Lily Pearls Lounge

Craft Cocktails, Fine Wine, Craft Beer, Live Music..it's a party.

Ramona Collins Group
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Ramona Collins Group

Welcome back Ramona Collins to the Lily Pearl’s Lounge stage!!! She is one of our favorite jazz vocalists! Her group will feature John Hill on drums, Nick Calandro on bass and Pat Cronley on piano!

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend. A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Dave Tatrow
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Tatrow

Dave Tatrow-trumpet, Pat Cronley-piano, John Hill-drums, Dave Rosin-bass

About Dave Tatrow…

As leader, & front man for Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Dave is one of the country’s most popular Traditional Jazz trumpet players. His career started in 1979 as lead horn player for the nationally renowned New Reformation Band. Over the last 30 years he has performed at virtually every Traditional Jazz festival in the U.S.

He is a regular here at Lily Pearl’s Lounge and his songbook of 1920-40’s jazz really sets the mood here.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.

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Los Gatos!!!
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Los Gatos!!!

Los Gatos- Owl DiBlassio vocals, Brian DiBlassio Piano, Pete Seirs Timbales, Kurt Krahnke Bass

The coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.


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Beth Stalker
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Beth Stalker

Beth Stalker-vocals with Nick Calandro-bass, John Hill-drums, Pat Cronely-paino

Detroit native, Beth Stalker, started her professional music career at the age of four.  Known as "Little Liz" she recorded and released her first full-length album entitled Jesus Loves Me.  

Within a year, Beth was touring and singing on local television shows while Jesus Loves me was playing on radio stations across the United States. Beth even performed on stage with Country Music legends Roy Acuff and Porter Wagoner at the "Gospel Country USA" Music Festival in Opryland, TN.

In 2008, Beth auditioned with over 100,000 peers for American Idol and in a nation wide television spot earned her "Golden Ticket" to Hollywood.  Even though the competition was intense, she successfully moved forward into the finals before saying goodbye to the mayhem of "reality" TV.

Beth Stalker's most recent project, A Reason To Smilewas released in 2012.  This latest EP includes 2 originals from songwriter/guitar player, Jim Rawlings, and was produced by Emmy Award Winning Ben West at Aashrum Studio.

Beth Stalker is currently working on her next album from Decibel Records now in production at RMS Sound Studios, Birmingham, MI.


Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.


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Meg Brennan
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Meg Brennan

Meg Brennan-sax, flute & vocals, Scott Gwinnell-piano, Nick Calando-bass, & John Hill-drums

Meg’s Motto: Detroit-based saxophonist and flutist, Meg Brennan uses the gift of music to bring joy, freedom, and transformation. She believes that her message lies within this simple motto, “Created to be Creative.”

Check out her website & music here:

https://www.megbrennan.com/


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Dave Tatrow
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Tatrow

Dave Tatrow-trumpet, Pat Cronley-piano, John Hill-drums, Kurt Krahnke-bass

About Dave Tatrow…

As leader, & front man for Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Dave is one of the country’s most popular Traditional Jazz trumpet players. His career started in 1979 as lead horn player for the nationally renowned New Reformation Band. Over the last 30 years he has performed at virtually every Traditional Jazz festival in the U.S.

He is a regular here at Lily Pearl’s Lounge and his songbook of 1920-40’s jazz really sets the mood here.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.

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Ramona Collins Group
Jun
7
8:00 PM20:00

Ramona Collins Group

Welcome back Ramona Collins to the Lily Pearl’s Lounge stage!!! She is one of our favorite jazz vocalists! Her group will feature John Hill on drums, Nick Calandro on bass and Pat Cronley on piano!

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend. A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Legends of Blues!!
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Legends of Blues!!


Welcome back three Hall of Famer’s to Lily Pearl’s Lounge Stage…
Howard Glazer, Billy Davis & Harmonica Shah, the Legends of Blues!

They will be backed up by John Hill on drums and Nick Calandro on bass.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend. A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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ORGANISSIMO
Jun
1
5:00 PM17:00

ORGANISSIMO

About ORGANISSIMO….

You might notice of something different at an organissimo performance. The audience isn't the typical homogenous "jazz" audience. You'll see a healthy mix of people from all walks of life; young and old, black and white, from hippies to corporate professionals and everything in between. organissimo's music skirts over fences and satisfies a diverse range of tastes. You're as likely to see people dancing as a group of folks intently listening. 

