The Annual A2 Jazz Fest (A2JF) is back once again! Spanning 3 days from September 19th to September 21st, we’ll be having the jazz fest at the Blue LLama Jazz Club (314 S. Main St Ann Arbor) that just opened this year! All events are free (yes completely free!) and are open to all public jazz listeners. You’re welcome to stroll in any time and listen to some good music. Spread the word!
THURSDAY SEPT 19 (DAY 1)
FRIDAY SEPT 20 (DAY 2)
SATURDAY SEPT 21 (DAY 3)
2pm Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Theo Croker (Registration required. Register here)
3:15pm Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Sean Dobbins (Registration required. Register here)
5:00pm Jazz Workshop Student Show (Open to public)
5:45pm Trunino Lowe Quartet (bio)
7pm Jesse Kramer’s Antinous as Osiris (bio)
8:30pm Sean Dobbins Trio (bio)
9:45pm Theo Croker Star People Nation (bio)
The Blue LLama Jazz Club offers a full menu of American shared plates, spirits and desserts, and is open from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. There are no drink or food minimums at Blue LLama during the A2 Jazz Fest. See menu links below:
The Blue LLama is only accepting walk-ins during this three day series, and the room will all be communal seating (there will be table-sharing). For more information about the Blue LLama Jazz Club, check out https://www.bluellamaclub.com.
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Enjoy some pictures from the A2 Jazz Fest 2019! https://www.flickr.com/photos/ce_andersen/49026694328/in/album-72157711669414581/ Theo Croker Star...
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Ron Brooks - bassDwight Adams - trumpetVincent Bowen - tenorJeff Kressler - piano Tom Starr - drums Ron Brooks has been a major player in, and...
What to expect: Original compositions tapping into the gut bucket of Black American Music.
Photo credit: Jeff Dunn (http://jeffdunn.com) Drummer Sean Dobbins leads a trio featuring Corey Kendrick on piano and Rob Bickley on bass. Their...
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