LOCATION: Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
An outstanding and powerful jazz trio pianist Tad Weed, bassist Kurt Krahnke and drummer Sean Dobbins. A modern jazz trio from three of Michigan's finest jazz musicians.
Pianist Tad Weed migrated from Michigan to California in 1978. While living in L.A., Tad played in the bands of Woody Herman, Carmen McCrea and Charles Lloyd. Since returning to Michigan in 2000, Tad has, of course, become "the go-to pianist" on the Detroit/Ann Arbor scene.
Sean Dobbins got his start as sought-after Detroit area jazz sideman at a young age, when he would regularly play with Blue Note artist Louis Smith. As Sean's Career progressed, he found himself the recipient of many awards and accolades including the "Woody Herman Jazz AwardÃ¢â‚¬Â, an award for outstanding musicianship, as well as the Louis Armstrong Scholarship.
Acoustic Bassist Kurt Krahnke a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, but also studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. He toured the east coast with Ron Levy for two years and then returned to Detroit, where he taught with the Summer Music Program under the direction of Wendell Harrison.
Located on 'The Hill' in Grosse Pointe Farms, the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe presents live jazz and fine dinning in an intimate, ole English pub atmosphere. The venue offers great food and music Tuesday through Saturday: Call 313-882-5299 for reservations. Chef Andre Neimanis serves up bistro favorites, world cuisine influences, comfort food with a twist and exciting daily specials. The wine list offers about 60 selections, 20 by the glass.