As American cultural critic Elvis Mitchell wrote after witnessing a show at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, "The group's toned, muscular playing keeps the crowd rapt, a condition noticeable by the fact that almost no one is talking."

organissimo formed in November of 2000 with the goal of bringing jazz back to the people. organissimo's sound is instantly identifiable yet constantly evolving, infusing elements of funk, gospel, blues, progressive rock, and Latin rhythms into a solid foundation of jazz. Shifting meters, deep grooves, melodic finesse and tight ensemble interplay are hallmarks of the organissimo sound.

organissimo's music has received numerous awards. The latest CD, Dedicated, released in January of 2013, hit #5 on the JazzWeek charts and stayed in the Top 10 for 8 weeks. It hit #1 on the CMJ jazz charts and was named one of the Top 10 CDs of 2013. It received airplay on over 200 stations including Comcast's MusicChoice and XM/Sirius Radio.

organissimo's album, Groovadelphia, topped the CMJ Jazz Charts for three weeks at #1 and stayed in the JazzWeek Top 50 for 14 weeks, peaking at #22. It won two WYCE Jammie Awards for Best Jazz Album and Best Song and was also named one of the Best Releases of 2008 by WVPE, KJAZZ, CKCU-FM, and Jim Wilke's Jazz After Hours program, syndicated on over 60 NPR stations nationwide. It is also nominated for a Detroit Music Award. 

organissimo's sophomore album, "This Is The Place", hit #19 on the JazzWeek charts and a solid #4 on the CMJ charts. It also won two WYCE 2006 Jammie Awards for Best Jazz Album and Album of the Year , and was nominated for 2005 Detroit Music Award. Like its predecessor, it was named one of the Best Releases of 2005 by Jim Wilke 's Jazz After Hoursprogram in Seattle, WHRV in Virginia Beach, WBEZ in Chicago, WVIA-FM in Pittston PA, WBLVBlue Lake Public Radio, WLNZ in Lansing, WEMU in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti, KXJS in Sacramento, and WYCE in Grand Rapids, Jazz 90.1 in Rochester NY, Real Detroit Weekly Magazine , the Detroit MetroTimes and the Lansing City Pulse. NPR also featured the CD as a part of its Open Mic series.

The group also won a WYCE Jammy award for Best Jazz Album for their debut CD "Waiting For The Boogaloo Sisters..." (which features prominent New York saxophonist Ron Blake ). The CD was also named one of the Best Releases of 2003 by Jim Wilke's Jazz After Hoursprogram, syndicated on over 60 NPR stations nationwide.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.

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Benje Daneman
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

Benje Daneman

Benje Daneman-trumpet, John Hill -drums, Chance Huiet -tuba, Rufus Fergeson-piano

We are excited to have Benje Daneman AND for the first time on Lily Pearl’s Lounge Stage a TUBA being played by Chance Huiet!!!

About Benje Daneman…

A musician known for his personal approach, creative musicality and strong versatility, Daneman got his start professionally in 2007 on a national tour with with Doc Severinsen’s Big Band.  Since then he has performed with the world renowned Jose Limon Dance Ensemble, recorded for the Grammy nominated album "Elevation" (HMI Big Band) and has appeared as both a leader and sideman at prestigious venues across the country including The Kennedy Center, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Festival of New Trumpet Music and The Iridium.  

Daneman is equally passionate in the classroom as he is onstage. He has led clinics and workshops throughout the country at such institutions as McNally Smith College, Western Michigan University, Luther College, Concordia University and for the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association. He has worked as a faculty teaching artist for The New York Pops, Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance (NYC) and Western Michigan University’s SEMINAR Program, in addition to being the Education Manager for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Benje is the co-director of the Jazz & Creative Institute, directs the Kalamazoo Youth Jazz Orchestra, and is co-founder/director of the Kalamazoo Trumpet Workshop.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Eddie "Blues" Barney
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Eddie "Blues" Barney

Eddie “Blues” Barney-vocals, guitar & harmonica, Rich Small-guitar, Nick Calandro-bass & John Hill-drums

About Eddie “Blues” Barney…

Eddie was born in Vicksburg Mississippi. This long time General Motors employee learned how to play the harmonica during down time on the line. His love for the blues grew stating, “One day I started playing Blues and I couldn't stop. I play Guitar and Harp just because I love it. All I've ever wanted was to share my style of Blues. I hope I can accomplish that.”

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.




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The Smoking Dandies
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Smoking Dandies

The Smoking Dandies...Eric McIntire-guitar, John Hill-drums, Shannon Wade-bass, Grant Flick- violin

Hot and sweet interpretations of jazz/swing stylings of the 1920s-40s. Playing the music of Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, and more.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues & jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.

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Isaac Ryder Band
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Isaac Ryder Band

Isaac Ryder -guitar/vocals, John Hill Drums, Nick Calandro-bass

About Issac Ryder…

Formerly known as Joel Rydecki Band, Isaac Ryder music is Funk & Soul. Combining the genres of soul, fusion, jazz, funk, latin, jam & progressive rock Isaac Ryder has created a catalog of culturally versatile music embracing both musicians and listeners of all musical demographics. Isaac Ryder plays to the room and captivates audiences. As a band or solo act, Isaac Ryder writes, composes and arranges music and also performs his renditions of Soul, Funk, Jazz and more songs in the cover band circuit and all original music in original music venues.

