Wednesday, November 1
Friendship with the Elements
The Browne Center — Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI
Laz presents "Friendship with the Elements," an accessible, nature-centered philosophy from the Andes Mountain Region of South America. Incorporating music and instruments from Ecuador, as well as fusion music combining indigenous and modern styles, Laz introduces simple, everyday practices we can do to connect with the four elements of nature — earth, air, fire, and water. Based on the teachings of Ecuadorian Shaman, Don Alverto Taxo, these practices — which are found in all ancient cultures — enhance our appreciation of nature and deepen our connection to our own core self.
Saturday, March 10
Harmony Bones at Cafe 704
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI
Laz will join Jeanne Mackey, Tom Voiles, Linda Teaman and Eric Fithian (collectively known as “Harmony Bones”) in a wide range of original, traditional and contemporary folk music. Rich harmonies and an array of finstruments — guitar, mandolin, flute, pennywhistle, fiddle, banjo, percussion, bass, even sitar! The band’s name, “Harmony Bones,” comes from an acupuncture point that harmonizes imbalances and promotes clear thinking, seeing, and hearing!
Suggested donation is $8 each or 2/$15.
Saturday, May 12
6th Annual Benefit Concert in Honor of Helen’s Memory
Cafe 704, Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor MI
Laz played a number of concerts at Cafe 704 over the years, always with his wife Helen, until she passed away in 2012. To honor her memory, and to celebrate her life, Laz is dedicating this yearly concert to her. Proceeds from the evening will be donated to two organizations: one that supports nature preservation, and the other, an emergency shelter for homeless children and their families. Both of these causes were very close to Helen’s heart.
Laz will be joined by a number of musicians, all of whom performed or recorded with Helen over the years. Laz and his guests will sing some of Helen’s songs, as well as original and traditional music in both folk and classical styles.