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The M-1 Jazz Collective began its

2nd season in May, 2021.

 

The M-1 Jazz Collective’s combustive Jazz engine is built from some of Metro Detroit’s most crank’n musicians and this vehicle of Jazz excellence is driven by its leader, Tim Brennan. 

 

We will Chauffeur you from the classic sounds of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Glenn Miller through to the more modern sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Lennon/McCartney & Stevie Wonder.  As a luxury option, there is the song stylings of Jazz vocalist, Lizzie Grace! Her voice will  transport you to the golden era of Jazz and beyond. 

 

This ain’t your Grandpa’s ol’ hooptie; so, hang on! Listening to M-1JC is a virtual joyride through a Jazzy wonderland. A ride that will surely excite, have you tapp’n your toes and asking us not to hit the brakes!

Tim Brennan is Co-Founder of Ferndale Community Concert Band and plays a variety of instruments: cornet, French horn, electric bass guitar, percussion, and bagpipes. He conducts the band on occasion throughout the season. He also serves on the Board as Director of Logistics.

 

Tim served as a military bandsman and held many positions during his career in the U.S. Army & U.S. Army Reserve. retiring in 2014. His career as a music educator for 34 years in Bossier Parish, Louisiana, and Hamtramck, Michigan. He retired from the Hamtramck Schools retiring in 2016.

He is the Founder and Leader of the M-1 Jazz Collective (M1JC).

 

The M-1 JC is an 18-20 piece jazz band with a vocalist, Lizzie Grace, which performs classic jazz music from the 1930s and 1940s. 

 

Most members are from the Ferndale Community Concert Band. Our members are all healthy and ready to put out some jazzy sounds for our concert and performance attendees. 

 

The M1JC has appeared at many City of Ferndale events such as the 2021 Woodward Dream Cruise, Friday Opening Ceremony and an additional performance on WDC Saturday, the 2021 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, the 2021 MObig (Music on Belle Isle Group) River Blast! Concert Series.

 

The M-1 Jazz Collective performs at all Ferndale Community Concert Band Concerts, starting at 3 PM in the Ferndale High School Auditorium.  Masks are required.

 

Please continue to check out our page for upcoming performances all of which are at no cost to the public.  (We do appreciate donations.)

The M-1 Jazz Collective is available to play at local events, weddings, and parties. Please contact Tim Brennan at kiltymacduff@yahoo.com to hire the band or to learn more about the M-1 Jazz Collective. Please remain COVID-19 Cautious!

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