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Sept 8th: First Congregation Church (7-11pm)Sept 9th: LIVE Nightclub (12-10pm)

A Benefit for Drummer George Davidson is scheduled for November 11th from noon to 4 p.m. at the Zal Gaz Grotto (2070 West Stadium) followed by a 7 to 10 p.m. session at Ziggy’s (206 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti). 

Admission at both venues: $10 

George has been ailing for a while and the proceeds from this event will go towards defraying hospital expenses during his rehabilitation and recovery.

George  grew up in Detroit and started his musical career tap dancing at the tender age of eight. In high school, he was fortunate enough to continue his studies with the great Rex T. Hall and, briefly, with James Thurston at Wayne State University. Davidson’s career afforded him the opportunity of traveling throughout the world. He has worked and performed with the giants of Motown such as The Four Tops, The Supremes and many others. He went on to work with numerous jazz, pop and blues artists: Aretha Franklin, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band (with fellow Detroiters Rod Hicks, Teddy Harris Jr. and a young St. Louis saxophonist David Sanborn), Spanky Wilson, Leon Thomas, Eddie Russ, Eddie Harris, Bill Heid, Ron English, Ron Brooks, Dorothy Donegan, Kirk Lightsey, Rodney Whitaker, Geri Allen, Rufus Harley, Teddy Edwards, Dr. Donald Byrd, The Michigan Jazz Masters, The Tribe, Marcus Belgrave and many many others.

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A Benefit for Drummer George Davidson is scheduled for November 11th from noon to 4 p.m. at the Zal Gaz Grotto (2070 West Stadium) followed by a 7 to 10 p.m. session at Ziggy's (206 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti).
Admission at both venues: $10

George has been ailing for a while and the proceeds from this event will go towards defraying hospital expenses during his rehabilitation and recovery.

George grew up in Detroit and started his musical career tap dancing at the tender age of eight. In high school, he was fortunate enough to continue his studies with the great Rex T. Hall and, briefly, with James Thurston at Wayne State University. Davidson’s career afforded him the opportunity of traveling throughout the world. He has worked and performed with the giants of Motown such as The Four Tops, The Supremes and many others. He went on to work with numerous jazz, pop and blues artists: Aretha Franklin, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band (with fellow Detroiters Rod Hicks, Teddy Harris Jr. and a young St. Louis saxophonist David Sanborn), Spanky Wilson, Leon Thomas, Eddie Russ, Eddie Harris, Bill Heid, Ron English, Ron Brooks, Dorothy Donegan, Kirk Lightsey, Rodney Whitaker, Geri Allen, Rufus Harley, Teddy Edwards, Dr. Donald Byrd, The Michigan Jazz Masters, The Tribe, Marcus Belgrave and many many others.

You can find the schedule here: a2jazzfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/GD-Benefit_Schedule.pdf
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