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30 Nov The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble

The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble is a jazz ensemble based in Ann Arbor focused on presenting the work of the singing bassist/multi-instrumentalist/composer Rob Crozier. After a whirlwind performance at the 2019 Detroit Jazz Festival, this fine group continues to wow audiences with its high energy...

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16 Nov The Allen Dennard Quintet

Twenty-four-year-old trumpeter Allen Dennard has one foot firmly planted in the classic jazz canon. The 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre & Dance leads his own rotating jazz ensemble while also regularly playing with the likes of Detroit legends Marion...

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19 Oct The Joe Policastro Trio

Hailed by Downbeat for its “deft analysis of choice repertoire,” and by the Chicago Reader for its “diversity of approaches to all kinds of source material,” the JOE POLICASTRO TRIO is Chicago-based alternative jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro features guitarist Dave Miller and...

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12 Oct The Chris Greene Quartet

The Chris Greene Quartet is: Chris Greene - saxophones Damian Espinosa - piano, keyboards Marc Piane - bass Steve Corley - drums, percussion Jazz musicians generally break down into two types: Those who find their place in the music and stay in that comfort zone, polishing and deepening their craft,...

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11 Oct The Mark Moultrup Quintet

Mark Moultrup is a keyboardist, composer, arranger, vocalist, and educator originally from Detroit and after living in Chicago, now resides in St Petersburg, FL. Many of his compositions are featured on his cds, and have also been heard on PRI, college stations, promo spots, children’s CD’s...

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24 Sep D-Three+Two

David Alvarez III is a Jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and music educator based in the Metro-Detroit area. The drum set was introduced to him at the age of five, growing up playing in church. At the age of nine, he started to learn how to...

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26 Jun The Michael J. Reed Quartet

Michael J. Reed is a jazz drummer currently based in East Lansing, Mi. Michael maintains an active performing career throughout the Midwest, performing throughout Northwest Ohio and Detroit with artists such as Rodney Whitaker, Ramona Collins, Gene and Ray Parker, Steve Davis, Mark Whitfield, Melissa...

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09 Jun Seth Ebersole & in Absentia

With - David Dunham - guitar, Liany Mateo - Bass, Madison George - drum set - Seth M Ebersole is the Jazz Artist in Residence at Saginaw Valley State University as well as the Jazz Woodwind Faculty at the Kalamazoo Jazz & Creative Institute. The quartet...

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08 Jun Michael Zaporski’s FUTUREVISIONS

Michael Zaporski’s FUTUREVISIONS explodes across the soundscape, taking audiences on a lyrical epic, connecting two continents and two quintessential traditions: American Jazz and West African rhythms. Their performances are a whirlwind of dynamic energy leaving listeners hanging on every pulse-pounding note. Jazz aficionados and novices alike will be spellbound after hearing their...

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16 May Neal Anderson Quintet

Neal Anderson, Flugelhorn Molly Jones, Saxophone Nathan Flanders, Piano Joe Fee, Bass Nicole Patrick, Drums Neal Anderson is a trumpeter, improviser, and composer based in Detroit, MI. Neal actively performs as both band leader and member across southeast Michigan, often blending combinations of jazz, funk, Balkan, and avant-garde styles to...

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