Archive for October, 2013

    11-1 (FRI)  Frank Pahl’s Little Bang Theory at the DIA– THE FILMS OF LADISLAW  STAREWICZ…7pm ONLY
   11-1  Trio Nomadian at Motor City Wine at 10pm for $5
   11-1  Nicole New at LCH at 7pm
   11-1  Amir El Saffar Quintet at the Arab American Museum in Dearborn at 7:30pm for $10…  …
workshop at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Trinosophes,
1464 Gratiot Ave., Detroit.
Free admission; suggested donation of $5-$20.    NTBM!!!!
   11-2 (SAT)  PD9/Paradise Valley Walk, Orion Township Public Library Lake Orion, Michigan at 2:00pm
   11-2   PD9 at the annual Scarab Club Ball at 9pm
   11-2  Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert give a talk on Motown and Jazz at MOCAD at 1pm   in their Gallery Talk Series…free, but donations are accepted
bring some extra cash for their great jazz book too!
   11-2  Mark Randisi and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra from 8pm to 9:30pm at Toledo’s Valentine Theatre as they do the music of Sinatra…tix $22 to $32
  11-2  Wayne Shorter Quartet and the DSO at Orchestra Hall in Detroit at 8pm with tix starting at $36
Shorter is always NTBM!
   11-3 (SUN)  Scott Gwinnell Tentet at the DIA in a tribute to Pepper Adams
=   this will be in the Lecture Hall, but check again when you come  NTBM!
  11-3  Detroit All-Stars/New Beginnings Ensemble at Detroit’s St. Matthew’s/St. Joseph ’s Church as the play the music of Douglas Halladay at 4pm..$15 adv/$20   and can be purchased at the DSO box office
8850 Woodward @ Holbrook
Look at this link!  Who’s who of Detroit jazz!
a.       11-5 (TUES)  Shofar at Kerrytown at 8pm  Klezmer meets free jazz!
b.      11-5  Eric Boeren Quartet featuring HAN BENNIK!!!!  Also, Michael Moore and Wilbert De Joode!   NTBM   At Trinosophes
and  see here for times/cover charge
c.       11-6 (WED)  master percussionist Bill Summers, bring his new Latin Jazz Sextet to Cliff bell’s with doors at 7pm and show at 9pm see the link for a link to buy advanced tix at Brown Paper Tickets for $21.69 to $32.04 (the cheapest/fairest fee-based ticket service on the web)
d.      11-8 (FRI) Ralph Peterson Unity Organ Project
featuring Craig Handy, Josh Evans and new kid on the block, B-3 organist, Jake Sherman…Marc says NTBM!  See the attachment above…$30 general admission with doors at 7pm and show at 8pm at the Paul Robeson Theatre at the Detroit Northwest Activities Center…this is the inaugural event of the new Jazz At The Centre curated by Skip Norris who has lined up some HOT, HOT, HOT gigs in the coming months of heavy hitters!  (Photos during first song only)  tix at
18100 Meyers @ Curtis
e.      11-8  Omar Sosa at the DIA…one of the greatest shows I have ever seen at the DIA…one of the best pianists on the planet with a KILLER band to boot…NTBM!
7:00pm full concert ONLY (no 8:30 set)
f.        11-9 (SAT)  Omar Sosa at Kerrytown at 7pm and 9pm (these are 2 separate sets—not one concert)
g.       11-9  Steve Lehman Octet at  UMS in Ann Arbor @ the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre for $25 or $35
h.      11-10 (Sun)  Bryn Roberts Trio at Kerrytown at 7pm
i.         11-18 (MON)  William Hooker Band at Trinosphes…great avant jazz drummer!
j.        11-19 (TUES)  Guitarist Mike Stern and his band at the Jazz Café…suggest you hop on tix asap as they are selling fast  tix are $30adv/$40 door
k.       11-20 (WED)  Kayhan Kalhor at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 7:30pm  Incredible music from Persia/Turkey
l.         11-22 (FRI)  Diego Rivera Sextet (cd release gig) at Kerrytown at 8pm
