As WEMU continues our yearlong celebration of 40 years of jazz, it is great to invite former staff members to join the party this Friday.
If you have been listening to WEMU for a while, you will remember Brad McNett’s great taste in tunes when he substituted for Jessica Webster or hosted his own early morning 89.1 Jazz show. Brad knew the right songs to play because he came to radio from jazz performance. He began his career as a crooner and swing singer while in high school. Today, Brad has carved out a niche as an in-demand jazz singer at fine Detroit establishments such as The London Chop House and Cliff Bell’s and at The Hollywood Casino in Toledo. We were thrilled to learn that he could headline our next free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz Show on November 3rd and reunite with many WEMU friends.
You will love Brad’s choice of standards, swing songs and bluesy ballads. Brad’s ace band includes pianist Tyler Driskill, bassist Jordan Schug and drummer Rob Avsharian. Join Brad, the band and the WEMU crew for 2 sets of great jazz starting at 5 PM sharp at Rush Street Nightclub, 314 South Main Street in Ann Arbor. 5:01 Jazz is presented with support from Sesi Motors in memory of Dr. Jan Winkelman, WEMU’s first major donor and community champion.
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