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UPCOMING SEPTEMBER CONCERTS

Orville GrantJAZZ & BROADWAY PIANO
Orville Grant

Orville Grant has enjoyed playing music and teaching for over 25 years. He studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Berklee School of Music. Grant’s jazz band launched many performers’ careers: pianist Cedric Lawson played for Miles Davis; drummer Ralph Penland went on to play for Freddy Hubbard; saxophone player Darnell Smith played with Isaac Hayers; and guitarist Aurel Ray with Lonnie Liston Smith. More recently, Grant received a degree in Contemporary Jazz Studies from Washtenaw Community College and has played Kerrytown Concert House, among others. Look for live stream video on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Barton PolotJAZZ & CLASSICAL PIANO
Barton Polot

Barton Polot is Chair of the Department of Music at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, where he teaches electronic music and music theory. His doctorate from U-M is in Music Education, he served on the faculty of U-M and University of Toledo, and he launched the successful Ann Arbor Community High School jazz program. Polot is also a music advocate, and he has served on the board of the Michigan Philharmonic, Michigan Jazz Festival and the Southeastern Michigan Jazz Association, among others. For 15 years, he was the house pianist at Ann Arbor’s Gandy Dancer restaurant in Ann Arbor in the ‘70s & ‘80s. His repertoire is extensive, and he often takes requests.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



Wyman DuoCLASSICAL & RAGTIME FLUTE & PIANO
Wyman Duo

Siblings Laura and Ted Wyman have been playing flute and piano together since they were in elementary school in Ann Arbor. Laura has a degree in flute performance from U-M. She also owns Wyman Video, specializing in documentary photo and video. Ted studied classical, ragtime and jazz with Sarah Albright, Barton Polot and Mike Grace during his time at Community High School. He is an accomplished and versatile accompanist, working with instrumentalists, vocalists and choral groups, including Ben Cohen's Vocal Arts Ensemble. Laura and Ted are two of the founding members of the River Raisin Ragtime Revue.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109



DerzierCELTIC FUSION
Derzier

Derzier is led by Kelly McDermott, known for her dazzling flute technique and beautiful, soulful voice. She is joined by co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Rob Crozier (strings, percussion and vocals) to research and arrange ballads and dances of the UK and Europe. They uniquely blend elements of classical, folk, jazz and world music to create rich, complex musical hybrids. They move audiences with funky reels, “barn burner” jigs, and deep, soulful glimpses of old stories. Look for live stream video and event subscriptions on Gifts of Art Facebook.
Gifts of Art free concert
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm
Gifts of Art – University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


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