Celebrating Relationships on Public Radio Music Day: Ann Arbor’s Blue LLama Jazz Club Don Hicks

Ann Arbor’s Blue LLama Jazz Club owner Don Hicks speaks out in favor of his club and WEMU’s mutual support to keep jazz music alive. He describes WEMU as a “key partner” for the club, bringing world-class jazz artists to Ann Arbor, where he says they serve world-class food. Lisa Barry from WEMU talks to Don Hicks about the importance of our connection, which helps keep the community connected and play music.

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Don Hicks says, “Jazz runs in our veins” at the Blue LLama Jazz Club in downtown Ann Arbor. He says while the live jazz presenters and the music they share help keep the jazz and blues tradition alive, the Blue LLama Jazz Club is the live music counterpart.

He says jazz is nothing without live music and says “it’s part of the experience” but asks if we even have a community to connect with if WEMU weren’t here to keep the music flame going hold.

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– Lisa Barry is the host of All Things Considered on WEMU. You can contact Lisa at 734.487.3363, on Twitter @LisaWEMU, or by email at [email protected]

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