The Michigan Daily - Friday, March 13, 1987 - Pog 9
Jazz series continues
By Alan Paul
Jazz and blues lovers of Ann
Arbor listen up. Tomorrow night is
your last chance of the year to
discover one of the area's great
secrets - WEMU's Depot Town
Winter Jazz Series.
The series concludes with its
third show featuring a diverse three
act lineup: the solo jazz guitar of
Montache, the Joe LoDuca
Quintet's bop, blues and fusion,
and a one night ortly joint perfor -
mance by two of Detroit's most
popular blues players: singer
Juanita McCray and singer,
guitarist, and bandleader Robert
McCray and Penn are evidently
quite popular in the Detroit-area.
They tied for first place in the blues
category of the 1986 Metro Times
Music Poll. They will perform
together for the first time tomorrow
night, an event both are eagerly
looking forward to.
McCray, who has been singing
professionally off and on for 25
years, has seen her career skyrocket
since deciding to work at her music
full time five years ago. She has
now won the MetroTimes poll
three consecutive years.
Such success has come in a
thoroughly male dominated field.
"I don't know how I do it,"
McCray said. "A lot of these
guys... they're the boss. Women
can be limited when it comes to
leading. Somehow or another, with
the help of God, I've done it."
Penn returned to his native
Detroft seven years ago . after
spending several years on the west
coast. He has found the less
competitive, more laid back
environment of his hometown
helpful in developing his musical
"The competition in L.A. is so
fierce. There's so many people
trying to do the same thing," Penn
said. "Here I've had a better chance
to develop, to get my singing
together, and to get my roots
screwed down a little better. And
Detroit has all the resources you
"The talent that's been in Detroit
over the years is phenomeil,"
Penn continued. "This was once the
jazz capital... a lot of the best-cats
were here and a lot still are. So that
tradition rubbed off on some guys.
They spread their knowledge of
music around. I've learned more in
Detroit than anywhere else."
Montache gets tomorrow
night's show at Ypsilanti's Farirs
Market Building going at 7 p:n.
followed by the Joe LoDdca
Quintet at 8p.m. Penn and McCray
take the stage at 10 p.m. and will
play until 2 a.m. All seating is
unreserved so come early for a goad
seat and a hearty inexpensive meal.
Call WEMU-FM at 487-2229 for
more information or directions.
ARE A GREAT WAY TO
GET FAST RESULTS
Juanita McCray and Robert Penn will be appearing together for the first time tomorrow night. They'll
be sharing the bill with the Joe LoDuca Quintet. This is the third and last concert in the WEMU/Depot
Town Winter Jazz Series at the Farmers Market Building in Ypsilanti.
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