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Blue LLama Jazz Club to host benefit concert for Jim Toy Community Center in Ann Arbor July 5

Audiences can visit Blue LLama Jazz Club to see the concert in-person or watch online.
Audiences can visit Blue LLama Jazz Club to see the concert in-person or watch online. (Pixabay)

ANN ARBOR – At 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, the Blue LLama Jazz Club in downtown Ann Arbor will host a Pride Month benefit concert featuring pianist and vocalist Matthew Ball.

Optional Cover made during the event will be given to the Jim Toy Community Center, a resource center for the LGBTQ community that has served Washtenaw County for over 25 years. The center provides resources to community members and hosts events, peer groups and book clubs. It also organizes Ann Arbor’s annual Pride celebration.

The benefit concert will be available online through the Blue LLama website, Facebook and YouTube pages.

The concert was previously scheduled for Sunday, June 28 but was rescheduled for July 5.

Known for his signature sound and energy, Ball is also known as The Boogie Woogie Kid. A former attorney, he plays boogie-woogie, New Orleans, blues and swing music including favorite songs from the 20s, 30s, and 40s. He has played internationally and across the United States.

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There is no mandatory cover charge for Club Events at the jazz venue. Instead, diners at the Blue LLama Jazz Club are able to pay an optional cover for performers. Viewers of the online performance can also donate directly to the Jim Toy Community Center or through viewing websites.

Dining reservations are encouraged for those wanting to be at the concert in-person. Learn more about the benefit concert here.

The Blue LLama Jazz Club is open every day of the week for dining-in services and carryout curbside services.

It is at 314 S. Main St.

About the Author:

Sarah has worked for WDIV since June 2018. She covers community events, good eats and small businesses in Ann Arbor and has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics from Grand Valley State University.