With his unique style, dynamic approach versatile blend and deep heart felt songwriting, Joel has been writing, performing and recording some of the most ground breaking music of our era.

Isaac Ryder's Soul Renditions is either an acoustic act or full band performance of some of the best soul oriented artists from the earliest to current music.

Isaac Ryder a.k.a. Joel Rydecki from South Haven, Mi has a back round of both classical and jazz vocals, guitar & trombone. Joel has been playing and performing musically since he was 12 years old. " I remember the first guitar i bought, i was 10 years old and while walking with my brother to his band practice i found a $100 bill next to a "dollar" store. right then i knew, i wanted to be a professional musician for the rest of my life."-Joel Rydecki. In his early 20's he moved to Kalamazoo, Mi due to the magnetism and high demand of his music. He engaged multiple music scenes performing at club, breweries, festivals and special feature events all over Michigan.

From hometown gigs to sharing the stage with Ray White of Frank Zappa, Fareed Haque of Garaj Mahal, and more greats Isaac Ryder was introduced to the R&B, jazz fusion music scene in Flint, Mi. His calling to this scene opened many doors musically and there he found what he was truly capable of as a musician. Isaac Rydecki Band features some of most cultured, versatile and upcoming musicians from Michigan.

"One thing i'm good at is making people dance and celebrate"-Isaac Ryder

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Greg Nagy
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Greg Nagy

Greg Nagy-guitar & vocals, Nick Calandro-bass & Glen Giordano-drums

Real nice review in the iconic Vintage Guitar Magazine…

"B l u e s rocker Greg Nagy makes the Northern industrial equivalent to Southern country of the 1950s and ’60s. He melds ’70s West Coast R&B, Brit- ish blues rock, Albert King tones, dollops of Steely Dan, the Rascals and Elvin Bishop, and the unhurried approach of a player justifiably confident in his material.

Always a tastefully impressive guitarist, he continues to grow as a songwriter and singer, proving himself immediately in “Stranded,” a soul-blues tune that leads into “Walk Out The Door.” The two are among the best examples of Nagy’s strongly rooted style.

He also continues to grow as a producer and record-maker, al- ways keeping the big picture in mind. Whether it’s knowing when to step aside for co-producer Jim Alfredson’s keyboards in “Still Doing Fine” and the moving ballad “Run Away With You,” or adding short, telling licks to “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” and the “Voodoo Chile”-inspired “Long Way To Memphis.”

Nagy the guitar player works in service to the song. And with Alfredson, Nagy the producer makes sure the songs work in service to this excellently realized album." – Rick Allen

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Dave Tatrow
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Tatrow

Dave Tatrow-trumpet, Pat Cronley-piano, John Hill-drums, Kurt Krahnke-bass

About Dave Tatrow…

As leader, & front man for Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Dave is one of the country’s most popular Traditional Jazz trumpet players. His career started in 1979 as lead horn player for the nationally renowned New Reformation Band. Over the last 30 years he has performed at virtually every Traditional Jazz festival in the U.S.

He is a regular here at Lily Pearl’s Lounge and his songbook of 1920-40’s jazz really sets the mood here.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.

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Beth Stalker
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Beth Stalker

Beth Stalker Vocals Nick Calandro Bass, Dave Zwolinski-drums, Scott Gwinnell-paino

Detroit native, Beth Stalker, started her professional music career at the age of four.  Known as "Little Liz" she recorded and released her first full-length album entitled Jesus Loves Me.  

Within a year, Beth was touring and singing on local television shows while Jesus Loves me was playing on radio stations across the United States. Beth even performed on stage with Country Music legends Roy Acuff and Porter Wagoner at the "Gospel Country USA" Music Festival in Opryland, TN.

In 2008, Beth auditioned with over 100,000 peers for American Idol and in a nation wide television spot earned her "Golden Ticket" to Hollywood.  Even though the competition was intense, she successfully moved forward into the finals before saying goodbye to the mayhem of "reality" TV.

Beth Stalker's most recent project, A Reason To Smilewas released in 2012.  This latest EP includes 2 originals from songwriter/guitar player, Jim Rawlings, and was produced by Emmy Award Winning Ben West at Aashrum Studio.

Beth Stalker is currently working on her next album from Decibel Records now in production at RMS Sound Studios, Birmingham, MI.


Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.


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Eddie "Blues" Barney
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Eddie "Blues" Barney

Eddie “Blues” Barney-vocals, guitar & harmonica, Rich Small-guitar, Nick Calandro-bass & John Hill-drums

About Eddie “Blues” Barney…

Eddie was born in Vicksburg Mississippi. This long time General Motors employee learned how to play the harmonica during down time on the line. His love for the blues grew stating, “One day I started playing Blues and I couldn't stop. I play Guitar and Harp just because I love it. All I've ever wanted was to share my style of Blues. I hope I can accomplish that.”

