Tuesday, June 19 @ 6:45pm
This group of seven coming together is reminiscent of a Motown session having a great time. Future soul comes alive when the magnificently talented Ann Arbor teens of Rosewood lay down original arrangements of funk, jazz, R&B, and soul. They landed this performance opportunity as a prize for winning the Neutral Zone Battle of the Bands (second year in a row). Transcendent vocals by Emily Tschirhart will stop you in your tracks, reminding you of a young Lauryn Hill. Colorful brass highlights a very tight, very chill percussion section exploring rhythm with the confidence of The Roots. It’s a showcase of the best of Ann Arbor: Community High Seniors Samuel Uribe-Botero, Mei Semones, Clarence Collins III, Emily Tschirhart, and Alec Redding (photographer); Skyline Senior Saki Semones; and Huron Juniors Jamal Harding and Sterling Robinson. Their homebase is The Neutral Zone, where they recorded their June 8 release. Asked what music’s on their phones? D’angelo, Rex Orange County, Hiatus Kaiyote, Anderson .Paak, Marcus Miller, Sly and the Family Stone, plus Latin, jazz, rock, and hip-hop. What Top of the Park can expect? “An energetic group of young musicians that are going to have a great time on stage performing the the music we love.” Congratulations, Rosewood!