An Evening with George Winston

Sat
11
February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He’s inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling upwards of 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, Winston finds live performance akin to breathing. George’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander.

$45, $53, $75
Fri
20
January 20, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Djangophonique is a virtuosic, instrumentally driven quartet led by guitar player Andrew Brown. A true disciple of the style, Andrew has spent countless hours immersing himself in the language of Django Reinhardt’s jazz manouche, and he’s joined on stage by bandmates that match his skill and passion for the material. With respect for the tradition and a fearless creativity that bends the conventions of the style, Djangophonique is keeping the Hot Club of France revival alive and well.

The members of Harmonious Wail, from Madison, Wisconsin, are purveyors of Americana-infused gypsy jazz who continue to take their listeners on a ride via the music of the Hot Club sounds of Parisian cafes, to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta, to the heartfelt folk scenes across every-town-America

$20
Thu
29
December 29 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Doubling as a platform for activism, the music of Fela Kuti was a unique blend of jazz, funk, and African influences. Performed by an African big-band of unusual instrumentation, Fela’s music rolled out in an extended, hypnotic fashion. His political vocals fell somewhere between melody and musical speech. While the Afrobeat music of Nigeria’s Fela Kuti remains singularly unique, it typically fails to gain deserved attention in the world of modern-day performance.

Join us for a rare opportunity to hear this music authentically reproduced. Originally sponsored by the University of Michigan “MCube” initiative, this performance unites UofM faculty & musicians from the Flint and Ann Arbor campuses with local professionals. The project, lead by Brian DiBlassio, is based on note-for-note transcriptions of Fela’s work, with feature artist from Cincinnati, Baoku Moses, performing the role of Fela.

$20
Sun
11
December 11 @ 7:30 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Kat Edmonson is an award-winning songwriter and singer “with an equal foothold in jazz, cabaret and vintage cosmopolitanism pop” (The New York Times). She has been featured on Austin City Limits, Tiny Desk Concerts, A Prairie Home Companion, and The Late Show with David Letterman. The New York Times describes her music as “fresh as a spring bouquet” while NPR says, “Hearing Edmonson makes it virtually impossible to do anything but stop and listen.” Kat Edmonson will perform swingin’ Yule-tide favorites such as “Jingle Bell Rock”, “O Christmas Tree”, and “Let It Snow” as part of her festive show, Holiday Swingin’! A Kat Edmonson Christmas.

$25
Tue
6
December 6 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Avoiding easy categorization, The Bad Plus has won critical acclaim and a legion of fans worldwide with their unique sound and flair for live performance. Now in their 21st year, The Bad Plus continues to push boundaries as founding members Reid Anderson (bass) and Dave King (drums) embark on a new piano-less incarnation of the band with Ben Monder (guitar) and Chris Speed (tenor saxophone)—re-energizing their sound and inspiration.

$30
Thu
1
December 1 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Award-winning guitarist, educator, and performer Rollie Tussing makes a raggedy brand of music informed by the era of 78 rpm records, juke joints, and street performers. He composes a lot of his own songs and has a knack for reworking an old obscure tune, finding beauty in the forgotten scratches, pops and grooves of his esoteric record collection.

$20
Sat
26
November 26 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Tonight’s show offers an opportunity to hear three of the legends of Michigan music together on the same stage—guitarists George Bedard and Steve Nardella will be joining Mr. B on stage for a Thanksgiving weekend blues and boogie blowout! This trio has a grand history of playing together in the past, and when they have, the results have been amazing. This will be a long-awaited reunion show for these three giants of blues and boogie and it’s not to be missed!

$20
Tue
20
September 20 @ 7:00 pm

Royal Oak Music Theatre 318 W 4th St Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States

Music icon Herb Alpert and his wife, the Grammy award-winning vocalist Lani Hall, perform an eclectic mix of Brazilian jazz, classic Tijuana Brass & Brasil ’66 songs as well as many surprises.

$40, - $75
Sat
23
Special Event
April 23 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Mr B’s Blues & Boogie Piano Celebration – 25th Anniversary!Born in Flint and a true Michigan institution, Mr. B (Mark Braun) is a rare living link to the early days of boogie woogie, having learned directly from legends like Little Brother Montgomery and Blind John Davis.

$30
Sat
27
November 27, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

The Ark 316 S. Main Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States

Born in Flint and a true Michigan institution, Mr. B (Mark Braun) is a rare living link to the early days of boogie woogie, having learned directly from legends like Little Brother Montgomery and Blind John Davis.

$20