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The next YA Salsa Social is October 26, , 2014 !

Weekend B4 – Halloweeeeeen –


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, MarcB)

Two floors of dancing –
Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs,
Latin Mix downstairs !

Cash Bar!


Sunday, October 26, , 2014 , from 5:30 – 10 p.m. —


American Legion Post 346

31775 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI —

All Ages welcome

For more events – info – see :
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for some of the info ))

10-15, Wednesday, – Dirty Dog Jazz Café.

97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236, (313) 882-5299.

The Dirty Dog Jazz Café is open for lunch. Live entertainment every Tuesday through Saturday, reservations are recommended.
See web site for cover charge information and show times. 
Great drink and food menu specials.
Usually no cover charge for Wednesday and Thursday jazz shows!
Please visit their web site for more details about the artists and pricing.
•  10-15 through 10-18 – Johnny Trudell Dixieland
featuring Johnny, Ron Kischuk, Gene Parker, Ray Tini, 
Chuck Shermetaro and Billy Cairo.
•  10-22 through 10-23 – Herbie Russ with special guest Gene Dunlap
•  10-24 through 10-25 – Tia Fuller
10-15, every Wednesday, Rockefeller’s Oyster Bar   – 6-10 p.m., 
15402 Mack Ave. Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, 313-626-5000.
Paul Carey on guitar, John Barron on bass and Mark LoDuca on piano and vocals.
15, Wednesday,  Steinway Gallery
The Modern CAP Band
Jimmy Smith, Matt Martinez, Joe O’Mara, Jake Shadik, Mark Berger, Caleb Nelson, Daniel Meinecke, Michael Palazzolo, and Skeeto Valdez.
The Modern CAP Band is also exited to have Liz Smith as a featured vocalist for this concert.
10-15 through 10-18, Saturday. 18th Annual Edgefest:
Kerrytown Concert House.
BAS(S)ically Sound!
Please see attached Edgefest ’14 schedule.
10-15, 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,

10-15, Wednesday, Toty Viola guitar/vocals
Shield’s Pizza – Troy location,
1476 W. Maple Rd. (just West of Crooks) Troy, MI 48084  6-9 p.m.

10-15, The Art Tatum Jazz Heritage Society

Atla (vocals) and Matt DeChamplain on piano, with Paul Keller on bass.
“Ignite the Jazz” Night, 6:30-8:30 p.m.,
Red Room, Toledo Club, reservations necessary., e-mail, 419-241-5299.
10-15, every Wednesday,
Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland every Wednesday at the .  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.
Located in Haymarket Square, 5758 N. Main Street in Sylvania, Ohio, 419-517-1045, or