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Isaac Ryder Band
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Isaac Ryder Band

Isaac Ryder -guitar/vocals, John Hill- drums, Nick Calandro-bass

About Issac Ryder…

Formerly known as Joel Rydecki Band, Isaac Ryder music is Funk & Soul. Combining the genres of soul, fusion, jazz, funk, latin, jam & progressive rock Isaac Ryder has created a catalog of culturally versatile music embracing both musicians and listeners of all musical demographics. Isaac Ryder plays to the room and captivates audiences. As a band or solo act, Isaac Ryder writes, composes and arranges music and also performs his renditions of Soul, Funk, Jazz and more songs in the cover band circuit and all original music in original music venues.

With his unique style, dynamic approach versatile blend and deep heart felt songwriting, Joel has been writing, performing and recording some of the most ground breaking music of our era.

Isaac Ryder's Soul Renditions is either an acoustic act or full band performance of some of the best soul oriented artists from the earliest to current music.

Isaac Ryder a.k.a. Joel Rydecki from South Haven, Mi has a back round of both classical and jazz vocals, guitar & trombone. Joel has been playing and performing musically since he was 12 years old. " I remember the first guitar i bought, i was 10 years old and while walking with my brother to his band practice i found a $100 bill next to a "dollar" store. right then i knew, i wanted to be a professional musician for the rest of my life."-Joel Rydecki. In his early 20's he moved to Kalamazoo, Mi due to the magnetism and high demand of his music. He engaged multiple music scenes performing at club, breweries, festivals and special feature events all over michigan.

From hometown gigs to sharing the stage with Ray White of Frank Zappa, Fareed Haque of Garaj Mahal, and more greats Isaac Ryder was introduced to the R&B, jazz fusion music scene in Flint, Mi. His calling to this scene opened many doors musically and there he found what he was truly capable of as a musician. Isaac Rydecki Band features some of most cultured, versatile and upcoming musicians from michigan.

"One thing i'm good at is making people dance and celebrate"-Isaac Ryder

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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The Randy Napoleon Quartet
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Randy Napoleon Quartet

Randy Napoleon-guitar, Brandon Rose-bass/vocals, Margarita Fave-piano, John Hill-drums

About Randy Napoleon…

Known as a forward-thinking musician with a passion for the jazz tradition, guitarist Randy Napoleon tours with the legendary singer/pianist Freddy Cole and leads his own trios, quartet, and three-horn sextet. He is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where he teaches jazz guitar. Napoleon is a composer and an arranger for singers, big bands, and small combos. He arranged as well as performed on Cole’s 2010 Grammy-nominated release from High Note, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B.  He is the guitarist on Cole’s Live at Dizzy’s Club: The Dreamer in Me, Talk to Me, This and That, and Freddy Cole Sings The Blues. He has performed with artists across the jazz spectrum such as Bill Charlap, Natalie Cole, Monty Alexander, Houston Person, Rodney Whitaker, Melissa Morgan, Aaron Diehl, Josh Brown, Dmitry Baevsky, Jared Gold, Etienne Charles, Mike Dease, Sara Gazarek, Brianna Thomas, Bootsie Barnes, Mike Karn, Eric Comstock. Will and Pete Anderson, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Prior to joining Freddy Cole, Napoleon toured with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and appears on the recording, The Clayton Hamilton Orchestra: Live at MCG. He has toured extensively with Benny Green and crooner Michael Buble. Napoleon is featured on Buble’s Grammy-nominated CD Caught in the Act.

Napoleon has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night With David Letterman, The View, The Today Show,and The Ellen DeGeneres show as well as TV shows in South America, Europe and Asia. Napoleon has played or arranged on over seventy records.

Guitarist George Benson calls Napoleon “sensational.” Detroit Free Press critic Mark Stryker says Napoleon “plays with a gentle, purring tone that makes you lean in close to hear its range of color and articulation.” Washington Post critic Mike Joyce praises his “exceptionally nimble finger-style technique.” Comparing him to Wes Montgomery, music critic Michael G. Nastos says, “he displays an even balance of swing, soul, and single-line or chord elements that mark an emerging voice dedicated to tradition and universally accessible jazz values.”

