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Jazz Tuesdays featuring Viva Jazz!
August 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Jazz Tuesdays is a weekly event featuring great jazz musicians from all over the state of Michigan and across the country. Each week brings in a different guest artist and a new experience.
This week we welcome Viva Jazz! featuring flutist Lauren Rongo, with special guest Adam Rongo on saxophones. Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in flute performance and education from MSU in 1972, then moved to Brooklyn, NY where she continued to play music. She met husband-to-be Tony Rongo and joined his band Nova Jazz while in Brooklyn. Nova Jazz won the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1979 and performed at Lincoln Center and at many venues around NYC. Lauren has been away from jazz for a few years after the death of her husband Tony, but recently started her new group, Viva Jazz!
The rhythm section for this outing will include Arlene McDaniel, piano, Ed Fedewa, bass, and Jazz Tuesdays host Jeff Shoup, drums.
Jazz Tuesdays is generously supported by Gregg Hill Publishing and INDe Drum Lab.