[Dixielandjazz] Michigan Nighthawks Concert Aug. 31
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 17:21:36 -0400
As they have for eight years, the Michigan Nighthawks Jazz Band will be the
closing band for the summerlong "Sounds From the Forest" Jazz and Blues
festival in Baldwin, MI.
The six-piece Nighthawks has been together for 18 years, and has appeared at
the Bix Fest, Indianapolis Jazz Club, Central Ohio Hot Jazz Society, Illiana
Club of Traditional Jazz, and a numerous other midwest jazz venues and
Noted for their traditional jazz in the New Orleans and Chicago Jazz styles,
they are even more noted for their ability in front line instrument doubling
and color changes that allows them to do such rarer numbers as Django's
Nuages with two clarinets, Bixian tunes like Wa Da Da, Bechet's Have You
Seen My Mother, Charlie LaVere's
It's all in your Mind, and practically the whole Walter Donaldson song book
and a host of other non-shopworm gems mixed in with the classic trad tunes.
The concert, on Aug. 31 (Saturday of Labor Day weekend) is free and runs
from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wenger Memorial Pavilion in Baldwin, MI. Baldwin, a
north country resort village, is located about an hour and half north of
Grand Rapids and an hour south of Traverse City, and is 35 miles east of
Lake Michigan from Ludington.
Should any listees show up, be sure to announce yourself to the leader,
listmate Don Ingle, and get a Face to Face going on the spot.