May 2023 Music Notes: TJO & Larry Fuller, “The Art of Art”

Larry Fuller with Toledo Jazz Orchestra

The Toledo Jazz Orchestra will perform with pianist and Toledo native Larry Fuller at the Toledo Museum of Art’s Peristyle Theater on Saturday, May 6 at 8pm. Fuller and the TJO will dazzle fans with their performance “The Art of Art,” sponsored by McLaren St. Luke’s, which will honor Toledo native Art Tatum. Tatum extended the vocabulary and boundaries of jazz piano and made innovative strides through the use of reharmonization, voicing and bitonality. $15 for a child/student, $31-$56 for general public. 2445 Monroe St., Toledo. 419-246-8000.

My Politic is Over Yonder

My Politic, the folk/Americana duo based in Nashville, is performing at the Over Yonder Concert House in Toledo on Virginia St. in the Old West End at 7pm on Thursday, May 18. The duo, composed of Kaston Guffey and Nick Pankey, have been performing as My Politic since they were 15 years old. Their character-driven story songs mixed with tight harmonies create a unique sound. The duo’s nine albums have been inspired by artists like John Prine, Woody Guthrie, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and more. $20 at the door. RSVP via to receive the exact address of the Concert House.

Sarah D’Angelo with Keller, Kocher & Co. at Lucille’s Jazz Lounge 

Jazz fans will delight in the performances at Lucille’s Jazz Lounge on Saturday, May 27 from string bassist Paul Keller, vibraphonist Cary Kocher, jazz pianist Adam Mosley and vocalist and clarinetist Sarah D’Angelo. Combining elements of big band and symphony orchestra to be performed by the small group, Keller, Kocher and Co. offer free-spirited jazz improvisations to charm and entertain the audience. Doors open at 7:15pm and the show starts at 8pm. $12 for TolHouse members and $18 for the general public. 1447 N. Summit St., Toledo.