10-15, every Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.,
Dégagé Jazz Café,
301 River Road, Maumee, OH 43537, 419-794-8205.
the Gene Parker Jazz Jam. 
10-16, 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, Ray Tini on bass, and “Just Jazz” 
Second Thursday: Don Swindell Quartet. See schedule below:  
•  10-16 – Sheryl Martin on vocals, Scott Gwinnell on piano
•  10-23 – Mark Kiem on saxophone/clarinet (plays with Johnny Trudell and Craig Strain’s big bands)
•  10-30 – Meri Slaven on vocals (Metro Jazz Voices)
10-16, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. 
Vocalist Mark Randisi and Cliff Monear on piano
Tin Fish in St.
24420 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, 48080, 586-778-8330,
The web site has a great looking steak and a martini – yum.
10-16, Third Thursday,
Anything Goes” with Kerry Price at the Dakota Inn,  7:00-9:30 p.m.,
great sing-along.
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.
10-16, Thursday (1st and 3rd) Thursday each month, Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO)
Big Band Swing Music at Club 54
with regulars – vocalist Jennifer Jones, Pete Tocco, Paul Venditti.
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,
10-16, Thursday (2nd and 4th),
The Marges Bar Band goes back to the old schedule beginning on 10-23 with the 40-year tradition of Thursday night jazz from 7-10 p.m.
Marges Bar and Grill, 15300 Mack Avenue at Beaconsfield, Grosse Pointe Park, 48230, 
Lots of sit-ins have been joining the band every week … so come on out! 
Visit Marge’s on Facebook:
10-16, Thursday, RGB Trio Open Mic Jazz Jam at Bert’s Marketplace. 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.
10-16, Thursday, Michele Ramo on 8-string guitar with special guests sitting in. Jenuwine
Cigar Factory Outlets, 8-11 p.m.,
#1 Cigar Lounge in Michigan. 44791 Schoenherr Rd., Sterling Heights, 586-997-1731.
10-16, 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,
10-16 every Thursday, Toty Viola guitar/vocals with Greg (Greco) Freeman on Percussion/vocals
Baker’s Keyboard Lounge,  20510 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 Happy Hour 4:30pm – 7:30pm
10-16, Friday, Toty Viola solo guitar at Tré Monti 
(Hour Magazine 2013 Restaurant of the Year Winner),
1695 E Big Beaver Road, Troy, MI (in the back of the San Marino Club).
10-17, Friday, 7-10 p.m., new venue for vocalist Meri Slaven. Meri on vocals, Scott Gwinnell on piano and Jordan Schug on bass, music from Meri’s new CD on Jazzcat Records “Get Out of Town.” Crews Inn, 31988 N. River Rd., Harrison Township, 586-463-8144. The Crews Inn is known for a terrific, moderately priced menu. Also wonderfully fun, relaxing atmosphere located on the Clintin River. Please see attached flier for more information.
10-17, Friday, 
Paul Carey Trio,
featuring Paul on guitar, John Barron on acoustic bass and Mark LoDuca on piano and coals. 7 p.m.,
Clinton Twp. Harbor House, 34250 Groesbeck Hwy. 586-791-5070, great food and jazz.
10-18, Saturday, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society “Jazz at Shield’s”
The Johnny Trudell Quintet with special guest Carl Cafagna on reeds, 1-4 p.m. at Shield’s of Southfield, $10 entertainment charge.
10-18, Saturday,
vocalist Pam Jaslove and the SwingTones perform “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” – songs from The Great American Songbook
Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge, 2 p.m.
10-19, Sunday,
Johnny Trudell’s Band (with Carl Cafagna, Ron Kischuk, Dan Jordan, Bill Cairo and Chuck Shermetaro) plays for the fall open house and Cruise-in Classic Car Show
Packard Proving Grounds Historic Site. 1-5 p.m.,
admission is free, everyone is welcome.
All collector vehicles are welcome to display, no registration fee, no judging, just cruise in and enjoy.
Many old Packards, and the Packard Powered Miss America X will be on display.
Cub Scout Pack 92 will present a Pinewood Derby.
This is a great event if you love old cars!
49965 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township, 48317, information 586-739-4800. Sponsored by ANKARA Industries.
10-19, Sunday,
First Baptist Church of B’ham presents B’Jazz Vespers with Jerry McKenzie’s “Just Jazz” featuring Jerry on drums, Terry Lower on piano, Ray Tini on bass, Edye Evans Hyde on vocals (2011 West Michigan “Musician of the Year”) and Michael Hyde on guitar performing “A Little Streisand & Sondheim.”
Free and open to the public.
First Baptist Church, 300 Willits Street, Birmingham, 48009-3300, Tel: 248-644-0550. 5-7 p.m.,
Free will offering.
10-19, Sunday,
“Let’s Make Music” Benefit Concert featuring The Millionaires, The Soulkrackers, Thornetta Davis and Bobby Murray,
benefits the Bradford Academy Music & Athletic Programs, 3-7 p.m.,
Bradford Academy High School, 24218 Garner Street, Southfield, 48033, 248-351-0000
Tickets $10 pre-sale, $15 at the door.
Event organized by Mark LoDuca’s wife Laura, please make checks payable to Laura LoDuca.
10-19, Sunday,
First Presbyterian Church of Farmington Hills
“Great Performances in a Sacred space” features Gary Greenfelder’s Dynamic Resonance Brass Quintet,
4 p.m., a family-friendly event.
Dress is casual and informal.
No advance ticket sales,
donations will be collected and used to fund the musicians.
Suggestion: $15 per person, $25 per family.
26165 Farmington, on the Northwest corner of 11 Mile and Farmington Roads, Farmington Hills.
Ample free parking, facility is barrier free and handicap accessible. More information, 248-474-6170 or visit
10-19, Sunday,  Cheek to Cheek featuring Sandra Bomar and Tony Camilletti on vocals, Harvey Rdde on piano, John Dana on bass and Eric Luncquist on sax and winds, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, 20510 Livernois Avenue, Detroit, $5 cover.
10-19, every Sunday, vocalist Sheila Landis and 7-string guitarist Rick Matle play jazz, blues and R&B during Sunday, Brunch at Beans and Cornbread Soulful Bistro from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Located at 29508 Northwestern Hwy in the Sunset Strip Plaza, between 12 Mile and Inkster Roads in Southfield. Reservations are  suggested by calling in advance: 248-208-1680. Come and enjoy the Heart and Soul of Southern Cooking! Web:
10-19, Sunday, 
Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings, 

