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Crescent City Quintet: Boodle-Am Shake | September 2021

September 10, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

ALEX BELHAJ'S CRESCENT CITY QUINTET

Kerrytown Concert House kicks off its Fall season with music inspired by the great New Orleans tradition! Led by guitarist and vocalist, Alex Belhaj, an outstanding interpreter of vintage jazz guitar styles, the group celebrates the release of its latest CD: Boodle-Am Shake! Joining Belhaj is an impressive line-up with Ray Heitger (clarinet/vocals), Dave Kosmyna (cornet/vocals), Jordan Schug (string bass), and Pete Siers (drums).

Periodically, Alex Belhaj’s strongly steeped devotion to living tradition transports him and his guitar to New Orleans where he sits in and absorbs the continuum firsthand.

For this ensemble, Alex has assembled an intimate group of skilled improvisers who share his passion for traditional jazz and music from the 1920’s and ‘30s. Clarinetist Ray Heitger has served for many years as Toledo, Ohio’s grand interpreter of traditional jazz. His inspired solos and visceral vocals bring caloric urgency to any gathering. Cornetist Dave Kosmyna has devoted much of his life to the early strata of the jazz tradition. Alex Belhaj’s Crescent City Quartet is anchored and illuminated by Hamtramck-based string bassist Jordan Schug and mad-skilled drummer Pete Siers.

A MESSAGE FROM BANDLEADER ALEX BELHAJ:

“The Crescent City Quintet’s music is deeply rooted in New Orleans traditional music and is inspired directly by Black American Music.  In the spirit of reciprocity, I believe that it is essential to give back to the people from whom the music comes.  50% of any sales from the Sugar Blues and/or Boodle-Am Shake albums will be going to BIPOC led New Orleans based cultural organizations.  For anyone who loves the people and culture of New Orleans, please consider donating to relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida and the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Date:
September 10, 2021
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Venue

Kerrytown Concert House
415 N. 4th Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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Phone
734-769-2999