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Tiana MarquezALL THAT JAZZ
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Tiana Marquez has an active performance career and is a social and environmental activist. Holding an M.A. degree in Art Education from California State Los Angeles specializing in Art Therapy, Marquez performs throughout southeastern Michigan and beyond at libraries, schools, churches and universities. She has performed live on radio and television in the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal, captivating diverse, multicultural audiences with her singing and storytelling. She has released five CDs, is in process with a sixth, and also works in film. For this concert, Marquez will perform jazz and blues with Dave Gitterman on piano.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 5, 2016,
12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


Michael CasherCLASSICAL GUITAR
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Michael Casher is a physician at the University of Michigan Hospital and a classical guitarist. He has performed solo and with chamber groups throughout Michigan. "Michael Casher is a fine musician, with a warm, elegant and engaging sound." – Brian Roberts, Professor of Guitar at Wayne State University.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, May 12, 2016
, 12:10 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Standard Time BandJAZZ, SWING & POP
Standard Time Band

Led by Maggie Waltz on bass, this talented and versatile group performs a mix of jazz standards, swing & pop with a fresh, eclectic twist. Based in Ann Arbor and performing throughout Michigan, you’ll see how much Standard Time’s musicians enjoy their work. They create their own unique arrangement for every piece,and they are filled with enthusiasm and energy. The Standard Time Band is comprised of Jean Wilson – piano, Rob Hejna – drums, Kyle Newmeyer – vocals, Maggie Waltz – bass, Riccardo Selva – sax, with guest vocalist Melissa House.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, May 19, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


San, Emily & JacobINTERNATIONAL FOLK & MORE
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The trio of San, Emily & Jacob formed in 2013, but they have a long history together. San Slomovits, with his brother Laz, comprise the popular folk duo Gemini, and San’s daughter Emily Slomovits first joined them on stage when she was eight year’s old. Jacob Warren and Emily have known and played together since Kindergarten. Emily is an accomplished violinist and vocalist, and Jacob Warren studies bass performance at U-M. Their beautifully blended harmonies and exciting instrumental work breathe new life into traditional and contemporary folk, jazz, classical, Broadway show tunes and more, and audiences thrill to their warmth, humor and ease on stage.
Gifts of Art free concert

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 12:10-1:00 pm
University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI  48109

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UPCOMING JUNE PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

SUMMER COURTYARD CONCERT SERIES

The BluescastersELECTRIC BLUES
Bluescasters
Come celebrate the beginning of summer at Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series opener with the Bluescasters. This well-known Ann Arbor group was formed in 2004 by Harry Rodman (percussion & vocals), Doug Wolgat (bass & vocals) and Kerry Adams (guitar and vocals). The following year they were joined by multi-instrumentalist Phil Ryski (guitar, piano, harp & vocals). Since then, the band has released four award nominated albums. The fourth album, Something Going Down, was released in 2014. The Bluescasters bring their original, high energy music to festivals and nightclubs throughout Michigan.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 2, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain or heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


Ingrid Racine QuartetCLASSIC & MODERN JAZZ
Ingrid Racine Quartet
Ingrid Racine (trumpet & vocals) leads an Ann Arbor based jazz quartet, performing modern arrangements of American standards. Known for performing a diverse range of musical styles, this U-M School of Music grad adapts tunes from the 1920s to the bebop era, infusing them with 21st century inflections of hip hop, electronica and rock. She is joined by Chuck Newsome (guitar), Eric Nachtrab (bass), and Jesse Kramer (drums). This concert is part of Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain or heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


Raisin PickersROOTS & BLUEGRASS
Raisin Pickers

It’s the 26th anniversary of the founding of the Raisin Pickers, the Manchester based string band that's cultivated a loyal following with its deft mix of rustic Appalachian, old time swing, bluegrass, and  swamp driven Louisiana music. Carol Wells Palms (string bass, fiddle, vocals) is a classically trained string player who captures the heart of traditional music. Mark Palms (banjo, fiddle, guitar, accordion, vocals) is a composer, player and proponent of traditional music and American musical heritage. David Mosher is on mandolin, fiddle, guitar and vocals, and Billy King plays electric guitar. This concert is part of Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 16, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain or heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


steelworksCALYPSO & SOCA STEEL BAND
steelworks

Performing traditional music of Trinidad and Tobago, steelworks brings a flavor of the Caribbean islands with traditional calypso and soca music as well as reggae, popular and jazz tunes. Band leader Shane Jones is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a Graduate Certificate minor in World Performance Studies at U-M, where he is the World Percussion Instructor. He has studied and performed in Brazil, China, the Caribbean, West Africa and across the US. Chelsea Tinsler also plays steel drum, Patterson McKinney is on bass, and Andrew Grossman, drums. This concert is part of Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 23, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain or heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1


San, Emily & JacobSULTRY JAZZ & SOUL
Gwenyth Hayes Trio

Bassist and vocalist Gwenyth Hayes’ hybrid reinterpretations give due respect to classics from many genres and eras and center around her sultry voice, groove oriented bass lines and tight instrumental arrangements. She reinvents traditional soul, jazz, soft rock and blues standards with a new smooth, sensual and contemporary feel. During her Blues era as a professional bassist in Chicago, Hayes performed regularly at world famous clubs including Buddy Guy’s Legends. She performs with jazz guitarist Jake Reichbart and drummer Rob Avsharian. This concert is part of Gifts of Art’s UMHS Summer Courtyard Concert Series.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 30, 2016, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospital Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Rain or heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1

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