Salsa Capital - Salsa Verde Live Band Edition
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Salsa Capital - Salsa Verde Live Band Edition

Join us for our 6 Year Reunion Salsa Party, with MSU’s Salsa Verde & special music from cofounder DJ Alonso! We will have some cake to share and maybe some photos of our dancing & dancers over the years. Beginner / Intermediate Lessons included. If it's your first time, they you've picked a great night to join!

Singles and partners are welcome! Lessons included, at the beginning of the evening.

*8:15 pm - Beginner / Intermediate Salsa Lesson
9:00 pm - Open Dancing
Cost - $10.00
$5.00 Students
Where - Urban Beats

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The Jackalope Experience
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

The Jackalope Experience

The Jackalope Experience
Come out for Taste and Tour of Old Town on Saturday, April 27, 12:00-5:00 pm. Then...accompany your most eclectic local band, Jackalope, for live original music and choice covers, singalongs, hand-dancing contest, t-shirt giveaways, Jackalope Bingo, UrbanBeat libations and other whimsical hospitality. Show starts starts at 4:00!

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

International Chamber Soloists are a unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. They are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  


Since then he has been performing as a soloist with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision.  

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Margherita Fava and special guests
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Margherita Fava and special guests

$5 cover

Margherita Fava, piano

Born in the hometown of your favorite sparkling wine, Prosecco, Margherita spent her teenage years playing in bars around Italy for inebriated crowds of all ages. After a wild gig played on the night of her 20th birthday, Margherita couldn’t sleep all night. She started the next day with a horrible headache and a clear thought in her mind: she had enough of that. So she packed her keyboard and moved to Michigan to find a new audience and learn how to swing as only Detroit musicians can.

Guglielmo Crandelli, drums

The Crandelli’s family has been for decades a big name in the Venetian glass industry keeping its lineage for 3 generations. However, Guglielmo’s heart has always been somewhere else far, far away: he spent most of his time as a child listening to music of John Coltrane and began to hit the drum at age 11. At age 17 he was ready to become a professional and play with the big “cats”. He hasn’t stopped since (even if his family still secretly hopes he’ll change his mind on Venetian glass).

Lucàs LaFave, bass

Born and bred in the wilderness de la Bourgogne, Lucàs one day got his hands on some Charlie Parker old records in an old dusty French thrift shop and knew right away that wasn’t coincidental found. “I’ve listened to those live sessions over and over again till I couldn’t hear anything but the scratches on the vinyl. They are completely unusable now. I still have them tho” he says. LaFave spent his adolescent years playing bass in a local swing band, allowing him to cultivate the punchy sound and driving time that can be heard in his work with the Margherita Fava Trio.

Band bio:

Straight outta Europe, Margherita Fava trio combines the elegance of Italian aesthetics and the swang of American jazz and blues tradition. The sound of these 3 bohemiennes will take you on a journey all the way from the Venetian canals to the cornfields of the Midwest.

Join us for a formidàble night of music a la Americana!

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

Ysaye, Eugène

Caprice d’après L’Etude en Forme de Valse op. 52, No. 6 de C. Saint-Saëns

Anna Khalikova, violin 

Elene Qobulashvili, piano

Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca

“Fábulas” for octave violin, flute and piano 

Levchenko Sofia, violin

Felipe Villas Boas, flute

Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca, piano

Brahms Sonata No. 2

Daniela Diaz, violin

Qian Zhao, piano


International Chamber Soloists are a unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. They are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  


Since then he has been performing as a soloist with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision.  

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Bringing back CARE in healthcare
Apr
10
11:45 AM11:45

Bringing back CARE in healthcare

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bringing-back-care-in-healthcare-tickets-59206126117?aff=mcivte

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us for lunch as Dr. Adriana Raus, a Board-Certified Family Medicine Physician, shares the passion and the love of being a doctor for the entire family from cradle to cane. She believes that the patient-physician relationship has been affected and marginalized by modern medicine and increasing administrative demands. She will be walking us through bringing CARE back into healthcare.

