- Greater Detroit Jazz Society, Inc – SE MI Jazz list -
6-18, Wednesday (and every Wednesday in June), pianist Tad Weed performing with Ron Brooks and George Davidson, Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina Restaurant in Ann Arbor, 9-midnight. 3050 Washtenaw, Suite 112, Ann Arbor, 48104, 734-971-2442, www.bigalora.com
6-18, Wednesday, The Mark Stone Trio with Mark Stone, Michele Ramo and Dan Piccolo, Lathrup Village Summer Concert, 7-8:30 p.m., 2400o Southfield Rd., Lathrup Village, FREE.
6-18, 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
6-18, Wednesday (for the next 3 Wednesdays), Toty Viola guitar/vocals at Shield’s Pizza – Troy location, 1476 W. Maple Rd. (just West of Crooks) Troy, MI 48084 6-9 p.m.
6-18, every Wednesday, Bassist Ron Brooks in Ann Arbor location at 9 p.m.. “Ron Brooks Presents” featuring special guests each week, Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina, 3050 Washtenaw Avenue, #112, Ann Arbor, 48104. 734-971-2442.
6-18, every Wednesday, Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland every Wednesday at the Sodbuster. 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.
Haymarket Square, 5758 N. Main Street in Sylvania, Ohio,
419-517-1045, www.chefsofdixieland.com or www.sodbusterbar.com.
6-18, every Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Dégagé Jazz Café, the Gene Parker Jazz Jam. Dégagé Jazz Cafe,
301 River Road, Maumee, OH 43537, 419-794-8205.
6-19, Thursday (except the second) – former Stan Kenton drummer Jerry McKenzie and “Just Jazz” at Nikola’s from 7-9:30 p.m. Nikola’s is on Telegraph just north of 10 Mile Rd., west side of the street. Second Thursday: Don Swindell Quartet. See schedule below:
• 6-19 – Professor Chris Collins on saxophone
• 6-26 – Trish Shandor on vocals
6-19, Thursday, RGB Trio Open Mic Jazz Jam at Bert’s with the GDJS Coach Tour. 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.
6-19, Thursday, The GDJS Presents: “Prohibition, Art and All That Jazz” Coach Tour.
There will be complimentary munchies, fruit and dessert, and a cash bar. Musicians are invited to bring your instruments or join us there for the evening. – Shield’s in Southfield.
The price of the tour will be $50, plus your dinner at Shield’s and drinks at Bert’s. Shield’s of Southfield, an avid supporter of the GDJS, is also a partner in this event. Your reservation on the tour will include a reservation at Shield’s. Checks are payable to GDJS. Please call our event director, Rosemary Newton, at 248-594-1211 to sign up.
6-19, 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.
6-19, 7-3, 7-17, Thursday (1st and 3rd) Thursday each month, Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) plays Big Band Swing Music at Club 54 with special guest Thomas Nance on vocals, along with regulars: vocalist Jennifer Jones, Pete Tocco, Paul Venditti, special. Gary suggests making reservations.
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!
6-19, Third Thursday, the Riverboat Ramblers with Patrick MacCarroll, 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.
6-19, Thursday, The Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quartet will perform outdoors at Horizon Park from 7 till 9 PM in downtown Belleville (on High Street just west of Belleville Road) for the Belleville Summer Music Series. This free, family friendly event features Keller and his bandmates Sarah D’Angelo, Duncan McMillan and Steve Wood performing HUZAH For Hoagy! – The Music of Hoagy Carmichael.
6-19, Thursday, Music on the Plaza featuring Too Hot Trio, Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com
6-19, 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
6-19, every Thursday, Toty Viola guitar/vocals with Greg (Greco) Freeman on Percussion/vocals at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, 20510 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 Happy Hour 4:30pm – 7:30pm
6-19, Thursday, 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
Mark Randisi and the Johnny Trudell Orchestra do a “Tribute to Sinatra” at the Andiamo Showroom
, 7096 E. 14 Mile at Van Dyke, Warren, 8 p.m., Tickets 586-268-3200. http://www.ticketmaster.com/Andiamo-Celebrity-Showroom-tickets-Warren/venue/66000
Craig Strain’s “Dr. Pocket” at
the Rec’ Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens. Dr. Pocket combines four powerful horns, a driving rhythm section and three of Detroit’s best singers – a refreshing, entertaining and exciting musical product. Blues, jazz and Rhythm and Blues. 7:30-11:30 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 Society, www.greaterdetroitjazzsociety.com
6-21, 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/#about6-21,
6-21, 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!
6-21, 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.com, www.facebook.com/totyviola, E-mail email@example.com.
6-21, Sunday, every, Soul Jazz Sunday @ the Cadieux Cafe. 8:30 p.m., 4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224, 313-882-8560, www.cadieuxcafe.com.
6-22, Monday, Ann Arbor, The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra 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. 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.