James Dapogny and Phil Ogilvie’s Rhythm Kings play at Zal Gaz Grotto. 5 p.m., admission $7, $5 for students and seniors.
Zal Gaz Grotto
2070 Stadium Boulevard between Liberty and Pauline and across from the Ann Arbor west side Post Office.
The Grotto has a light menu, a bar, free parking, a dance floor, no steps (except on the dance floor), an unusually friendly and welcoming audience, a 7-foot Yamaha grand piano, and an unusual hot ten-piece jazz band.
10-19, 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!
10-19, Sunday (every),
jazz guitarist/vocalist Toty Viola and percussionist/vocalist Greco Freeman
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

10-19, Sunday,
Michele Ramo on 8 String Guitar, Heidi Hepler voice,
Trattoria Da Luigi, 7-9:30 p.m., 415 S. Washington Avenue, Royal Oak, 248-542-4444,
reservations suggested.
10-19, Sunday, 
Soul Jazz Sunday 
Cadieux Cafe, 8:30-p.m.,
4300 Cadieux Road, Detroit, MI 48224, 313-882-8560,
10-20, Monday, 
The Paul Keller Orchestra (PKO). Ann Arbor, The 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra PKO plays very Monday night from 7 till 9:45 p.m.
Zal Gaz Grotto
2070 W. Stadium Boulevard (between Liberty and Pauline) on the west side of Ann Arbor. 
10-23, (2nd and 4th Thursday),
a new engagement for Gary Greenfelder Orchestra (GGO) with guest vocalist Barbara Ware at the Macomb Music Theatre in downtown Mt. Clemens, 7-10 p.m. 
$10 cover,
dancers are welcome. 
The GGO is a high-energy swing band that plays exciting arrangements of the music from the 30s through modern arrangements of current day tunes.
Tickets $10.
10-23, Thursday,
vocalist Sheila Landis and Rick Matle on 7-string guitar
Filippa’s Wine Barrel, 7-10 p.m., 45125 Mound Road, M-59, Utica, 586-254-1311.
Outstanding menu, full bar, warm atmosphere and great music.
10-24 through 26, Friday-Sunday, 
The Fall Jazz Weekend at the Terrace Inn (an historic Bed and Breakfast Inn in Bay View – Petoskey),
featuring Ray Heitger’s Cakewalkin’ Jass Band with Nicole Heitger on vocals (from Toledo)
and Paul Klinger’s Easy Street Jazz Band featuring Kerry Price on vocals (from Ann Arbor).
This weekend is filling up fast!
Sponsored by the Greater Detroit Jazz Society,
10-25, Saturday, 
Vocalist Barbara Ware with Cliff Monear on piano
Peabody’s, 34965 Woodward Avenue, Birmingham. 248-644-5222. 7:30 p.m.
10-26, Sunday,
Trombonists Ron Kischuk and Ed Gooch, 
Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church presents Jazz at JAPCSunday afternoon 4:30 p.m. in the Santuary.
Free Admission, donations welcome,
Free, lighted and guarded parking.
Second of eight mostly-free events in their combined Music and Jazz Series.
8625 East Jefferson Avenue at Burns Drive, Detroit, MI 48214, 313-822-3456,
10-26, Sunday,
Planet D Nonet at the Blue Goose Inn, St. Clair Shores, 4-7 p.m.
10-26, Sunday,
Divas and Jazz –
An evening of mellow sounds featuring Sandra Bomar, Thornetta Davis, Charles Scales, Yancyy, and John Melhado.
Fall Concert at Detroit Unity Temple, 17505 Second, Detroit, $15.
10-28, last Tuesday of the month, 
Jazz @ The Elks presents the Cliff Monear Trio with Barbara Ware. Barbara on vocals, Cliff Monear on keyboard, Jeff Pedraz on bass and Jim Ryan on drums. 
$10 donation at the door includes hors d’oeuvres. 
Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks Lodge, 
41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth.
For more information call 734-453-1780 or visit 
11-1, Saturday,
The Greater Detroit Jazz Society “Jazz at Shield’s” presents piano virtuoso Bill Meyer and special guests vocalist Mike Carluccio, Jerry McKenzie on drums and Michele Ramo on guitar and jazz violin, plus guest vocalists and more rhythm, 1-4 p.m. at Shield’s of Southfield,
$10 entertainment charge.
11-5, 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,
11-6, Thursday (first of every month), 
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
Sports Channel Bar, 7:30-10:30 p.m.,
25419 Jefferson Avenue, north of 10 Mile Rd., next to Harbor Lanes, St. Clair Shores. 586-771-2333.
Good selection of food and drinks at affordable prices, nice room with lots of tables. Sit-ins welcome!
11-9, 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.
11-9, Sunday,
Swingin’ Chopin performs at the Clinton macomb Public Library in support of their CD “Chopin Jazz.”
The program will feature selections from the band’s CD based on the beloved classical melodies of Frederic Chopin performed in American Jazz and Latin American styles along with Jazz Classicsto be announced.
Swingin’ Chopin is led by prominent Detroit-Metro area bassist and educator Rich Kowalewski and is rounded out by an all-star 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
Clinton Macomb Public Library 
40900 Romeo Plank Road, Clinton Township, Mi 48038.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the band will perform 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Admission is free and go to or call 586-226-5008 for more information
“Chopin Jazz” CD is available day of show or by going to :
11-21 through 23,
The 24th Annual Suncoast Classic Jazz Festival,
Planet D Nonet
3rd Annual Strayhorn Tribute at the Scarab Club at 2 pm.
The Strayhorn Centennial!  
217 Farnsworth St, Detroit.
The PD9 is Detroit multiple Detroit Music Award Winning Swing band & they record for the Detroit Music Factory Label.
Vocalist Camille Price will be the featured guest.
Thomas “Billy” Strayhorn (November 29, 1915 – May 31, 1967) was an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, best known for his successful collaboration with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington, lasting nearly three decades.
His compositions include “Take the ‘A’ Train.” “Chelsea Bridge“, and “Lush Life.”

