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A2 Jazz Fest, lifting up our musicians and our community

Performances throughout the year to keep the spirit alive

Supporting multiple generations and learning experiences for our youth

Our community coming together to listen to great music

Meet new friends and commune with other jazz lovers

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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.

Find out about all the jazz happening in Ann Arbor

Pulp Feature: Come Together: A2 Jazz Fest will showcase the region's rich talent

Festival Line-Up

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Tonight! (Wednesday, December 27th) from 8 to 10 p.m. at Old Town Tavern (122 W. Liberty): Jazz Night at Old Town features the Stephen Boegehold Trio. Drummer Stephen Boegehold leads a trio featuring ...

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Tuesday Night Jazz at Old Town, this week only, with Jennifer Pollard, Alex Anest, Evan Veasey. Come out and dig the Jazz over the holidays! ... See MoreSee Less

Jennifer Pollard with Evan Veasey and Alex Anest

December 26, 2017, 8:00pm - December 26, 2017, 10:00pm

On a special Jazz Night at Old Town Jennifer Pollard will sing choice standards with guitarists Evan Veasey and Alex Anest. Evan and Alex will play duo in the opening set and Jennifer will join them f...

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Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

December 20, 2017, 8:00pm - December 20, 2017, 10:00pm

Live music featuring D#WQ, a blend of world music and jazz, featuring oud, violin, bass and percussion.

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This is Jennifer Pollard, administrator of LiftingUpA2Jazz, a Facebook page that provides information on Jazz happenings in Ann Arbor and nearby areas. Please feel welcome to become a member.

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