daniel Meinecke, Michael Palazzolo, and Skeeto Valdez.
The Modern CAP Band is also exited to have Liz Smith as a featured vocalist for this concert. 

10-15 through 10-18, Saturday. 18th Annual Edgefest:
Kerrytown Concert House.
BAS(S)ically Sound!
Please see attached Edgefest ’14 schedule. www.kerrytownconcerthouse.com

10-15, every Wednesday, 
The Glenn Tucker Organ Trio at Cliff Bell's, 8:30 p.m., no cover.
2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, 48226, 313-961-2543, www.cliffbells.com


10-15, Wednesday, Toty Viola guitar/vocals
Shield’s Pizza - Troy location,
1476 W. Maple Rd. (just West of Crooks) Troy, MI 48084  6-9 p.m.     

10-15, The Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society
Atla (vocals) and Matt DeChamplain on piano, with Paul Keller on bass.
“Ignite the Jazz” Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 
Red Room, Toledo Club, reservations necessary. www.arttatumsociety.com, e-mail info@arttatumsociety.com, 419-241-5299. 

10-15, every Wednesday, 
Sodbuster
Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland every Wednesday at the .  8-11 p.m.,  
The Sodbuster features a full menu of appetizers, salads, and sandwiches, including Ragtime Rick's Original Red Light Chili, guaranteed to give you a warm feeling to "clear your sinuses, bring a tear to your eye, and leave you with fond memories."   
Complete bar service is available, with an ample selection of draft beers. 
Located in Haymarket Square, 5758 N. Main Street in Sylvania, Ohio, 419-517-1045, www.chefsofdixieland.com or www.sodbusterbar.com.

10-15, every Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., 
Dégagé Jazz Café,
301 River Road, Maumee, OH 43537, 419-794-8205.
the Gene Parker Jazz Jam. 

 
10-16, Thursday (except the second) – 7-9:30 p.m.
Nikola's 
Telegraph just north of 10 Mile Rd.,
west side of the street. 
former Stan Kenton drummer Jerry McKenzie, Ray Tini on bass, and "Just Jazz" 
Second Thursday: Don Swindell Quartet. See schedule below:  
•  10-16 – Sheryl Martin on vocals, Scott Gwinnell on piano
•  10-23 – Mark Kiem on saxophone/clarinet (plays with Johnny Trudell and Craig Strain’s big bands)
•  10-30 – Meri Slaven on vocals (Metro Jazz Voices)

10-16, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. 
Vocalist Mark Randisi and Cliff Monear on piano
Tin Fish in St.
24420 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, 48080, 586-778-8330, www.tinfishrestaurants.com  
The web site has a great looking steak and a martini – yum.

10-16, Third Thursday, 
Anything Goes" with Kerry Price at the Dakota Inn,  7:00-9:30 p.m.,
great sing-along.
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.

10-16, Thursday (1st and 3rd) Thursday each month, Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO)
Big Band Swing Music at Club 54
with regulars – vocalist Jennifer Jones, Pete Tocco, Paul Venditti. 
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,

10-16, Thursday (2nd and 4th), 
REMINDER! NO JAZZ TONIGHT
The Marges Bar Band goes back to the old schedule beginning on 10-23 with the 40-year tradition of Thursday night jazz from 7-10 p.m. 
Marges Bar and Grill, 15300 Mack Avenue at Beaconsfield, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, www.margesbar.com 
Lots of sit-ins have been joining the band every week … so come on out! 
Visit Marge’s on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MargesBarBand

10-16, Thursday, RGB Trio Open Mic Jazz Jam at Bert’s Marketplace. Award winning and longest running jam session in Detroit, going on 14 years. Features pianist and leader Bill Meyer, Ralphe Armstrong on bass and Gayelynn McKinney on drums. Jam session begins at 8:30 p.m., $3 cover for the best live jam in Detroit! 2738 Russell in the Detroit Eastern Market. 

