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Blue Bird Inn Jam Session

Black and white image of black musicians performing in a jam session

Friday, June 28, 2019
6:00 – 8:00 pm


In-person Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Open to the public
Free of charge

Celebrating the legacy of sonic resistance in Detroit and beyond, join us for a special evening of jazz with some of the area’s greatest jazz musicians. A full band with special guests will gather at Stamps Gallery to perform on the legendary Blue Bird Inn Stage.

The Blue Bird Inn Jam Session will feature live music by Rayse Biggs (Trumpet), Andrew Bishop (Saxophone), Wendell Harrison (Saxophone), Marion Hayden (Bass), De’Sean Jones (Saxophone), and Gayelynn McKinney (Drums). With special guests Kasan Belgrave (Saxophone), Ron Brooks (Bass), Tariq Gardner (Drums), Kameron Johnson (Piano), Trunino Lowe (Trumpet), and Shahida Nurullah (Vocals).

This program is curated by Marion Hayden, Bassist, founding member of the band Straight Ahead and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Jazz & Contemporary Improvisation at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

This event is held in conjunction with the group exhibition Call & Response with work by Romare Bearden, Chakaia Booker, Tony Cokes, Saffell Gardner, Allie McGhee, and Tylonn Sawyer. Call & Response is on view At Stamps Gallery from June 14 — August 252019.

For more information contact Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan, Public Engagement Coordinator, Stamps Gallery at jenjkhan@​umich.​edu or call 7346155322.