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Sunday, December 21

12pm Free Admittance

Jarrod Champion

JCB

 

Jarrod Champion is a singer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan. Jarrod is the son of Denise and Barry Champion who were both trained pianists. Taking a note from his parents, Jarrod picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and, after writing and performing for a few years, would eventually turn to the piano himself at the age of 18. Since that time Jarrod has continued to write, perform and record.


During his performances you will hear a wide variety of music transformed into the “piano-man” style.  While Jarrod does touch on some standards you will hear anything from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie, making for a eclectic and unique setting.

http://jarrodchampion.com/


Sunday, December 21

9pm $25-30 Cover

The Bad Plus

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Get your tickets HERE

Sunday December 21st, 2014
$25/$30 Cover
Doors at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Shows at 5 p.m. and 8pm
Reservations will not be accepted/ General Admission only

*Please note that ticket sales online end on 12/20/2014 at midnight; after that tickets are only available at the door the night of the show.

The Bad Plus’ 10th studio recording, Inevitable Western, sees bassist Reid Anderson, pianistEthan Iverson, and drummer David King further honing the same conceptual base that fired their inception. Yet again they continue to explore myriad musical forms born of jazz along with any sonic source that forwards music that is uniquely The Bad Plus. Inevitable Western is an album where pop, blues, and folk meld with classic melodies and rhythmic innovation into that rarest of hybrids: intelligent music for the masses.

thebadplus.com


Monday, December 22

8pm Free Admittance

The Duncan McMillan Trio

DMAC2Featuring:

Duncan McMillan, Hammond B3

Ralph Tope, guitar

Pete Siers, drums

 

 

 

 


Tuesday, December 23

8pm Free Admittance

The Marcus Elliot Quartet

MQ2Featuring:
Marcus Elliot, saxophone
Ben Rolston, bass
Steven Boegehold, drums
Michael Malis, piano

Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus has been playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene where he has been studying, practicing and composing the music you will hear every Tuesday night.

http://www.marcuselliotmusic.com/

 

 


Wednesday, December 24

Closed for the Holiday


Thursday, December 25

Closed for the Holiday


Friday, December 26

9pm $10.00 cover

The Curtis Taylor Quartet

CT2014Featuring:
Curtis Taylor, trumpet
Mike Jellick, piano
Noah Jackson, bass
Sean Dobbins, drums

Grammy Award winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener. According to Taylor, “ When played honestly, music is the ultimate conveyor of truth and beauty.”

www.curtistaylor.net


Saturday, December 27

9:30pm $10.00 cover

The Vincent Chandler Organ Quintet

IMG_0200Vincent Chandler is one of the finest Trombonist to hail from Detroit since Curtis
Fuller, who happens to be his main influence. He was introduced to jazz at
Chadsey High School by music teacher Rodney Bonner. He later studied with
Detroit Tenor Saxophonist Donald Walden and received hands on performance
training experience from Detroit local heroes such as: Kenn Cox, Marcus Belgrave,
Harold McKinney, Teddy Harris, Wendell Harrison, Spencer Barefield, Rodney
Whitaker, Regina Carter and James Carter. Vincent also performed with the Joe
Henderson Sextet, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby Watson, WyCliffe Gordon and Geri Allen. He was a featured artist on the 2009 Playboy Jazz Festival, where he performed with Herbie Hancock and Marcus Miller. Vincent is the former bandleader of a popular Detroit/Ann Arbor based quintet called Urban Transport.
Mr. Chandler is currently a member of the Roy Hargrove Big Band and was a featured soloist on “Emergence,” Hargrove’s first Big Band record as a leader. In May 2014, he released his most recent cd called “Embraceable.” As an educator
Vincent was an adjunct instructor of Jazz Trombone at Michigan State University, a Lecturer of Jazz Studies at the University of Michigan and he is now a Visiting Instructor and Interim Director of Jazz Studies at Claflin University in South
Carolina.

 


Sunday, December 28

12pm Free Admittance

Jarrod Champion

JCBJarrod Champion is a singer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan. Jarrod is the son of Denise and Barry Champion who were both trained pianists. Taking a note from his parents, Jarrod picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and, after writing and performing for a few years, would eventually turn to the piano himself at the age of 18. Since that time Jarrod has continued to write, perform and record.


