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Sunday, May 3

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, May 3

6pm Free Admittance

Southeastern Music Academy Jam Session

SeanDobbsThe Southeastern Music Academy has an outstanding music faculty – successful performers with strong academic credentials that perform regularly with professional groups. This talented group of instructors hope to help all levels of students achieve their goals in a fun and encouraging atmosphere.

Hosted by Artistic Director Sean Dobbins
A product of the Ann Arbor Public Schools, Sean Dobbins has stayed devoted to education throughout his life. Early mentor Louis Smith, an Ann Arbor Public Schools band teacher, impressed the importance of a good education upon Sean at an early age. Sean is known in his community as a band director, drum teacher and positive influence for many.

In 1999 Sean was asked to become the director of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Summer Jazz Program. This program was designed to help educate and inspire young artist as they began their quest of learning jazz. In 1998, a year before Sean’s arrival, the program was in jeopardy of being cancelled due to low enrollment. In 2000, a year after Sean took over the reigns, the enrollment more than tripled and a year later, the group was featured on WEMU, a national jazz radio program.

http://southeasternmusicacademy.org/


Monday, May 4

8pm $10.00 Cover

Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids

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$10.00 Tickets available HERE
7:30 p.m. doors
8:00 p.m. show

“…Two hundred eyes look up…[the participant] is about to do something most people have thought of only in nightmares. To a roomful of strangers, she will read aloud from her childhood diary.” – Emma Brown, Capital Arts

Since 2007, brave adults across Canada have shared their own weird and wonderful childhood and teenage writing at Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids, a live, onstage storytelling event. The show’s primary goal is to entertain. But beyond that, the aim is to invite everyone — readers, live audience members, and radio/podcast listeners — to reflect on their own lives, to connect with who they used to be, and to draw a line that connects the past and the present. Embarrassing, moving, and hilarious, these readings are powerful reminders of who we used to be.  Sign up to read!

http://www.grownupsreadthingstheywroteaskids.com/


Tuesday, May 5

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, May 6

8pm $10.00 Cover

Btrad McNett and the Wildcats

BMC“There’s a late-’50s sensibility in his voice—touches of Mel Torme and
Frank D’Rone,” – Marc Myers of JazzWax.com

In his mid-twenties, vocalist/composer, Brad McNett, is quickly becoming one of the most popular interpreters of the Great American Songbook. McNett’s large repertoire and his ability to interpret a lyric or turn a phrase with, the skill and poise of someone twice his age, makes him an instant smash with any audience.

 

 

 

http://bradmcnett.com/
http://www.jazzcellist.com/


Thursday, May 7

7pm $5.00 Cover

WDET Presents The MOTH StorySlam

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As 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


Friday, May 8

Closed for a Private Event


Saturday, May 9

Closed for a Private Event


Sunday, May 10

11am Free Admittance

Mothers Day Brunch w/ 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/


Sunday, May 10

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, May 11

Closed


Tuesday, May 12

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, May 13

8pm Free Admittance

Barrel Brothers Street Band

JCThe 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.

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/barrelbrothersstreetband

 


Thursday, May 14

8pm $10.00 cover

Gustavo Cortinas’ Snapshot

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Show begins at 8 p.m.

“Really slick. First class stuff. Great tunes. All the solos are easy smooth and not show off shit. Everybody is one for the music on this record. There is a tremendous amount of dedication and surrender to the music here as the band moves as one collective through the orchestral nature of this music… a very colorful and emotional musical trip… There is no one player that is better than another, they all together make the great musician who plays this music…”- Johnny Vidacovich on “Snapshot”.

 

http://www.gustavocortinasmusic.com/

 

 


Friday, May 15

Closed for a Private Event


Saturday, May 16

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, May 16

9:30pm $10.00

Mario Abney (New Orleans)

marioChicago born and raised Jazz Trumpeter Mario Abney now of New Orleans fuses traditional and extended trumpet techniques in a most inventive way; his strikingly personal instrumental vision endows the music with an infinite array of tonal color. Recognized for his ability to create pure musical dialog, and hear music in a universally spiritual way, he is definitely one of New Orleans most pioneering young jazz musicians. Trumpeter, composer and bandleader Mario Abneyʼs musical career began with his introduction to the piano at age 7. Influenced by his uncle Arthurʼs piano playing and the musical background of his church, Abneyʼs love and fascination for music grew. By age 11 Mario added drums to his musical experiences. He continued to hone his percussion skills by playing drums for his church. It was during high school years that his interest turned from piano and drums to wind instruments…

http://marioabney.net/


Sunday, May 17

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, May 17

8pm $20/$25.00 Cover

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen’s TRIVENI

avishai_pola031_300dpi-1411139873Advance tickets available HERE

A listening room atmosphere will be inforced

“Cohen is a multicultural jazz musician, among whose ancestors is Miles Davis.
Like Davis, he can make the trumpet a vehicle for uttering the most poignant human cries.” — The New York Times

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni with Omer Avital and Nasheet Waits has been praised far and wide for its sonic telepathy, with National Public Radio saying: “The essence of Triveni’s airy sound is how, aware of one another, each player creates interesting, flowing lines and lets the space participate. Think of artists sketching and drawing together.” The latest Triveni album, Dark Nights, features guest contributors alongside the trio for the first time: the trumpeter’s superstar sister, Anat Cohen, plus Grammy-nominated pianist Gerald Clayton and hit-making French-Israeli vocalist Keren Ann. Avishai has worked with Keren Ann for more than a decade; the two shared their love of Chet Baker by recording “I Fall in Love Too Easily,” a standard long associated with the legendary singer-trumpeter.

http://www.avishaicohenmusic.com/


Monday, May 18

Closed


Tuesday, May 19

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, May 20

8pm Free Admittance

The Barrel Bros Street Band

JCThe 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.

