Saturday, April 9, 2016

- Music - Jazz - Detroit area - April - 2016 -


 - Jazz - Swing - Music - Dance - 


- Big Band Night -
  Gary Greenfleder and his Orchestra
  Thursday April 7 2016

  • Thursday, April 7, 2016


  •      Club 54

    37722 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling HeightsMI (map)
  •  Gary Greenfelder has a great Big Band and he plays music that is also very danceable.
    It is quite a show and worth every penny. 
    The venue is large - have a dinner or a light snack and wine or ...
    Reasonable priced and the Polish dinners are very tasty . 
    Served from 6 pm to 10 pm.  

    4-8, Friday,
     - 7:30 p.m. 

    Bloomfield Township Library

  • vocalist Cheryl Martin 
    Scott Gwinnell on keys,

  • Pat Prouty on bass
    Djallo Djakarte on drums
    at the .

     corner of Telegraph and Lone Pine Road, Bloomfield.

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    4-18, Monday, 7:30 p.m., 

    • The Schoolcraft College Jazz Studies Program – 

      Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz ImprovisationCombo presents:
      Up Jumped Spring 2016 Concert

      Schoolcraft Jazz Studies Program - under the direction of Dr. Riccardo Selva 

      Synthesizer Ensemble - under the direction of Dr. Barton Polot 
      The eclectic repertoire programmed by the ensembles will unfold into a lively and creative concert that promises to usher in the freshness of Spring. Schoolcraft College, Livonia Campus, VistaTech Center, DiPonio Room.
      Admission is free.
      Donations gratefully accepted at the door
      used to fund student scholarships and the Jazz Program.
      Dr. Riccardo Selva, 847-721-7299,
    Greater Detroit Jazz Society, Inc.


    4-5, Tuesday,    8-11PM
    New Way Bar,
    23130 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220.
    No cover charge.
    Guest band starts out with a full set of jazz, then open to sit-ins.
    23130 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 from 8-11PM. No cover charge.
    •  4-5 – Nuevo Jazz Detroit, Latin Jazz
    •  4-12 – Nighthawk’s Jazz Orchestra, Dectet led by Josh James
    •  4-19 – Paul Carey Organ Trio
    4-6, Wednesday, 
    Dirty Dog Jazz Café.
    97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236,
    (313) 882-5299. 
    Live entertainment every Tuesday through Saturday, reservations are recommended.
    See web site for cover charge information and show times. 
    Usually no cover charge for Wednesday and Thursday jazz shows!
    Please visit their web site for more details about the artists and pricing.
    •  4-6 through 4-9 – Rayse Biggs on trumpet
    •  4-13 through 4-16 – Ernie Krivda on sax
    •  4-20 through 4-23 – Marcus Elliot on sax
    4-6, Wednesday (first of each month),                 
    Grand Hotel 
    2651 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183, 
    Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band at the
    (TV's Grand Event) in Trenton.
    The Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band will feature
    Ron on trombone,
    Johnny Trudell on trumpet
    with an all-star band.
    TV’s Grand Event, food is reasonably priced and excellent
    (the hotel has the former Opus One chef).reservations recommended.
    $5 cover, food and drink specials. 
    4-6, Wednesday,   6-8 p.m. 
    Hotel Baronette
    27790 Novi Road, Novi. Tel:
    Sheila Landis and Rick Matle entertain in the lobby
    (right next to the Toasted Oak Grille)  
    4-6, Wednesday (every),  9:30-12:30 p.m.
    Black Lotus Brewing Company,
    1 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson, 48017.,
    The Lotus Jam,  hosted by James Hughes and Jimmy Smith.
    Different rhythm sections weekly, jam session after the 1st set, 
    4-6, every Wednesday,    8-11 p.m.,
    Haymarket Square,
    5758 N. Main Street in Sylvania, Ohio,
    419-517-1045, or
    Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland
     features a full menu of appetizers, salads, and sandwiches,
    including Ragtime Rick's Original Red Light Chili, 
    Complete bar service is available, with an ample selection of draft beers.
    4-7, Thursday, each Thursday:
    O’Malley’s Bar and Grill,
    15231 Farmington, - 5 Mile x Farmington)
    4-7, Thursday,   begins at 8:30 p.m
    2738 Russell in the Detroit Eastern Market.
    Award-winning and longest-running jam session in Detroit, going on 14 years.
    Pianist and leader Bill Meyer,
    Ralphe Armstrong on bass and
    Gayelynn McKinney on drums.