10-16, Thursday, Michele Ramo on 8-string guitar with special guests sitting in. Jenuwine 
Cigar Factory Outlets, 8-11 p.m.,
#1 Cigar Lounge in Michigan. 44791 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights, 586-997-1731. www.RamoMusic.com
 
10-16, every Thursday, the Dan David Trio at the Detroit Seafood Market from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
1435 Randolph St., Detroit. 313-962-4180, http://www.thedetroitseafoodmarket.com

10-16 every Thursday, Toty Viola guitar/vocals with Greg (Greco) Freeman on Percussion/vocals
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge,  20510 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 Happy Hour 4:30pm - 7:30pm

10-16, Friday, Toty Viola solo guitar at Tré 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

10-17, Friday, 7-10 p.m., new venue for vocalist Meri Slaven. Meri on vocals, Scott Gwinnell on piano and Jordan Schug on bass, music from Meri’s new CD on Jazzcat Records “Get Out of Town.” Crews Inn, 31988 N. River Rd., Harrison Township, 586-463-8144. The Crews Inn is known for a terrific, moderately priced menu. Also wonderfully fun, relaxing atmosphere located on the Clintin River. Please see attached flier for more information.

10-17, Friday, 
Paul Carey Trio,
featuring Paul on guitar, John Barron on acoustic bass and Mark LoDuca on piano and coals. 7 p.m.,
Clinton Twp. Harbor House, 34250 Groesbeck Hwy. 586-791-5070, great food and jazz.

10-18, Saturday, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society “Jazz at Shield’s” 
The Johnny Trudell Quintet with special guest Carl Cafagna on reeds, 1-4 p.m. at Shield’s of Southfield, $10 entertainment charge. www.GreaterDetroitJazzSociety.com 

10-18, Saturday,
vocalist Pam Jaslove and the SwingTones perform “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” – songs from The Great American Songbook
Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge, 2 p.m. http://www.berkley.lib.mi.us/index.shtml

10-19, Sunday, 
Johnny Trudell’s Band (with Carl Cafagna, Ron Kischuk, Dan Jordan, Bill Cairo and Chuck Shermetaro) plays for the fall open house and Cruise-in Classic Car Show
Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site. 1-5 p.m.,
admission is free, everyone is welcome.
All collector vehicles are welcome to display, no registration fee, no judging, just cruise in and enjoy.
Many old Packards, and the Packard Powered Miss America X will be on display.
Cub Scout Pack 92 will present a Pinewood Derby.
This is a great event if you love old cars!
49965 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township, 48317, information 586-739-4800. Sponsored by ANKARA Industries.

10-19, Sunday,  
First Baptist Church of B’ham presents B’Jazz Vespers with Jerry McKenzie’s “Just Jazz” featuring Jerry on drums, Terry Lower on piano, Ray Tini on bass, Edye Evans Hyde on vocals (2011 West Michigan “Musician of the Year”) and Michael Hyde on guitar performing “A Little Streisand & Sondheim.” 
Free and open to the public.  
First Baptist Church, 300 Willits Street, Birmingham, 48009-3300, Tel: 248-644-0550. 5-7 p.m.,
Free will offering. 

10-19, Sunday, 
“Let’s Make Music” Benefit Concert featuring The Millionaires, The Soulkrackers, Thornetta Davis and Bobby Murray,  
benefits the Bradford Academy Music & Athletic Programs, 3-7 p.m.,
Bradford Academy High School, 24218 Garner Street, Southfield, 48033, 248-351-0000
Tickets $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door.
Event organized by Mark LoDuca’s wife Laura, please make checks payable to Laura LoDuca. 

10-19, Sunday, 
First Presbyterian Church of Farmington Hills
“Great Performances in a Sacred space” features Gary Greenfelder’s Dynamic Resonance Brass Quintet, 
4 p.m., a family-friendly event.
Dress is casual and informal.
No advance ticket sales,
donations will be collected and used to fund the musicians.
Suggestion: $15 per person, $25 per family.
26165 Farmington, on the Northwest corner of 11 Mile and Farmington Roads, Farmington Hills.
Ample free parking, facility is barrier free and handicap accessible. More information, 248-474-6170 or visit www.farmington-pres.org.