During his performances you will hear a wide variety of music transformed into the “piano-man” style.  While Jarrod does touch on some standards you will hear anything from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie, making for a eclectic and unique setting.

http://jarrodchampion.com/


Sunday, December 28

6pm Free Admittance

Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer

Shah“Born in California, Shah also spent time in Somerville, Texas, with his blues harmonica and guitar playing grandfather, Sam Dawson. Dawson had recorded for both Alan Lomax and Duke Records. His mother, a beautician, encouraged him to be a salesman for Jet magazine in the latter part of the 1950s. This allowed Shah access to Oakland’s bars and clubs, where he heard musicians such as Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, Juke Boy Bonner and Big Mama Thornton.
Shah told Living Blues magazine that his grandfather’s passion for the blues inspired him. “Well see I picked it up from him, he’d be out in the fields singin’ all that (sings in a slow moan) ‘Tell me how long, whoa, tell me how long it’s been since you’ve been away from home’ Well, that’s raw! That’s a big damn difference from ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’”.
He moved to Detroit in 1967, and worked for Ford Motors for fifteen years. Shah bought himself a cheap harmonica in 1976 and, while operating as a taxicab driver, Shah was introduced to local blues jam sessions. “Hell, that was it, no turning back then”, Shah recalled.” -Wikipedia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X40meFoohjc


Monday, December 29

8pm Free Admittance

the Jarrod Champion Trio

JCBJarrod Champion is a singer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan.  Jarrod is the son of Denise and Barry Champion who were both trained pianists. Taking a note from his parents, Jarrod picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and, after writing and performing for a few years, would eventually turn to the piano himself at the age of 18. Since that time Jarrod has continued to write, perform and record.

During brunch you will hear a wide variety of music transformed into the “piano-man” style.  While Jarrod does touch on some standards you will hear anything from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie, making for a eclectic and unique setting.

http://jarrodchampion.com/


Tuesday, December 30

8pm Free Admittance

the Marcus Elloit Quartet

MQ2Featuring:
Marcus Elliot, saxophone
Ben Rolston, bass
Steven Boegehold, drums
Michael Malis, piano

Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus has been playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene where he is studying, practicing and composing the music you will hear every Tuesday night.

http://www.marcuselliotmusic.com/

 


Wednesday, December 31

4pm $25.00

NYE w/ The Third Coast Kings

Third_Coast_Kings_tour (1)Third Coast Kings
10:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
$25 cover
To purchase tickets prior to the show, click here.

Ian Finkelstein Trio
6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
No cover

4-Course Dinner
$60 per person (does not include 6% sales tax & 20% gratuity)
Includes choice of appetizer, salad, choice of entree & dessert
Full dinner menu available soon
For dinner reservations, please call (313) 961-2543. Online reservations are not available for New Year’s Eve.
Dinner Served 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.

The Third Coast Kings are a seven element proper deep funk and soul outfit from Michigan. They make it a point to remain true to the style and technique of playing proper deep funk and soul to a live audience that might otherwise only be heard on dusty 45s. They are proud to be a part of the growing number of acts putting the right kind of funk back onto the stage, bringing the hot heat to wherever they perform, like only the Kings can. These cats will put the dip back into your hips and the jive in your stride.

The Third Coast Kings are composed of Steve Barker on bass, “Gemstone” James Keovongsak on drums, Andy Filisko on guitar, Terry Kimura on trombone, Ryan Dolan on trumpet, Alec Cooper on tenor sax and Sean Ike on vocals.

http://www.thirdcoastkings.com/

 


Thursday, January 1

Closed


Friday, January 2

9pm $10.00 cover

The Kris Johnson Group

KJ“Odd Expressions” is an exciting new album that explores unique musical directions for jazz and classical music. This album features all original compositions by Kris Johnson that explore odd-meter time signatures ranging from 1 through 25. Despite the rhythmic complexity of the music, the album is rooted in deep grooves, lush harmonic structures, and memorable melodies. The featured piece, “Odd Expressions,” is a 25 minute, through-composed piece that skillfully integrates a jazz ensemble with a full symphony orchestra. This work was commissioned by Alan MacNair and the Troy High School Symphony Orchestra for its premiere performance in February of 2011.

 

 

 

http://www.krisjohnsonmusic.com/

http://www.oddexpressions.com/


Saturday, January 3

6pm

The Taylor Pierson Trio

Join us for dinner music every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with this homegrown piano trio.


