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Jazz Tuesdays with Tad Weed and Ron Brooks
May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree
Jazz Tuesdays is a weekly event featuring great jazz musicians from all over the state of Michigan and around the country. Each week brings in a different guest artist and a new experience.
Tad Weed is busy pianist, educator, arranger and teacher based in southeast Michigan. He studied classical piano repertoire and composition at Central Michigan University before migrating to Los Angeles. Tad’s studies culminated in a Bachelor and Masters degree in Piano Performance and Jazz Studies from the Grove School of Music. His discography now contains over 50 recordings, many of which feature his arrangements and compositions as well as his playing.
Tad’s performing experience includes international touring as a pianist/music director for Carmen McRae, Anita O’Day, Paul Anka and Jack Jones. He has collaborated with a number of various ensembles including Peter Soave, Charles Lloyd, Nick Brignola, Woody Herman, Mundell Lowe, John Patitucci, Vinny Golia, Ritchie Cole, Teddy Edwards, Dick Berk, Dave Bennett and the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and he has performed Astor Piazzolla tangos with the Cleveland Pops Orchestra.
While on staff at Discovery Records of Los Angeles, Tad recorded and arranged for artists including Chaka Khan, Al Cohn, Kenny Burrell, John Clayton, Bill Waltrous, Shorty Rogers, Jerome Richardson, Bud Shank, Stanley Turrentine, Wycliffe Gordon, John Carter, Bobby Bradford, Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Morgan, David “Fathead” Newman, and many others.
Tad is an associate professor of Jazz Piano at the University of Toledo. He has also served as Adjunct Professor on the music faculties of University of Michigan, Bowling Green State University, Western Michigan University, University of Windsor and University of Oakland. He continues to teach and conduct jazz/composition clinics as well as performing and arranging for his groups, The Freedom Ensemble, and the Dobbins, Krahnke and Weed piano trio.
Joining Tad on the bandstand is legendary Detroit bassist Ron Brooks, who recorded for Blue Note records, founded the Southeast Michigan Jazz Association, and ran the successful Bird of Paradise jazz club in Ann Arbor for over 20 years. Jazz Tuesdays host and “resident drummer” Jeff Shoup fills out the trio.
The host band and will play the first set at 7pm, followed by a jam session until 10.
Jazz Tuesdays is generously supported by Gregg Hill Publishing, the East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival, and INDe Drum Lab.