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Friday, October 24

9pm $10.00 Cover

Matt Ulery’s In The Ivory

Ulery“This magical, profoundly musical release embraces more aesthetic influences than one might have thought a cohesive recording could. …the originality and purling beauty of this release cannot be overstated.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Featuring:
Matt Ulery – double bass
Rob Clearfield – piano
Jon Deitemyer – drums
Grazyna Auguscik – voice

Chicago based bassist/composer and bandleader, Matt Ulery, has developed an instantly recognizable sound. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, expressionistic emotionalism, Ulery’s music is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk– specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He performs not only on upright and electric bass, but doubles on tuba.
For a decade, Ulery has been the leader of his own groups, Loom, By a Little Light, and a member, among others, of Eastern Blok, and the Grazyna Auguscik Group. Ulery has produced and released 6 albums of all original music under his name including his three most recent releases of critical acclaim, “By a Little Light,” “Wake an Echo,” and “In the Ivory,” on Dave Douglas’s Greenleaf Music record label in 2012-2014.

http://mattulery.com/


Saturday, October 25

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, October 25

9:30pm $10.00

Matt Ulery’s In The Ivory

Ulery“This magical, profoundly musical release embraces more aesthetic influences than one might have thought a cohesive recording could. …the originality and purling beauty of this release cannot be overstated.” – Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Featuring:
Matt Ulery – double bass
Rob Clearfield – piano
Jon Deitemyer – drums
Grazyna Auguscik – voice

Chicago based bassist/composer and bandleader, Matt Ulery, has developed an instantly recognizable sound. Known for his sweeping lyricism, unconventional phrase structures, expressionistic emotionalism, Ulery’s music is informed by the entire spectrum of jazz, classical, rock, pop, and folk– specifically American, South American, Balkan, and other European folk styles. He performs not only on upright and electric bass, but doubles on tuba.
For a decade, Ulery has been the leader of his own groups, Loom, By a Little Light, and a member, among others, of Eastern Blok, and the Grazyna Auguscik Group. Ulery has produced and released 6 albums of all original music under his name including his three most recent releases of critical acclaim, “By a Little Light,” “Wake an Echo,” and “In the Ivory,” on Dave Douglas’s Greenleaf Music record label in 2012-2014.

http://mattulery.com/


Sunday, October 26

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, October 26

6pm Free Admittance

The MSU Community Music School Jam Session

MSU

This will be a collage concert/Jam Session for the ensembles at the Michigan State University Youth Program.

Michigan State University’s College of Music expanded its music education and music therapy offerings to children and youth in Detroit as part of a wider university effort to share faculty expertise and resources with the city’s residents. CMS-Detroit programs are offered in response to the community’s desire for enhanced music education and performance opportunities.

The programs are built on the knowledge that exposure to music dramatically enhances learning, life skills, cognitive development, social awareness, and problem solving—all skills that are transferable and necessary in these changing economic times.

http://www.cms.msu.edu/detroit/


Monday, October 27

Closed


Tuesday, October 28

8pm Free Admittance

The Marcus Elliot Quartet

meqFeaturing:
Marcus Elliot, saxophone
“Big” Ben Rolston, bass
Steven Boegehold, drums
Michael Malis “at the Palace”, piano

https://soundcloud.com/marcuselliot

http://marcuselliotquartet.bandcamp.com/

 

 

 


Wednesday, October 29

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, October 30

6:30pm $10.00

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

scott-gwinnellWSG the UofD Jesuit High School

 

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, October 31

9pm $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


Saturday, November 1

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, November 1

9:30pm $10.00 cover

Gerard Gibbs & Organized Crime

Gerard-Gibbs-2012Gerard William Gibbs, born November 16th 1967, has been a lover of Jazz ever since his father introduced him at the tender age of three to the music of the late Jazz organist, Richard “Groove” Holmes. At age seven, when he later had the opportunity to meet Holmes, Gerard grew to idolize Holmes. He knew then that one day, he would play Jazz just like his idol.
Gerard Gibbs, born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, is a product of the Detroit Public Schools. He began his musical training in classical Piano at the age of nine. Although he took to this musical style fairly quickly, his interest in performing Jazz never waned. In the summer of 1981, while recovering at home from corrective leg surgery, Gerard received a surprise visit from “Groove” Holmes. Holmes took an immediate interest in Gerard and began to show him all the “tricks of the trade.” Until Holmes’ death in 1991, Gerard had the kind of friendship and mentoring relationship with this international jazz organist that others can only dream about.

http://gerardgibbs.com


Sunday, November 2

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, November 2

6pm Free Admittance

Eulalae

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Eulalae is a Hammond organ trio comprised of touring & studio musicians from various groups throughout New England & the Mid-West. The full ensemble has roots in funk, jazz & R&B but Eulalae really excels in true emulation of the roots that shaped the modern music we enjoy today.