Saturday, January 3

9:30pm $10 cover

The Anthony Stanco Ensemble

ASANTHONY STANCO ENSEMBLE (Lansing/Detroit, Mich.) is a jazz quintet comprised of some of the most promising young talents in jazz today. All five members are graduates of the Jazz Studies program at Michigan State University. The ensemble is influenced by the history of jazz and draws from this to create their unique sound. Anthony Stanco Ensemble has performed at festivals, music clubs, and has conducted workshops and master classes.

 

 

 

 

www.anthonystancomusic.com


Sunday, January 4

12pm Free Admittance

Jarrod Champion

JCBJarrod Champion is a singer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan. Jarrod is the son of Denise and Barry Champion who were both trained pianists. Taking a note from his parents, Jarrod picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and, after writing and performing for a few years, would eventually turn to the piano himself at the age of 18. Since that time Jarrod has continued to write, perform and record.


During his performances you will hear a wide variety of music transformed into the “piano-man” style.  While Jarrod does touch on some standards you will hear anything from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie, making for a eclectic and unique setting.

http://jarrodchampion.com/


Sunday, January 4

7pm Free Admittance

The James Cornish Quartet

JAmesJames Cornish is a third generation Detroiter, multi-instrumentalist and composer who has been active in the performing arts for three decades.

A composer of three operas, his work includes compositions inspired by contemporary poetry-including work by US Poet and Detroiter Laureate Philip Levine, works by poets contending with issues in urban Detroit, and the ancient Sumerian epic Gudea, which debuted at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2011.

Cornish is the recipient of state and national arts grants, including the NEA sponsored American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius (2009) awarded for his ensemble trumpet work. He was commissioned to compose music for a series of modern dance pieces in public spaces in Detroit (2011 & 2012).

He was the on-air host of the avant garde music program The Outside Within, which broadcast on the National Public Radio affiliate 89.1 FM in Ypsilanti, MI from 1998 through 2008. Cornish has performed with some of the luminaries of the new music and free jazz genres, including Gino Robair, Jandek, Perry Robinson, Jason Kao Hwang, Ellen Fullman and Theresa Wong.


Monday, January 5

7pm $5.00 Cover

WDET Presents The MOTH StorySlam

mothpic1As many of you know, The Moth StorySlam has been a huge success here in Detroit. Because so many attendees have been showing up, we can no longer offer reservations for MOTH performances. DOORS OPEN AT 4pm!! We will be offering seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. The sign-in sheet for story tellers is at the merchandise booth located near the front door of the club. You can sign up starting at 6 p.m.

“The Moth is dedicated to promoting the art of storytelling. We celebrate the ability of stories to honor the diversity and commonality of human experience, and to satisfy a vital human need for connection. We do so by helping our storytellers to shape their stories and to share them with the community at large. One goal of The Moth is to present the finest storytellers among established and emerging writers, performers and artists; another is to encourage storytelling among populations whose stories often go unheard.” -the moth.org


Tuesday, January 6

8pm Free Admittance

The Marcus Elliot Quartet

MQ2Featuring:
Marcus Elliot, saxophone
Ben Rolston, bass
Steven Boegehold, drums
Michael Malis, piano

Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus has been playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene where he is studying, practicing and composing the music you will hear every Tuesday night.

http://www.marcuselliotmusic.com/


Wednesday, January 7

8pm Free Admittance

The Glenn Tucker Organ Trio

GTOT“A quadruple threat as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger, Glenn Tucker packs an extensive knowledge and conventional wisdom of the jazz tradition with a warm and remarkable personal touch and flare.” -Andrew Bishop

Detroit-based, Ann Arbor-bred musician Glenn Tucker occupies a unique place in the organ jazz world in that he is trained both as a jazz pianist and a classical pipe organist. Glenn brings a broad musical vision to his efforts to expand the possibilities of the Hammond organ and the organ trio format. His mentors include Geri Allen, Claude Black, and Tad Weed. Glenn seeks both to celebrate and contribute to Detroit’s rich musical tapestry. In this weekly residency, he is joined by veteran Detroit masters, (1st Wednesdays) innovative local composers, (2nd Wednesdays) and a rotating cast of young talent performing original music (other weeks).

http://glenntucker.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, January 8

8pm $10 cover

The Rafael Statin Trio

RSpic“…he barreled through his solo like a (football) fullback”-Charles L. Latimer

Detroit native Rafael Statin began playing jazz at age 11, and hasn’t looked back since. Statin has performed with the Detroit Symphony Jazz Orchestra, among many others. Statin’s sound is influenced by the likes of James Carter and Kenny Garrett.

