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AMERICAN SONGBOOK
Tad Weed
Tad Weed is a powerhouse of a pianist who recently relocated from Los Angeles to Ann Arbor. Weed has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz including John Patitucci, Mundell Lowe, Carmen McCrae, Charles Lloyd and Woody Herman. He has played concerts, clubs, television and radio around the world, and is in great demand for his piano clinics, offered in collaboration with other well-known pianists throughout the US.
Thursday, September 3, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


MODERN JAZZ PIANO
Jim Vincent

Jim Vincent studied piano from a very early age with someone who himself had been a student of the great English pedagogue, Tobias Matthay. Although his career was eventually directed towards science, Jim maintained a strong — and for many years professional — interest in piano performance. In jazz, he performed with some of Europe's top improvisers, and made appearances at major jazz festivals and in BBC broadcast concerts. Prior to his recent retirement, he was Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at U-M.
Thursday, September 10, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


OLD TIME PIANO
Jerry Perrine
Specializing in the classic American piano styles of ragtime, traditional jazz, blues and boogie-woogie, Jerry Perrine’s music is full of fun. When he was 17 years old, his fascination with the music of Scott Joplin inspired him to teach himself how to play ragtime piano. This led him next on a chronological journey of musical study of the different styles of piano music by listening to recordings of Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton, James P. Johnson and others. He has enjoyed performing “old time” piano for over thirty years throughout Michigan.
Thursday, September 17, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


GYPSY JAZZ
Two Guitars

Ann Arbor guitarists Joseph Summers (lead) and Alex Belhaj (rhythm) play multilayered music with energetic rhythms. This guitar duo draws deeply from the European swing music of the legendary Django Reinhardt, but their repertoire also includes Latin, samba, tango, and salsa sounds as well as jazz standards.  Summers is an U-M graduate, and Belhaj is currently an undergraduate student in Literature, Sciences and the Arts at U-M.
Thursday, September 24, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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Upcoming October Concerts

Jay Kaplan & Jeffrey WilletsBROADWAY DIVAS
Two Tenors on the Edge
Jeffrey Willets earned a BA & MA in Voice and Music Education from Eastern Michigan University, with additional studies at the New England Conservatory of Music. He’s known locally as an artist who performs classical, Broadway and pop. Jay Kaplan is the staff attorney for the ACLU of Michigan’s LGBT Project. In his spare time, he sings with the Detroit Together Men’s Chorus and dabbles in community theatre, both acting and directing. Their accompaniest Elisabeth Wagner is a junior at Wayne State University in pre-law.
Thursday, October 1, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


Laz & San SlomovitsFOLK MUSIC OF THE '60S & '70S
THE FOLK REVIVAL BAND

Come hear "Blowin' in the Wind," "If I Had a Hammer" and other classic songs of Pete Seeger; Bob Dylan; Peter, Paul and Mary; Simon and Garfunkel; and others. In addition, this concert will feature traditional American folk songs performed on guitar, fiddle, mandolin, "bones," and folk flutes. The Folk Revival Band consists of twin brothers San and Laz Slomovits (also known as Gemini, Ann Arbor's nationally-known family folk musicians) who came of age during the ‘60s. They will be joined on drums by U-M music school graduate and local music teacher, Mike Morrison.
Thursday, October 8, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


John LatiniSINGER/SONGWRITER
John Latini
John Latini is a musical chameleon. Whether he’s singing an old standard from the jazz era of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s, belting out the blues, or quoting from the classic rock repertoire, his voice and music transforms with the song, carrying audiences away with him. Latini is also an award-winning songwriter, so you’re bound to hear his clever lyrics in one or two of his original tunes. Always upbeat and animated, his magic draws all ages into the show.
Thursday, October 15, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


Federbush & Owen-BissiriHARP-OBOE DUO
Laurel Federbush & Sue L. Owen-Bissiri

Harpist Laurel Federbush studied music at the University of Toronto and received her DMA from U-M. She frequently performs solo as well as with several local symphonies, and she arranges and composes her own music for harp. Sue L. Owen-Bissiri is a freelance oboist who performs with a myriad of groups. She has music degrees from Oberlin Conservatory and Eastern Michigan University. From such talented and classically trained musicians, you can expect to hear outstanding classical solo and duet music for oboe and harp.
Thursday, October 22, 2009, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


Marcella Rose at Motawi Workshop in '08FREE MAKE-A-TILE WORKSHOP
Motawi Tileworks

The Motawi hands-on tile making workshop is back! Karim Motawi, U-M alum and co-creator of Motawi Tileworks, is our featured artist for this special event. First Karim will demonstrate and discuss Motawi Tileworks tile making process, and then workshop participants can imprint a tile of their own on a drop in basis between 12:30-1:30 pm. The hands-on part of the workshop is limited to the first 100 attendees; there is no pre-registration required, and participation will occur on a first come, first serve basis. Tiles will be glazed at the Motawi studio and then be available for pick up. Motawi Tileworks, Ann Arbors own nationally known art tile studio, is offering this workshop completely free of charge. U-M Health System has Motawi tile murals in the east and west Patient Elevator lobbies on floors 1-8.  Gifts of Art is exhibiting newly released Motawi tiles Oct. 19-Dec. 7, 2009 in the Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.
Thursday, October 29, 2009, 12:00-1:30 pm
Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1

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