Marty Grosz, a legendary jazz musician, is making his way to Upper Michigan. Heâ??s an archtop guitarist that made his first album in 1951 and played performances across the globe for over 60 years.
Jay Broderson, a fan who produced a documentary on Grosz, said the musician performed at the White House for Jimmy Carter, at Carnegie Hall, and even the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
"A dozen, or a little less, people in the United States are still playing that style," explained Broderson.
Thursday night, it's Upper Michigan's turn to get a front row seat. But, it isn't just any concert...it's a fundraiser for the Care Free Dental Clinic of Escanaba.
"We only do one every other year," said Chris Brooks, a Board Member for the Clinic. "The money goes directly to helping people in need."
The clinic treats low income, no income, and uninsured. Since opening, close to one million dollars has been provided in free dentistry.
"It feels good," admitted Paula Jacobs, a clinic board member. "It's nice to be able to be there and help them."
"Doctors see anywhere from 10 to 15 people each time they're there," Jacobs added.
Thursday's proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for the clinic.
Doors open 7:30 p.m. at the Bonifas Art Centre in Escanaba. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the door, Saykllyâ??s and Gust Asp Party Store.