Detroiter Dawn Gilbin leads a trio like no other. A trained singer with wide experience, Dawn concentrates here on her reallove, the 1920s – 1940s jazz and popular music that gave the whole world a huge fantastic repertoire through the singing of Connee Boswell, Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey and Ella Fitzgerald. Cellist Mike Karoub, another Detroiter, is not only the greatest exponent of jazz cello, but its inventor as well. His immersion in the music of this era’s great horn players–Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Lester Young, Bunny Berigan–and his formidable technique give his idiomatic cello-playing the same freedom and power his heroes had.And with expertise in jazz piano from its beginnings through swing, veteran James Dapogny–a Chicagoan transplanted to Ann Arbor–provides the rest of the fireworks, soloing and accompanying, by turns, with the full-throated roar of Jelly Roll Morton, the romping stride of Fats Waller or the sophisticated swing of Teddy Wilson. Convincing jazz artist by themselves, they make up a unique and powerful trio: you’ll be amazed at how much music comes out of these three.
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July 26, 2019 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm