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Thur. September 24, 7-9:30 P.M.

Jonathan Taylor Trio

featuring Jaribu Shahid and Tim Haldeman

Jonathan Taylor is a drummer and composer based in Detroit. An avid collaborator, he co-leads a number of projects, including the art rock quartet saajtak, electro-acoustic duo Says Things, and Teiku, which reimagines his family's ancestral passover melodies in a Creative Music context. His original music, described as "A balance between form and freedom" and "music for both the head and heart," by All About Jazz, was featured at Edgefest in a modular suite of Taylor's graphic scores. He has performed with such luminaries of Black American Music as Wadada Leo Smith, Tomeka Reid, John Lindberg, Jaribu Shahid, and Michael Formanek, and maintains study in North Indian Classical Music. He will be joined by saxophonist Tim Haldeman and the great Jaribu Shahid on bass, exploring the history and dexterity of the chord-less trio by paying tribute to the great bands led by Fred Anderson, Sonny Rollins, Henry Threadgill, Mark Helias, and more.

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With the goal of providing amazing hospitality with minimal rules, the Blue LLama Jazz Club doesn't have a mandatory cover charge when featuring local and regional artists. However, our mission is to bring the best talent to our community and you will see an optional cover line on the check. While it's not required, you're welcome to add the suggested amount per person to help us continue our mission of presenting amazing music seven days a week on the Blue LLama stage.

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