    No cover for the best live jam in Detroit!
    4-7, Thursday (except the second) –  7-9:30 p.m
    Telegraph just north of 10 Mile Rd., west side of the street
    former Stan Kenton drummer Jerry McKenzie’s Just Jazz
    Ray Tini on bass
    special guests each week
    Second Thursday: Don Swindell Band
    •  4-7 – April Tini on vocals with her husband Dennis on Piano.
    •  4-14 – Don Swindell Band
    •  4-21 – Lori Lefevre on vocals
    •  4-28 – Meri Slaven on vocals
    4-7, First Thursday of each month,    7:30-10:30 p.m.,
    Sports Channel Bar, 
    25419 Jefferson Avenue,
         north of 10 Mile Rd.,
         next to Harbor Lanes,
    St. Clair Shores.
    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
    Good selection of food and drinks at affordable prices,
    nice room with lots of tables.
    Sit-ins welcome!
     If the lot is full, there is parking available across the street.
    4-7, 4-21, Thursday, 1st and 3rd,      7-10 p.m.
     Club 54 
            Van Dyke Road just north of 16 Mile Road on the east side of the street
         in the Sterling Plaza)!
    Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) 
    guest vocalist Ashley Lorano,
    regular vocalist Jennifer Jones.
    Gary suggests making reservations.
    $5 cover,   ((for a 19-piece band! ))
    4-7, Thursday,    8 p.m.,
    Whiskey Six
    646 St. Clair Avenue,
    Grosse Pointe, 48230.
    RJ Spangler Plus James O’Donnell
    The band will include
    pianist Michael Zaporski,
    bassist Jeff Cuny

    playing Ellington, Waller, Armstrong and others ...
    4-7, every Thursday,  7-10pm
    Rush St. Nightclub,
    314 S. Main St.
    downtown Ann Arbor
     new gig for Los Gatos!
    drummer Pete Siers,
    Muy Caliente!
    4-7, Thursday,   8-11 p.m.,
    Jenuwine Cigar Factory Outlets.
    44791 Schoenherr Rd.,
    Sterling Heights,
    Michele Ramo on 8-string guitar. 
    4-7, every Thursday,   , 7-10 p.m
    La Dolce Vita,
    17546 Woodward Avenue,
    Fred Scott on solo piano and vocals.
    Tucked away in the Palmer Park District, La Dolce Vita presents innovative Italian cuisine.
    4-7, every Thursday,   5:30-8:30 p.m
    Detroit Seafood Market
    1435 Randolph St.,
    Dan David Trio
    4-8, Friday,   7-8:30 p.m.
    All-Seasons Retirement Village,
    175 Nawakwa Rd., Rochester Hills,
    Vocalist Meri Slaven,
    pianist Duncan McMillan
    Jeff Pedraz on bass
    concert open to the public,
    4-8, Friday,    7:30 p.m.
    Bloomfield Township Library. 
    Telegraph –x- Lone Pine Road,
    vocalist Cheryl Martin
    Scott Gwinnell on keys,
    Pat Prouty on bass and
    Djallo Djakarte on drums
    4-8, Friday,    7 p.m
    Detroit Yacht Club.
    DYC Grand Ballroom.

    Rhythm Society Orchestra
    vocalist Paul King
    Swing & ballroom dancing from 8:15 to Midnight with.
    Also performing -  Andrews Sisters-like group The Satin Dolls.
    4-8,  Friday,   7-10 p.m. every week
    Joe’s Top Dog Restaurant and Bar,
    13342 Michigan Avenue,
    Dearborn, 48126 (1 block East of Scheafer).
    Rich Michaels Trio
    Rich on drums,
    Ray Tini on bass
    Chuck Shermetaro,
    featuring special guests every week,
    Parking in back, -  great food!
    •  4-8 – Tommy Good on vocals
    •  4-15 – Sarah D’Angelo on vocals
    •  4-22 – Dave Tatrow on trumpet
    •  4-29 – Ursula Walker vocals,
                     Buddy Budson on the keys
    4-8 and 4-9,  Friday and Saturday,    7-10:30 p.m.,
    208 W. Fifth Street,
    Royal Oak
    Modern Steakhouse & Whiskey Bar,
    Jazz Series
    trumpeter Jimmy Smith, ,
    no cover,
    4-8, every Friday,   7-10:30 p.m.,
    Prime 29 Steakhouse,
    6545 Orchard Lake Rd. 
    West Bloomfield,
    248- 737-7463.
    pianist Pat Cronley
    vocalist Joanne Roach 
    4-8 and 4-9, Friday and Saturday,   6-9 p.m.,
    Little Daddy’s,
    19333 Victory Parkway,
    Fred Scott on piano and vocals   
    4-9, Saturday,
    Center Campus of Macomb Community College
    I-94 – x - Hall and Garfield Roads
    Macomb Center for the Performing Arts presents
    An Evening with Branford Marsalis. with his jazz ensemble.
    $40/$20 student,