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

Get Discounted tickets here: https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-international-chamber-soloists-concert-series-lansing-march-2019

Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K. 364

Anna Khalikova, violin

Yi-Pei Lin, viola

Elene Qobulashvili, piano

Mozart, Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, K. 219

 Sofia Levchenko, violin

Dmitri Kristalinsky, piano

Come Down Heavy! by Evan Chambers

I. Steel Drivin' Man

II. I Gave My Love a Cherry

III. Oh, Lovely Appearance of Death

IV. Drill Ye Terriers

Jeffrey Leung, Saxophone

Kayla Green, Violin

Yalan Piao, Piano


International Chamber Soloists are a unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. They are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  


Since then he has been performing as a soloist with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision.  

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Red Bell Blues Band
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Red Bell Blues Band

Red BellsThis is the rebirth of the band so popular around the turn of the millennium. Organized to mine the deep veins of classic horn-driven bar bands over the decades, the Red Bell Blues Band is bound to please. With four vocalists among them, the players bring experience with the top bands of the Lansing club scene. 


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Grady Hall and the Disciples of Funk
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Grady Hall and the Disciples of Funk

This band delivers a live performance that will make you move. Featuring original compositions, a tribute to Carlos Santana as well as renditions from other artists such as Sly & The Family Stone, War, Average White Band, Bobby Blue Bland, the Allman Brothers Band and many more of everyone's favorites.

$10 in advance or Bring a friend special 2 for $15

Buy tickets here: https://gradyhall.bpt.me

$15 at the door

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Circuit Band
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Circuit Band

All the way from Saginaw, bringing a high-energy mix of blues with soul, funk and R&B to every performance. Come dance to the funky blues at UrbanBeat with Circuit Band!

Coreyon Ingram 27-year-old bass player Saginaw, MI. Performed with Larry McCray, Michel’le Toussaint, Clark sisters, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans

Tony Purifoy has performed with several premier soul and funk bands which have opened for The Commodores and KC and the Sunshine Band. He brings a high-energy style of soul, funk, and R&B to every performance.

Steve McCray - Drummer: 49 years young, been performing for well over 30 years, performed in almost every state in America, been halfway around the world and recorded on at least 10 professional CDs.

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 Kathleen & the Bridge St Band wsg/ Angelo Santelli
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Kathleen & the Bridge St Band wsg/ Angelo Santelli

We're excited to be bringing Angelo Santelli back to Michigan for a short stay and great night of music! They'll be showcasing tunes from their new cd set to release this summer!

Purchase ticket in advance for $5 at https://kbas.brownpapertickets.com/

$8 at the door

"Lansing's own Queen of the Blues", Kathleen Bolthouse has been captivating audiences in and around Lansing, Michigan since the late 1990s. Queen Kathleen has performed with Lansing guitar legend Frog (Frog & the Beeftones), and bass player Randy Bird Burgdoff (Rare Earth). She has opened for national bands including Mark Hummel, and Rod Piazza and The Mighty Flyers, and shared the stage with national blues artists Larry McCray, Mike Morgan and the Crawl, and San Francisco's Tommy Castro Band.

Angelo Santelli is a guitarist best known for his slide guitar and Dobro work with artists like Bobby Whitlock, Michael Allman, Adam Wakefield and Harper.

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Arts Night Out
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

Arts Night Out

Sponsored by AKA Sorority (Alpha Kappa Alpha)

Musicians:

Charlie Richardson (of Jackalope band) with Lyn Sawicki

Sam i Am & Friends
Sam Warren, Dave Snell, J.D Detwiler. Detail, Zander Beal, Zach Clark

Visual Artists :

Brian Whitfield
Julian Van Dyke
Bryan Snyder

Spoken Word:

Natalie Anwar
Nyshell Lawrence


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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

“Russian Night”

Prokofiev Sonata No.2

Violin: Sofia Levchenko

Piano: Dmitri Kristalinsky

Daniela Diaz

Prokofiev Concerto No. 1

 Sae Qyeol Yi

 Tchaikovsky Valse- Scherzo
Arensky Trio

Piano: Minhae Lee

Cello:Geunsun Han

Violin:Namjoo Oh

International Chamber Soloists are a unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. They are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to music.

