Alex Harding & ORGAN Nation

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

A powerful and innovative saxophonist, Alex Harding has a unique and contemporary baritone sound. The sincerity of his musical expression and the dynamism of his performance reaches out and touch the human spirit and soul. Organ Nation is an exciting organ trio led by baritone saxophonist, Alex Harding, exploring all facets of African-American music from […]

$15 – $75

Latin- Jazz Wednesday: Aguanko

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Aguankó, the ensemble led by percussionist and composer Alberto Nacíf, is a talented group of Michigan based musicians who are steeped in the tradition of jazz infused Son-Salsa. In La Bicileta and Chiquita, for example, you might hear shades of Conjunto Libre or Eddie Palmieri’s La Perfecta Orchestra. And, like the Fort Apache Band, there […]

$10

Bob Sweet Quartet

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bob Sweet grew up in Detroit and immersed himself in the city's jazz, blues, rock, and soul scene. His first formal drum instruction was with Gene Stewart, who had played with Woody Herman and others. Genegot him his first jazz gig in a trio with pianist Kathleen Landis. Bob also played with the Sun Messengers, […]

$15

Sunday Supper Series: Gwenyth Hayes

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bassist and Vocalist Gwenyth Hayes' hybrid reinterpretations give due respect to classic songs and soul covers from many genres and eras. They center around her sultry voice, groove-oriented bass lines and tight instrumental arrangements. This approach serves to reinvent popular soul, jazz, soft rock, and blues standards with a sensual and contemporary feel. Gwenyth's sound […]

$10

organissimo

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

You might notice of something different at an organissimo performance. The audience isn't the typical homogenous "jazz" audience. You'll see a healthy mix of people from all walks of life; young and old, black and white, from hippies to corporate professionals and everything in between. organissimo's music skirts over fences and satisfies a diverse range […]

$15 – $75

Zen Zadravec Trio

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Zen Zadravec, jazz pianist, saxophonist, and composer views all music as a form of creative communication. The goal is to create music based on human experience. It is also to absorb as much music as possible to develop through the lens of Humanism based on the philosophies of Nichiren Buddhism. Ultimately, Zadravec strives to create […]

$15 – $75

Ellie Martin Quartet

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ellie Martin is a jazz vocalist, and a singer-songwriter with a PhD in jazz studies, who performs a wide variety of repertoire from Brazilian music, American Songbook, Bebop, as well as her original compositions. A fearless improviser, Ellie delivers songs with individuality, passion, and honesty. Career highlights include performing at the Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, the […]

$15

Tumbao Bravo

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Enjoy an evening of salsa, Cuban beats and fun time by all at Blue LLama for Latin-jazz Wednesday featuring: Tumbao Bravo

$10

Andy Adamson Quintet CD Release Show

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Ann Arbor native Andy Adamson is a self-taught pianist, composer and bandleader. Starting his original band journey in sixth grade, he has composed music for his all original bands and played keyboards for over 50 years. Influenced by the music of John Coltrane, the Mahavishnu Orchestra and Chick Corea, Andy has composed a vast catalogue […]

$15

Kasan Belgrave Organ Quartet

Blue LLama Jazz Club 314 S. Main St., Ann Arbor, Michigan

Multi-woodwind-instrumentalist and Detroit native Kasan Belgrave holds a unique stance in the city as one of the young torchbearers of the Detroit jazz collective. His father, the late maestro trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, laid a foundation for him as he continues to carry on the legacy of Detroit jazz royalty. Following close to his father’s strides, […]

$10