Local acoustic string jam quintet that plays a brand of twangy roots-folk music fused with elements of jazz and psychedelic rock that it calls “down-home funkgrass.” In the Cavern Club.
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Veteran local big band, led by saxophonist David Swain, that plays late 1930s swing and 1940s R&B. With vocalists Jim Tarravantes and Patty O'Connor. 6:30-9 p.m.
Jazz originals and standards by this U-M music student ensemble led by electric guitarist Cornelison.
Local singer-songwriter who writes raw, Dylanesque folk-style songs.
Vintage jazz and blues by this talented local singer whose vocal style also reflects gospel, R&B, soul, and hip-hop influences.
Improvisations over jazz standards by this local pianist.
Blues, jazz, and pop standards, along with some originals, by this local singer-songwriter, guitarist, and pianist.
Dec. 28-Jan. 1. 5-night showcase of 60 local and Michigan bands in a wide spectrum of genres. Daily lineups available at mittenfest.org. A benefit for the nonprofit youth tutoring and writing center 826michigan. $10 per night. 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
This local 10-piece big band is one of the few to specialize in the old-time big-band music of the late 1920s and early 1930s associated with Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. Arrangements by the renowned early-jazz pianist James Dapogny and tubaist Chris Smith.