m.    11-24 (SUN)  Brooklyn Rider with Bela Fleck at UMS  at 4pm at Rackham Aud.   Contempo Classical stuff
n.      11-29  Rebetiki Istoria (Greek Folk World Music) at 7:30pm at the Arab-American Museum
o.      Friday at the DIA…please look at the link for acts scheduled to January and I plan on doing a majority of them!
– Grand Band on 12-13 is a SIX Piano group…an all-piano sextet doing Modern Classical stuff…
p.      12-7 (SAT)  Tatsuya Nakatani’s NGO  Nakatani Gong Orchestra at Trinosophes!
q.      12-8 (SUN)   Jon Faddis   5pm for $10
you might be able to catch a double header with the next concert….)
r.        12-8  Dave Douglas Quintet at Kerrytown at 7pm
s.       12-12 (THUR)  To Hit! (percussion duo)…doing contemporary classical stuff at Kerrytown at 8pm
t.        12-14 (SAT)  The Cookers featuring Billy Harper (see “d”)…part of this series…more info to come!
u.      12-20 (FRI)  Doug Halladay/Gary Schunck latin Jazz experience at Kerrytown at 8pm
v.       12-22 (SUN)  Glenn Tucker’s A Jazz Nativity …I caught this one last year and loved it!  At 7pm at Kerrytown
w.     1-17 and 18  Kronos Quartet (these will be DIFFERENT programs on each day)…8pm at the Power Center at UNS in Ann Arbor
x.       1-19 (SUN)  The Whammies featuring Han Bennink!  Doing the music of Steve Lacy…NTBM!  Kerrytown at 7:30pm
y.       1-30 (Thur)  Fred Hersch Trio at UMS at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre at 7:30pm
z.       1-31 (FRI)  Chembo Corniel Band at the Jazz Café at 8 and 10pm for $30 adv/$40 door  KILLER Latin jazz!
aa.   2-6 (THUR)  The Music of Miles Davis and Gil Evans at Orchestra Hall with orchestra led by Vince Mendosa and all start jazz cast…see link…I’m HERE!
bb.  2-7 (FRI)  Imani Winds…a killer contemporary/Modern Classical group at Music Hall (main stage at 8pm)
cc.    2-7  Kremerata Baltica featuring violinist Gideon Kremer at UMS in Ann Arbor at 7:30pm at Hill Aud
Modern Classical
dd.  2-12  Omer Avital Quartet featuring Joel Frahm at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing at 7;30pm…road trip!
ee.  2-16 (SUN) The Spring Quartet:  Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano,Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese will  join in this special quartet  NTBM!  7:30pm only  at the main stage at Music Hall
tix are $30, $40 and $50
ff.     3-1  Fred Frith at Trinosophes…master avant guitarist
gg.   3-1  Terence Blanchard & Friends at Orchestra Hall
hh.  3-13 (THUR)  Dmitry Baevsky Kerrytown at 8pm  NTBM!
ii.       3-14 (FRI)  Alfredo Rodriguez Trio and Pedrito Martinez Group at UMS at Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor at 8pm
jj.      3-16 (SUN)  Matt Wilson Quartet at 7pm at Kerrytown
kk.   3-21 (FRI)  Asif Khan: The Music of Pakistan at UMS in Ann Arbor at 8pm
ll.       3-27 (THUR)  Newport Jazz festival!  Now 60!  Led by Anat Cohen at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing
mm.                      3-30 (Sun)  Jazz @ Lincoln Center featuring Wynton Marsalis at UMS Hill Aud at 4pm
4-4 (FRI)  MyCoy Tyner Quartet featuring Terence Blanchard at Orchestra Hall
oo.  4-19  Pandelis Karayorgis Quintet with Dave Rempis, Keefe Jackson, Frank Rosaly and Nate McBride at Trinosophes   NTBM!
pp.  4-24 (THUR)  Cryille Aimee & Friends at the Wharton Center in E. Lansing at 6;30pm

Thank You –

Dave Lundin
Marc Andren
Sally Bolle

Put on some strange clothes – – October 27 – YA Salsa Sunday Social – –



  • American Legion Post 346

    31775 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI (  MU – map)

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    The next YA Salsa Social is October 27th 2013 !

