Performances & Events


Jazz Showcase

With special guest drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts

April 18, 2024 | 8:00 pm

The Ark, 316 S Main St, Ann Arbor, MI
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This show features students and faculty from the Department of Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation, along with a prominent special guest each year.

This year’s guest is drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts. Tain spent his formative years with Wynton and Branford Marsalis, and his writing skills now command equal attention, highlighted by a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition. Watts has recorded and toured with George Benson, Harry Connick Jr, Kenny Garrett, Michael Brecker, Kenny Kirkland, Courtney Pine, Geri Allen, Alice & Ravi Coltrane, Greg Osby, McCoy Tyner, Steve Coleman & Fort Apache. Check out some of the next generation’s jazz artists as they spread their wings and interact with a nationally known percussion soloist!

Presented by The Ark. Tickets are available at the door and at the MUTO Box Office, $20 Reserved seating/ $15 General Admission.

Concert In Person Tickets Required
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