Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has kept local musicians from performing live, some still find ways to stay busy. Ann Arbor drummer and self-proclaimed "student of rhythm" Pete Siers is definitely no exception. Siers has tried to keep a routine while at home with his family throughout the pandemic, mostly for the sake of his keeping his sanity.
While live performances have been on hold, Siers has stayed connected with his fellow musicians. He's been working on numerous projects, including a new trio with jazz artist Bill Evans and a series of Afro-Cuban tunes, which is something Siers has always wanted to try.
Siers has also hosted an online talk show called "Jazz Chats with Cool Cats," which is made possible through the Kerrytown Concert House (check out his chat with Dr. Alberto Nacif below).
Still, Siers believes that "people need music," especially during times of crisis. He hopes it won't be long before he can play live in front of a crowd once again.
**Special thanks to Paul Keller for providing the Art & Soul theme music.**
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