November 20, 2021 8:00 PM

Merriman's Play-House Players

Our friends at Merriman's Play House in South Bend, Indiana are coming over to us at Wild Rose Moon to perform an evening in jazz, in celebration and memory of Plymouth resident and jazz lover, Dave Barkmier, who passed away earlier this year. Stephen & Mary Merriman are the area's leading experts on all things jazz, and we're so happy they're coming to Plymouth!

Drummer Stephen Merriman is Co-Founder of Merrimans’ Playhouse, with his wife and bassist, Mary Merriman. Together they act as Executive Directors for Merrimans’ Playhouse, a non-profit Jazz Performance Venue located in South Bend. The organization’s mission is to promote the art and education of jazz in our community.

This performance will highlight their enjoyment of one of jazz's most valued traditions - the open session. This format nurtures not only the active player but also the active listener. The open session gives listeners insight into the "method behind the madness" by putting into practice collectively what they've been practicing individually.

Pianist and composer J.J. Wright has a style that cannot be easily categorized. He was educated as a jazz improviser at the New School for Jazz in NYC, and passionate about sacred music. He earned his Ph.D. from Notre Dame in Sacred Music and is now Director of the Notre Dame Folk Choir.

Saxophonist Steve Rozek currently serves as the Chair of the Fine Arts Department and Director of Instrumental Music at Culver Academies. Stephen holds degrees in music from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Tickets: $15.00 via Eventbrite

Please note, by purchasing a ticket, you agree to wear a mask at all times while inside the Wild Rose Moon (unless eating or drinking.). There are no exceptions - all patrons, volunteers and staff are required to wear a mask that covers both mouth and nose at all times, and to use hand sanitizer upon entering. Thank you.

Event by Wild Rose Moon115 North Michigan Street, Plymouth,46563