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)
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)
FRIDAY SEPT 20 (DAY 2)
5:30pm Jordan Anderson’s Soulful Tomorrow (bio)
7pm Ron Brooks Quintet (bio)
8:30pm & 10pm Theo Croker Star People Nation (bio)
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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Photos from A2 Jazz Fest 2019
Enjoy some pictures from the A2 Jazz Fest 2019! https://www.flickr.com/photos/ce_andersen/49026694328/in/album-72157711669414581/ Theo Croker Star...
Artist Profile: Theo Croker Star People Nation
Theo Croker - trumpet Michael Ode - drums Russell Hall - bass Liya Grigoryan - piano Trumpeter Theo Croker is an adventurous jazz musician known for...
Artist Profile: Ron Brooks Quintet
Ron Brooks - bassDwight Adams - trumpetVincent Bowen - tenorJeff Kressler - piano Tom Starr - drums Ron Brooks has been a major player in, and...
Artist Profile: Jordan Anderson’s Soulful Tomorrow
What to expect: Original compositions tapping into the gut bucket of Black American Music.
Artist Profile: Sean Dobbins Trio
Photo credit: Jeff Dunn (http://jeffdunn.com) Drummer Sean Dobbins leads a trio featuring Corey Kendrick on piano and Rob Bickley on bass. Their...
Artist Profile: Jesse Kramer
Jesse Kramer’s Antinous as Osiris Released in June of 2019, Kramer’s latest project “Antinous as Osiris” was inspired by two of the most important...
Artist Profile: Justin Walter’s Woodland Creatures
Woodland Creatures pays homage to those that dwell in fur and nest. With inspiration at hand, this music was carefully written and recorded in 2010, but has yet to breathe life into a live performance. So we pick up here in 2019 at the A2 Jazz Festival.
Artist Profile: Trunino Lowe Quartet
Photo credit: Jeff Dunn (http://jeffdunn.com) The Trunino Lowe Quartet is comprised of four friends who love to play together. The quartet features...
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.
Artist Profile: Miles Okazaki
Miles Okazaki is a NYC based guitarist originally from Port Townsend, a small seaside town in Washington State. His approach to the guitar is...
Patrick you have done an outstanding job with this announcement and thanks very much for everything you do for the A2 Jazz Festival !!!
Thank you Paquetta! We appreciate your support every year as well.