    The YA Salsa Social is Detroit’s biggest salsa dance party.

    Hosted once per month by YA Salsa,

    attendees have the chance to learn salsa from some of the best instructors in Metro Detroit.


    $10 at the door gets you:

    Beginner & Intermediate and On2 Salsa Lesson starting at 5:30 p.m.!

    Endless Beverages & Snacks!

    A huge wooden dance floor!

    The hottest salsa tracks spun by our volunteer guest DJ’s(Cisco,Issac)

    Two floors of dancing –

    Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs,

    Latin Mix downstairs by DJ Caliente!Cash Bar!


    Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 5:30 PM


    All Ages welcome  – Kids under 16, free!


    The American Legion Post 346
    31775 Grand River Ave
    Farmington, MI


Thursday, OCTOBER 17th, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
$5 suggested donation
(Latin Dance instruction provided prior to 8pm)
Food available to purchase
Student Center – Ballroom A
358 EMU Student Center
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
SPONSORED BY THE Center for Multicultural Affairs


Orquesta La Inspiracion.

Led by Puerto Rican-born congero Ozzie Rivera and music director-pianist Bill Meyer, this 10-piece unit honors the traditions of merengue, cumbia and Afro-Caribbean jazz while forging new directions in Latin music.

Raised in Detroit, Rivera is a longtime cultural activist and social worker. He’s studied Afro-Latino music for more than 30 years. “Music with heavy drumming helps people get into a different, spiritual plane,” says Rivera. “If it’s not putting you in a trance, it’s not doing its job.” That sounds pretty inspirational.
Meyer is a key component of Detroit’s jazz community, an activist and leader of his own bands. His long list of associates includes luminaries such as George Burns, Smokey Robinson, Cab Calloway, Burt Bacharach, Nipsey Russell, Natalie Cole and Savion Glover. 

Inspiracion is a mighty river of Latin sounds with strong old- and new-school currents.
Singer Figueroa and trumpeter Bob Mojica each have more than 40 years’ experience in the salsa and jazz inferno.
Saxophonist Chris Kaercher is deeply funky, having spent time with the likes of the Temptations, James Brown, Lou Rawls, the Manhattans, and the Spinners.
Bassist Steve Backus is known for his R&B bass grooves with Detroit band Jocelyn B and the Detroit Street Players.
Singer Armando Vega has that youthful spirit.
 The experiences of percussionists Gregory “Greco” Freeman and Javier M. Barrios range from Detroit jazz and soul to salsa and reggae.
Songbirds Dulce Checkler and Consuela Lopez bridge the old and new, going deeply into African call-and-response vocals, as well as the latest salsa and soul hybrids.

Dance Revolution

220 S Main St, Ann Arbor, Mi      (- MU –  map)

– Here’s your chance to not look like a fool all by yourself –

– We can all do it together … –



Dance Revolution

bridges the gap between music and dance,

All salsa classes are taught On2 and include body movement and musicality.

Dance Revolution recognizes each person as an individual and encourage creativity.


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to see what they’re doing this month)


7-8 p.m.: LEVEL 1

No prior knowledge of dance necessary.

“Fun Class”. – get loose & move to the music.


Must know the moves covered in LEVEL 2.

New partner work pattern each week putting together the moves that you learned in the LEVEL 3 BUILDING BLOCKS class.

$8, $7 student

(Latin Dance Party 1st & 3rd Sat of each month 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.

*Free if you come to class)

Payments: Cash


Phoenix Center Studio
220 S. Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Phone: 313-808-0358
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