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Call & Response: Performance, Panel Discussion, and Reception

Bluebird Jam Session at Stamps Gallery

Saturday, August 3, 2019
2:00 – 6:00 pm


In-person Event

Stamps Gallery
201 South Division Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104


Open to the public
Free of charge

Continuing our celebration of the legacy of sonic resistance in Detroit and beyond, join us for an afternoon of conversation and performances on the Blue Bird Inn Stage with local artists, musicians, poets and dancers followed by light refreshments.

The line-up includes a panel discussion on art, jazz and the Blue Bird Inn with Willie Bolar (Producer/​Historian), Barbara Cox (Society of the Culturally Concerned), Saffell Gardner (Artist), and Tylonn Sawyer (Artist), moderated by Marion Hayden (Bassist).

Following the conversation will be live jazz by Sean Dobbins (Drums), Marion Hayden (Bass/​Musical Director), Corey Kendrick (Piano), Michelle McKinney (Vocals) and Ingrid Racine (Trumpet). With poetry by Dr. Melba Joyce Boyd and tap dance by Marsae Mitchell.

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.

This event takes place in partnership with Detroit Sound Conservancy.