Napoleon has four records out as a leader, including his newest release - Soon. Soon features Napoleon in the classic guitar trio format with bassist Rodney Whitaker and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Also featured on the album are two duets with trumpeter Etienne Charles.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Eddie "Blues" Barney
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Eddie "Blues" Barney

Eddie “Blues” Barney-vocals, guitar & harmonica, Rich Small-guitar, Nick Calandro-bass & John Hill-drums

About Eddie “Blues” Barney…

Eddie was born in Vicksburg Mississippi. This long time General Motors employee learned how to play the harmonica during down time on the line. His love for the blues grew stating, “One day I started playing Blues and I couldn't stop. I play Guitar and Harp just because I love it. All I've ever wanted was to share my style of Blues. I hope I can accomplish that.”

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.




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Dave Tatrow
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Tatrow

Dave Tatrow-trumpet, Pete Seirs-drums, Arlene McDaniel-piano, & Dave Rosin-bass

About Dave Tatrow…

As leader, & front man for Wally’s Warehouse Waifs, Dave is one of the country’s most popular Traditional Jazz trumpet players. His career started in 1979 as lead horn player for the nationally renowned New Reformation Band. Over the last 30 years he has performed at virtually every Traditional Jazz festival in the U.S.

He is a regular here at Lily Pearl’s Lounge and his songbook of 1920-40’s jazz really sets the mood here.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.

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Ramona Collins Group
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Ramona Collins Group

Welcome back Ramona Collins to the Lily Pearl’s Lounge stage!!! She is one of our favorite jazz vocalists! Her group will feature John Hill on drums, Nick Calandro on bass and Pat Cronley on piano!

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend. A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Carl Cafagna Quartet
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Carl Cafagna Quartet

Carl Cafagna-vocals/clarinet, Sven Anderson-piano, Scott Kretzer- drums, Jeff Reynolds-bass

About Carl-
With over 20 years’ experience in the Detroit area and beyond, CARL CAFAGNA is among the Midwest's most sought-after musicians.  Carl’s work with numerous local, national and international acts has established him as one of the leading saxophonists, vocalists, percussionists and flautists.  Throughout his career he has performed with some of the most renowned names in music, including Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, The Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, Les Brown, Jr., Charley Pride and the Temptations. In addition to these national acts, Carl has also played with many of the Detroit area’s most respected artists, including the Detroit Lions Pep Band, Johnny Trudell, The Verve Pipe, Marcus Belgrave, the Hot Club of Detroit and the Grammy award winning Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra.

Alongside his work as a performing musician, he is also a respected bandleader.  He founded the Motown Eagles and the Metro Jazz Voices, which won the 2014 Detroit Music Award for Best Traditional Jazz Artist.  He also has taught music education for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Youth Ensembles, Oakland University, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Metro Detroit Jazz Workshop.  Currently, he serves as the Coordinator for Woodwinds for Lake Orion Public Schools.

Carl began his music studies at Michigan State University and holds a Bachelors of Music from Berklee College of Music (Boston) and a Master of Music from Western Michigan University.  He lives in Troy MI, with his wife and four children.

The coolest blues & jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.
Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.

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Beth Stalker
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Beth Stalker

Beth Stalker-vocals, Sam Copperman -bass, Pat Cronley-piano, John Hill-drums

Detroit native, Beth Stalker, started her professional music career at the age of four.  Known as "Little Liz" she recorded and released her first full-length album entitled Jesus Loves Me.  

Within a year, Beth was touring and singing on local television shows while Jesus Loves me was playing on radio stations across the United States. Beth even performed on stage with Country Music legends Roy Acuff and Porter Wagoner at the "Gospel Country USA" Music Festival in Opryland, TN.

In 2008, Beth auditioned with over 100,000 peers for American Idol and in a nation wide television spot earned her "Golden Ticket" to Hollywood.  Even though the competition was intense, she successfully moved forward into the finals before saying goodbye to the mayhem of "reality" TV.

Beth Stalker's most recent project, A Reason To Smilewas released in 2012.  This latest EP includes 2 originals from songwriter/guitar player, Jim Rawlings, and was produced by Emmy Award Winning Ben West at Aashrum Studio.

Beth Stalker is currently working on her next album from Decibel Records now in production at RMS Sound Studios, Birmingham, MI.


Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.


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Greg Nagy & the John Hill Band
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Greg Nagy & the John Hill Band

Greg Nagy-guitar & vocals, Nick Calandro-bass & John Hill-drums

Real nice review in the iconic Vintage Guitar Magazine…

"Blues rocker Greg Nagy makes the Northern industrial equivalent to Southern country of the 1950s and ’60s. He melds ’70s West Coast R&B, Brit-ish blues rock, Albert King tones, dollops of Steely Dan, the Rascals and Elvin Bishop, and the unhurried approach of a player justifiably confident in his material.

Always a tastefully impressive guitarist, he continues to grow as a songwriter and singer, proving himself immediately in “Stranded,” a soul-blues tune that leads into “Walk Out The Door.” The two are among the best examples of Nagy’s strongly rooted style.

