What happens when a bluegrass and jazz banjo player from Toronto sets out to explore the African roots of his instrument? The answer is Africa to Appalachia, the 2009 Juno award winner for World Music album of the year in Canada. Stone is now touring with master kora player (21 string harp) Yacouba Sissoko to offer this unique performance of bluegrass meets Africa. Join the Juno award winning Jayme Stone Quintet blending jazz, bluegrass, African rhythms and anything else that strikes their fancy.

To hear music from Africa to Appalachia go to https://www.myspace.com/jaymestone.

In addition to the public performance, Jayme Stone will be performing a concert during the day for schools in Milliken Auditorium. For more information contact Diana Bolander at 231-995-1029.

With the purchase of a ticket to this performance, concert goers are invited to visit the museum’s galleries one hour before the concert and attend a post concert reception with the performers.

The Dennos Museum Center concert season is supported in part by a grant from the Osterlin Performance Endowment, and the Robert T. Hughes Family Trust. WNMC 90.7 fm and TV 29&8 provide media support. The Jayme Stone concert is supported in part by the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce as part of the Dennos Museum Center’s Global Diversity Series. Jayme Stones Band will be housed by Cambria Suites.

The Dennos Museum Center is open daily 10 AM to 5 PM, Thursdays until 8 PM, and Sundays 1-5 PM. Admission is $6.00 adults, $4.00 for children and free to museum members. For more information on the Museum and its programs, go to dennosmuseum.org or call 231-995-1055. The Dennos Museum Center is located at 1701 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686, at the entrance to the campus of Northwestern Michigan College.