Jazz at Earhart Manor Features Sean Dobbins

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Photograph featured in Detroit Jazz, a book by John Osler (Artist, Photographer).
Photograph featured in Detroit Jazz, a book by John Osler (Artist, Photographer).

Jazz at the Manor will feature a performance by virtuoso drummer, composer and arranger Sean Dobbins on Friday, September 22. This free outdoor concert by one of the most sought after jazz musicians in southeast Michigan begins at 7:30 p.m. on the university’s main campus, 4090 Geddes Road.

Dobbins, a winner of the “Woody Herman Jazz Award,” which honors outstanding musicianship, will lead a group of stellar, local musicians in a 90-minute concert on the historic Earhart Manor south lawn. Dobbins has amassed an impressive list of playing companions, having toured and recorded over the years with notable jazz musicians. His sound can best be described as hard-driving, solid rhythm. A product of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, Dobbins is the former director of that school system’s summer jazz program.

Other Music at the Kreft Center events this semester include:

Reformation Service with the Concordia University Choir, Tuesday, October 31, 7 p.m., Chapel of the Holy Trinity, Free.

Cantus: Discovery of Sight, Sunday, November 12, 4 p.m., Chapel of the Holy Trinity, $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students.

40th Annual Boar’s Head Festival, Friday, December 1-Sunday, December 3 (7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. Sunday), Chapel of the Holy Trinity. Tickets, priced from $8-$15, will go on sale beginning Monday, October 30 at 1 p.m.

The Concordia Wind and String Ensemble, Thursday, December 7, 8 p.m., Kreft Center Black Box Theatre, Free.

For more information on all upcoming fine arts events at the Kreft Center for the Arts, please visit www.cuaa.edu/kreft or call the Concordia Box Office at 734-995-7537.