Rob Crozier Quartet
The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble is a jazz ensemble based in Ann Arbor focused on presenting the work of the singing bassist/composer Rob Crozier. After great reception at the 2018 Elkhart Jazz Festival (IN) and West Michigan Wine and Jazz Festival this fine group has continued to wow audiences with residency performances at the Dirty Detroit and at their regular engagements throughout Southeastern Michigan.
Rob Crozier is a professional musician, composer/arranger living in the Southeastern Michigan area. Mr. Crozier holds a BFA for Jazz and Contemporary Improvisation in Double Bass from University of Michigan. His teachers include Robert Hurst, Diana Gannett, David Friesen and Rufus Reid. Mr. Crozier’s twenty year musical career has included sharing bills with groups like Blues Traveler and Credence Clearwater Revisted and sharing stages with jazz greats like Perry Robinson and Tony Malaby. Throughout the early 2000s Mr. Crozier curated an ongoing radio program on WCBN called “Music is Freedom” where his groups would perform free improvisation live on the air. Mr. Crozier is the co-founder and co-creator with his wife Kelly McDermott in the Celtic fusion band Nessa.
“Rob Crozier is an excellent jazz bassist who leads his Jazz Ensemble in Michigan, performing at clubs and festivals. Following on the success of their previous Tall Trees CD, Ocean Blue is his band’s latest release.” Jazz writer/historian - Scott Yanow
Suggested Entertainment FeeWith 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 a “suggested entertainment fee” 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 five days a week on the Blue LLama stage.