Music Notes

Ebird & Friends Holiday Show

Erin “Ebird” Zindle and her group the Ragbirds have hosted this unique family-friendly Christmas concert at the Ark since 2007. The line-up of musical acts changes from year to year, but the spirit of the event is always focused on a communal feeling and a creative sparkle that leaves the audience with an unforgettable experience.

Christian Sands Trio

Considered one of the hottest, most in-demand pianists in jazz today, Christan Sands is an ascending young talent with limitless heights ahead of him. Sands began playing piano at the age of 4 and went on to be mentored by the legendary pianist Billy Taylor. He made his mark early, touring as a bandleader and

New Years Eve 2020 Bash

Rock in the new year for a great cause! This benefit event for Project 418, a local nonprofit that works with impoverished communities to create opportunities focused on creating sustainable change, will feature a great lineup of music. Performers include the Grateful Dead tribute band Deadicated, fiddle-laced rock artists Erin Zindle and the Ragbirds, folk-rock

Disaster Relief Music with Dr. Peter Larson

Disaster Relief is a local jazz-funk fusion project that seeks to provide solace from the harshness and negativity of the world. The group features musical artists, including rising stars of the Detroit, Ann Arbor area jazz scene. Inspired by funky innovators, such as James Brown and Fela Kuti, the group incorporates a dynamic four-piece horn

Edgefest 2019: Out West

Edgefest, Ann Arbor’s internationally recognized annual four-day avant-garde jazz and new music festival, returns to the Kerrytown Concert House and The Blue Llama Jazz Club this October 16-19. The festival was founded in 1997 as a single day event. It’s since grown to become a major four-day musical exposition with a mission to expose new

Marika Hackman and Girl Friday at The Blind Pig

Marika Hackman is a 27-year-old British alternative singer-songwriter and musician. Her latest album, Any Human Friend, bluntly embraces her sexuality and reflects on “those quiet moments of reckoning with what it means to be alive, young, and cautiously enamored of it all” (Pitchfork). The Guardian gave it four stars and called it her “most accomplished

Arlo Guthrie at the Ark

Arlo Guthrie, American folk singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist and son of Woody Guthrie, will perform live at the Ark on his Alice’s Restaurant – Back By Popular Demand Tour!, which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1969 film starring Guthrie as himself. Guthrie, performing for almost 60 years, is still going strong and keeping classic folk

Three Jazz Greats

Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Brian Blade come together with cuts from their Grammy award-winning 2014 album Trilogy. Corea, on piano, got his start with Miles Davis’s band in the 1960s. With 22 Grammys, he has written several jazz standard compositions. McBride on double bass and Blade on drums, each with their own impressive list