Jazz @ The Elks happens on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. There is a $10 donation at the door which includes hors d’oeuvres.  Enjoy jazz in a listening room setting close to the entertainers

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Barbara Ware & the Cliff Monear Trio

Barbara was born and raised in Detroit, and music has been her language of choice since she can remember. Barbara is not a shouter, and she doesn’t scat. Instead, she chooses songs that tell a story or express a mood and delivers the lyrics with feeling and finesse, sophistication and dignity, always tempered with a sly smile and a touch of sass.

A product of the Berklee College of Music – Cliff’s jazz group, "The Cliff Monear Trio," is one of the busiest performing rhythm sections in the Midwest. 

Cliff Monear is a facile and imaginative pianist, and he lets us know it from "Bernie's Tune." the first track of his new CD, It's About Time. What's most striking about the CD, however, is the breadth of the compositions Monear chooses. There are offerings by jazz musicians — e.g., Miles, Monk, Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard — but also pop tunes like the 1933 hit, "Temptation," (not the new "Temptation" recently recorded by Diana Krall but the old one played by the Michigan Marching Band). Other tunes on the CD range from "Freedom Jazz Dance" to "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" to "All The Things You Are." Not a bad spread, what?

Monear and his bass player, Nick Calandro, play with great skill and feeling. There are three different drummers on the twelve tracks and their contributions are appropriate, their solos, quite thrilling. The CD's title refers to the variety of tempos employed by the group; they certainly do provide diversity.

The Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge 325 is located at 41700 Ann Arbor Rd., Plymouth MI. For more information, please call 734-453-1780 or visit www.plyaa325.com or email jazzattheelks@gmail.com.  We thank you for making the Elks your Entertainment Destination.




07/31/18 – Tuesday Jazz with the Barbara Ware & the Cliff Monear

                  Trio – $10 donation – music from 7pm to 9:30pm


08/02/18 – Thursday burger night plus the Westside Ramblers

                  Dinner 5:30 to 7pm -free music from 5:30 to 8pm


08/14/18 – Tuesday Blues with The Curtis Sumter Project

                  $5 donation – music from 7 to 10pm


08/28/18 – Tuesday Jazz with Sean Dobbin’s Rising Star

                  $10 donation – music from 7pm to 9:30pm




 Plymouth-Ann Arbor Elks #325

41700 Ann Arbor Road

Plymouth, MI 48170        (734) 453-1780


Jazz concerts include hors d’oeuvres


Burger and fish nights are all ages