6-22, Sunday, The Speakeasy Quartet Series, “Bessie Smith’s 1920’s Blues Classics” with Mike Karoub on cello, Mike Karloff on piano, Hugh Leal on guitar and from Toledo: Ray Heitger on clarinet, Dave Kosmyna on trumpet and vocalist Nicole Heitger. 2:30 p.m., doors open at 2 p.m., MacKenzie Hall, 3277 Sandwich St., Windsor (4 blocks south of Ambassador Bridge).
6-22, Sunday, Paul VornHagen Trio, Common Grill, Main Street, Chelsea, 12-3 p.m.
6-24, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks will feature the Sean Dobbins on drums, Kurt Krahnke on bass and Tad Weed on keyboard. $10 donation at the door includes “more than” hors d’oeuvres. Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325 in Plymouth MI. The Lodge is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, events are 7-10 p.m.
6-25, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin’ With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec’ Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features Millionaires with vocalist Garfield Angove. 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.com
6-25, Wednesday, T.C.I. Productions presents New Orleans jazz legend trumpeter and vocalist Chris Clifton – “Memories of a Friend” – a tribute to Louis Armstrong. With special guests Paul Keller on bass, Pete Siers on drums, Glenn Tucker on piano, Cave Bennett on clarinet and Chris Smith on trombone. 7 p.m., Steinway Piano Gallery Jazz Café, 2700 E West Maple Rd., Commerce Twp., MI 48390. For tickets, call 248-560-9200 or 248-417-0033, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. www.chriscliftonjazz.com, Tickets $10.
6-25, Wednesday, The Taylor Conservatory 2014 Summer Concert Series, Music & Art in the Gardens presenting “The Backbeats” Beatles Tribute Show, at the beautiful Taylor Conservatory. $5 cover, live outdoor music 6:30-8:30 p.m., cash bar, grill and art exhibit, and take a stroll through the conservatory and gardens. 22314 Northline Rd., Raylor. For more info call 888-383-4108. www.taylorconservatory.org6-26, Thursday, The Marge’s Bar Band returns with the 40-year tradition of Thursday night jazz, now each week from 7-10 p.m.. The band will be featuring some different musicians each week. This week 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. Marge’s Bar and Grill, 15300 Mack Avenue at Beaconsfield, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, www.margesbar.com6-26, Thursday, Club 54 proudly presents “An Evening with Swingin’ Chopin” on Thursday June 26 at 7:00 p.m. featuring double bassist Rich Kowalewski, alto-soprano saxophonist Joe Ivers, pianist KurtScreitmueller and drummer Rob Emanuel. The evening’s program will feature a special tribute to the classic Bill Evans recording “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” (6/25/1961) and selections from the bands recent CD release “Chopin Jazz.” Club 54 is located at 37722 Van Dyke Ave. Sterling Heights, Mi 48312. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.and cover charge is $5.00. www.facebook.com/NightClub54 or call 586-795-0054, www.cdbaby.com/swinginchopin, Club 54 is located at 37722 Van Dyke Ave. Sterling Heights, Mi 48312. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.and cover charge is $5.00. www.facebook.com/NightClub54 or call 586-795-0054. www.cdbaby.com/swinginchopin6-26, 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.6-26, Thursday, Paul VornHagen at Big Blues, 20 S. Monroe St., Monroe, 6-10 p.m. with Tumbao Bravo.
6-26, Thursday, Music on the Plaza featuring Sun Messengers, Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com
6-26, Thursday, Detroit’s Finest Music Festival Act 2 at Bert’s Warehouse, 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.), $25 ($40 for VIP includes dinner and special seating), Bert’s Warehouse, 2737 Russell St. in the historical Detroit Eastern Market. Featuring 12 of the beds R&B, jazz and blues singers in Detroit. House band includes WT on drums, Larry Lee, bass, Paul Carey, guitar, James Chaney, Sax and Bill Meyer on keyboards. For more info: www.bertsenterainmentcomplex.com
6-26, Thursday, Paul VornHagen at the Maple Theatre, Maple at Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills, 6-9 p.m.
6-27, Friday, Friday Jazz at the Maple featuring the Dave Lundin Jazz Trio. “Real Jazz for Real Jazz Lovers.” Celebrate the Greater American Musical broadway hits. Dave Lundin on piano, Keith Malinowski bass, Karen Tomalis drums with Mike Shapiro on bongos. Free at the Maple Theater Café, corner Maple and Telegraph. 6:15 p.m.
6-29, Sunday, The Jazz Cycle plays for Music at the Main Concert Series, 3-4 p.m., W. Bloomfield Township Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Rd., W. Bloomfield Twp., 48323.
6-30, Monday, The Schoolcraft College Jazz Studies Program, under the direction of Dr. Riccardo Selva presents guest artist Kirk Whalum on saxophone. 2:30-4 p.m., Artist Clinic (free and open to the general public), 8 p.m., Concert, Schoolcraft College, Livonia Campus, VistaTech Center DiPonio Room, General admission $15, seniors and students $10, children under 12 – $5. Ticket sales on site and at the Schoolcraft College Bookstore, 734-462-4409, seating is limited. Please pre-order tickets to ensure availability. For more information: Dr. Riccardo Selva, Director of Jazz Studies at Schoolcraft College, 847-721-7299, e-mail: email@example.com. www.kirkwhalum.com, www.schoolcraft.edu
7-1, Tuesday, Straight Ahead Trio, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.