10-19, Sunday,  Cheek to Cheek featuring Sandra Bomar and Tony Camilletti on vocals, Harvey Rdde on piano, John Dana on bass and Eric Luncquist on sax and winds, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, 20510 Livernois Avenue, Detroit, $5 cover.
10-19, every Sunday, vocalist Sheila Landis and 7-string guitarist Rick Matle play jazz, blues and R&B during Sunday, Brunch at Beans and Cornbread Soulful Bistro from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Located at 29508 Northwestern Hwy in the Sunset Strip Plaza, between 12 Mile and Inkster Roads in Southfield. Reservations are  suggested by calling in advance: 248-208-1680. Come and enjoy the Heart and Soul of Southern Cooking! Web: www.beanscornbread.comwww.sheilalandis.com

10-19, Sunday, 
Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, 
James Dapogny and Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings play at Zal Gaz Grotto. 5 p.m., admission $7, $5 for students and seniors. 
Zal Gaz Grotto 
2070 Stadium Boulevard 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.
 
10-19, 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!

10-19, Sunday (every), 
jazz guitarist/vocalist Toty Viola and percussionist/vocalist Greco Freeman
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

10-19, Sunday, 
Michele Ramo on 8 String Guitar, Heidi Hepler voice,
Trattoria Da Luigi, 7-9:30 p.m., 415 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, 248-542-4444,
reservations suggested.

10-19, Sunday, 
Soul Jazz Sunday 
Cadieux Cafe, 8:30-p.m.,
4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224, 313-882-8560, www.cadieuxcafe.com.
 
10-20, Monday, 
The Paul Keller Orchestra (PKO). Ann Arbor, The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra PKO plays very Monday night from 7 till 9:45 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor.  

10-23, (2nd and 4th Thursday),
a new engagement for Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) with guest vocalist Barbara Ware at the Macomb Music Theatre in downtown Mt. Clemens, 7-10 p.m. 
$10 cover,
dancers are welcome. 
The GGO is a high-energy swing band that plays exciting arrangements of the music from the 30s through modern arrangements of current day tunes.
Tickets $10.

10-23, Thursday, 
vocalist Sheila Landis and Rick Matle on 7-string guitar
Filippa’s Wine Barrel, 7-10 p.m., 45125 Mound Road, M-59, Utica, 586-254-1311.
Outstanding menu, full bar, warm atmosphere and great music.

10-24 through 26, Friday-Sunday, 
ONE ROOM LEFT!!! 
The Fall Jazz Weekend at the Terrace Inn (an historic Bed and Breakfast Inn in Bay View – Petoskey),
featuring Ray Heitger’s Cakewalkin’ Jass Band with Nicole Heitger on vocals (from Toledo)
and Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band featuring Kerry Price on vocals (from Ann Arbor).
This weekend is filling up fast! 
Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society,

10-25, Saturday, 
Vocalist Barbara Ware with Cliff Monear on piano
Peabody’s, 34965 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham. 248-644-5222. 7:30 p.m.

10-26, Sunday, 
Trombonists Ron Kischuk and Ed Gooch, 
Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church presents Jazz at JAPCSunday afternoon 4:30 p.m. in the Santuary.
Free Admission, donations welcome,
Free, lighted and guarded parking.
Second of eight mostly-free events in their combined Music and Jazz Series.
8625 East Jefferson Avenue at Burns Drive, Detroit, MI 48214, 313-822-3456, www.japc.org.

10-26, Sunday, 
Planet D Nonet at the Blue Goose Inn, St. Clair Shores, 4-7 p.m.

10-26, Sunday, 
Divas and Jazz –
An evening of mellow sounds featuring Sandra Bomar, Thornetta Davis, Charles Scales, Yancyy, and John Melhado.
Fall Concert at Detroit Unity Temple, 17505 Second, Detroit, $15. www.detroitunity.com.  