It all started in the United States when prominent violinist Dmitri Berlinsky moved from Russia to New York as a winner of Young Concert Artists and other most important International Competitions such as Paganini in Genova, Montreal in Canada, Tchaikovsky in Moscow, and Queen Elizabeth in Brussels.  


Since then he has been performing as a soloist with major orchestras in US, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Australia. Throughout all those years it was his dream to find an environment to establish a chamber orchestra where his colleague-friends could find an inspiration and joy of playing together and with their support, he would be able to achieve his highest artistic vision.     

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Salsa Verde!
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Salsa Verde!

$10 at the door $5 students with Student ID

In 2008, David Wullaert and Jon Weber founded the Michigan State University Salsa Band as a means for College of Music students to practice and perform Afro-Cuban music. Over the past three years, this salsa band has played concerts, dances, recitals, benefits, cultural events, and outreach in Michigan. Salsa Verde performs songs by Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Gloria Estefan, Wayne Gorbea, Poncho Sanchez, Roberto Rohena, Sonora Carruseles, Fruko y Sus Tesos, and others, with many of the works original arrangements by Salsa Verde. The members of Salsa Verde are students or faculty of the MSU College of Music. Members of Salsa Verde have played with groups such as Orquesta Ritmo, Aye, Sobroso, Mariachi Kora, Groupo Varidad Folkrorico, Thom Jayne and the Nomads, and H2. 

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Larry McCray, Steve McCray and David Winans II
Feb
17
5:30 PM17:30

Larry McCray, Steve McCray and David Winans II

***SOLD OUT SHOW***

Buy tickets here: https://lsdshow.brownpapertickets.com/

Don’t miss this very unique, intimate (limited to 150 seats) show featuring Larry McCray, Steve McCray, and David Winans II for an evening of Jimi Hendrix tunes, and other great music, all in honor of Black History Month. These three renowned musicians are going to show just how true that ole saying is (“The Blues had a baby and they called it Rock n’ Roll.”).

Besides performing a lot more of the Bluesy side of Jimi Hendrix, “LSD” will perform tunes like ZZ Top, Stones, Zeppelin, Neil Young, Clapton, and Freddie King - and some brand new Larry McCray songs. (You might even hear some Motown this evening - for all those ‘Valentines’ in the house.)

Opening this show will be one of Michigan’s finest young talented guitarists, Elden Kelly. You’ll get to hear some acoustic versions of Jimi and possibly some Motown before LSD fires up their amps.

This show will also include some mighty fine young aspiring musicians: Jacque Baldori and Lucas Holliday (lead singers of Tell Yo Mama) and MSU students Jeremiah Shackleford and Lowell Wolfe. These featured musicians have played the Blues before audiences all over the world and look forward to opportunities to educate folks about - as well as entertain them with - the Blues. This show will be one of those opportunities.

Larry, Steve, and David will be helping pass this important part of the African American experience - Blues (which had a baby they call ‘Rock n Roll’) on from one generation to another generation or two. No doubt this show will be highly entertaining, but it’s also intended to be highly memorable especially for all of the young musicians who’ll be sitting in on some songs now and then.

(Although Larry and Steve McCray don’t need much of an introduction as they are so well-known and well-loved by folks who appreciate and enjoy Blues music) here is a bit of background info about the featured artists Larry McCray, Steve Mc- Cray, and David Winans II, tonight’s special guest Elden Kelly, and each of the other young talented musicians on the program:

“The musical powerhouse known as Larry McCray has stood on the frontlines of the contemporary American Blues scene for nearly three decades now. Possessing an unmistakably biting and simultaneously distinct and cascading tone to his fluid guitar playing and an expressive and full baritone voice, (in 2014) McCray has performed at over 56 Blues festivals throughout the world and is constantly expanding his formidable reputation to wider international acclaim.” The Review (Bay City)

“Steve McCray has been the backbone of the Larry McCray Band from the beginning. Larry believes Steve is the most talented musician in the family. He plays drums, guitar, and is an excellent vocalist." Delta College’s “Mid-Michigan Remembers Stories About Us”

David Winans II brings his high-energy bass playing and vocals to Lansing from the Motown itself, Detroit. He comes to us by way of one of the finest musical families in all of Mid-Michigan, the famed Gospel family, the Winans. David grew up in Detroit during the 60s when African-American music migrated from churches into the mainstream.

