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Rev. Robert Jones Sr.GOSPEL & BLUES MUSIC & HISTORY
Rev. Robert Jones Sr. & Bernice Jones Robert Jones Sr. listen

Reverend Robert Jones Sr. is a nationally recognized musician and educator from Detroit with more than 25 years of experience as a performer and storyteller. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Jones has opened for Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal and Leon Russell, to name a few. For this program, he and his wife Bernice Jones will showcase the gospel, blues, inspirational folk, and roots music that form the basis of American popular music. Rev. Jones plays and describes American music in its historical context and speaks of how traditional African American music helped give rise to musical forms that are beloved around the world. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Grosse Ile QuartetVALENTINE WOODWIND POPS
Grosse Ile Quartet Grosse Ile Quartet listen

The Grosse Ile Quartet presents a musical kaleidoscope of popular music for woodwinds. With many years of combined solo, teaching and orchestral experience, the Grosse Ile Quartet (GIQ) is comprised of U-M graduates Carole Scott, flute; Nancy Gruits, oboe; Lisa Dills, clarinet; and Heather Gladden, bassoon. For this performance they will play romantic selections ranging from the Beatles to Bach, Beethoven to Bowie, so prepare for musical diversity and virtuosity that surprises and delights. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Jen Sygit & Sam CorbinFOLK & AMERICANA
Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin listen

You may know Lansing singer-songwriter and Interlochen alumna Jen Sygit from Earthwork Music Collective, Lincoln County Process or Stella!, an all-female roots music trio. Whether its mournful blues tunes, haunting folk ballads or rousing bluegrass numbers, Sygit sings with clarity and emotion. For this concert, she performs with her frequent duo partner and fellow Earthwork Music member Sam Corbin, an Ypsilanti-based performing songwriter and founding member of Lincoln County Process whose influences include the troubadours of Greenwich Village and the soul singers of Detroit. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



CLASSICAL VIOLA
Joseph Chung

This performance is part of the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Community Outreach Performance Series. Violist Joseph Chung is pursuing a dual master’s degree in Chamber Music & Performance. A pioneer of expanding virtuosic viola repertoire, Chung works with composers and arrangers to transcribe and revise pieces for the viola. He has performed concertos with the Bellflower Symphony and Collegium Musicum Chamber, and chamber concerts with the Calidore and Telegraph Quartets. A Mandell Collection Artist, Chung performs on a 1837 Alessandro D’Espine viola from the collection. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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UPCOMING MARCH PERFORMANCES & EVENTS

Joan BelgraveDETROIT JAZZ VOCALIST
Joan Belgrave Robert Jones Sr. listen

Joan Belgrave is Detroit’s most noted jazz singer. Her musical career began at age 3 when her parents would take her to house parties and put her up on a soapbox to sing with adult singers. Belgrave has performed at historic venues like Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Jazz Cafe at The Music Hall, Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, Fillmore Theatre, Orchestra Hall and Detroit Opera House. She has produced seven albums – five with her late husband, legendary Jazz trumpeter, Marcus Belgrave. She has also recorded tributes to Billie Holliday, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong. She will be joined for this concert by her trio. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Pete Siers & Mr. BBLUES & BOOGIE-WOOGIE PIANO
Mr. B with Pete Siers Grosse Ile Quartet listen

Pianist and vocalist Mr. B., a.k.a. Mark Lincoln Braun, is a rare link to the first generation of blues and boogie-woogie pianists. Mr. B learned directly from Little Brother Montgomery, Boogie Woogie Red and Blind John Davis. He has performed coast to coast and throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico and South America. Percussionist Pete Siers has an international reputation for his intensely physical yet dynamically sensitive drumming, attention to detail, and mastery of many different styles. He has played Carnegie Hall, has toured Europe several times, and is a long-time favorite at many jazz festivals across the US. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Big Fun TrioIRISH FIDDLE MUSIC
Big Fun Trio Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin listen

All over 6 ft. tall and full of fun, Big Fun has been playing around the Midwest since 2012, ranging from Toronto to Columbus, and many points in between. One of the best Irish fiddlers around, Marty Somberg has hosted the Sunday night Irish music session at Conor O’Neill’s pub in Ann Arbor for sixteen years. Joined by Myron Grant on vocals, guitar, harmonica and the bones; and Brad Battey on fiddle and foot percussion, this Ann Arbor based trio will play Irish fiddle music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



UNIVERSITY MUSIC MAJORS
U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Students

This performance is a part of the U-M Community Outreach Performance Series. As an engaged-learning initiative of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD), this series exists both to provide high quality cultural experiences for the surrounding community and for the educational benefit of participating students. Performers prepare repertoire and interactive presentations with assistance from SMTD faculty and staff for different age groups in various venues throughout the community. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Alvin WaddlesPIANO JAZZ & VOCALS
Alvin Waddles Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin listen

Pianist, singer, composer and director Alvin Waddles has worked in Detroit and Ann Arbor Public Schools and in the music ministries of several churches. He has been musical director and/or pianist for The Wiz, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Chorus Line, West Side Story, Sophisticated Ladies and featured performer in the Detroit Music Hall's production of Ain't Misbehavin'. He performed as Crown for Bowling Green State University's production of Porgy and Bess, played “Rhapsody in Blue” with the Michigan Opera Theater Orchestra, and delighted audiences at the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 12:10-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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