Thursday, December 8, 2011

FREE Holiday Jazz Concert with Alexander Zonjic at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital 12/11 Noon

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital presents Alexander Zonjic’s Pipers’ FREE Holiday Concert

National jazz star Alexander Zonjic brings his Pipers’ Holiday Concert to a new and unique venue,Henry’s Café at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, 6777 W. Maple in West Bloomfield, Sunday, December 11 from noon to 2 p.m.

The festive FREE concert will present an exciting blend of blues, holiday classics and all that jazz, featuring Zonjic and his award winning band, Detroit blues diva Thornetta Davis and the 30 member Barbara Ogar Flute Choir, in a thrilling performance for the whole family.

Henry’s café serves fresh, healthful gourmet selections and concert goers will be able to purchase brunch and other refreshments during the free concert.

Flutist Alexander Zonjic is a jazz favorite across the country for his cool jazz grooves and exciting shows. He has shared the stage with such greats as Earl Klugh, Kirk Whalum and Angela Bofill. He currently hosts a syndicated radio show called Alexander Zonjic from A to Z that airs on Canadian radio and WVMV’s HD2 Channel. He won the 2010 Album of the Year and Broadcaster of the Year at the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards. In addition to performing in one hundred concerts a year, he is the artistic director for numerous music festivals.

Thornetta Davis, known as Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, is legendary for her big, soulful voice and breathtaking interpretations of blues, soul, R & B and pop classics. She has opened for legendary blues and R & B greats including Ray Charles, Gladys Knight , Etta James, Buddy Guy and Bonnie Raitt and has been a regular member of the Kid Rock tour. She has won over 20 Detroit Music Awards and in 2001 was inducted into the Detroit Music Hall of Fame.

Flutist Barbara Ogar is the director of the 30 Member Flute Choir comprised of flutists ranging in age from 10 years to over 30 years. Under Ogar’s expert direction, the delightful choir is a crowd favorite, presenting a full array of flute music ranging from holiday pop standards to the classics. Ogar is the Assistant Masterclass Coordinator for the Sir James Galway International Masterclass and Convention held each summer in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Alexander Zonjic’s Pipers’ Holiday Concert is part of the Healing Arts Program of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is a destination, offering activities and programs to enhance the quality of life - in addition to the clinical excellence for which Henry Ford is known. Visitors discover a health care experience unlike any other, offering the latest in medicine, technology and patient safety, integrated with wellness and prevention programs, all under one roof.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital is a dedicated to its core mission to serve as a community center for well being, “Given the vision and mission of this beautiful new institution, “said Zonjic, “we felt the idea of holding a top notch musical concert as a gift for the community, was a perfect fit. There is no question that enjoying music can be a powerful tool for creating better health and well being.”

Free parking is available at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital and Henry’s is easily accessible.

Call 248-325-1000 for concert information or go to www.

Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
6777 W. Maple
West Bloomfield, MI


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