Mar 26 Sunday
Enjoy an incredible plate of vegan brunch with the Joyful stylings of the Olivia Van Goor Quartet. Price includes brunch plate, coffee & juice, and a concert. Purchase tickets in advance to guarantee your spot. $35
TICKETS 10AM Seating | 12:30PM Seating
The Michigan Jazz Festival has announced a new competition for area amateur jazz vocalists.The 2023 Rising Star Vocal Jazz Competition invites singers ages 14 to 114 to submit YouTube videos of their vocal performances. A panel of judges will select 5 finalists who will be invited to perform in the Finals Competition hosted by Ramona Collins at Aretha’s Jazz Café on Sunday, May 21. The first-place vocalist will win a cash prize and will perform with Collins in the 28th annual Michigan Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 16th.Visit the Festival’s website: michiganjazzfestival.org to register for the competition, to purchase tickets for the Finals, and to get more information. Application deadline is April 1st.
Mar 27 Monday
Mar 28 Tuesday
The Ford School is pleased to present Ambassador Julianne Smith for the 5th annual Arthur Vandenberg Lecture.
Ambassador Smith has served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO since November 2021. Prior to her current position, she served as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Antony Blinken at the Department of State, and previously served as the Director of the Asia and Geopolitics Programs at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Ambassador Smith will give brief remarks, followed by a conversation with Weiser Diplomacy Center director John Ciorciari.
Dani Darling is an imaginative singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and bandleader, it’s no wonder she’s also a self-proclaimed “music nerd.” With a sound that has evolved from jazzy lo-fi grooves to lush, layered funk and soul.
Autophysiopsychic Millennium (APPM) is a 10+ piece performance ensemble that channels the improvisational methodology developed by world-renowned composer Dr. Yusef Lateef, Detroit native and progenitor to the concept of Afrofuturism. APPM co-founders will discuss Dr. Yusef Lateef's life, works, and impact of his music methodology. Facilitated by Marc Hannaford, Assistant Professor of Music Theory. Additional events on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:30pm in Michigan Union Ballroom, APPM will lead an open workshop on their creative method and Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm a free performance at the Residential College Keene Theater, 701 E. University. lsa.umich.edu/world-performance. Presented by the Center for World Performance Studies, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and the U-M Arts Initiative.
Free and open to the public
The first evening of the Funky Rivertown Fest will feature 2 groups of 4 singer-songwriters selected from the absolute best in Michigan!- Mike Ward- Jo Serrapere- Dan Hall- Stuart Benbow- Kandy Fredrick- Morris Paul Lippens- Chris McGorey- Mark JewettThe Funky Rivertown Fest is a 5 day celebration of original music in downtown Ypsilanti. Check out the complete festival lineup here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/roof-top-arts-inc-60918876863
Mar 29 Wednesday