He also continues to grow as a producer and record-maker, al- ways keeping the big picture in mind. Whether it’s knowing when to step aside for co-producer Jim Alfredson’s keyboards in “Still Doing Fine” and the moving ballad “Run Away With You,” or adding short, telling licks to “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” and the “Voodoo Chile”-inspired “Long Way To Memphis.”

Nagy the guitar player works in service to the song. And with Alfredson, Nagy the producer makes sure the songs work in service to this excellently realized album." – Rick Allen

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues & jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue. Reservations online at...

Follow reservation link at the top of the page or call 989-720-5852 during business hours.



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Isaac Ryder w/the John Hill Band
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

Isaac Ryder w/the John Hill Band

Isaac Ryder -guitar/vocals, John Hill Drums, Nick Calandro-bass

About Issac Ryder…

Formerly known as Joel Rydecki Band, Isaac Ryder music is Funk & Soul. Combining the genres of soul, fusion, jazz, funk, latin, jam & progressive rock Isaac Ryder has created a catalog of culturally versatile music embracing both musicians and listeners of all musical demographics. Isaac Ryder plays to the room and captivates audiences. As a band or solo act, Isaac Ryder writes, composes and arranges music and also performs his renditions of Soul, Funk, Jazz and more songs in the cover band circuit and all original music in original music venues.

With his unique style, dynamic approach versatile blend and deep heart felt songwriting, Joel has been writing, performing and recording some of the most ground breaking music of our era.

Isaac Ryder's Soul Renditions is either an acoustic act or full band performance of some of the best soul oriented artists from the earliest to current music.

Isaac Ryder a.k.a. Joel Rydecki from South Haven, Mi has a back round of both classical and jazz vocals, guitar & trombone. Joel has been playing and performing musically since he was 12 years old. " I remember the first guitar i bought, i was 10 years old and while walking with my brother to his band practice i found a $100 bill next to a "dollar" store. right then i knew, i wanted to be a professional musician for the rest of my life."-Joel Rydecki. In his early 20's he moved to Kalamazoo, Mi due to the magnetism and high demand of his music. He engaged multiple music scenes performing at club, breweries, festivals and special feature events all over Michigan.

From hometown gigs to sharing the stage with Ray White of Frank Zappa, Fareed Haque of Garaj Mahal, and more greats Isaac Ryder was introduced to the R&B, jazz fusion music scene in Flint, Mi. His calling to this scene opened many doors musically and there he found what he was truly capable of as a musician. Isaac Rydecki Band features some of most cultured, versatile and upcoming musicians from Michigan.

"One thing i'm good at is making people dance and celebrate"-Isaac Ryder

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Twyla Birdsong Band
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Twyla Birdsong Band

Twyla Birdsong Band

Twyla Birdsong (vocals), Ibrahim Jones (Bass), Clarence (Boonie) Dottery (drums), Doug Fritch (guitar), Mike Skory (keyboard)

From the first moment Twyla Birdsong sets free a deep soulful note, audiences are moved by the raw talent and radiance that pours from this incredible woman. Her rich, resonant voice strikes a balance between diva and divine, connecting her with audiences through the soul of her song and her presence on stage.

The force that is Ms Birdsong, bears a striking resemblance to distinguishable female vocalists before her with the same synergy between self and song. Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James - women who fill your hearts with their voice.

Twyla has embarked on a journey with Jazz and seeks to re-connect audiences with the joy of Jazz review shows from days gone by. She built her blooming career on the Blues, but her recent flirtation with Jazz is producing profound results. Standing ovations and encores from audiences who haven’t heard this kind of untrained passion in decades are wowed by her modern review UPTOWN.

Reminiscent of a Cotton Club supper show, UPTOWN is built on a bedrock foundation of the Blues mixed with sultry modern soul and sexy jazz standards. Twyla reconnects audiences to the sounds and imagery of an intimate, soul stirring remembrance of Jazz that audiences feel a part of.

please visit www.twylabirdsong.com

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend. A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.


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Mark Randisi & the John Hill Band
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Randisi & the John Hill Band

Mark Randisi-vocals, Pat Cronley-piano, Kurt Krahnke-bass Fred Knapp-drums

About Mark…

When Andrea Bocelli first heard Mark Randisi sing, he believed he was listening to a Frank Sinatra recording. That's a common response, but Mark is modest: "I'm flattered when people say I sound like Sinatra. I developed a love for the music and I respect those who created it. However, I am being myself ..." 

Close your eyes or turn your head. You'll swear the voice you hear is the original Chairman of the Board, it's really the voice of Mark Randisi, keeping the classic sound and style of Sinatra alive. 

What Mark does is an incredible tribute, not a mere imitation. His devotion to the music is apparent, and you'll be swept up in the emotion he brings to each of his quality performances. 

