Iconic jazz concert coming to Michigan Medicine
Led by Ann Arbor jazz icon and bassist Ron Brooks, the rhythmically complex Ron Brooks Trio plays dynamic versions of the best of jazz, including the flexible and powerful drumming of Pete Siers.
Brooks studied at U-M and toured with Duke Ellington in Europe, among others. He was the proprietor and house band leader of the Bird of Paradise jazz club in Ann Arbor, thriving as one of the best jazz clubs in the country for 18 years before closing in 2004.
Brooks, who has been one of the most prominent African American business persons in Washtenaw County, also works as a mediator at a dispute resolution center.
Check out the trio’s free concert on Thursday at University Hospital!
What: Gifts of Art free concert
When: Noon – 1 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20
Where: University Hospital Main Lobby, Floor 1.