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      4-9, Saturday,    8 p.m.,
      Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
      350 Madison Avenue,
      Detroit, MI 48226, 
      313-887-8501, ,
      The Stanley Clarke Band,

    • 4-9, Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
      Osteria 222 (formerly Bistro 222)
      22266 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, 
      vocalist Meri Slaven,
      pianist Kevin Grenier, 
    4-10, every Sunday,    12 noon to 2 p.m
    Beans and Cornbread Bistro,
    29508 Northwestern Hwy
    vocalist Sheila Landis
    7-string guitarist Rick Matle
    jazz, blues and R&B
    Sunday, Brunch
    buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Reservations suggested.
    4-10, Sunday, (every)
    Perrysburg Holiday Inn (exit 193 off 75 south)
    Gene Parker  with a trio
    special guest artist every week.
    Brunch, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    4-10, Sunday (every),   10 a.m. brunch
    Gandy Dancer,
    401 Depot Street
    Ann Arbor.
    Trumpeter Ingrid Racine Quartet
    Call to make sure
    4-10, Sunday,    5-8 p.m. 
    Zal Gaz Grotto.
    2070 Stadium Boulevard    
    , between Liberty - Pauline
    Ann Arbor  
    - x- Ann Arbor west side Post Office 

    Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings,
    $10, $7 for seniors and students 
    PORK - 10-piece band—
    Jim Dapogny and Chris Smith—
    music from the 1920s and 1930s.
    A swing dancers paradise!
    light menu, bar, free parking, dance floor,
    4-109, Every Sunday,    6-9 p.m. 
    Jazz Café at Music Hall
    Open to all and FREE! 
    4-11, Monday,   7-10 p.m
    Zal Gaz Grotto,
    2070 W. Stadium Boulevard
    Ann Arbor

    Paul Keller Orchestra
    $10  -  helps pay 15 musicians,
    food and drinks, reasonably priced..
  • 4-10, Sunday,    from 4 to 6 PM
    First Presbyterian Church of Farmington
    26165 Farmington,
    NW corner of 11Mile –x-  Farmington Roads
    Farmington Hills
    Reed-Works Saxophone Quartet
    full range of jazz, classical, and novelty music on saxophones, clarinets, and flutes.
    Mike Letovsky, Paul McCaffrey, Greg Koltyk, Patti Kilgore
    Suggested donations of $15 / person or $25 /  
    4-10, Sunday,    1-5 p.m.
    P.L.A.V. Post #6
    9545 McDougall ,   
    x Joseph Campau - Eveline),

    Attic Dwellers Acoustic Jam,
    Free and open to all levels of acoustic players and listeners.
    4-12, Tuesday,    7-10 p.m..
    Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 
    Blues @ The Elks featuring the fabulous Millionaires,
    41700 Ann Arbor Rd.,
    Plymouth, Mi. 48170 (1/2 mile W. of I-275)
    The Millionaires.  10 piece group
    Swing, Jump Blues, Rhythm & Blues and Latin Jazz. 
    Mark Berger, Baritone Sax;
    Bob Connor, String Bass;
    Davey Lazar, Trombone;
    Mark LoDuca, Piano and Organ;
    Dave Marcaccio, Drums;
    John Slitti, Congas and Bongos;
    Steve Wood, Tenor Sax and Clarinet; ( ? )
    Andy Wickstrom, Trumpet;
    Camille Price and Dan Devins on Vocals
    $5 donation. 
    4-14, 4-28, 2nd and 4th Thursday.      7-10 p.m.
    Marge’s Bar and Grill,
    15300 Mack Avenue   - x Beaconsfield,
    Grosse Pointe Park, 48230.
    Marge’s Bar Band
    Terry Kimura on trombone,
    Davy Lazar on trumpet,
    John Hammer on piano,
    Bill Bolle on bass,
    Bob Pinterich on drums,
    special guests each week.
    Sit-ins are welcome:
    4-14, Thursday (every other)   8-10 p.m
    111 W. Liberty St.,
    Ann Arbor, 48104.
    Rob Crozier Duo 
    4-15, Friday,   9 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Avery’s Tavern,
    2086 Crooks Rd.,
    Rochester Hills,
    Vocalist Pam Jaslove Quartet,
    4-16, Saturday, 1-3:30 p.m.
    Shield’s of Southfield
    – N of 10 Mile – W side
    Greater Detroit Jazz Society Jazz at Shield’s series  - Gypsy Jazz!
    Steve Jones and the “Garden City Hot Club”
    gypsy jazz and standards.
    Carl Cafagna on reeds,
    Bill Hiltunen on rhythm guitar,
    Shannon Wade on bass.

