Local musicians perform acoustic covers of gangster rap and other hip-hop records. Performers include singer-songwriters Joshua Davis, Dan Henig, Abigail Stauffer, Joe Hertler, Nathan K, and Nicole P’Simer, Christopher Norman, and Spencer Michaud, along with the bands The Ragbirds, Black Jake & the Carnies, Ben Daniels Band, Dragon Wagon, Back Forty, Wolfie Complex, Annie Lee’s Company, and The Finer Things. Advance tickets: $12. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
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. Tonight’s program focuses on the music of Count Basie. 6:30-9 p.m.
Jazz originals and standards by this U-M music student ensemble led by electric guitarist Cornelison.
Straight-ahead jazz by an ad hoc ensemble led by veteran local bassist Sharp.
Vintage jazz and blues by an ensemble led by Heather Schwartz, a 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.
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.