Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chris Canas at the library; Piano blues

The Chris Canas Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (April 18) as part of the monthly Jazz & Blues series at the Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road.
The Chris Canas Band was the winner of the band category in the 2011 Detroit Blues Challenge and represented the Detroit Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.
There is $3 admission charge. For further information, call the Guest Services Desk at 248-796-4224.

Detroit Blues Challenge
The Detroit Blues Challenge continues with a band competition at 9 p.m. Saturday (April 21) at Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd. in Auburn Hills.
MotorCity Tones -- Joe Ballor, Jeff Boris,  Mark Grablowski, Charlene Melody, David Lamb
Bands including the Pat Zelenka Project, 3rd Degree, Dale Robertson Band, MotorCity Tones (pictured), and Smokin’ 45s will compete, with the top two bands advancing to the finals in October. Winners of the band and solo/duo categories at the finals will represent Detroit at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.
Proceeds from the $5 admission fee go to the Detroit Blues Challenge prize fund. For information, click www.detroitbluessociety.org.

Piano blues at the Scarab Club
The Detroit Blues Society and the Scarab Club present The Piano Blues at 2 p.m. Saturday (April 21) at the Scarab Club, 217 Farnsworth in Detroit.
Featured at the all-ages event will be pianists Bill Heid and MichaelMalis, backed by bassist Kurt Krahnke.

To send info to JB Blues, please email Joe.Ballor@dailytribune.com

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