 

 

 

http://www.reverbnation.com/rafaelstatin

 


Friday, January 9

9pm $10.00 Cover

Sean Dobbins and the Modern Jazz Messengers

SeanDobbsSean’s sound can best be described as hard-driving, solid rhythm with refreshing melodic sensibility. Some of Sean’s influences include Art Blakey, Jeff Hamilton, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Ed Thigpen, Sonny Payne, as well as Detroit area greats Gerald Cleaver and the one and only Elvin Jones. Dobbins got his start as sought-after Detroit area jazz sideman at a young age, when he would regularly play with Blue Note artist Louis Smith. As Sean’s Career progressed, he found himself the recipient of many awards and accolades including the “Woody Herman Jazz Award”, an award for outstanding musicianship, as well as the Louis Armstrong Scholarship. Due to Sean’s great talent both as a player and an educator, he has been the focus of countless news articles jazz radio programs and documentaries.

www.seandobbinsmusic.com

 

 

 


Saturday, January 10

6pm

The Taylor Pierson Trio

Join us for dinner music from 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with this homegrown piano trio.


Saturday, January 10

9:30pm $10 Cover

Straight Ahead

straightahead_qrtFeaturing:
Alina Morr, piano
Marion Hayden, bass
Gayelynn McKinney, drums
Kymberli Wright, vocals
Yancyy, saxophones

Discovered by legendary Motown songwriter and Producer Sylvia Moy, Straight Ahead is widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music. The Straight Ahead sound ranges from mainstream jazz to Latin to funk. Their live performances are a dynamic celebration of power and joy!


Sunday, January 11

12pm Free Admittance

Jarrod Champion

JCBJarrod Champion is a singer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan. Jarrod is the son of Denise and Barry Champion who were both trained pianists. Taking a note from his parents, Jarrod picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and, after writing and performing for a few years, would eventually turn to the piano himself at the age of 18. Since that time Jarrod has continued to write, perform and record.


During his performances you will hear a wide variety of music transformed into the “piano-man” style.  While Jarrod does touch on some standards you will hear anything from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie, making for a eclectic and unique setting.

http://jarrodchampion.com/


Sunday, January 11

6pm Free Admittance

WSU Open Jam

Wayne_State_University_20130627055136_320_240Wayne State University’s long history of producing world class musicians is one of the great attributes for the City of Detroit. Hosted by Professor Chris Collins, the WSU Director of Jazz Studies, the WSU open jam starts out with a rotating blend of professors performing a energetic set of “hard bop” with their students. As the night moves on, the impressively capable students take over to lead the open jam session. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome to sit in.

Featuring:
Jacob Schwant, guitar
Vincent Evangelista, drums
Sam Harris, bass

 


Tuesday, January 13

8pm Free Admittance

The Marcus Elloit Quartet

MQ2Featuring:
Marcus Elliot, saxophone
Ben Rolston, bass
Steven Boegehold, drums
Michael Malis, piano

Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus has been playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene where he is studying, practicing and composing the music you will hear every Tuesday night.

http://www.marcuselliotmusic.com/


Wednesday, January 14

8pm Free Admittance

The Glenn Tucker Organ Trio

GTOT

“A quadruple threat as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger, Glenn Tucker packs an extensive knowledge and conventional wisdom of the jazz tradition with a warm and remarkable personal touch and flare.” -Andrew Bishop

Detroit-based, Ann Arbor-bred musician Glenn Tucker occupies a unique place in the organ jazz world in that he is trained both as a jazz pianist and a classical pipe organist. Glenn brings a broad musical vision to his efforts to expand the possibilities of the Hammond organ and the organ trio format. His mentors include Geri Allen, Claude Black, and Tad Weed. Glenn seeks both to celebrate and contribute to Detroit’s rich musical tapestry. In this weekly residency, he is joined by veteran Detroit masters, (1st Wednesdays) innovative local composers, (2nd Wednesdays) and a rotating cast of young talent performing original music (other weeks).

http://glenntucker.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, January 15

8pm Free Admittance

The Jeff Pedraz Trio

Jped2Jeff Pedraz is a Philadelphia native bassist, composer and educator. He is an accomplished musician who possesses both virtuosity and versatility on both the Double bass and Electric bass and has worked in an array of musical situations ranging from orchestral to more modern genres and beyond.

