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Andrea Wolper has traveled the globe with her jazz quartet and makes her first local appearance on Saturday at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Andrea Wolper Quartet

A New York jazz scene staple, Andrea Wolper Quartet has been praised in the industry press as “easily superior to the ever expanding population in the singer/songwriter category,” and Wolper has been named one of the “great jazz singers.” The group’s style combines poetry, text and improvisation to create  beautifully complex compositions, and when she’s […]

Michael Coleman joins a diverse lineup of musicians and performance artists for the Tom Tom Fall Block Party at the Ix Art Park. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Tom Tom Fall Block Party

Looming sculptures and creative spaces serve as the landscape for the annual Tom Tom Fall Block Party featuring music, food trucks, crafts, performances and a beer garden. Music by Michael Coleman, Moonlight Circus, Disco Risque and Galaxy Dynamite will keep the event lively. Amid the groovy backdrop there will be a tech mixer where some […]

With a fearless, exploratory zeal, Greensky Bluegrass brings its aural duality to the Jefferson on Wednesday. Photo: Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Greensky Bluegrass

From their home base of Kalamazoo, Michigan, the five members of Greensky Bluegrass have forged a defiant, powerful sound composed of seemingly irreconcilable elements. While rooted in classic string-band Americana, the tension and release between tradition and innovation, prearranged songs and improvisation, and acoustic tones and electric volume is what makes this act so thrillingly […]