We are excited to share with you an event presented by the Blue LLama Jazz Club who provided significant sponsorship support to A2 JAZZ FEST this year.

At Blue Llama’s Rebirth of the Cool: Jazz Gala & Benefit, October 13th (7.30 to 11 p.m.) at Zingerman’s Greyline (100 N. Ashley St), you will enjoy a tasting of world-class cuisine from Blue LLama Executive Chef Louis Goral, learn about and support the efforts of music organizations (including A2 JAZZ FEST) that are working to inspire the next generation of musicians, and experience an intimate performance and conversation with jazz legend and ten-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval (http://arturosandoval.com/).

To purchase tickets, visit https://muto.umich.edu/events/54999-13663010. Tickets are $100 and are also available at the MUTO Box Office, located at 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. For more information, email hello@bluellamaclub.com.

About The Organizations: The A2JF mission is to showcase and elevate Ann Arbor’s jazz scene through live performances of original compositions and jazz standards by Michigan-based artists (see www.a2jazzfest.com). Vincent York’s Jazzistry tells the story of America’s cultural, racial, and musical history through live music presentations to expand young adults’ view of society and history and create the next generation of jazz lovers (see www.jazzistry.org). The Arturo Sandoval Institute provides access, support and inspiration to music students so they may continue their music education without economic worry. Through scholarships, instrument donations, concerts, clinics, master classes, financial support and community collaborations, ASI is devoted to ensuring that music students can focus on what matters: honing their craft through passion, hard work and fun (see www.arturosandovalinstitute.org). Tappan Middle School Summer Jazz program helps young musicians hone their skills under excellent mentorship and through fun and challenging peer collaborations.

About Blue LLama Jazz Club: Opening in 2019, the Blue LLama Jazz Club will present live jazz and world music paired with inspired cuisine, creating a destination music venue and restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor. The Blue LLama aims to connect “Love of food” and “Love of music” with guests to offer one of the most unique and exciting dining experiences in the Midwest (see www.bluellamaclub.com).