10-28, last Tuesday of the month, 
Jazz @ The Elks presents the Cliff Monear Trio with Barbara Ware. Barbara on vocals, Cliff Monear on keyboard, Jeff Pedraz on bass and Jim Ryan on drums. 
$10 donation at the door includes hors d’oeuvres. 
Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge, 
41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. 
For more information call 734-453-1780 or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com 

11-1, Saturday, 
The Greater Detroit Jazz Society “Jazz at Shield’s” presents piano virtuoso Bill Meyer and special guests vocalist Mike Carluccio, Jerry McKenzie on drums and Michele Ramo on guitar and jazz violin, plus guest vocalists and more rhythm, 1-4 p.m. at Shield’s of Southfield,
$10 entertainment charge. www.GreaterDetroitJazzSociety.com 

11-5, Wednesday (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 (the hotel has the former Opus One chef). 6:30-9:30 p.m.,
reservations recommended. $5 cover, food and drink specials. ,
2651 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183, 34-671-567, tvsgrandevent@yahoo.com

11-6, Thursday (first of every month), 
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, St. Clair Shores. 586-771-2333.
Good selection of food and drinks at affordable prices, nice room with lots of tables. Sit-ins welcome!

11-9, Sunday, (second of every month), 
Attic Dwellers Jam Session at Paycheck's Lounge, 2932 Caniff in Hamtramck, 1-5 p.m.
Open to all acoustic players and listeners.

11-9, Sunday, 
Swingin’ Chopin performs at the Clinton macomb Public Library in support of their CD “Chopin Jazz.”  
The program will feature selections from the band's CD based on the beloved classical melodies of Frederic Chopin performed in American Jazz and Latin American styles along with Jazz Classicsto be announced. 
Swingin' Chopin is led by prominent Detroit-Metro area bassist and educator Rich Kowalewski and is rounded out by an all-star ensemble of Detroit jazz veterans:
alto-soprano saxist Joe Ivers, pianist Kurt Schreitmueller and drummer Rob Emanuel. 
More information is available on the web at www.reverbnation.com/swinginchopin
Clinton Macomb Public Library 
40900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, Mi 48038.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the band will perform 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Admission is free and go to www.cmpl.org or call 586-226-5008 for more information
"Chopin Jazz" CD is available day of show or by going to : www.cdbaby.com/Artist/SwinginChopin.
 
 

11-21 through 23,
The 24th Annual Suncoast Classic Jazz Festival, www.SuncoastJazzClassic.com 

11/29 
Planet D Nonet
3rd Annual Strayhorn Tribute at the Scarab Club at 2 pm.
The Strayhorn Centennial!  
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit.
The PD9 is Detroit multiple Detroit Music Award Winning Swing band & they record for the Detroit Music Factory Label.  
Vocalist Camille Price will be the featured guest.
Thomas "BillyStrayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades.
His compositions include "Take the 'A' Train." "Chelsea Bridge", and "Lush Life."   

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Jazz Radio:

WRCJ – Detroit – Classical radio by day, jazz by night. 90.9 WRCJ-FM is Detroit's premier public radio source for classical and jazz music. Visit www.wrcj909fm.org for programming.

WEMU 89.1 – Ypsilanti – Jazz. News. Blues. www.wemu.org

East Lansing Web Site:

Lansing Area Jazz – www.jazzjam.com

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DETROIT BLUES SOCIETY
Check out the Detroit Blues Society web site and the monthly newsletter for details on all the blues events around our area.  Members with an email address also get access to a weekly e-blast known as the Blues Stimulus package.  New and renewing members also get several $5 coupons and a bumper sticker along with their membership card.  All memberships and donations are tax deductable so a Basic $25 membership is almost free.  Find out what is happening in the Detroit blues scene by becoming a member of the Society.  www.detroitbluessociety.org.




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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

- Ypsi Song Fest - Saturday, September 13, 2014 -

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8th annual Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival

Saturday, September 13, 2014


The Ypsi Song Fest returns for its 8th year with singer, songwriter, actor, poet, guitarist, and bass player John Doe as the headliner. The day at YDL-Whittaker Road and evening at Bona Sera Underground are jam-packed with activities designed to inspire and delight the music lover in all of us. Here’s the schedule of events, all of which are free and open to the public.
The 2014 Ypsilanti Songwriting Festival is presented by the Ypsilanti District Library, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Make Your Own Music Day

September 13, 11 am-4 pm, YDL Whittaker


Performances & Workshops
11:00 am Joe Reilly in a Performance for Kids of All Ages
Community Room
Can you hop like a frog or flap your wings like a turkey vulture? Joe loves nature so much that he writes songs about it, and he hopes that you and your family will sing and dance and move along too!
1:00 pm DIY Recording Information Session with Paul Tyson
Computer Lab
Learn the techniques and technology you need to record your music at home.
2:00 pm Teen Songwriting Workshop with John E. Lawrence
Community Room 

Back by popular demand, John E. Lawrence leads teens on a creative, songwriting journey.

