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Saturday, April 19

6pm No Cover

The Taylor Pierson Trio


Saturday, April 19

9:30pm $10.00 Cover

Miles Brown’s Middle Game

Miles Brown’s Middle Game, consists of Andrew Bishop on saxophone, Kris Johnson on trumpet, Mike Jellick on piano, Jesse Kramer on drums and Miles brown on bass. The name refers to Miles other passion besides music, chess…..

The middle game is the part of a chess game that invokes the spirit of improvisation, creativity within a given set of parameters, shifts in energy and momentum, and aesthetic beauty. These values will inspire the music this bands creates. All the music will be original and/or freely improvised. They play mainly Miles’s own compositions, but also tunes from the other band members.


Sunday, April 20

12pm No cover

Barrel Brothers Street Band

Sets for brunch: 12pm to 3pm
Sets for dinner: 6pm to 10pm

The Barrel Brothers Street Band perform New Orleans classic street music. The style dates back to the early stages of Jazz music as it influenced all other forms of music including, Blues and early Rock and Roll.

Brunch Sets featuring:
Jarrod Champion, piano and voice
Ben Lucket, suitcase drum kit

Dinner sets featuring:
Jarrod Champion, piano and voice
Ben Lucket, suitcase drum kit
Shannon Wade, bass

https://www.facebook.com/barrelbrothersstreetband

 


Monday, April 21

6pm No Cover

Open City Season 7

Topic – Rock the Red Tape: Tips for Navigating City Hall

Open City is a forum for Detroit’s aspiring and established small business owners presented by D:hive in partnership with Detroit Creative Corridor Center and Model D. Each month at Cliff Bells, a select panel of speakers generate discussion on topics specific to doing business in Detroit. Participants mingle, network, and exchange information in a fun and lively atmosphere. Open City promotes a culture of entrepreneurship in Detroit and provides Detroiters with a venue to have meaningful conversations on how to succeed, grow, collaborate, and solve problems.

Open City takes place on the third Mondays of every month, from October to April. Meetings are free and open to all. No RSVP required.


Tuesday, April 22

8pm No Cover

The Marcus Elliot Quartet

Tenor saxophonist Marcus Elliot presents the Marcus Elliot Quartet, featuring Steven Boegehold on drums, Ben Rolston on bass, and Mike Malis on the keys.

https://soundcloud.com/marcuselliot


Wednesday, April 23

8pm $10.00 Cover

Dustbowl Revival

4fe953_36e5c9302aff648702c35655babf1b52.jpg_srz_p_415_364_75_22_0.50_1.20_0The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, jug-band, swamp blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail. Known for their inspired live sets, the Dustbowl Revival boldly brings together many styles of traditional American music. Imagine Old Crow Medicine Show meeting Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven Band in New Orleans or Bob Dylan and Fats Waller jamming with Mumford & Sons on a front porch in 1938.


Thursday, April 24

8pm $10.00 Cover

The Scott Gwinnell Dectet

Scott Gwinnell is one of the most active freelance musicians in Detroit and Midwest. Gwinnell, a pianist, composer, and educator has performed, recorded, and/or toured with: Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Jimmy Heath, Delfayo Marsalis, John Clayton, and Jon Hendricks, for whom he was music director for 3 years. He has played on 20+ records as a sideman.

Gwinnell directs an award-winning, internationally renowned 10 piece jazz band, The Scott Gwinnell Dectet. The SGD, made up of Detroit’s best jazz musicians, has recorded CDs, played festivals, and clubs all over SE Michigan. Members of the group compose and arrange works for this ensemble making it one of the most diverse of its kind. The SGD recently recorded a live album at the Cadieux Cafe in Detroit, MI.


Friday, April 25

9pm $10.00 Cover

Dmitri Matheny Group (San Francisco)

Flyer Cliff Bell's 4_25The Dmitri Matheny Group (quintet) is currently touring our popular Jazz Noir project, offering a fresh spin on familiar TV and movie themes (film noir, spy thrillers and crime dramas), plus a selection of new works, jazz classics and beloved standards from the Great American Songbook. Concert highlights include a Noir Medley of cinematic favorites and our original “Crime Scenes” suite, a dreamlike series of vignettes linked together with voiceover narrative in the hardboiled detective style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.


Saturday, April 26

6pm No Cover

The Taylor Pierson Trio


Saturday, April 26

9:30pm $10.00 Cover

The GFK Trio

GFK Trio formed in the spring of 2013 with the idea of acknowledging, extending and revitalizing the classic instrumental jazz organ trio. Each member’s love for the funky and soulful tradition pioneered by artists like Jimmy Smith, mixed with influences from pop, rock, funk, hip hop and electronic, have lead to the trio’s sound: an intense, soulful, energetic and entertaining musical experience. You can expect to hear many classic tunes however you will be surprised at how flawlessly the group integrates fresh new sounds, rhythms, grooves and exciting solo sections. The audience may want to dance, or maybe intently listen to the group’s musical synergy. Whichever it may be, GFK Trio has a passion for music and they want to share it with you.

https://www.facebook.com/gfktrio


Sunday, April 27

12pm No cover

Jarrod Champion


Sunday, April 27

8pm $10.00 Cover

The Detroit Dizzy Dames

Billed as being from “The Paris of The West”, Lushes LaMoan is Detroit’s premier burlesque performer. Her style is considered classic bump and grind and often referred to as nostalgic by performers from “the golden age” of burlesque. She is trained in classic theater and comedic arts. She incorporates her knowledge and background as a comedian into her stage persona. Lushes started her performance career doing theater performances and being an original cast member for the Detroit based urban sketch comedy television show, Switch Play TV.

https://www.facebook.com/lusheslamoanburlesque


Monday, April 28

Closed


Tuesday, April 29

8pm $10.00 Cover

Laura Dubin Quartet (NY/DET)

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Seriously focused upon composing and arranging since 2008, Laura has created more than 40 pieces for solo piano.Laura is planning an intense program of activities for herself, in addition to touring and performing with her trio and larger ensembles. Education has always been a key element of Laura’s purpose, and she has taught privately at all levels since 2009.


Wednesday, April 30

8:30pm $10.00 Cover

Danny Fox Trio (NY)

Formed in 2008, the NYC-based Danny Fox Trio, featuring pianist Danny Fox, bassist Chris van Voorst van Beest, and drummer Max Goldman, is a true working band hailed for reinventing the classic piano trio format with genre-defying, uniquely personal original music. Whether holed up in a Queens basement rehearsing or touring around the country crammed into a sedan, the trio has spent countless hours developing a rapport that’s immediately palpable in their music.  Described as a modern Ahmad Jamal Trio, the band mixes tight ensemble playing with highly interactive, attuned improvisation.  Drawing on influences as varied as Ellington, Bartok, and The Meters, the music can switch gears at any moment yet remains cohesive thanks to strong motivic development and rigorous arrangements that challenge the traditional roles of the piano trio instruments.

On the heels of their critically acclaimed debut “The One Constant” (Songlines Recordings), the band celebrates the release of their sophomore effort “Wide Eyed” (Hot Cup Records)  Falling somewhere between jazz and chamber music, the new album is rich with sonic surprises:  quirky yet danceable rhythms, jaunty melodies, haunting harmonies, and out-of-the-box arrangements.

 

 


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