SUN MAY 9th, 11AM & 1PM

Mother's Day Brunch and a Show: Sheila Landis Quartet

Enjoy a 4 course chef's tasting menu for Mother's Day Brunch

Landis is a true jazz singer who is not afraid to scat-sing or bend a blue note, recalling the sheer joy of the vocal art in the style of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, "The First Lady of Song".

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Your Blue LLama Jazz Club reservation gives you your exclusive table for either the 11am set or the 1pm show! You will enjoy a 4 course chef's tasting menu consisting of selections from Chef Louis Goral and Adrian Estrada's menu of Improvisations on traditional American brunch fare. Furthermore, your ticket includes a 70 minute set of music from Sheila Landis' tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

Ticket cost is $75 per person and tax and gratuity are included at final checkout for this portion of the brunch and a show reservation. Upon arrival, you may partake in the Blue LLama Jazz Club's full bar including amazing signature cocktails, draft beer, Wine Spectator award winning wine list, artisan coffee and tea! Beverages will be charged separately at the time of the event.

These events sell out quickly so book your table today!!

Chef's Compliment

1st Course

Art's Peppers-Blistered Shishito Peppers, Crispy Garlic, Yuzu

Old Devil Moons-Crispy Deviled Eggs, Goat Cheese, Chile

Mack the Cow-Chef's Selection Thinly Sliced Charcuterie and Artisanal Cheese

2nd Course

Hot House-Charred Pepper Crusted Beefsteak Tomato, Poached Egg, Pork Belly, Brandy Cream

The French Connection-French Toast Brulee, Mixed Berry Compote, Vanilla Anglaise

Yam Yam Too-Sweet Potato Hash, Gruyere Cheese, Caramelized Onion

Hot Piggy!-Nueske's Bacon, Habanero Sauce

Anja's Pavlova-Vanilla Meringue, Lemon Curd, Fresh Fruits

"Sheila Landis Sings a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald"--"It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing!" Jazz lovers will enjoy timeless selections culled from the Great American SongBook written by composers like Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Duke Ellington, interpreted by SHEILA LANDIS, Detroit Music Awards Seven-Time "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" Winner (1991, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002 and 2003). Landis is a true jazz singer who is not afraid to scat-sing or bend a blue note, recalling the sheer joy of the vocal art in the style of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, "The First Lady of Song". Landis met her musical soulmate in 1991, guitarist Rick Matle, with whom she continues to present her most inspired live performances and recordings. JazzTimes writer Chuck Berg, in his review of "Fine and Mellow", a 1996 Rick Matle/Sheila Landis duo CD release, adds "...when Landis scats, well, the spirit of Ella lives!" More about Sheila Landis can be found on her website "", on Facebook, YouTube, on SonicBids at "" as well as on SoundCloud, Spotify and ReverbNation.
Rick Matle is an American jazz and rock guitarist. He has performed on the 7-string guitar with jazz vocalist Sheila Landis since the early 1990's. All Music Guide's David Nathan writes: "Matle's cool style, digital dexterity and clean sound reflect the influences of the two jazz guitar players he admires the most: Joe Pass and Kenny Burrell. Matle's ability to create a melange of sonics from the guitar comes from his two other major blues and rock influences: Carlos Santana and Jimi Hendrix". RICK MATLE, a 1986 Oakland University Music Performance Graduate, has won two Detroit Music Awards for composition, twice in the "World Music" category and once for "Jazz Composition".
(Source: Wikipedia).KURT KRAHNKE
Acoustic bassist Kurt Krahnke is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, but also studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. He toured the east coast with Ron Levy for two years and then returned to Detroit, where he taught with the Summer Music Program under the direction of Wendell Harrison. Since his return to Michigan, Krahnke has played with Phil Lasley, Jimmy Giuffre, Joe Henderson, Sonny Fortune, Pinetop Perkins, Russell Green, and toured and recorded with Leon Thomas. In 1989, Kurt performed as a finalist in the Hennessey Jazz Search in Hollywood, CA, with the Steve Wood/Brad Felt Quintet.
(Source: All About Jazz)
PETE SIERSLike Clark Kent, jazz percussionist Pete Siers is soft-spoken and unassuming-but put him behind a drum set, and a hard-swinging, intensely physical, dynamically sensitive drummer emerges. Paul Pearce of Bass World magazine writes that "Pete absolutely 'sings' with his drum kit." A consummate professional, Pete has played with jazz luminaries such as Russell Malone, Mulgrew Miller, Marian McPartland, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, James Moody, Kenny Werner, David "Fathead" Newman, Eddie Daniels, Frank Morgan, Scott Hamilton, Bob Wilber and Barry Harris. Pete also teaches percussion and jazz drumming privately as well as having taught at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School for Performing Arts, Emory University, Purdue University and the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He was also artist-in-residence at the Interlochen School of the Arts. Siers avows, "When I play, I want to go up there and disappear, to be the sound."

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