“We weren’t allowed to bring rock ‘n roll records into the house, so I got a job as an usher at Cobo Arena,” said Winans. He got to see Jeff Beck, Led Zeppelin, and Gentle Giant perform live which helped influenced his career as a progressive, multi-talented musician and vocalist. Of all the many various styles of music David performs, his favorites are probably ‘Prog-Rock’ and straight-ahead ‘Classic Rock’.

David has won seven Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Songwriter, Outstanding Instrumentalists and Outstanding Performance. He teaches voice as well as works with many young folks as he helps them develop their singing talents. One magazine describes David’s musicianship as follows: “From progressive musical sonatas to strains of haunting melodies, enigmatic time signatures and humorous riffs, all melded with an intrinsic waft of gospel and R&B and flavorful bits of jazz, Detroit based rocker David Winans II has effervescent energy that ensnares ears”. We’re so glad David is here with us as a very special guest performer.

Elden Kelly is one of the finest skilled solo guitarists in Michigan as well as being a seasoned jazz improviser, bandleader, composer, and songwriter. He also is an in-demand recording artist, entertainer, and an active educator.

Elden often uniquely mixes classical, world music and jazz. He performs in an amazing ensemble of musicians (right here at UrbanBeat several times) who perform incredible “world music” and are known as “Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet Featuring Elden Kelly”.

We’ll have a very rare opportunity to enjoy Elden Kelly’s creative and distinctive guitar playing as he opens this evening’s show with a brief set of some acoustic renditions of Jimi Hendrix and maybe even a little bit of Motown.

Jacque Baldori studied music at Valparaiso University and Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts for Jazz Studies where she learned to refine her craft in Jazz and Blues and found her true love in commercial music. She is a percussionist as well as a vocalist. She is a major part of the talented and spirited “Tell Yo Mama” and contributes original songs to the group’s repertoire. Like many of the musicians on today’s program, Jacque comes from a family of musicians.

Lucas Holliday’s vocal influences include legendary soul singers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and James Brown. His musical influences also include an eclectic mixture of big band, British Invasion, Motown, and funk. “Luke” was a popular 2017 contestant on NBC's reality show "The Voice”. Drawing from many styles of music, Lucas has formed his own testament to rhythm and blues, glimpses of which he reveals on-stage amidst the powerhouse of Tell Yo Mama. When paired with the silken melodies and harmonic dexterity of Jacque Baldori, the effect leads to a captivating array of songs.

Jeremiah Shackleford is a sophomore at Michigan State University studying Communications. Jeremiah, born and raised in Detroit, attended school at the Marvin L. Winans Academy for Performing Arts in Detroit. Jeremiah has worked with Larry and Steve McCray a half dozen times already and is well-liked and respected by them and looks forward to performing with “LSD” (and all the other fine musicians) for this special show. He started playing guitar in the 6th grade. He’s performed on the same stage as renowned Gospel artists Lee Williams, Joe Ligon (Mighty Clouds of Joy), and Tim Rogers.

Lowell Wolfe is also a sophomore at Michigan State University where is enrolled in the acclaimed Jazz Studies program. Like all the musicians on today’s program, Lowell performs many various styles of music.

Lowell has seen Bob Dylan (often with his dad) 25 times. Look for him at the next “Nicky Z Productions” show when he’ll perform with the “Jerry” McCray Band when the Larry McCray Band performs an evening of lots of Jerry Garcia Band and Grateful Dead music. Look for that one in the springtime.

Corey Ingraham is the bass player for the Larry McCray Band and the musical director for this show. We’re looking forward to him sitting in on a song or two. He’s been a great addition to the band and brings so much professionalism, creativity, and great ideas. This young man is also an active and highly sought-after church musician.

