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Summer Courtyard Concert Series

BluescastersHIGH ENERGY BLUES
The Bluescasters
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Come rediscover the tradition of the Bluescasters at the Michigan Medicine Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series opener! This well known Ann Arbor group has four award nominated albums and was formed in 2004 by Doug Wolgat (bass/vocals) and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Phil Ryski. They are now joined with local pros Pete Bullard (guitar/vocals) and Tom Twiss (drums/vocals). The Bluescasters bring their original, high energy music to festivals and nightclubs throughout Michigan. Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospitals Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Los GatosLATIN JAZZ
Los Gatos
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Pete Siers, leader of Los Gatos, is an intensely physical and dynamic player on timbales, coro and percussion. Other world class performers in the group include: Cary Kocher, on vibes and coro; Kurt Krahnke, bass; Brian Di Blassio, piano and coro; and Al Di Blassio, congas, vocals and percussion. The rhythm section is remarkable, but many also love the vibraphone, which can send a cool flow down your back on a hot summer day. This concert is part of the Michigan Medicine Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospitals Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



All Directions BandMOTOWN & CLASSIC R&B
All Directions Band
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The All Directions Band is a fixture in the southeastern Michigan music scene. It includes Mike Ager on keyboards, Pat Sorise on drums, Shelley Catalan on vocals, and Ralph McKee on bass. The band has backed up a wide spectrum of talent including Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ben E. King & the Drifters, the Diamonds, and jazz legend Grady Tate. This concert is part of the Michigan Medicine Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. Rain or heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospitals Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Treetown SwingtetteJAZZ & SWING
Treetown Swingtette
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This traditional jazz and swing quartet showcases the talents of Cary Kocher on vibes, Paul Winder on violin and viola, Paul Keller on upright bass, and Myron Grant on guitar, vocals and harp. Their repertoire ranges from up tempo classics such as, "It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing", to beautiful slow tunes such as "Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans". This concert is part of the Michigan Medicine Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. Rain or heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospitals Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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Summer Courtyard Concert Series

Raisin PickersFOLK & BLUEGRASS
The Raisin Pickers
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The Raisin Pickers are a Manchester-based string band that plays rustic Appalachian, old time swing, bluegrass and Louisiana music. Carol Wells Palms is a classically trained string bass player; Mark Palms (banjo, fiddle, guitar, accordion) is a composer, player and proponent of American musical heritage; Billy King plays guitar; and they all sing. They were the first place winner in the Appalachian Stringband Festival Non-Traditional Band Contest in West Virginia. This concert is part of the Michigan Medicine Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospitals Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



MotorCity3JAZZ, FUNK & POP
The MotorCity3
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The MotorCity3 is a trio from Berkley, Michigan that play a variety of jazz standards and jazz/funk/pop from the 1930s to today. Each member has performed in other ensembles and groups for many years in the jazz, rock and blues genres, but it’s the jazz format where they thrive. Cliff Barrer is on guitar, Len Gervasi is on bass, and Paul Price, drums. This concert is part of the Michigan Medicine Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. MHealthy Farmers Market is also open in the courtyard during the concert. Rain/heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, July 18, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospitals Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Sarah D'AngeloPOP & JAZZ STANDARDS
Jake Reichbart Trio
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For the past 25 years, guitar virtuoso Jake Reichbart has been delighting audiences in the Great Lakes region and beyond. Along the way, he has picked up numerous praises and awards for his performances and recordings. While a noted bandleader and an in-demand sideman, Reichbart's forte lies in his instrumental solo work. Jazz vocalist Sarah D’Angelo has a master’s degree in clarinet performance from U-M, and she brings her lifetime study of music to her singing. This concert is part of the Michigan Medicine Gifts of Art Summer Courtyard Concert Series. Rain or heat location: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, July 25, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
University Hospitals Courtyard
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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