Raised in an Italian family in Detroit, Mark was surrounded by a passion for music. His father was a trumpet player and his grandfather an opera singer. After working in a family-owned painting business- As Casy Kasem would say, Mark "put down his paint brush and picked up a microphone." 

According to Mark, it was Joe Vicari, CEO and owner of the Andiamo's restaurant dynasty who really gave Mark his first shot at entertaining in the public. A loyal friend, Mark has never forgotten those who have helped him along the way. He can still be seen as a featured performer (along with other headliners such as, Regis Philbin, Tom Jones, Howie Mandel, Natalie Cole, Paul Anka, Gladys Knight, Lou Rawls and more) at Andiamo's Celebrity Showroom in Warren Michigan. 

Mark has appeared on stage with diverse performers and celebrities such as Ray Charles, James Darrin, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Debbie Reynolds, Fabian, Connie Stevens, Rich Little and more. He gets lavish praise from other performers and observers; some kudos are especially interesting - for example, Paul Rosenberg, producer/manager for rap star Eminem, wanted Sinatra music at his wedding. Mark was the only "Live" entertainer considered for this star-studded event. He was hired and was an instant hit! 

It's not only celebrities who appreciate Mark's classic style, well known people in the media sing his praises as well. Author, radio and television host Mitch Album has been to Mark's shows, and insisted Mark be a first guest on his television show. He proclaims, "Mark's show is a must-attend!" 

Whether accompanied by big band music or a full string orchestra, a Mark Randisi concert is pure magic. His smooth vocal stylings and engaging stage presence has taken him across the U.S. and Europe, performing with world-class musicians and singing with accompaniment by a single piano up to a 63-piece orchestra. 

Mark's entertaining personality, sense of humor and rich voice make him an ideal choice for events of all kinds. People who attend a Mark Randisi concert go away smiling, knowing "The best is yet to come."


Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.


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Randy Marsh-drums, Clif Metcalf-organ, Neil Gordon-guitar
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Randy Marsh-drums, Clif Metcalf-organ, Neil Gordon-guitar

Randy Marsh-drums, Clif Metcalf-organ, Neil Gordon-guitar

About the line-up…

Randy Marsh (Grand Rapids, MI) is known throughout the state of Michigan as the drummer of choice. His resume is distinguised and long but he has never rested on his well-deserved laurels. With organissimo, Randy has found another outlet for his experience, his endless creativity, and his positive spirituality.

Clifton (Clif) Metcalf is a young mid-Michigan. Accomplished on electric bass, tenor sax, piano, and tuba, Clif’s interest in jazz organ was sparked after attending a concert featuring a gospel­style B3 player. He began listening to jazz organ legends like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Dr. Lonnie Smith and others. In February 2014, Clif was further inspired by meeting Hammond Family Artist Jim Alfredson, of the group Organissimo. Upon learning that he was playing an inferior keyboard, Mr. Alfredson generously gave Clif the vintage Hammond M3 on which he had learned to play. Mr. Alfredson remains a valuable mentor and friend. In early 2015, Clif became a student of Jazz Organ Monster Tony Monaco, in his role as Artist­in­Residence at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Guitarist-composer Neil Gordon has performed at festivals and venues throughout Michigan, including the Detroit International Jazz Festival, the Birmingham Jazz Festival, the Detroit Institute for the Arts, the Firefly Club, and the Lansing JazzFest.  He has led jazz jam sessions in the Lansing area.  Before returning to Michigan, Neil studied in Washington, D.C. with Paul Bollenback of the Joey Defrancesco Trio.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.


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Zig Zeitler Blues
Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

Zig Zeitler Blues

Ziggy Zeitler Blues

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest blues &  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.


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Sunday Supper w/ the Bee-Bop Spartans
Mar
31
5:30 PM17:30

Sunday Supper w/ the Bee-Bop Spartans

An amazing night of dinner & jazz with the MSU Jazz Orchestra 1 (The Be-Bop Spartans) & MSU Jazz  Facility featuring guest trombonist Steve Davis as they give the final performance of their recent tour at Lily Pearl’s Lounge!

Family Style Fried Chicken Dinner will be served including green beans, mashed potatoes,  cream gravy & beverage (tea, soda, or coffee) with open bar available. Bread pudding for dessert will be served mid-way thru the performance.

Price: $19.99 per adult (plus tax & gratuity = $25.43 total)

$10.99 for kids 12 & under (plus tax & gratuity = $13.98 total)

ONLY 40 seats available. Please call 989-720-5852 or come in to pay for reservations

Jazz Orchestra I (The Be-Bop Spartans)

Rodney Whitaker, Conductor

The 22-piece Jazz orchestra I (the Be-Bop Spartans) is a young, swinging college band playing the repertoire of the great jazz masters as well as a wide range of soul, swing, blues, and gospel. The group’s instrumentation includes saxophone, trombone, trumpet, bass, drums, piano, and guitar. The members of Jazz orchestra I frequently participate in community residencies throughout Michigan and conduct workshops, concerts, and master classes with children in various public schools in the state of Michigan through the College of Music’s outreach and engagement program. This ensemble has been featured at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Detroit International Jazz festival, Notre dame Jazz festival, Elmhurst Collegiate Jazz festival, University of Trinidad & Tobago, Japan tour, and has twice appeared at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago.


