Sunday afternoon is about to hop at Bellwoods Brewery (and by hop, we don’t mean the beer kind of hop) as A Little Rambunctious, a smaller version of the horn-based improv band led by Michael Louis Johnson, takes the patio stage there from 2-5 pm for the next few weeks.
Michael Louis Johnson, if you don’t know him already, bartends and hosts the Saturday afternoon Gyspy Jazz sessions from 4-7 at the Communist’s Daughter, where he plays a mix of originals and classic swing-jazz pieces, all while tending bar and making clients happy.
Michael also founded Rambunctious, which has played regularly at The Painted Lady and The Port (which is now Get Well Bar). The idea behind Rambunctious, and its offshoot A Little Rambunctious, is all improv. Audience members call out song titles and the band makes up a song based on one of the titles. The smaller version of the band puts a little more focus on swing, jazz and jump-blues sounds in their song formation. While the larger version of the band has up to 15 players, the smaller band has only 4, with Michael on trumpet, local favourite Eva Moon on drums, Ian Tulloch on sousaphone, and Christopher Weatherstone on sax.
Details: A Little Rambunctious, Bellwoods Brewery, Sunday, 2-5PM