7-2, Wednesday, Summer Series of Jazzin’ With Some Bar•B•Q at the Rec’ Bowl in downtown Mt. Clemens features Jerry McKenzie’s “Just Jazz” with George Benson on sax and Dave Tatrow on trumpet. 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.com
7-2, Wednesday, The Taylor Conservatory 2014 Summer Concert Series presents drummer Sean Dobbins, at the beautiful Taylor Conservatory. $5 cover, live outdoor music 6:30-8:30 p.m., cash bar, grill and art exhibit, and take a stroll through the conservatory and gardens. 22314 Northline Rd., Raylor. For more info call 888-383-4108. www.taylorconservatory.org
7-2, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
7-3, Thursday, Music on the Plaza featuring the Jimmy Smith Quartet, Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com
7-4, Friday, George Sinnott’s North Oakland Dixieland Band plays Independence Township Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Road, Independence Twp., 2:30-2:30 p.m.
7-8, Tuesday, Fats Waller Review, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.
7-9, Wednesday, Jazz @ The Pond in downtown Brighton features the Beth Stallker Quartet at 7 p.m. at The Mill Pond, 202 W. Main Street in downtown Brighton. www.2stonesevents.com
7-10, Thursday, FOR THIS MONTH ONLY due to 4th of July, then returning to the first Thursday on August 7. 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!
7-10, Thursday, Music on the Plaza features the Metro-Detroit Jazz Workshop All-Stars, Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com
7-10, Thursday, Michele Ramo Trio with Heidi Hepler, Larry Fratangelo and Ralphe Armstrong, Concert in the Park, Rochester. Please bring chaired, blanket or picnic dinner to the Rochester Municipal Park.
7-10, 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.
7-11, Friday, New York vocalist Susan Tobocman with Cliff Monear on piano, Maria’s Restaurant, 7:30 p.m. until 10_30 p.m., 2080 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield, www.mariaswestbloomfield.com, www.susantobocman.com
7-13, Sunday, The Michele Ramo Italian Group “Galato con Panna” featuring Heidi Hepler, Michele Ramo, Cliff Monear, Michael Palazzolo and Bill Cairo drums at Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market, Vitale Plaza, 55178 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd., Shelby Township. Mi. Event is dedicated to promote Italian culture through its foods, brands and entertainment. Lots of delicious Italian street food to be sold.
7-13, 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.
7-15, Tuesday, Ragtime, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.
7-16, Wednesday, New York vocalist Susan Tobocman with Cliff Monear on piano, Jeff Pedraz on bass, and Kayvon Martin on drums at the Steinway Jazz Café, 7-9:30 p.m., 2700 E. West Maple Rd., www.steinwaypianogalleryofdetroit.com, www.susantobocman.com
7-16, Thursday, Music on the Plaza features the Lynn LaPlante Seven, Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com
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.
7-26, 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
7-28, Thursday, 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.
7-31, Thursday, Music on the Plaza features the Rhythm Society Orchestra, Kercheval at St. Clair, Grosse Pointe, www.thevillagegp.com
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.
8-9, Saturday, The Jazz Cycle performs at Riverbank Park Jazz Festival, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Riverbank Park, downtown Flint, 48502.
8-12, Tuesday, Rhythm Society Orchestra, Gazebo Concert Series, Southfield’s Burgh Historical Park (Civic Center Drive and Berg Rd.), 7 p.m.
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
6-20-21 – Summer Solstice Jazz Festival in East Lansing – www.eljazzfest.com
7-20, Sunday, The Michigan Jazz Festival – www.michiganjazzfestival.org
8-17 – Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325 Blues Festival.
Labor Day Weekend – THE DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL. For 2014 lineup, visit: http://detroitjazzfest.com/2014lineup.html
9-10, Wednesday, Jazz @ The Pond in downtown Brighton features the The Rhythm Society Orchestra with vocalist Paul King at 7 p.m. at The Mill Pond, 202 W. Main Street in downtown Brighton. www.2stonesevents.com
September 12-14, 2014 – GRUGELFEST 2014 will be held on Friday-Saturday-Sunday, in downtown Toledo. The third annual Ralph Grugel Memorial Jazz Festival (Grugelfest) will feature 5 great jazz bands, with 4 sessions over 3 days.
9-18 through 21, Allegheny Jazz Festival, Cleveland, Ohio, www.AlleghenyJazz.org
9-28, Sunday, Kerry Price and Bob Milne at the Senate Theater in Detroit, Info, 248-549-2057. More details to come.
11-21 through 23, The 24th Annual Suncoast Classic Jazz Festival, www.SuncoastJazzClassic.com Jazz Radio:
DETROIT BLUES SOCIETY www.detroitbluessociety.org.
Greater Detroit Jazz Society, Inc. Sally and Bill Bolle, Emily Laura, Chuck Moss
Cell phone 248-909-8668