About guest artist Steve Davis…

Steve Davis is widely regarded as one of today’s leading improvisers on the trombone. His lyrical, hard-swinging style first gained him broad recognition during the 1990’s while working with the bands of jazz legends Art Blakey, Jackie McLean, Chick Corea’s Origin and the cooperative sextet, One For All. Steve has appeared in Downbeat Magazine’s Reader’s and Critic’s Polls numerous times, winning the TDWR (Rising Star) Trombone Category in 1998. Steve has also been recently nominated by The JJA four years in a row 2010-13 as Trombonist of the Year.
Davis’ most recent recordings For Real and Gettin’ It Done (Positone) feature his longtime musical colleagues Larry Willis and Nat Reeves along with drummer Billy Williams, saxophonists Abraham Burton (For Real), Mike DiRubbo and trumpeter Josh Bruneau (Gettin’ It Done). Steve has led his own groups at such venues as Smoke and Smalls Jazz Clubs in NYC, The Greater Hartford Jazz Festival, Baltimore’s Eubie Blake Center, The Richmond Jazz Society and Hartford Jazz Society, to name a few recent gigs.
Ever in-demand as a sideman, Davis is featured on over 100 recordings. In recent years, “Stevie-D” (a nickname given to him by the late Jackie McLean) has worked regularly with a broad range of jazz icons including Larry Willis’ Quintet, Freddie Hubbard and The New Jazz Composers Octet, Slide Hampton and The Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All-Star Big Band (feat. James Moody, Jimmy Heath and Roy Hargrove), The Jimmy Heath Big Band, Ron Carter Big Band, Cecil Payne, Horace Silver and Wynton Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.




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Stu Selesky, Joe Wright & the John Hill Band
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Stu Selesky, Joe Wright & the John Hill Band

Stu Selesky-vocals/guitar, Joe Wright-sax, Nick Calandro-bass, John Hill-drums

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.



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Bobby Streng & the John Hill Band w/special guest Takashi lio
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Bobby Streng & the John Hill Band w/special guest Takashi lio

Bobby Streng-sax, Pat Cronley-piano, John Hill-drums, special guest Takashi lio-bass

About Bobby Streng

When not leading or co-leading his own jazz fusion groups such as Liquid Street, the House Big Band, Saxomble, or the Bobby Streng Group, he can be heard as a member of Walter White and Small Medium at Large, the Paul Keller Orchestra, and as a freelance musician around Detroit and the Midwest. Since 2007, Bobby has enjoyed the privilege of traveling nationally and internationally with the Harry James Orchestra led by trumpeter Fred Radke.  This has included multiple tours of the US and Canada, a trip to South America, two consecutive performances at the Montreal Jazz Festival (2009 and 2010), and two double bill tours with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.  In addition to his work with HJO, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra featured Bobby in the lead alto role of Jimmy Dorsey on a 31 concert tour across the US in 2009.  He has also performed with Motown legends like The Temptations, The Four Tops, and The O’Jays.

In the classical music realm, Bobby recorded under Maestro Lenard Slatkin on William Bolcom’s Songs of Innocence and Exerience which earned the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording. He is a former member of the Larry Teal Saxophone Quartet, was a concerto competition winner at the University of Michigan, and performs with Taiwanese marimba virtuoso Isabelle Huang in the Jazoe Duo. This past year, Bobby performed a concerto grosso with the San Louis Potosi Symphony Orchestra (Mexico) with the Toledo based quartet Sax Fourth Avenue and gave a series of master classes at Universities  in Taiwan.

Bobby holds a bachelors degree from the University of Dayton and a masters from the University of Michigan where he studied with the renowned saxophonist Donald Sinta.

About Special Guest Takashi lio…

Takashi lio is an electric/upright bassist from Detroit. When he was in high school he was picked to be in the All-State Jazz Band. That lead to a full talent scholarship to Wayne State University where he studied Jazz, Latin & Classical music. He is a full time performer that has toured with The Contours feating Sylvester Potts, working as a featured recording session player for a Grammy nominated producer, Nate Harasim. Recording sessions for a Hollywood movie production (“Hit & Run”) & performing on the Ellen Degeneres Show. Playing theatre shows at prestigious venues as a contract bass player, etc. His versatility makes him one of the most sought after bass players in the Detroit area.

Lily Pearl’s Lounge is the coolest  jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.

Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.




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