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.eulalae.com/

 


Monday, November 3

Closed


Tuesday, November 4

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, November 5

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, November 6

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, November 7

9pm $10.00 Cover

Legendary Wings

LW“I can close my eyes and be in a different place and time, or just more realized in this place and time.” - Jacqui Hinchey

Featuring:
Dan Bennett~Saxophones
Tim Haldeman~Saxophones
Jordan Schug~Bass
Nick Collins~Drums

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Legendary-Wings/


Saturday, November 8

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, November 8

9:30pm $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/


Sunday, November 9

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, November 9

6pm No Cover

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, November 10

Closed


Tuesday, November 11

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, November 12

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, November 13

8pm $20.00 cover

Tony Monaco

Tony MonacoA Listening Room Engagement
Purchase advance tickets HERE

“Tony Monaco may be the best organ player you have yet to hear of flying stealth while playing arguably some of the hottest B-3 around. Mentored by the legendary Jimmy Smith in what is considered the more classic style, Monaco does not swing, smolder or smoke. Tony Monaco burns is this most fitting!”

-CriticalJazz Review2012

http://www.b3monaco.com/


Friday, November 14

9pm $10.00 Cover

Genome

G2Featuring:

Asif Wilson, keys
IGOR Voltchenko, guitar
​Xavier Galdon, percussion, trombone, eletronice
​Patrick Dinnen, bass
​Kyle Madsen, flute, tenor sax
​Drew Littell, drums, percussion, electronic drums

 

Genome is a unique blend of organic funk and psychedelic jams with jazz, world, and electronic music. These Chicago based musicians utilize an array of many instruments, both acoustic and electronic, to create an ecstatic dance party that transcends time, space, and earthly boundaries

 

http://www.genomechicago.com/

 


Saturday, November 15

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, November 15

9:30pm

Genome

G2Featuring:
Asif Wilson, keys
IGOR Voltchenko, guitar
​Xavier Galdon, percussion, trombone, eletronice
​Patrick Dinnen, bass
​Kyle Madsen, flute, tenor sax
​Drew Littell, drums, percussion, electronic drums

 

Genome is a unique blend of organic funk and psychedelic jams with jazz, world, and electronic music. These Chicago based musicians utilize an array of many instruments, both acoustic and electronic, to create an ecstatic dance party that transcends time, space, and earthly boundaries

 

http://www.genomechicago.com/


Sunday, November 16

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, November 16

8pm $10.00 cover

Elizabeth Sheppard

LizzyShepps“A jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility” – Real Detroit Weekly

Velvety-voiced pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Montreal-based soul-jazz innovator has established herself as one of the most alluring and imaginative artists on the scene today. Versed in equal parts Stevie Wonder, Salvation Army brass bands and classical sonatas, it is perhaps no surprise that this globetrotting talent has developed such a distinct and unique voice

 

http://elizabethshepherd.com/home/


Monday, November 17

Closed


Tuesday, November 18

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, November 19

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, November 20

8pm $10.00 Cover

the Wee Trio

wee live cover_hi res“The perfect marriage of straight-ahead and experimental.” – Downbeat

Featuring:

James Westfall, vibraphone
Dan Loomis, bass
Jared Schonig, drums

Live at The Bistro is the ultimate blueprint of what The Wee Trio has been doing since their inception in Brooklyn in 2008. With three critically-acclaimed studio albums to their credit (Capitol Diner Vol. 1, and Capitol Diner Vol. 2 Animal Style and Ashes To Ashes – A David Bowie Intraspective), and numerous requests from fans, the group felt it was the perfect time to take the next exciting step in the evolution of the band, a live album. With this album, the band has captured the otherworldly experience of hearing a singular, chameleon-like trio that can maneuver like a hummingbird, and in the next moment, thunder like a pack of Harleys.

http://theweetrio.com


Friday, November 21

9pm $10.00 Cover

Spare Parts

Spare Parts 1“I’m always looking for the new and unique and quite often I look to the Chicago scene where there’s always something interesting to be found. From that fertile ground comes BRIGHT MINOR (CD) from one of my favorite Chicago groups these days, SPARE PARTS. These guys squeeze more out of keyboards, bass and drums than any trio you’ll find anywhere!” Russ Davis- Modern Jazz Radio (MOJA)