UrbanBeat is a small intimate venue which showcases all sorts of unique and eclectic styles of live music. It provides one with a cool opportunity to experience live music in a comfortable and relaxing setting.

We hope you’ll come to enjoy a very unique and memorable evening of live music featuring some of Michigan’s finest musicians as they continue to pass this distinctly African-American expression of music from one generation to the next generation of talented aspiring Blues/Rock/R&B/everything musicians.

The promoter-facilitator of this event is Nick Zabrodsky who enjoys advancing the kingdom of God ‘one party at a time’. He does what he does out of his love for God and for his fellow man. Oh yeah, and also out of his love for music.

“Too much of everything is just enough!” (Grateful Dead)

“The Blues had a baby and they called it ‘Rock and Roll’.” (Muddy Waters)

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Slaying the Demanding Dragons - NACW Luncheon
Feb
13
11:45 AM11:45

Slaying the Demanding Dragons - NACW Luncheon

Slaying the Demanding Dragons - How to Wow, Woo,Win Over, and even LOVE the Hard-to-Please Client, Boss, and Coworker

Click here to purchase tickets

As a career professional, you work with many different types of stakeholders. Some can be delightful and even a dream to work with, making your job that much more enjoyable. On the flip side....there are some that are difficult. Join us in welcoming author and speaker  Mimi Brown as she delivers an energetic and interactive presentation, where you will discover The 7 types of difficult people and how to work with them Client centric communication skills to diffuse any tense situation Find positive resolutions for client complaints and end on a positive note Tips on how to manage job related stress with ease

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Burning Desires an afternoon of love poetry - erotic & otherwise
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Burning Desires an afternoon of love poetry - erotic & otherwise

In hopes that poetry and song can loosen the ice fingers of winter around the human heart, local poets are conspiring to kindle the flames of love and romance—just in time for Valentine’s Day. It is rumored that Cupid will make an appearance.

On Sunday, February 10, at 2 PM, the Michigan Institute for Contemporary Art (MICA) will present Burning Desires: An Afternoon of Love Poetry Erotic & Otherwise at Urban Beat in Old Town, 1213 Turner St. Doors open at 1 PM. 

Since 1993, first Otherwise Gallery and now MICA has hosted a Valentine-themed event in celebration of the many aspects of love—comic, profound, tragic, erotic, neurotic and more. It is a perfect event for lovers young and old, happy and sad, ecstatic or in despair.

Emcees Dylan Rogers and Grace Carras will host poets Susan Harris, Jay Artemis Hull, Tim Lane, Isabella Mansfield, Kimberly Priest, Anita Skeen, Ruelaine Stokes and more—in an attempt to revive love’s eternal promise and transcend the typically cold and dark Michigan winter. 

In the Open Mic following the 1st set, up to 14 participants are invited to sign up to read “a love poem” (either original or by a favorite poet). Those wishing to read can throw their names in the basket by the door.

For more information, contact Terry Terry at terry@messagemakers.com or Ruelaine Stokes at ruestokes@gmail.com or 517-267-0410

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JACKALOPE
Feb
1
7:30 PM19:30

JACKALOPE

Seasoned songwriter Charlie Richardson weaves an eclectic tapestry of upbeat, artfully-clever Americana tunes into his original shows, storytelling with musical twists from jazz-swing to country-blues, guaranteeing variety for everyone.  It’s fitting that the name Charlie chose for his genre-bending band, “Jackalope”, describes a whimsically mixed-up animal that’s part jack rabbit and part antelope.   Just like a number of Jackalope songs, sometimes you’re just not quite sure what your eyes and ears are telling you.  Mike Lawrence on bass/vocals and David Stowe on drums/saxophone join Charlie’s guitar/lead vocals to round out this trio that has delighted local Lansing pubs, restaurants, farmer’s markets and special event audiences for the past five years. 

Join Jackalope for a fun evening of “Rhythm ’N Twang” originals and covers that will surprise you, inspire you and keep your foot tapping into next week.  


