Live/Concert

Keller/Kocher Quintet Loves George Shearing

When: Fri., Sept. 20, 8 p.m. 2019

This summer Paul Keller and Cary Kocher incubated a jazz quintet at Ann Arbor's secret jazz club Zal Gaz Grotto on Monday evenings while the PKO was on summer hiatus. The KKQ is modeled after the George Shearing Quintets, vibes guitar piano bass drums, that enjoyed wild success in a universe parallel to the Savoy and Blue Note Eras. Few bands have explored the special sound created by their instrumentation and arrangements, and none have achieved their popularity. Paul Keller - string bass Cary Kocher - vibraphone Adam Mosley - piano Matt LoRusso - guitar David Alavarez - drums