Featuring the deep funk/jazz styling’s of:
Colin Scott, bass
Kevin Kozal, keys
Mike Bruno, drums

 

 

http://www.sparepartsmusic.com/


Saturday, November 22

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, November 22

9:30pm $10 Cover

Spare Parts

Spare Parts 1“I’m always looking for the new and unique and quite often I look to the Chicago scene where there’s always something interesting to be found. From that fertile ground comes BRIGHT MINOR (CD) from one of my favorite Chicago groups these days, SPARE PARTS. These guys squeeze more out of keyboards, bass and drums than any trio you’ll find anywhere!” Russ Davis- Modern Jazz Radio (MOJA)

Featuring the deep funk/jazz styling’s of:
Colin Scott, bass
Kevin Kozal, keys
Mike Bruno, drums

 

http://www.sparepartsmusic.com/


Sunday, November 23

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, November 23

8pm $17.00 Cover

Kenny Zimilinghaus

Kenny_Zimlinghaus_2011No Reservations

$12 /back side of the bar
$17 /main dinning room
Tickets available here:

Kenny Zimlinghaus is a stand-up comedian and spent 3 years as co-host and head writer for #1 “Storm and Kenny Radio Show” in Charleston, SC on 96WAVE. Kenny also worked as the youngest morning radio show host ever at WFNX Radio in Boston, MA. He currently lives in NYC where he performs as a stand-up comedian. You can also hear him on SiriusXM’s Cosmo Radio every morning at 7am.

He studied Communication in college and learned how to bribe professors. He travels the country performing stand up. From making ridiculous songs to impersonating Aaron Neville Kenny is a perfect fit for “girl world”. You can find him on the Internet. Or somewhere wandering the streets of Brooklyn. He has a cat named Steve.

www.zimlinghauscomedy.com


Monday, November 24

Closed


Tuesday, November 25

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, November 26

8pm $10 Cover

Planet D Nonet

PD9The PLANET D NONET “a down & dirty little swing band from Detroit” was founded by drummer RJ Spangler & trumpeter James O’Donnell, two eastside Detroit based musicians who’ve been playing together for over 30 years. The Nonet features players from such venerated groups as the Sun Messengers, Bon Ton Roule’ and Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents as well as some talented young veterans. We play the classic swing music of Ellington & Strayhorn, Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie & Benny Carter as well as more modern jazz by Sun Ra and Pharoah Saunders, and always with a Detroit twist.

The Planet D Nonet is about swing, blues, space-age jazz and classic American songs all served with plenty of good humor with an eye toward turning people onto this kind of music.

www.facebook.com
www.eastlawnrecords.com


Thursday, November 27

Closed For the Holiday


Friday, November 28

9pm $10.00 cover

The Thaddeus Dixon Quartet

TdixFrom reality show star to producer to entertainer, Thaddeus Dixon is everywhere in today’s entertainment scene. You never know where you might see him next. Born on Detroit’s west side, Dixon started playing the drums at the age of three and was the youngest participant in the history of the American Guild of Music to receive their highest honor in the category of drums. Dixon has performed, recorded, and worked with a number of entertainers including Sean Kingston, Wynton Marsalis, Kelsey Grammer, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and many more.

Featuring:
Marcus Elliot, tenor saxophone
Thaddeus Dixon, tubs
Josef Deas, bass
Mike Jellick, piano

http://www.thaddeusdixon.com/


Saturday, November 29

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, November 29

9:30pm $10.00 cover

The Thaddeus Dixon Quartet

TdixFrom reality show star to producer to entertainer, Thaddeus Dixon is everywhere in today’s entertainment scene. You never know where you might see him next. Born on Detroit’s west side, Dixon started playing the drums at the age of three and was the youngest participant in the history of the American Guild of Music to receive their highest honor in the category of drums. Dixon has performed, recorded, and worked with a number of entertainers including Sean Kingston, Wynton Marsalis, Kelsey Grammer, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra and many more.

Featuring:
Marcus Elliot, tenor saxophone
Thaddeus Dixon, tubs
Josef Deas, bass
Mike Jellick, piano

http://www.thaddeusdixon.com/


Sunday, November 30

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, November 30

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

 


Monday, December 1

Closed


Wednesday, December 3

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/


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