Pianist, composer and master improvisor André Mehmari returns to Kerrytown Concert House in arguably his most compelling musical setting – the classic piano trio with bassist Neymar Dias and drummer Sérgio Reze. There is something special about the sound of the piano trio that propels master pianists to another level. The trios of Keith Jarrett […]
Representing and celebrating the incredible diversity of the Ann Arbor community, local band Sumkali mixes the traditions of Northern and Southern Indian classical and folk music, infusing their compositions with jazz, flamenco, and funk influences. For over a decade the ten-member ensemble has collaborated and performed with musicians from India and the US to create […]
The Stone Sound Collective brings together celebrated world percussion traditions of Africa and India with the lyricism of cello and saxophone, combining influences from American jazz, traditional African music, classical Indian music, and European concert music. Mark Stone, array mbira, Ghanaian gyil, Ugandan akogo, and South African karimba Matt Dufresne, saxophones, flute, atenteben, and nadaswaram […]
May 15, 2019 7:00 pm Admission: $20 (Students $10) (Cash at the door or PayPal @ 734-330-3282 to pay in advance) Tickets sold by Reshma Srivastava - Please indicate how many reserve seat(s) you would like to purchase at the door About Maharishi Gandharva Veda Maharishi Gandharva Veda music is highly integrating and harmonizing because its […]
Danilo Brito was born into a home that brimmed with love for some of Brazil’s greatest music. From the day he arrived from the hospital maternity ward, he heard his father play the mandolin and from the phonograph recordings of his country’s musical treasures, especially Jacob do Bandolim. He, too, fell in love with this music and the mandolin, beginning a journey, at first unconscious, to become both guardian and scion of Brazil’s musical innovations.
Nearly twenty years ago, Norwegian pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen came forth with a new approach to jazz that focuses on lyricism within a stripped-down approach to music. The way he melded emotional intensity and beauty touched audiences and with the release of his first album for ECM Records sparked the growth of a worldwide following. His recorded work and most of his live concerts have featured his piano trio or a quartet with tenor saxophone, whereas solo performances have been relatively rare. As is true for most people, including musicians, the limitations caused by the pandemic have steered him to solitary work, composing and performing alone at the piano. In response to an invitation from Kerrytown Concert House, he will perform a solo piano suite, the Kerrytown Suite, of his own works and his arrangements of Norwegian hymns.
Brazilian pianist and composer Heloísa Fernandes paints her musical pictures with contrasts – driving rhythm and delicacy, joyous dance and quiet introspection, playfulness and elegance – and in doing so has been compared to the legendary Egberto Gismonti. She loves the challenge of playing solo and for this performance will draw from four albums worth of her own compositions as well as those by major Brazilian composers such as Hermeto Pascoal.
Kerrytown Concert House celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Cuban dance music! Cuba has long been a hotbed of cross-pollinating musical styles, especially when it comes to dance. This quartet — featuring Steve Jarosz (guitar and tres), Brian DiBlassio (piano), Eddie Caraballo (bass), and Owl DiBlassio (congas) — specializes in Cuban salsa and timba, seizing the spirit and energy of those forms, but allowing them to evolve by fusing them with cumbia, jazz, Arabic traditional and modern tropical rhythms. With musicians of diverse nationalities and backgrounds from Detroit and Ann Arbor, the members of Grupo Escobar deliver rich, high-energy music that brings all of these influences to bear.
Kerrytown Concert House brings the world to the House with this special cultural presentation. Ara Topouzian takes the audience on a musical historical journey, leading his ensemble on kanun (ancient Middle Eastern Zither harp) and joined by Mark Gavoor (oud) and Jerry Gerjekian (dumbegs). Together, the group performs traditional Armenian songs as well as other Middle Eastern favorites while also sharing personal stories and memories.
Internationally-acclaimed Sarod virtuoso Apratim Majumdar and Tabla maestro Amit Chatterjee captivate listeners with their distinguished recitals of traditional Indian Music.
Recognized in the JazzTimes 2010 Critic’s Poll, the Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe with world music-inspired original compositions. Featuring oud, violin, electric bass, synthesizer, and world percussion, the Worlds Quartet is fueled by the spirit of jazz, world music, and dynamic exploratory improvisation. Bassist, composer, and bandleader Dave Sharp leads the Worlds Quartet to explore music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria, and Greece.
Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet appears courtesy of Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates
Since its inception in 2014, Klezmephonic has become one of the busiest and the most sought-after Klezmer bands in Michigan. Being deeply embedded in the tragic and glorious history of Jewish life, Klezmer music can only be fully understood and appreciated in the context of that life, and its historical, social, and spiritual aspects. Amidst frolicking freilahks and sirbas, wailing clarinet and sobbing violin Klezmephonic will tell a story of strength, tenacity, and limitless beauty of the poetic narrative of simple Jewish life.
Nationally promoting and touring the release of their second album "Work & Song," Alla Boara returns to Kerrytown Concert House joining forces with special guest violinist, Gabriel Bolkosky (Bayberrry String Quartet/Oblivion Project)! As part of this exciting collaboration, the band will also debut new compositions, especially for KCH audiences!