Jeff’s life changed forever upon his introduction to the rich and colorful jazz community in Philadelphia in the late 1990’s at Ortlieb’s Jazz Haus, which had a house band consisting of jazz masters Shirley Scott, Bobby Durham, Mickey Roker, Arthur Harper, Sid Simmons, Mike Boone, and Byron Landham. Soon after sitting in on various jam sessions Jeff worked his way into the rotation of house musicians and had the opportunity to perform with many artists including Jimmy Oliver, Cecil Payne, Sam Dockery, Trudy Pitts, Billy James, Tim Warfield, John Swana as well as many others. It was at Ortliebs where he received much of his formidable training as a jazz musician.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvv6iDAoD80

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7of7e7Yn4k


Friday, January 16

Closed for a Private Event


Saturday, January 17

6pm

The Taylor Pierson Trio

Join us for dinner music every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with this homegrown piano trio.


Saturday, January 17

9:30pm $10.00 cover

Jesse Kramer’s Acacia

JesseKramer (1)Jesse Kramer’s debut album “Acacia” is a reflection, a tribute, and a celebration of the Africanisms that shaped Jazz and American music and culture. At the same time, Kramer reflects on his own roots growing up in a Catholic Church choir loft. With “Acacia”, Kramer explores elements of African, Afro-Cuban, and Afro-Brazilian music, and finds parallels in his own musical journey. “Acacia” is a collection of singable, danceable, and emotional compositions that push Jazz forward, while paying homage to its past.

 

 

jessekramerdrums.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUCjxXI2wQ8


Sunday, January 18

12pm Free Admittance

Jarrod Champion

JCBJarrod Champion is a singer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan. Jarrod is the son of Denise and Barry Champion who were both trained pianists. Taking a note from his parents, Jarrod picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and, after writing and performing for a few years, would eventually turn to the piano himself at the age of 18. Since that time Jarrod has continued to write, perform and record.

During Brunch you will hear a wide variety of music transformed into the “piano-man” style.  While Jarrod does touch on some standards you will hear anything from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie, making for a eclectic and unique setting.

http://jarrodchampion.com/


Sunday, January 18

6pm Free Admittance

Harmonica Shah & Howard Glazer

Shah“Born in California, Shah also spent time in Somerville, Texas, with his blues harmonica and guitar playing grandfather, Sam Dawson. Dawson had recorded for both Alan Lomax and Duke Records. His mother, a beautician, encouraged him to be a salesman for Jet magazine in the latter part of the 1950s. This allowed Shah access to Oakland’s bars and clubs, where he heard musicians such as Lowell Fulson, Jimmy McCracklin, Juke Boy Bonner and Big Mama Thornton.
Shah told Living Blues magazine that his grandfather’s passion for the blues inspired him. “Well see I picked it up from him, he’d be out in the fields singin’ all that (sings in a slow moan) ‘Tell me how long, whoa, tell me how long it’s been since you’ve been away from home’ Well, that’s raw! That’s a big damn difference from ‘Good Golly Miss Molly’”.
He moved to Detroit in 1967, and worked for Ford Motors for fifteen years. Shah bought himself a cheap harmonica in 1976 and, while operating as a taxicab driver, Shah was introduced to local blues jam sessions. “Hell, that was it, no turning back then”, Shah recalled.” -Wikipedia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X40meFoohjc


Monday, January 19

6pm Free Admittance

Open City

open-city-detroitOpen 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.

