LATE NIGHT 11PM-12:30AM
Michigan-based saxophonist/composer Mike Bjella brings his warm and buoyant compositions to Nocturne for a special late night appearance. Bjella works as leader and sideman, performing internationally and recording often for the ensembles Nomad, Chronicle Infinitas and the Mike Bjella Quartet. Recent appearances include the Montreal Jazz Fest, Nancy Jazz Pulsations(France), Vancouver Jazz Fest, Oregon Shakespeare festival, Osheaga Music Festival. and the Five Points Jazz Festival. Mike currently tours with Nomad, the Simon Millerd Quintet, Pablo Held, Jessica Fichot, the Tom Gershwin Sextet and has been fortunate to perform with Jimmy Heath, John Pattitucci, Delfayo Marsalis, and Leif Vollebekk.