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September Performances
 

AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by 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. His artistically rich and diverse background allows him to bring different influences to interpretations of early jazz in his George Gershwin inspired program. He has played concerts, clubs, television and radio around the world, and he is in great demand for his piano clinics, offered in collaboration with other well-known pianists throughout the US.
Thursday, September 6, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


CELTIC FOLK TRIO
by Cairn to Cairn

For this performance, Cairn to Cairn’s flutist and vocalist Kelly McDermott and guitarist and vocalist Terry Farmer team up with guest artist Rob Crozier on bass to create an eclectic blend of musical genres.  McDermott maintains a Suzuki flute studio in Ann Arbor, and she performs regularly as an Artist-Masterclass clinician throughout the United States and Europe as well as with many symphony orchestras.  Terry studied classical guitar at the University of Denver and Cleveland Institute of Music and has performed as a singer/songwriter at folk festivals around the country.  Rob Crozier, the special guest, is a multi-instrumentalist who also plays with the Nick Strange Band and the Buzzrats.  Expect to hear art music by Piazolla and Villa Lobos, Celtic music, folk songs and original compositions.
Thursday, September 13, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


WORLD MUSIC
by the Laz Slomovits Trio

With Laz Slomovits on vocals, guitar, fiddle & folk flutes, Helen Slomovits on Celtic harp, silver flute & vocals, and Lori Fithian on percussion & vocals, this trio performs uplifting original songs and world music flavored improvisations.  A special feature of their show is musical settings of the poetry of Rumi, the 13th Century Persian mystic, whose 800th birthday is being celebrated this September.
Thursday, September 20, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109


GLOBAL JAZZ
by the Global Jazz Trio

Performing energetic originals inspired by both traditional American jazz and ethnic influences from around the world, this Ann Arbor based band makes music that has vision.  Saxophonist Mark Hershberger, percussionist Muruga Booker, and bassist Richard Smith have all apprenticed and played with a host of jazz greats from the Detroit and national jazz scene.  The Global Jazz Trio brings a high energy style to global interpretation of jazz and contemporary funk, linking the Detroit/Ann Arbor jazz music scene to the rest of the planet. 
Thursday, September 27, 2007, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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