Make Your Own Music Fair--Drop In Anytime!
12:00 pm Instrument Petting Zoo
Sidewalk outside (or Lobby in case of rain)
See, hear, and touch a variety of musical instruments.
Noon-4:00 pm Make Your Own Music Fair
Sidewalk outside (or Lobby in case of rain)
Silkscreen the YSF logo onto a t-shirt! Make-and-take musical instruments! Meet local music teachers! Snacks provided.
Noon-4:00 pm Local Artists/Open Mic Showcase
Garage
Performances by talented performers from around our community. Interested in performing? Slots are limited, please sign up in advance by calling 734-482-4110 x1377

Songwriter Showcase Featuring John Doe

SEPTEMBER 13, 7 - 10 PM, all ages
Bona Sera Underground, 200 W. MIchigan Avenue

 
7:00 pm Welcome Home, Blake Elliott!
Ypsi born-and-bred chanteuse Blake Elliott returns home as part of YSF’14! Catch this former YDL staffer while you can – her star is rising fast! All ages welcome.
8:00 pm An Evening with John Doe
John Doe, the prolific, genre-spanning artist is co-founder of the seminal punk band X. He has recorded eight solo records w/ numerous renowned singers and players, including Patty Griffin, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann, Don Was, Kathleen Edwards, and Greg Liesz. He has appeared in over 50 films and television productions, including Road House, Georgia, Roadside Prophets, Great Balls of Fire, Pure Country and Roswell.  Other musical side projects include work with the Knitters, Jill Sobule, and The Sadies.
Doe will talk about his songwriting process and career with 107one’s Martin Bandyke, followed by a solo, acoustic performance. The evening is hosted by Jeremy Baldwin of 89.1 WEMU’s Roots Music Project. All ages welcome.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

- 4 People going 2 Chicago - - A few shows - - - - - - - - - - - 07-09/2014 -

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July
9-13: Taste of Chicago | The Loop
10-13: North Michigan Avenue Arts Fest | Streeterville
11-13: Irish American Heritage Festival | Mayfair
11-13: Windy City Smokeout | River North
11-13: Square Roots Festival | Lincoln Square
12-13: Summer on Southport | Lakeview
12-13: Roscoe Village Burger Fest | Roscoe Village
12-13: West Fest | West Town
18-20: BenFest | North Center
18-20: Taste of River North | River North
19-20: Chicago Craft Beer Festival | Lincoln Park
19-20: Celebrate Clark Street | Rogers Park
19-20: Sheffield Garden Walk & Music Fest | Lincoln Park
20: Chinatown Summer Fair | Chinatown
25-27: Jeff Fest | Jefferson Park
26-27: Wicker Park Fest| Wicker Park
26-27: Taste of Lincoln Avenue | Lincoln Park
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- If you want to schedule something -
- with your entourage -
- Some info -
(( used to have a great - Thursday night dance series -
     Grant Park ??? ))
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August
2-3: Taste of Latin America | Logan Square
8-10: Ginza Holiday Festival | Old Town
9-10: Northalsted Market Days | Boystown
9-10: Chicago Hot Dog Fest | Lincoln Park
9: Bud Billiken Parade & Picnic | Washington Park
9-10: Retro on Roscoe | Roscoe Village
10: Slow & Low: Community Lowrider Festival | Pilsen
14-17: Festa Italiana | Little Italy
15-17: Festival Cubano | Riis Park
15-17: Edison Park Fest | Edison Park
15-17: Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest | Rogers Park
16-17: Albany Park World Fest | Albany Park
16-17: Chicago Air & Water Show | North Ave. Beach
16-17: The Great American Lobster Fest | Navy Pier
22-24: The Boulevard | Logan Square
22-24: Sausagefest Chicago | Old Town
23-24: Taste of Greektown | Greektown
23: Chicago Fashion Fest| Wicker Park
23-24: Chicago's New Orleans Festival | Wicker Park
23-24: Bash on Wabash | South Loop
29-31: North Coast Music Festival | West Loop
30-31: Remix Chicago | Logan Square