    Please see attached flier for complete Shield’s lineup.
    4-16, Saturday,    6-9 p.m.,
    Jazz at the Maple
    Maple Theater Cafe,  -
    - SW -  Telegraph.
    Dave Lundin Jazz Duo
    Keith Malinowski on bass. 
    No cover
    4-16, Saturday,     7:30-11 p.m.
    Degage Jazz Cafe 
    Historic Commercial Building,
    301 River Road,
    Maumee, OH.
    Sheila Landis, Rick Matle,  Karen Tomalis
    4-16, Saturday, 8 p.m.,
    Kerrytown Concert House,
    415 North Fourth Avenue,
    Ann Arbor, 48104,
    Jazz vocalist Ramona Collins,
    Phil DeGreg on piano
    Paul Keller on bass.

    Susan Chasten will not be performing: 
     4-17, Sunday, .    4-6 p.m.,
    Scarab Club,
    217 Farnsworth Street,
    Planet D Nonet
    Salute to Fletcher Henderson
    guest vocalist Camille Price
    4-17, Sunday,    6-8 p.m.,
    Chelsea Ale House,
    420 N. Main St., Suite 100,
    Chelsea, MI 48118.
    734 475 2337,
    Brian Delaney Quartet--
    Brian Delaney electric guitar,
    Joseph A. Labuta, trumpet,
    Rod McDonald, acoustic rhythm guitar
    Eric Walters, string bass, will
    CD release, "Let's Get Acquainted.” 
    4-17, 5-22, Sunday,
    Baker’s Keyboard Lounge,
    20510 Livernois Ave.,
    “CHEEK to CHEEK”
    Sandra Bomar -  Tony Camilletti on vocals,
    Harvey Reed on piano,
    John Dana on bass,
    Eric Lundquist on sax and winds and
    Miguel Gutierrez on drums.  
    $5 cover
    4-18, Monday, 7:30 p.m., .
    Schoolcraft College,
    Livonia Campus,
    VistaTech Center,
    DiPonio Room
    Schoolcraft College Jazz Studies Program –
    Jazz Ensemble, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Jazz ImprovisationCombo :
    Up Jumped Spring 2016 Concert

    Schoolcraft Jazz Studies Program under the direction of Dr. Riccardo Selva
    Synthesizer Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Barton Polot
    concert featuring the talented musicians & vocalists of the
    Jazz Ensemble,
    Vocal Jazz Ensemble,
    Jazz Improvisation Combo,
    Synthesizer Ensemble.
    Dr. Riccardo Selva, 847-721-7299,
    4-19, Tuesday,    6:30 pm and 8:15 pm.
    Ghost Bar - Whitney,
    4421 Woodward Avenue,
    Detroit.    313-832-5700.
    Sheila Landis and Rick Matle play jazz
    4-20, Wednesday,    7 p.m.
    Steinway Piano Gallery,
    2700 E. West Maple Rd.,
    Dave Bennett Quartet
    4-21, 3rd Thursday,    7-10 p.m
    Commonwealth Club,
    30088 Dequindre Road,
    Warren, MI 48092-1811,
    Riverboat Ramblers
    Patrick MacCarroll, Bob Ervin -
    old standards from the 20s and 30s  
    4-21, Third Thursday,    5-7:30 p.m. as part of Flint Jazz Walk
    White Horse
    621 West Court St.,
    Pat Cronley and Friends
    4-21, Thursday,    7-8:30 pm
    Novi Public Library
    45255 West Ten Mile Road, Novi.
    "Sheila Landis Sings a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald"
    Rick Matle on 7-string guitar
    David Taylor on drums
    4-21, Thursday,    7-9:30 p.m.  
    Dakota Inn
    John R just north of McNichols (6 Mile)
    Kerry Price,
    - A Spring sing-along
    Good German food and drink,
    lighted and guarded parking lot,
    reservations recommended,
    4-22, Third Friday, (Earth Day!)    9 p.m. to midnight
    Motor City Wine .
    1949 Michigan Avenue
    Dennis Coffey   4tt
    4-23, Saturday,     2-4:00 p.m
    Scarab Club

