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Music & Art in the Gardens 2018
July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm$5
They’re Detroit’s own down and dirty little big band, known nationally for curating some of the best in early jazz traditions and Black-American musical influences from the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s. More “hot” than “sweet,” according to PD9 cofounder and bandleader RJ Spangler, who started the nine-piece ensemble with longtime musical partner James O’Donnell in 2007.
PD9 is a pared down version of the traditional big bands of the 1930s, and they frequently feature guest vocalists, adding to the versatility of the band’s show. The number of musicians in the lineup is reminiscent of the earliest big bands when swing was still evolving into the sound that defined jazz music’s most popular era.
The 2018 Music & Art in the Gardens series cover a wide variety of genres and with wide appeal. Concerts are held outdoors in the Gardens at 22314 Northline Road in Taylor, MI. In case of inclement weather, the events move to the Heritage Park Sheridan Open Air Pavilion, at 12111 Pardee Rd, .5 mile away from the Gardens. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets. There is a limited amount of seating available.
Food and drinks for sale at 5:30 p.m. No outside food and drinks, please. Music starts at 6:30 p.m.