 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/barrelbrothersstreetband

 


Thursday, May 21

8pm $10.00 Cover

Lina Allemano’s Titainum Riot

Lina08-2“imaginative… surreal… oddly compelling”. [Wholenote Magazine]

Canadian trumpeter Lina Allemano was named one of DownBeat Magazine’s top innovative trumpeters for the future and was recently called “one of the most exciting new voices of the last few years” [Point of Departure]. Lina’s newest Toronto-based project, Titanium Riot, is an accidentally-psychedelic improvising powerhouse with a unique electric-acoustic aesthetic. Called “uncompromisingly explorative” by Europe’s experimental music journal Tokafi, the band creates episodic soundscapes and electrically-charged improvisational adventures that unfold with an inviting and organic ebb and flow. Titanium Riot’s debut album, Kiss the Brain, was released October 2014 to rave reviews. The band tours USA in May 2015. Lina Allemano’s Titanium Riot, Kiss The Brain, “is a liberation of listening as well as playing. (Trumpeter) Allemano emerges anew, a powerful minimalist improviser who builds complex moods… then drives further into the expressive potential of her instrument… As the title implies, Kiss The Brain is a major event.” [Musicworks Magazine]

www.linaallemano.com


Friday, May 22

9pm $10.00 Cover

Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet

SeanDobbsFeaturing:
Sean Dobbins, drums
Chris Codish, Hammond B3
Marcus Elliot, sax
Ralph Tope, guitar

 

 

 

 

http://www.detroitmusicfactory.com/artists/sean-dobbins

http://www.seandobbinsmusic.com/


Saturday, May 23

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, May 23

9:30pm $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

 

 

 


Sunday, May 24

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, May 24

9pm $10/$15 Cover

Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles

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Advance tickets available HERE

Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist and producer with a catalog worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ, and he began playing at the age of two. At the age of six he competed at the Apollo Theater and made it to the finalist round. In 2010 he co-produced Jay White’s Larger than Life. Later that year he released his first album Christmas With You, which featured his lively renditions of Christmas classics and prominently showcased his skill as an improvisor. Kim Burrell’s Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning Love album released in 2011 boasted several tracks that were written and produced by Henry. That year he wrote for and produced much of Krishnar Lewis’ One Lover’s Trilogy album and released his first, “Leave you alone”.

Henry is primarily known for harmonically rich organ playing that owes a greater debt to the virtuosic unpredictability of Tatum and Peterson than it does to Jimmy Smith and other members of the Hammond organ pantheon. In his best moments he seems to capture the breadth of the Jazz and Gospel idioms and produce something altogether new through his unique blending of the two genres. Although he possesses a great deal of technique, in his solos he regularly subordinates it to a narrative arch and exhibits a maturity that surpasses his years. Unlike many virtuosos he is a great accompanist, and perhaps this is why he excels also as a producer and sideman.


Monday, May 25

Closed


Tuesday, May 26

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, May 27

8pm $10.00 cover

Samuel Mösching Trio

SAM MOshFeaturing:
Samuel Mösching, guitar
Mike Harmon, bass
Peter Manheim, drums

The New Samuel Mösching Trio plays almost exclusively original music. Mösching’s music is strongly influenced by the European Classical traditions and Modern Classical music as well as the American traditions of Blues, Jazz and Improvisation.

 

http://www.samuelmoesching.com/trio/


Thursday, May 28

9pm $15/$17 Cover

Moon Hooch

HOOCH4$15.00 pre order tickets now available HERE

Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves. This happened with such regularity at the Bedford Ave station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that the band was banned from playing there by the NYPD. The trio’s subsequent tours with They Might Be Giants, Lotus, and Galactic as well as on their own have only broadened the band’s appeal. Wherever Moon Hooch plays, a dance party soon follows.
Hornblow Recordings and Palmetto Records are now proud to release Moon Hooch’s second album, This Is Cave Music, on Sept 16, 2014. The title refers to the term Moon Hooch coined to describe their unique sound: like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw. Horn players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen do this by utilizing unique tonguing methods, or adding objects — cardboard or PVC tubes, traffic cones, whatever’s handy — to the bells of their horns to alter their sound. Not to be outdone, drummer James Muschler gets swelling, shimmering sounds from his cymbals, and covers the head of his snare with a stack of splash cymbals to emulate the sound of a Roland TR-808 drum machine’s clap.

 http://www.moonhooch.com/


Friday, May 29

9pm $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/


Saturday, May 30

9:30pm $10.00 Cover

Paul Keller’s At Sundown

pkellerPaul Matthew Keller was born March 11, 1962. He began studying the string bass at age 12. By age 16 Paul had played his first jazz gigs in his hometown of Grand Rapids, MI. He continued his classical music education at the University of Michigan and moved to Ann Arbor permanently in 1986.

Today, Paul is one of the busiest bassists in the Detroit area. He has earned the nick-name “The House Bass Player For The State Of Michigan” as each year, he logs so many miles traveling across the state to perform at various music venues. ,Paul leads the 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra, which plays original, obscure and classic big band material from all periods of jazz history. Under Paul’s expert leadership, the PKO (formerly known as the Bird of Paradise Orchestra) has garnered critical and popular acclaim, accepting Washtenaw Council for the Arts “Annie Awards” and Detroit Music Awards for excellence in performing arts.

http://pkorecords.com/


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