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.,  E-mail 

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,

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, 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,

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.

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
 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

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.,

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,

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.

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

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,

7-31, Thursday, Music on the Plaza 

features the Rhythm Society Orchestra,

Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe,

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

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,

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 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.

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,

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,


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.

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

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,

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.,

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

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