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!


5:30pm Eliza Salem Quartet (bio)
7pm Miles Okazaki (solo guitar) (bio)
8:30pm Marion Hayden Sextet (bio)
10pm Justin Walter’s Woodland Creatures (bio)


5:30pm Jordan Anderson’s Soulful Tomorrow (bio)
7pm Ron Brooks Quintet (bio)
8:30pm & 10pm Theo Croker Star People Nation (bio)


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 FestSee 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

Give us your feedback and suggestions to us here

Artist Profiles

Artist Profile: Marion Hayden Sextet

Artist Profile: Marion Hayden Sextet

Born in Detroit, MI, a crucible of jazz, Marion Hayden is one of the world’s finest proponents of the acoustic bass. Mentored by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Hayden began performing jazz at the age of 15. She has performed with such diverse luminaries as Sheila Jordan, Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Steve Turre, George Benson, Gregory Porter and James Carter.