    Vocalist/Pianist Kerry Price,
    vocalist Emma Aboukasm
    Matthew Ball “The Boogie Woodie Kid,”
    bassist Kurt Krahnke
    drummer Julian Van Slyke
    for the Detroit Blues Society,., $5.
    4-23, Saturday,    2 PM
    Orion Township Library
    The North Oakland Dixieland
    "The History of Jazz in America."

    tracing the history starting with early jazz by
    Scott Joplin,
    W.C. Handy,
    King Oliver,
    Louis Armstrong,
    Fat's Waller,
    the Original Dixieland Jazz Band

    and then transitioning to swing including the music of some of the big bands and their vocalists. 
    free and open to the public
    4-23, Saturday,     7-10 p.m.
    Osteria 222
    (formerly Bistro 222)
    22266 Michigan Ave.,
    vocalist Meri Slaven,
    pianist Kevin Grenier, 
    4-23, Saturday,    6:30-9:30 pm
    Riviera Cinema  - side lounge.  
    30170 Grand River,
    Farmington Hills.
    vocalist Sheila Landis and Rick Matle
    4-23, Saturday,    8 p.m.
    Jazz Café,
    350 Madison Avenue,
    Detroit, 48226.
    Carl Allen & The Art of Elvin,
    tribute band dedicated to  two drum influences, Art Blakey and Elvin Jones
    Diego Rivera (Tenor Sax) ,
    Xavier Davis (Piano),
    Rodney Whitaker (bass).
    Tickets $35 (Includes preservation fee) 
    available at the MH Box Office,
    4-24, Sunday –    3-5 p.m.
    Schoolcraft College,
    Vista Tech Center, DiPonio Room,
    18600 Haggerty Rd.,
    Livonia, MI 48152-2696,
    Michigan Jazz Festival 1st Fundraiser –
    Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet
    4-26, Tuesday,
    Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks #325,
    41700 Ann Arbor Road,
    Plymouth, 48170.
    Jazz @ The Elks
    LosGatos (Latin band)
    Conguero and Lead Singer, Al DiBlassio,
    Brian DiBlassio on Keys,
    Cary Kocher on Vibes,
    Kurt Krahnke on Bass,
    Pete Siers on Timbales.
    Salsa the night away!
    $10 donation, 
    4-27 through 4-30, Wednesday through Saturday,
    Zehnder’s Annual Ragtime Festival
    Bob Seeley,
    Bob Milne,
    Kery Price,
    Jeff Barnhart,
    Fred Hodges,

    Tickets and Information:
    4-28, Thursday (every 4th Thursday),    , 7-10 p.m.,
    Blue Goose Inn
    28911 Jefferson Ave.,
    St. Clair Shores, 48081,
    The Metro Detroit Jazz Orchestra, featuring vocalist Gary Sacco
    cover $5,
    reservations are recommended. 
    Hear and download free tracks of the band here
    4-29, Friday,    7-10 p.m
    Stranahan Great Hall,
    4645 Heatherdown Blvd.,
    Toledo, OH.
    Paramount Elite’s Ballroom Bash.
    Swingmania Orchestra,

    $10 per couple. 
    information: 1-888-891-0707.
    4-29 and 4-30, Friday and Saturday,
    Friday, 6:30 p.m., Saturday matinee 2 p.m., Saturday night 6:30 p.m.
    Double Tree Hotel in Dearbor
    Ford Road  -x- Southfield Freeway.
    North American International Banjo Convention.
    $10 at the door for evening shows,
    $5 for the matinee.
    Tickets and info call Richard Shinske: 810-229-7304
    4-30, Saturday,     8:30-12:30 p.m.,
    Durty Bird,
    Ramona Collins Quartet
    no cover.
    4-30, Saturday,
    Kerrytown Concert House,
    415 North Fourth Avenue,
    Ann Arbor, 48104,
    International Jazz Day with Vincent York’s Jazzistry. 

    x – FB -

    4/8   Friday  -  7:00 -  10:30pm
    The Russ Miller Quintet feat. Jeannine Miller
    Russ Miller Quintet Friday April 8th, 2016. .....Featuring special guests below!!!  
    Nate Winn on Drums,
    Paul Finkbeiner on Trumpet,
    Ralphe Armstrong on Bass,
    Russ Miller on Sax & Flute,
    Jeannine on Vocals
    Michael Jellick on Piano
    4/9 Michael May & The Messarounds
    4/15 Jimmy Smith & Friends (feat.) Beth Stalker
    4/16 The Joey Spina Band
    4/22 The Jimmy Smith Quartet + Liz Smith
    4/23 The Steve Nardella Band
    4/29 The Eric Nachtrab Quartet + Ramona Collins
    4/30 Dirty Basement Blues



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