 

 

 

http://detroitopencity.blogspot.com/


Tuesday, January 20

8pm Free Admittance

The Marcus Elliot Quartet

MQ2Featuring:
Marcus Elliot, saxophone
Ben Rolston, bass
Steven Boegehold, drums
Michael Malis, piano

Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus has been playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene where he has been studying, practicing and composing the music you will hear every Tuesday night.

http://www.marcuselliotmusic.com/

 

 


Wednesday, January 21

8pm Free Admittance

The Glenn Tucker Organ Trio

GTOT

“A quadruple threat as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger, Glenn Tucker packs an extensive knowledge and conventional wisdom of the jazz tradition with a warm and remarkable personal touch and flare.” -Andrew Bishop

Detroit-based, Ann Arbor-bred musician Glenn Tucker occupies a unique place in the organ jazz world in that he is trained both as a jazz pianist and a classical pipe organist. Glenn brings a broad musical vision to his efforts to expand the possibilities of the Hammond organ and the organ trio format. His mentors include Geri Allen, Claude Black, and Tad Weed. Glenn seeks both to celebrate and contribute to Detroit’s rich musical tapestry. In this weekly residency, he is joined by veteran Detroit masters, (1st Wednesdays) innovative local composers, (2nd Wednesdays) and a rotating cast of young talent performing original music (other weeks).

http://glenntucker.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, January 22

7pm Free Admittance

The Ian Finkelstein Trio

fink Featuring:
Ian Finkelstein, piano
Ben Rolston, bass
Alex White, drums

 

 

 

 


Friday, January 23

9pm $10.00 cover

Luke Malewicz’s Green Ruins

LukeLuke Malewicz (Trombone), born in Nowa Sol, Poland on April 7, 1984, began trombone lessons at the age of seven and at age nine, took up the piano. He studied under the direction of Janusz Gabryjelski, who not only taught Luke trombone but also music theory and aural skills. Before moving to the United States in 1994 he had already performed throughout Poland, Germany and Belgium with a youth concert band (Młodzieżowa Orkiestra Dęta Zespołu Szkół Elektrycznych). Upon his arrival in Chicago Luke continued to practice while learning English and acclimating to the culture. It wasn’t until his first day of high school that he fell in love with jazz, having never heard it in Poland.

Among his current projects Luke performs and tours with his own group, the Heritage Quintet, which recently finished an international tour performing his music to sold out venues in Warsaw and Krakow. The Heritage Quintet is comprised of some of the most talented musicians in the city and performs mainly original compositions inspired by European Jazz. Luke’s unique style of composition relies heavily on melody and rhythm without complexity to keep even the most novice listener engaged in the music. The quintets debut CD (Green Ruins) is available through this website as well as iTunes.

http://www.lukemalewicz.com/


Saturday, January 24

6pm Free Admittance

The Taylor Pierson Trio

Join us for dinner music from 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with this homegrown piano trio.


Saturday, January 24

9:30pm $10.00 cover

Luke Malewicz’s Green Ruins

LukeLuke Malewicz (Trombone), born in Nowa Sol, Poland on April 7, 1984, began trombone lessons at the age of seven and at age nine, took up the piano. He studied under the direction of Janusz Gabryjelski, who not only taught Luke trombone but also music theory and aural skills. Before moving to the United States in 1994 he had already performed throughout Poland, Germany and Belgium with a youth concert band (Młodzieżowa Orkiestra Dęta Zespołu Szkół Elektrycznych). Upon his arrival in Chicago Luke continued to practice while learning English and acclimating to the culture. It wasn’t until his first day of high school that he fell in love with jazz, having never heard it in Poland.

Among his current projects Luke performs and tours with his own group, the Heritage Quintet, which recently finished an international tour performing his music to sold out venues in Warsaw and Krakow. The Heritage Quintet is comprised of some of the most talented musicians in the city and performs mainly original compositions inspired by European Jazz. Luke’s unique style of composition relies heavily on melody and rhythm without complexity to keep even the most novice listener engaged in the music. The quintets debut CD (Green Ruins) is available through this website as well as iTunes.

http://www.lukemalewicz.com/


Sunday, January 25

12pm Free Admittance

Jarrod Champion

JCBJarrod Champion is a singer, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Detroit, Michigan.  Jarrod is the son of Denise and Barry Champion who were both trained pianists. Taking a note from his parents, Jarrod picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and, after writing and performing for a few years, would eventually turn to the piano himself at the age of 18. Since that time Jarrod has continued to write, perform and record.

