A former member of Abigail Washburn’s Sparrow Quartet, Sollee is a singer-songwriter and classically trained cellist whose music draws on Appalachian, chamber pop, jazz, and blues idioms. “I never expect to see the cello in one piece after Ben gets done playing it,” says My Morning Jacket frontman Yim Yames. “He bows and beats it and works it over with a passionate fury rarely seen.” Opening acts are Luke Reynolds, a Brooklyn-based alt- country singer-songwriter best known as the frontman of Blue Merle and Pictures in Sound who is currently a member of the rootsy, rock ‘n’ roll quartet Guster. Advance tickets: $15.
All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
Jazz originals and standards by this U-M music student ensemble led by electric guitarist Cornelison.
Local avant-jazz ensemble led by saxophonist-composer Bennett.
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.
A variety show with comics, poets, strippers, dancers, bands, and other performers TBA.
See review. 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.