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Presented By: Michigan Union Ticket Office (MUTO)

The Rebirth of the Cool: Jazz Gala & Benefit (Featuring Arturo Sandoval)

Presented by Blue LLama Jazz Club, at Zingerman's Greyline

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Zingerman’s Greyline
100 N Ashley St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Featuring Ten Time Grammy Winner Arturo Sandoval and the culinary artistry of Blue LLama Executive Chef Louis Goral.

Join Blue LLama Jazz Club’s pre launch event at Zingerman’s Greyline for The Rebirth of the Cool: Jazz Gala & Benefit, an evening dedicated to celebrating and elevating jazz music in Ann Arbor. Enjoy a tasting of world-class cuisine from Blue LLama Executive Chef Louis Goral. Learn about and support the efforts of music organizations that work to inspire the next generation of musicians in Ann Arbor and nationwide. Experience an intimate performance and conversation with jazz legend Arturo Sandoval.

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Arturo began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He desires nothing more than to share his gift with others who feel the same intense adoration for music as he does.

Executive Chef Louis Goral will prepare a preview of the Blue LLama Jazz Club’s culinary offerings, featuring gourmet shareables inspired by jazz music and his own culinary journey. Chef Louis is thrilled to bring his experience to the Blue LLama Jazz Club after executing critically acclaimed cuisine in Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York.

A2 Jazz Fest, Vincent York’s Jazzistry and the Arturo Sandoval Institute will showcase the work they’re doing to elevate music and inspire young musicians. Additionally, Blue LLama Jazz Club will match donations to each organization, dollar-for-dollar for up to $15,000.

About The Organizations:

A2 Jazz Fest – The A2JF mission is to showcase and elevate Ann Arbor’s jazz scene through live performances of original compositions and jazz standards by Michigan-based artists.

Vincent York’s Jazzistry – Vincent York’s Jazzistry tells the story of America’s cultural, racial, and musical history through live music presentations to expand young adults’ view of society and history and create the next generation of jazz lovers.

Arturo Sandoval Institute – The Arturo Sandoval Institute provides access, support and inspiration to music students so they may continue their music education without economic worry. Through scholarships, instrument donations, concerts, clinics, master classes, financial support and community collaborations, ASÍ is devoted to ensuring that music students can focus on what matters: honing their craft through passion, hard work and fun.

Ann Arbor Public Schools Summer Music Program – AAPS offer a robust summer musical program at Tappan, Clague and Scarlett Middle Schools for students of all levels, grades 6-12 in Washtenaw County. Students learn the fundamentals of music through fun and engaging classes, including several focused on Jazz and improvisation. The program offers limited scholarships to students from low-income households unable to afford the program’s tuition.

About Blue LLama Jazz Club: Open in 2019

The Blue LLama Jazz Club will present live jazz and world music paired with inspired cuisine, creating a destination music venue and restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor. The Blue LLama aims to connect their “Love of food” and “Love of music” with guests to offer one of the most unique and exciting dining experiences in the midwest.

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  • General Admission: $100. Service fees apply.

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