2014 Album “I Herd Songs”  www.charlierichardsonjackalope.bandcamp.com

Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/jackalopeband

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/jackalopers

YouTube channels: Search “YouTube” plus “JackalopeJazz” and “Covering My Tracks”

Email:  jackalopejazz@gmail.com

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Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Camertone: International Chamber Soloists Concert Series

VERY SPECIAL GUEST that drove all the way from West Virginia in this frigid temperature to perform for you tonight!!! Dr. Bezuglov holds Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance from the Michigan State University College of Music, and a Doctorate in Chamber Music Performance from the Rostov State Conservatory in Russia.

1. Bach. Partita No. 2 in D Minor for violin solo.
I. Allemanda
II. Corrente 
III Sarabanda
IV. Giga
V. Ciaccona
Oleg Bezuglov, violin

2. Bartok. Selected Violin Duets
Anna Khalikova, violin
Oleg Bezuglov, violin

3.Beethoven. Sonata No. 5 for violin and piano
Oleg Bezuglov, violin
Iskander Zakirov, piano

4.Milstein. Paganiniana
for violin solo
Oleg Bezuglov, violin

5. Wild Card
Oleg Bezuglov, violin

International Chamber Soloists are a unique group of extraordinary young string players from all over the world. They are musicians from Russia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Korea, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, Venezuela, Brazil, and US. What brings them together is love and dedication to music.

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Absolute Music Chamber Series
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

Absolute Music Chamber Series

"Lachrymose": Romantic Piano and Strings

Purchase tickets here: http://tktassist.com/Tix/?u=FAM

String Trio in B-flat major, D.471 for violin, viola, cello Franz Schubert

(1797-1828)

Allegro

Piano Quartet No 3 in C minor, Op 60 Johannes Brahms

(1833-1897)

I. Allegro non troppo

II. Scherzo, Allegro

III. Andante

IV. Finale, Allegro comodo

Intermission

Piano Quartet No.2, Op.45 Gabriel Fauré

(1845-1924)

I. Allegro molto moderato

II. Allegro molto

III. Adagio non troppo

IV. Allegro molto

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Havana Nights New Year Eve Dinner Dance
Dec
31
to Jan 1

Havana Nights New Year Eve Dinner Dance

Ritmo is hosting a New Year's Eve Party at UrbanBeat to end the year in a Salsa fashion.

Here are the details:

Salsa lessons will start at 8 PM

Food will be ready by 8:30

Menu includes Congri, (Rice and Black beans), Ropa Vieja, (Shredded beef with a Cuban Seasoning), Fried plantains, and a Cuban Salad, all prepared by a Cuban Chef.

Salsa Music will begin around 9:00 PM and will go till about 1:30. am. We will have party favors.

Cost for admittance is only $35.00 per person /$70.00 per couple until December 26th. After that they go up to $40.00 and $80.00.

We will have limited capacity so please get your tickets early. You may purchase your tickets ahead of time through Brown Paper Bag tickets or call 517-927-9384.

Buy Tickets here: https://havananights.bpt.me

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Tell Yo Mama with Biomassive and East Harvest!
Dec
21
8:00 PM20:00

Tell Yo Mama with Biomassive and East Harvest!

Doors at 7:30pm, $10, 21+

East Harvest
East Harvest reunites its original duo to bring back it’s acoustic soulful sounds that’ll get your night started right. Based out of East Lansing, this band shows off their vocal harmonies while keeping your body moving and wanting more! 

Biomassive
This anomalous Northern Michigan band redefines the sound of the electronic genre. A progressive jam band, Biomassive blends the organic feel of real-time musicwith deep, intelligent beats of their ground shaking sub bass mechanics. Reminiscent of their Umphrey’s McGee and STS9 influence, Since its genesis in 2012, Biomassive has fused funk and progressive rock to arrive at an unparalleled soul.

