Jazz it up at the Troy library

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published April 10, 2019

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TROY — Bassist Rob Crozier described the sound of the Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble as an “eclectic blend of modern jazz and world music.”

Crozier also plays the didgeridoo, a wind instrument developed by indigenous Australians.

“It only plays one note,” he said, noting that he writes the distinctive sound into his music.

The ensemble will perform at 1 p.m. April 13 at the Troy Public Library.

Crozier performed Celtic music with the Nessa Quartet at the library in March 2018.

Constance Doherty, the head of adult information services at the Troy Public Library, said the musical performances at the library are well-attended.

“I think people really appreciate a variety of musical genres. We continue to look for new performers who offer top-notch entertainment,” she said.

The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble also has performed at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café in Grosse Pointe Farms, Cliff Bell’s in Detroit and the Elkhart Jazz Festival in Indiana.

In addition, the Rob Crozier Jazz Trio performs at the Habitat Lounge at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor and will perform at the Blue Llama Jazz Club in Ann Arbor May 22.

Crozier also performs for weddings and other events with the Eventjazz booking service, event-jazz.com.

Crozier said he enjoys the library setting and the chance to meet people after the show.

He said that those who have come out to library venues to hear his music tend to be “true-blue music lovers here to take it all in and broaden themselves.”

“Culturally, I think it’s a really cool way to present music,” Crozier said. “Library events minister to people who try to stretch themselves.”

Register for the program at troypl.org or by calling (248) 524-3534.

The Troy Public Library is located at 510 W. Big Beaver Road.