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Posted on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 : 12:34 p.m.

Rare solo show by jazz pianist Tad Weed Saturday at Kerrytown Concert House

By Roger LeLievre

Tad Weed, a powerhouse of a pianist who is usually found performing with his groups The Freedom Ensemble; The Dobbins, Krahnke, Weed Trio; or the Dave Bennett Sextet, will treat Ann Arborites to a rare solo show Saturday at Kerrytown Concert House.

No stranger to local jazz fans, he’s even earned the praise of jazz pianist and music journalist Leonard Feather, who wrote in his “Encyclopedia of Jazz” that “Tad Weed displays a very rare ability to cross over from dashing bop lines to rich impressions, he has the bases covered, from funky blues to the border of the avant-garde.”

Weed’s discography includes more than a dozen CDs, and he has performed with some of the greatest names in jazz including Carmen McCrae and Woody Herman. Since Weed relocated from Los Angeles to the southeast Michigan a few years back, California’s loss is clearly Michigan’s gain.

Tad Weed performs at Kerrytown Concert House, 415 N. Fourth Ave., at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Tickets are $30-$15 ($5 students). Details at www. kerrytownconcerthouse.com or 734-769-2999.