Jazz Radio:
WRCJ – Detroit – Classical radio by day, jazz by night. 90.9 WRCJ-FM is Detroit’s premier public radio source for classical and jazz music. Visit for programming.
WEMU 89.1 – Ypsilanti – Jazz. News. Blues.
East Lansing Web Site:
Lansing Area Jazz –

Check out the Detroit Blues Society web site and the monthly newsletter for details on all the blues events around our area.  Members with an email address also get access to a weekly e-blast known as the Blues Stimulus package.  New and renewing members also get several $5 coupons and a bumper sticker along with their membership card.  All memberships and donations are tax deductable so a Basic $25 membership is almost free.  Find out what is happening in the Detroit blues scene by becoming a member of the Society.


Salsa dance has origins in 1930s Cuba, and movements have strong influences from Spanish and African cultures. Today, salsa is typically a partner dance, although there are recognized solo forms (suelta), and Rueda de Casino (groups of couples exchanging partners in a circle). It is popular throughout Latin America as well as in North America, Europe, Australia, and some countries in Asia and the Middle East. It is one of the most complex, yet beautiful styles of Latin dance with dips and turns as the video linked above featuring a professional pair of dancers shows.

Bachata dance originated in 1950s Dominican Republic. While it’s danced all over the world, most widely in the Caribbean, the styles vary. One of the more sensual Latin nite club styles of dance, this one is danced very close with the knees of partners together and hips move in Cuban motion. In this video, the couple performs the more open, less sensual style of bachata widely seen at competitions. The nite club style is closer and pictured at right.

Merengue dance orginated in 1800s Dominican Republic. A Dominican folkloric dance, it is widely spread and considered by many as the Dominican national dance. Often called the walk-step dance, this is one of the most simple forms of Latin dance to learn. This video is of a DOG dancing merengue, proving that anyone can learn it!

I hope you enjoyed this peek into the world of Salsa Savannah. Be sure to check out their website if you need more information and see you on the dance floor!

From an Article by     Candace Perry,

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