Tell Yo Mama
“Music that moves you”
Tell Yo Mama is a seven piece Soulful-Groove Machine from Lansing Michigan.TYM has the groove sauce to keep the party going all night and wear some holes in them shoes. Delving into Soul, Funk, Rock, the Blues and much more. The mission is to make music that moves you! As our world moves through timeless cyclical patterns of recurrence and change, one thing remains the same....PEOPLE LOVE TO DANCE! We wanna get down to some great music and forget about our troubles...even if just for a little while. Tell Yo Mama is here to carry the torch and continue the legacy of creative, groove heavy tunes.

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Viva Jazz Jam
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Viva Jazz Jam

LAUREN RONGO, ARLENE MCDANIEL, ED FEDEWA, ADAM RONGO and IAN LAVINE

No cover charge, come jam with us!

LAUREN RONGO 
Lauren went to Michigan State University and received her Bachelors in music ed and flute performance. After graduation she moved to NYC and did some graduate work at Manhattan School of Music where she studied with the renowned Harold Bennett. Lauren taught at the Roosa School of Music in Brooklyn. She also free lanced in NYC playing in the New York Sinfonia and the Brooklyn Philharmonia and severely other classical groups. She ventured into jazz and found Nova Jazz, her late husband's group. Lauren learned to play jazz on the gigs. Nova Jazz played all over NYC an won the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1979. The Rongos moved to Lansing in 1980 and then played all over Lansing. They were an integral part in starting the Lansing Jazz Festival in the mid eighties. Then they moved to Essexville and Lauren taught flute at SVSU for several years and was a member of the Midland Symphony, Flutee, and The Valley Wind Quintet. March of 2018 Lauren moved back to Lansing and is gigging around town mostly with Shenanigans. 

ARLENE MCDANIEL
Arlene is an experienced jazz pianist, performing and teaching in the Mid-Michigan area and beyond for over 3 decades. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory & Composition from MSU in 1984. Arlene performs at a variety of venues as a soloist, combo leader, and side woman. Notable artists include clarinetist Dave Bennett, vocalist Sunny Wilkinson, The Lansing Symphony Jazz Band, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, The Pied Pipers, and the Frankie Valli touring group Let's Hang On. Arlene is on the adjunct faculty at Hillsdale College as a jazz piano instructor and member of the faculty jazz ensemble The Hillcats. She also is on faculty at the MSU Community Music School, and teaches out of her home studio. Arlene’s CD (Timeless, 2009) has received airplay nationwide and is currently available online or from the artist. The bulk of the recording contains original compositions.


ED FEDEWA

Ed Fedewa is an instructor of classical, jazz, and electric bass at the Michigan State University Community Music School. He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Bass Performance. While at Michigan State University, Ed was awarded the Outstanding Performance award from the Notre Dame Jazz Fest. He has performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, as the principle bassist for the Lansing Symphony, and as a substitute for the Flint Symphony. Ed has been an instructor at Lansing Community College, Central Michigan University and Albion College.


ADAM RONGO

Up and coming alto saxophonist, Adam Rongo has been playing music since childhood. He attended the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy, and quickly took to jazz. He then moved to Chicago to study with Mike Smith, an alto saxophonist who has shared the stage with Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick Jr., Nat Adderley, and many others. Adam holds a Masters degree in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University, where he studied with Diego Rivera, Rodney Whitaker, Etienne Charles, and Michael Dease.

While at MSU, Adam received a scholarship to attend the Keep An Eye Summer Jazz Workshop in Amsterdam to study with Dick Oatts. In 2012 Adam placed 2nd in the Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition, was selected as a finalist at the North American Saxophone Alliance Jazz Competition in Tempe Arizona, and also received a Downbeat Student Music Award as an Outstanding Soloist in the Graduate category.

Adam has since moved to New York City, and has quickly established a reputation as both a sideman and band leader. He has performed with a variety of great musicians, including Michael Dease and Ulysses Owens Jr., at well known venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, and the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. He recently released his debut album, "Tell Your Story" on the D-Clef Record Label in October of 2013. The album features stellar musicians, including: Michael Dease, Etienne Charles, Emmet Cohen, Randy Napoleon, Behn Gillece, Ulysses Owens Jr. and Rodney Whitaker.