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September
6: Guinness Oyster Fest | Roscoe Village
6-7: Ukrainian Village Fest | Ukrainian Village
12-14: Festival de la Villita | Little Village
13-14: Lakeview East Festival of the Arts | Lakeview
13-14: Crush in Old Town | Old Town
20-21: Sam Adams Lakeview Taco Fest | Lakeview
20: Design Harvest Fest | Ukrainian Village
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Outside Chicago -
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- JULY
7/27: Bloody Mary Fest | Highwood
7/30: Northbrook Days | Northbrook
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AUGUST
8/1-3: LaGrange Endless Summer Fest | LaGrange
8/2: Highwood Craft Beer Festival | Highwood
8/2: St. Paulapalooza | Woodstock
8/5: Art dans la Rue | Oak Park
8/8: Wood Dale Prairie Fest | Wood Dale
8/9: Veggie Fest | Naperville
8/10: Family Kite Festival | Elmhurst
8/12: La Gran Fiesta | Highwood
8/16: Oak Park Micro Brew Review | Oak Park
8/16-17: Oak Park Ave.-Lake Ave. -
Arts and Crafts Show | Oak Park
8/20: Garlic Fest | Highwood
8/22-23: Naperville Wine Festival | Naperville
8/23: Parkapalooza | Elmhurst
8/29-31: Summer Sunset Fest | Lake in the Hills
8/29-31: Taste of Melrose Park | Melrose Park
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SEPTEMBER:
9/6-7: Passport Europe Summer Festival | Lisle
9/7: Evanston Streets Alive | Evanston
9/7-8: Homer Harvest Days | Homer Glen
9/7: Cornfest Family Fun Day | Oak Brook
9/12-14: Fall Fest Family Festival | Des Plaines
9/13: Rock the Block | Lake Zurich
9/13-14: Autumn Harvest | Deer Park
9/19-20: Autumn in the Park Festival | Palos Park
9/21: Shermerfest | Northbrook
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

- Jazz - SouthEast MI - July 20 - end of August - 2014 -







7-20, 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!

7-20, 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 


7-20, Sunday, Michele Ramo on 8 String Guitar, Heidi Hepler voice, Trattoria Da Luigi7-9:30 p.m., 415 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, 248-542-4444, reservations suggested.

7-20, Sunday, every, Soul Jazz Sunday @ the Cadieux Cafe. 8:30 p.m., 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224, 313-882-8560, www.cadieuxcafe.com.
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7-21, Monday, Ann Arbor, The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra PKO plays tonight with special guest Lori Lefevere and every Monday night from 7 till 9:45 p.m. 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. 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. 
NOTE: PKO will be on summer hiatus from July 28 (no PKO that night) until September 15
when they return to every Monday night big band activities.




















7-22, Tuesday, Southfield Jazz Orchestra, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.7-25, Friday, The Jazz Cycle performs at Sterlingfest, 1:30-4:30 p.m., 40555 Utica Rd., Sterling Heights.

7-23, Wednesday, jazz pianist Larry Fuller from New York appears at the Steinway Piano Gallery. Special concert featuring Larry on piano, bassist Paul Keller and drummer Pete Siers. Larry Fuller was the pianist in the Ray Brown trio, has also played with vocalist Ernestine Anderson, the Jeff Hamilton Trio and the John Pizzarelli Quartet. 7 p.m., General Admission $20, tickets available at the door, 248-560-9200, www.steinwaydetroit.com. 2700 E. West Maple Road, Commerce Twp., 48390.

7-24, Thursday (2nd and 4th), The Marges Bar Band returns with the 40-year tradition of Thursday night jazz from 7-10 p.m.. For June and July, the band will be playing on the second and 4th Thursday of the month. Beginning in August, the plan is for jazz every Thursday, and these bands will change personnel throughout the month. This month includes: John Hammer on piano, Paul Klinger on cornet, Terry Kimura on trombone, Mike Jones on clarinet, Bill Bolle on bass and Bob Pinterich on drums. Marges Bar and Grill, 15300 Mack Avenue at Beaconsfield, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, www.margesbar.com


7-24, Thursday, The Millionaires play for Rochester Kiwanis “Music in the Park” at Rochester Municipal Park, 400 Sixth Street, Rochester, 48307, 7:30-9 p.m. www.millionairesplay.com

7-24, 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.

