Kurt Krahnke Trio
Enjoy an evening of live modern jazz with Kurt Krahnke, Rodney Rich and Pete Siers.
The Kurt Krahnke Trio featuring Kurt Krahnke - Bass, Rodney Rich - Guitar, and Pete Siers - Drums, began with rhythm section work with various area and national artists. The group’s evolving voice, according to Krahnke, “would best be described as a modern, open approach, with great attention paid to what we have studied and absorbed from the Jazz masters.” Kurt Krahnke has been a stalwart on the Detroit area music scene and has worked with many jazz luminaries. Among the highlights of his performances are those with Sheila Jordan, Ray Bryant, James Moody and James Turre, in addition to the many great artists with which southeast Michigan has been blessed. Pete Siers, another Michigan stalwart, is an internationally known drummer who has played with the likes of Russell Malone, Barry Harris, Lee Konitz, James Moody and David “Fathead” Newman among others. His work is also featured on over fifty recordings. Of Tad Weed, Leonard Feather wrote in his Encyclopedia of Jazz, that he “displays a very rare ability to cross from dashing bop lines to rich impressions, he has the bases covered, from funky blues to the border of the avant-garde.” Weed has played with big names such as Carmen McCrae, Charles Lloyd, Woody Herman and John Patitucci and his work has been featured on over a dozen CDs.
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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.