During brunch you will hear a wide variety of music transformed into the “piano-man” style.  While Jarrod does touch on some standards you will hear anything from Louis Armstrong to David Bowie, making for a eclectic and unique setting.

http://jarrodchampion.com/

 


Sunday, January 25

8pm $10.00 cover

Rouge! Detroit

Awesome Vourteque“Chicago’s popular night of electroswing returns to Detroit for another night of electro-swing music and classic burlesque”

Vourteque – One of America’s top electroswing DJs and producers, has toured throughout playing Los Angeles, New York and Tampa Florida. His Swing Mechanical EP sells robustly and his single Hot Sinner has appeared on compilations. He’s also a regular performer/DJ at Detroit’s own Theatre Bizarre.
Mr. Automatic – Founder of Dead2Me Records, he’s known for his passion of classic jazz and disco. He’s a resident at Chicago’s Untitled bar and has an impressive background in both music and film. He’s also from the Detroit area originally.
Lady Lenux – An up and coming star of the burlesque and stage performance scene, she’s performed throughout the Midwest and also acts as the talent curator and manager for Rouge! Her inviting and charismatic stage presence has won her numerous fans

www.Dead2MeRecords.com
www.Vourteque.com
www.Soundcloud.com/Steampunk-Chicago-Djs
www.Soundcloud.com/MrAutomatic


Monday, January 26

Closed


Tuesday, January 27

8pm Free Admittance

The Marcus Elliot Quartet

 

MQ2Featuring:

Marcus Elliot, saxophone
Ben Rolston, bass
Steven Boegehold, drums
Michael Malis, piano

Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus has been playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene where he is studying, practicing and composing the music you will hear every Tuesday night.

http://www.marcuselliotmusic.com/

 

 


Wednesday, January 28

8pm Free Admittance

The Glenn Tucker Organ Trio

GTOT

Featuring:
Glenn Tucker, Hammond B3
Ralph Tope, guitar
Judson Branam – drums

“A quadruple threat as a pianist, organist, composer and arranger, Glenn Tucker packs an extensive knowledge and conventional wisdom of the jazz tradition with a warm and remarkable personal touch and flare.” -Andrew Bishop

Detroit-based, Ann Arbor-bred musician Glenn Tucker occupies a unique place in the organ jazz world in that he is trained both as a jazz pianist and a classical pipe organist. Glenn brings a broad musical vision to his efforts to expand the possibilities of the Hammond organ and the organ trio format. His mentors include Geri Allen, Claude Black, and Tad Weed. Glenn seeks both to celebrate and contribute to Detroit’s rich musical tapestry. In this weekly residency, he is joined by veteran Detroit masters, (1st Wednesdays) innovative local composers, (2nd Wednesdays) and a rotating cast of young talent performing original music (other weeks).

http://glenntucker.bandcamp.com/


Thursday, January 29

6:30pm $10.00

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

scott-gwinnell

WSG: The Royal Oak High School Jazz Band (6:45pm)

 

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 18 piece jazz band, The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra . 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.

 

http://www.wscottjazz.com/


Friday, January 30

8pm $10.00 cover

the Chris Codish Trio

Chris-41“Virtuoso Jazz Funk Alchemists” -Gary Graff

Keyboard specialist Chris Codish has steadily made himself a vital part of the Detroit musical community. A perennial winner at the Detroit Music Awards over the past fourteen years, he has received multiple honors for his vocal and songwriting skills as well as his keyboard mastery. He formed the multi award winning funk/jazz/jam band The Brothers Groove, produced the last two albums for the late, great Detroit bluesman Johnnie Bassett on Sly Dog Records (Mack Ave. Records), and toured globally with Hiram Bullock, Harvey Mason, Alexander Zonjic, Larry McCray and Lucky Peterson. He’s performed and/or recorded with Don Was, Roy Ayers, Ronnie Laws, Jim “Moose” Brown, Sponge, The Motor City Horns, The Dead String Brothers, Kenny Tudrick, Dave McMurray, Thornetta Davis, Kenny G, Bob James, Jeff Lorber, and countless others. When not on tour, Chris performs on piano, organ and keyboard throughout the Metro Detroit area at festivals, private events, and clubs including the Detroit Jazz Festival, Cliff Bell’s, The Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, and The London Chop House, as well as at God Land Unity Church in Detroit every Sunday morning.

http://www.chriscodish.com

 


Saturday, January 31

6pm

The Taylor Pierson Trio

Join us for dinner music every Saturday from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with this homegrown piano trio.


Saturday, January 31

9:30pm $10.00 Cover

Miles Brown’s Middle Game

Middle GameMiles 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.

http://milesbrown.wordpress.com/


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