7-25, Friday, Doug Horn, Cary Kocher, Paul Keller and Larry Fuller perform from 5:30 till 8:30 PM at the Ann Arbor City Club


7-25, Friday,
 Dave Bennett does Rockabilly
 at
 the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens. 7:30-10:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and full menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $5 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone 586-468-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Societywww.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com



7-25, Friday, Friday Jazz at the Maple featuring The Dave Lundin Jazz Trio – Real Jazz for Real Jazz Lovers. Celebrate Summer featuring Dave Lundin on piano, Keith Malinowski on bass, Karen Tomalis on drums and Mike Shapiro on bongos. Good jazz, good food, good drinks and perhaps a good movie. Free at the Maple Theater Café, corner Maple and Telegraph. 6:15 p.m.


7-26, Saturday, The North Oakland Dixieland Band plays the Inn at Cass Lake, 900 Cass Lake Rd., 2-3:30 p.m., www.nocbdixie.com

7-26, Saturday, Birmingham's Day on the Town features live entertainment and a full day of family fun and shopping. Among the musical acts will be vocalist Sheila Landis with guitarist John Barron at Henrietta and Maple from 4-5 p.m. Stop by to say hello!

7-26, Saturday, Jesse Kramer Quintet – CD Release of Acacia, SEMJA/Kerrytown Club Series, Jesse Kramer, drums, Damon Warmack, guitar, Glenn Tucker on piano, Marcus Elliot, sax/composer, Kris Johnson on trumpet. Kerrytown Concert House, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, 48104. 734-769-2999, kerrytownconcerthouse.com

7-27, Sunday, Sheila Landis, Rick Matle and Karen Tomalis entertain at the BIRMINGHAM FARMERS' MARKET from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 660 N. Old Woodward, Municipal Parking Lot #6. Fresh Michigan produce, flowers, crafts, kids' activities and more.
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7-28, Monday, Swing Shift Orchestra – 17 piece swing band, Concert in the Park, Rochester. Please bring chaired, blanket or picnic dinner to the Rochester Municipal Park.

7-29, Tuesday, Metro Jazz Voices, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.

7-29, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks presents the Terry Lower Trio with Terry on piano, Edye Evans Hyde on vocals, Ray Tini on bass and Jim Ryan on drums. $10 at the door includes hors doeuvres. 7-10 p.m. The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. For more information, call 734-453-1780 or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com

7-30, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin' With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec' Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features The Millionaires 6:30-9:30 p.m., outdoors with covered seating, barbecue and menu, cash bar, dance floor, a family-friendly event. $3 entertainment charge per person. The Rec' Bowl, 40 Crocker Boulevard, Mt. Clemens, 48043. phone 586-468-7746. Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.comwww.millionairesplay.com

7-31, Thursday, Music on the Plaza 

features the Rhythm Society Orchestra,

Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com


7-31, Thursday, The North Oakland Dixieland Band plays for the Oxford Downtown Development Authority Concert in the Park, 7-9 p.m., www.nocbdixie.com

8-1, Friday, the Heather Black Project, Kerrytown Club Series, Heather Schwartz, vocals, Ingrid Racine, trumpet, Michael Malis, piano, Josef Deas, bass, Jesse Kramer on drums. Kerrytown Concert House, 734-769-2999, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com