"I truly feel that this debut recording of Adam Rongo is going to send a message to the Jazz world that the spirit of so many great voices on the Alto Saxophone is alive, well, and in great hands!" - Ulysses Owens Jr.

IAN LAVINE

Percussionist Ian LeVine of Williamston has amassed over 40 years of musical performance experience. Ian has been an active member of the mid-Michigan arts community since 1979. After high school he initially attended Wayne State by day while playing evening club dates and various one-nighters in the metro Detroit area. After transferring to MSU he remained a member of MSU Jazz Band I under the direction of Ron Newman for nearly 5 years. This is where Ian’s formative jazz performance experiences occurred in concert big band and more intimate small group jazz contexts. Known as a versatile and supportive player, Ian has appeared throughout the midwest in wide-ranging musical circumstances involving regional jazz festivals including those at Aquinas College, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Montreux-Detroit, Schoolcraft College, The Michigan Festival, Lansing Old Town, East Lansing Summer Solstice and Flint; at The Grand Hotel subbing with the Jimmy Dorsey and Legends of Swing big bands to local halls, rock and jazz bars with combos; professional and community theaters and houses of worship; to Spartan Stadium and the Breslin Center with the MSU alumni band. Ian’s already lengthy musical vita continues to grow. Present involvements include ongoing freelance gigging; continuation as a founding member of the Arlene McDaniel trio and quintet; pit work with the Lansing Community College theater department; facilitating Lansing area drum circles; co-producing Mike Daniels’ annual LaBatterie drum show at LCC, local performance as a member of classic rock/pop group “The Capital Sundogs”, roots music band “The Further Adventure of Fat Boy and Jive Turkey”, and drummer for acclaimed Michigan crooner Ryan DeHues. Ian can be heard on jazz CD recordings by The Arlene McDaniel Trio – “Timeless” (2009) and Southeastern Michigan vocalist Danielle Blanchard - “Jazz Portrait” (2001).

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Music without Borders concert benefit for Doctors without Borders
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Music without Borders concert benefit for Doctors without Borders

Michigan-based musicians Bobby Bringi (left), Elden Kelly (right) -- with a lot of help from our friends -- are organizing a community fundraising concert, MUSIC WITHOUT BORDERS to benefit the humanitarian mission of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). 

The music concert will be on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 4-6 PM at UrbanBeat, 1213 Turner Road in Old Town, Lansing, MI 48906. Doors will open at 3:30 PM, and there will be a cash bar/restaurant. Please plan to come early to socialize with friends and make new ones in a casual, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. Feel free to stay after and enjoy more music, drinks and food! We hope to see you there!

Enjoy live global roots music, where melodies, grooves and sounds from different continents mingle with jazz and blues -- musical narratives that transcend borders. Elden and Bobby will be joined by special guests. Music Without Borders will enchant, heal and unite our community as we support MSF in a time of urgent need

All costs associated with the event have already been covered, so all donations will directly benefit MSFSuggested donation is $30 per person; the minimum suggested donation is $10 per person. The first 25 donors at $30 level will be provided preferred seating. When you make your donation, you will have an option to choose whether Bobby Bringi can see your name. If you use this option, it will make it easier for me to get your name to get on the preferred seating list. Donate here: https://bit.ly/2KeYPcJ

There is no other cover charge for the concert, and no tickets are necessary, please just come as you are. We hope to see you there! - Bobby Bringi

For a glimpse of the supremely gifted guitarist and musician Elden Kelly elaborating on a Silk Road theme, check out this original piece called Caravanserai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao1yC4BSuqA

We are planning to showcase several new compositions, including a special piece composed just for this event. During intermission there will be an opportunity for the audience to learn about global health and MSF.

Please consider donating even if you cannot attend the concert!

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid to people in more than 70 countries whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. We are raising funds and awareness to support its response to emergencies around the world.  Your donation will be put to work immediately to deliver urgent medical care including treatment for malnutrition, emergency surgery, and lifesaving vaccinations for people around the world. Thank you for your support and for getting involved. Every little bit helps and is greatly appreciated (and Tax deductible!)!  You can learn more about its work by visiting www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

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