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July Performances
 

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES in the UH Courtyard continues this month!

JAZZ & SWING
Five Guys Named Moe

This lively and accomplished quintet collectively brings decades of performing experience to its unique musical arrangements.  With Eric Nyhuis on drums; Mary Seelhorst on fiddle & vocals; Myron Grant on guitar, harmonica, & vocals; Jake Reichbart on guitar & vocals; and Erin Zurbuchen on bass, Five Guys Named Moe has a full-bodied and eclectic sound.  You’ll hear swing, free-wheeling be-bop, zany humor and much more.  Performing some of the best in American jazz, traditional, and popular music, Five Guys Named Moe croons and riffs: hot, smooth and cool. 
Thursday, July 3, 2008, Noon-1 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


ACOUSTIC FOLK ROCK
Souls Alike
After their premier last year at UH, Souls Alike has gone on to stir the souls of many audiences.  Perhaps best known as members from the 6-piece band, MannaFest, Bob Huffman (guitar and vocals), Tracy Huffman (vocals) and Kyle Rasmussen (percussion) form a dynamite folk-rock trio.  Bob Huffman studied music in Hollywood and Boston and is currently a music therapist at Mott Children’s Hospital.  Tracy has been a vocalist in bands throughout the Midwest since 1984 and serves as a minister in Ann Arbor.  Kyle has played in various bands, community theatre performances and works as a psychologist/therapist in Ann Arbor.  You can expect to hear songs by artists such as Sheryl Crow, Patty Griffin and Sarah McLachlan, as well as Souls Alike originals.
Thursday, July 10, 2008, Noon-1 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


FIDDLE MUSIC
Saline Fiddlers

Founded in 1994, the internationally acclaimed Saline Fiddlers are a musical ensemble of Saline Area High School students who have performed more than 900 times in 17 states and 5 countries.  The performers earn their memberships through competitive auditions based on musical skill, personal integrity and academic achievement, and they have been honored to perform at both the White House and the Kennedy Center.  Representing the rural traditions of Saline, Michigan and the United States, this 30 member fiddling, song & dance band performs on violin, viola, cello, guitar, bass, banjo and washboard.  This fun-filled family entertainment is not to be missed!
Thursday, July 17, 2008, Noon-1 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


BIG BAND JAZZ
Washtenaw Community College Jazz Orchestra

The WCC Jazz Orchestra has been performing at festivals, jazz competitions and musical functions throughout the Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor community for over 25 years.  The Jazz Orchestra was founded and originally directed by the late Dr. Morris J. Lawrence.  Now under the direction of John E. Lawrence, the band is made up of WCC students spanning ages 17 to 70.  Delighting audiences wherever they perform, the WCC Jazz Orchestra plays both instrumental and vocal music, ranging from big band jazz to smooth jazz and pop. 
Thursday, July 24, 2008, Noon-1 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CELTIC FOLK TRIO
Cairn to Cairn

For this performance, flutist & vocalist Kelly McDermott and guitarist & vocalist Terry Farmer team up with guest artist Rob Crozier to create an eclectic blend of musical genres.  McDermott is a classically trained flutist who lived on the east coast for seventeen years performing in orchestra and chamber ensembles both in the U.S. and abroad.  Farmer, who is classically trained on the guitar, has focused his extensive singing and songwriting talents as a solo artist and rock-n-roll band leader.  Crozier is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays with the Nick Strange Band and the Buzzrats.  This performance will include classical, Celtic, folk and original compositions. 
Thursday, July 31, 2008, Noon-1 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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