8-1, Friday, Swingin Chopin jazz band, led by Detroit bassist Rich Kowalewski, 8 p.m., Bakers Keyboard Lounge for a special tribute to Bill Evans. The band will The band will debut "Gloria's Step" and "Jade Visions", two rarely heard compositions by the legendary bassist Scott La Faro along selections from the Evans “book.”  Swingin' Chopin's CD "Chopin Jazz" will also be featured along with popular Jazz Classics. Swingin' Chopin is rounded out by an ensemble of Detroit jazz veterans: alto-soprano saxist Joe Ivers, pianist Kurt Schreitmueller and drummer Rob Emanuel. More information is available on the web at www.reverbnation.com/swinginchopin. Baker's Keyboard Lounge is located at 20510 Livernois Ave. Detroit, Mi 48221. Cover charge is $10.00 and please call 313-345-6300 for show times.
www.theofficialbakerskeyboardlounge.com
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8-5, Tuesday,  vocalist Barbara Ware and Friends Cliff Monear on piano, Dave Tatrow on trumpet, Jeff Pedraz on bass and Bill Higgins on drums, Gazebo Concert Series,
Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.

8-6, Wednesday (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 (the hotel has the former Opus One chef). 6:30-9:30 p.m., reservations recommended. $5 cover, food and drink specials. , 2651 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183, 34-671-567, tvsgrandevent@yahoo.com

8-7, Thursday, 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!








8-9, Saturday, The Jazz Cycle performs at Riverbank Park Jazz Festival, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Riverbank Park, downtown Flint, 48502.

8-10, 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.

8-10, Sunday, Halladay/Schunk Celebrando! CD Release. Doug Halladay, composer, Gary Schunk, music director/piano, Andrew Bishop, saxophones, Anthony Stanco, trumpet, Vincent Chandler, trombone, Ron English, guitar, Kurt Krahnke, bass, Bill Higgins, drums, Jose ‘Pepe’ Espinosa, percussion, Ange Smith on vocal. Kerrytown Concert House, 734-769-2999, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com

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8-12, Tuesday, Rhythm Society Orchestra,
Gazebo Concert Series,
Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.

8-14, second Thursday, Patrick MacCarroll, Bob Ervin and the The Riverboat Ramblers as they play Dixieland jazz at the Blue Goose Inn at 28911 Jefferson in St. Clair Shores, 6-9 p.m., 586-296-0950.






8-13, Wednesday, Jazz @ The Pond in downtown Brighton
features the Lynn LaPlante Seven – Latin Jazz at 7 p.m. at The Mill Pond, 202 W. Main Street in downtown Brighton. www.2stonesevents.com

8-15, Friday, Sheila Landis, Rick Matle and Karen Tomalis (drums) jazz it up at DEGAGE JAZZ CAFE in Maumee, OH from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Located in the Historic Commercial Building at 301 River Road. Call for details: 419-794-8205. Intimate room, great food and drink.

8-16, Saturday, Sheila Landis, Rick Matle and Karen Tomalis (drums) play at the Maple Theater Cafe from 6-9 p.m. Located at 4135 West Maple Road, Bloomfield, MI 48031. Tel: 248-750-1030.

8-17, Sunday, is The Elks Blues Summer Festival from 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Bring a lawn chair. Food and beverages will be available (no outside food or drink allowed). Donation is $10 for adults, 12 and under $5. The groups featured will be:  Carl Henry, The BOA Constrictors, Greg Nagy Band, RJ's Kansas City Six, Thornetta Davis, and an All Star Jam  for a big finaleFor more information call 734-453-1780 or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com
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8-23, Saturday, Jazz Master Series with the Dobbins-Krahnke-Weed Trio featuring Barbara Morrison, 8 p.m. Kerrytown Concert House, 734-769-2999, 415 North Fourth Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, kerrytownconcerthouse.com

8-24, Sunday, Detroit Jazz Musicians Co-op presents Barbara Morrison in “I Wanna be Loved” – Stories of Dinah Washington with the Ben Pruitt Detroit All Star Big Band, one night only, special guest appearances by Marcus and Joan Belgrave. The Carr Center, 311 E. Grand River, Detroit, ticket sales 313-640-8552. Limited seating, $25 tickets, VIP $35. Live in Detroit in the historic rebirth of Paradise Valley’s Harmonie Park, 7 p.m.,  www.barbaramorrison.com
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8-26, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks. $10 cover. Tommy Good Quartet with Tommy Good on vocals, Chuck Shermatero on keyboard, Ray Tini on bass and Jim Ryan on drums. Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge, 325 in Plymouth MI.  The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth. For more information call 734-453-1780 or visit www.plymouthelks1780.com