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SUMMER COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES

BluescastersJUMP SWING BLUES
The Bluescasters
Come celebrate the beginning of summer and help kick-off the UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series with the Bluescasters!  This popular blues group, based in Ann Arbor, plays at festivals and nightclubs throughout southeastern Michigan. Formed in 2004, the Bluescasters style is defined by the strong backbeat provided by Doug Wolgat on bass and Harry Rodman on drums, the dazzling guitar playing of Brian Delaney and the multi-instrumental skills of Phil Ryski on harmonica, guitar and piano. They play a mixture of groove oriented and up-tempo blues originals as well as local favorites. Slick song arrangements featuring instrumental and vocal harmonies are icing on the cake.
Thursday, June 2, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Edie HerroldMODERN & LATIN JAZZ
Edie Herrold with Red Shoes
Enjoy the uplifting, exciting and inspiring sounds of Edie Herrold with Red Shoes as they explore the world of jazz. You’ll hear great grooves from Brazil, the Caribbean and beyond mixed with originals and other tunes from North America. Master guitarist Al Ayoub and exceptional percussionist Dennis Sheridan join bassist Edie Herrold on a journey of jazz inspiration.
Thursday, June 9, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Gratitude Steel BandSTEEL DRUM ISLAND INSPIRATIONS
Gratitude Steel Band
Join in the fun with this live singing steel band and experience music from such traditions as Calypso, Merengue, Marley, Jimmy Buffett and Jimmy Cliff to name a few. The Gratitude Steel Band has been putting on educational programs in schools to enhance the mind and body of students for over 16 years with programs on health, aerobics, geography and culture, all within the context of positive vibration music, song and dance. The Gratitude Steel Band has released nine CDs of varied styles with steel drums, tablas, guitar, percussion, and singing.
Thursday, June 16, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Global Jazz ProjectWORLD JAZZ
Global Jazz Project
Mark Hershberger, leader of Global Jazz Project and jazz performer and composer for over 40 years, describes the group's music as a mix of free and innovative jazz with traditional jazz roots and world music influences. Mark Hershberger (tenor sax, soprano sax, alto sax), Jerry LeDuff (udu, surdo, percussion, ocarinas, ethnic woodwinds, cuica, congas, bongos, berimbau), Bastian Christopher Trimpe (guitar, mandolin), Richard H. Smith (bass), Andy Szadyr (keyboards) and Ken Kozora (drums and percussion) together create the sound that is Global Jazz Project. Their current release is Out of this World Live at Detroit International Jazz Festival.
Thursday, June 23, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Five Guys Named MoeJAZZ & SWING
Five Guys Named Moe
Since 1993, this lively and accomplished quintet has entertained audiences throughout the Great Lakes region with excellent vocals and high-energy arrangements of new and old jazz standards, soulful ballads and unique instrumentals. All of the band members are impressively versatile. Eric Nyhuis on drums; Myron Grant on guitar, harmonica and vocals; Jake Reichbart on guitar and vocals; Erin Zurbuchen on bass; and Mary Seelhorst on fiddle and vocals, all have a full-bodied and eclectic sound as well as decades of performing experience. You’ll hear swing, Texas swing, free-wheeling be-bop, comic storytelling and much more.
Thursday, June 30, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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Upcoming July Performances & Events

Dodworth Saxhorn BandHISTORIC AMERICAN MUSIC
Dodworth Saxhorn Band
Presenting a program entitled, "Songs That Made America: The American Civil War, 1861-1865,” the Dodworth Saxhorn Band performs in 19th century attire on historic period instruments. This program is a musical and educational concert with historical skits and banter, including such songs as “Dixie”, “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, “We Are Coming Father Abra'm”, “Wait for the Wagon” and the “Bonny Blue Flag”. During its 25-year history, the Dodworth Saxhorn Band has presented concerts in venues ranging from small communities to the White House, in Washington, DC.   
Thursday, July 7, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Saline FiddlersWORLD FIDDLING SHOW
Saline Fiddlers
America's premier youth fiddling show band, the Saline Fiddlers, was founded in 1994. All high school students from Saline, MI, these musicians and performers astound audiences every time they take the stage. They present an energetic, polished stage show that includes music, song and dance from the traditions of American folk fiddle, bluegrass, jazz, western swing and Celtic music. Their repertoire, which grows every year, includes many pieces composed or arranged by an exceptionally talented artistic team, led by Artistic Director Ben Culver. 
Thursday, July 14, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Creole du NordCAJUN & ZYDECO MUSIC
Creole du Nord
Creole du Nord’s sound can be traced to southwestern Louisiana’s traditional music mixed with some crossover tunes such as “Cluck Old Hen”, “Rueben’s Train” or some forgotten gospel song of the Okay label. When they say they play Creole and other traditional music, what they’re really talking about is some down home sawing or two-steppin’ on a sawdust floor. So come hear the band, move a little and have some fun. Chuck Anderson plays acoustic & electric bass, Beate Williams plays banjo-uke, Mark Palms plays accordion, Mike Zivsak plays fiddle & scrubboard, Marty Somberg plays fiddle, Geoff Kinde plays drums and Randy Markey plays electric guitar & banjo.
Thursday, July 21, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Tumbao BravoCUBAN STYLE JAZZ
Tumbao Bravo
Winner of three Detroit Music Awards, Ann Arbor/Detroit based Tumbao Bravo performs the authentic rythyms of Cuba with rich jazz harmonies. Formed in 2003 by Paul VornHagen and Alberto Nacif, this exciting combo has performed at all the major music festivals in Michigan and has had their CDs aired on many major national jazz radio programs. Paul VornHagen (sax/flute, guiro, claves), Brian DiBlassio (keyboard), Pat Prouty (bass), Javier Barrios (timbales) and Alberto Nacif (congas) are Tumbao Bravo.
Thursday, July 28, 2011, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
Rain location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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