All invited to join or listen to an instrumental jam session.
A Detroit blues quartet led by longtime Etta James guitarist Bobby Murray is joined by an all-star lineup of area musicians to raise money for the American Red Cross to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy. With local guitar wiz George Bedard, Detroit vocalist Joce’lyn B, Lansing vocalist Twyla Birdsong, guitar virtuoso MotorCity Josh Ford, Detroit vocalist Tosha Owens, saxophonist Joe Labeau, singer-guitarist Erich Goebel, and Groove Council vocalist Kathleen Murray. Murray’s bandmates include keyboardist Philip Hale, drummer Glenn Giordano, and bassist James Cloyd Jr. Emcee is WEMU music director Linda Yohn. $5 minimum donation. 5-8 p.m.
Jazz originals and standards by this U-M music student ensemble led by electric guitarist Cornelison.
Acoustic rock-based originals by this popular veteran local rock ’n’ roll singer-songwriter. He has a new CD, Lovers, Liars & Losers.
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.
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.