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Sunday, September 21

12pm Free Admittance

Marcus Elliot

Featuring Marcus on solo saxophone; street style, you dig

 

 


Sunday, September 21

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.


Monday, September 22

5pm

Open for Detroit Restaurant Week

Please call 313.961.2543 for dinner reservations.


Tuesday, September 23

8pm Free Admittance

The Marcus Elliot Quartet

New MarcusFeaturing:
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, September 24

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, September 25

8pm Free Admittance

Barrel Brothers Street Band

bbsbThe 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.

Featuring:
Jarrod Champion, piano and voice
Ben Lucket, suitcase drum kit
Ben Luttermoser, bass

https://www.facebook.com/barrelbrothersstreetband

 


Friday, September 26

9pm $10.00 cover

the Randy Napoleon Organ Trio

randynaps“(Randy)plays with a gentle, purring tone that makes you lean in close to hear its range of color and articulation.” – Mark Stryker

Known as a forward-thinking musician with a passion for the jazz tradition, guitarist Randy Napoleon tours with the legendary singer/pianist Freddy Cole and leads his own trios, quartet, and three-horn sextet. He is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where he teaches jazz guitar.

Napoleon is also a composer and an arranger for singers, big bands, and small combos. He arranged as well as performed on Cole’s 2010 Grammy-nominated release from High Note, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B. He is also the guitarist on Cole’s Live at Dizzy’s Club: The Dreamer in Me, Talk to Me, and This and That. When off the road in his home in Manhattan, he also freelances with artists across the jazz spectrum such as Bill Charlap, Natalie Cole, Rodney Whitaker, Melissa Morgan, Aaron Diehl, Josh Brown, Dmitry Baevsky, Jared Gold, Etienne Charles, Mike Dease, Sara Gazarek, Brianna Thomas, Bootsie Barnes, Mike Karn, Eric Comstock. Will and Pete Anderson, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Prior to joining Freddy Cole, Napoleon toured with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and appears on the recording, The Clayton Hamilton Orchestra: Live at MCG. He has also toured extensively with Benny Green and crooner Michael Buble. Napoleon is featured on Buble’s Grammy-nominated CD Caught in the Act. Napoleon has played or arranged on over seventy records. (Photo by John Osler)

http://randynapoleon.com/

 


Saturday, September 27

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, September 27

9:30pm $10.00 Cover

the Randy Napoleon Organ Trio

randynaps“(Randy)plays with a gentle, purring tone that makes you lean in close to hear its range of color and articulation.” – Mark Stryker

Known as a forward-thinking musician with a passion for the jazz tradition, guitarist Randy Napoleon tours with the legendary singer/pianist Freddy Cole and leads his own trios, quartet, and three-horn sextet. He is an assistant professor at Michigan State University, where he teaches jazz guitar.

Napoleon is also a composer and an arranger for singers, big bands, and small combos. He arranged as well as performed on Cole’s 2010 Grammy-nominated release from High Note, Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B. He is also the guitarist on Cole’s Live at Dizzy’s Club: The Dreamer in Me, Talk to Me, and This and That. When off the road in his home in Manhattan, he also freelances with artists across the jazz spectrum such as Bill Charlap, Natalie Cole, Rodney Whitaker, Melissa Morgan, Aaron Diehl, Josh Brown, Dmitry Baevsky, Jared Gold, Etienne Charles, Mike Dease, Sara Gazarek, Brianna Thomas, Bootsie Barnes, Mike Karn, Eric Comstock. Will and Pete Anderson, and Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks.

Prior to joining Freddy Cole, Napoleon toured with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and appears on the recording, The Clayton Hamilton Orchestra: Live at MCG. He has also toured extensively with Benny Green and crooner Michael Buble. Napoleon is featured on Buble’s Grammy-nominated CD Caught in the Act. Napoleon has played or arranged on over seventy records. (Photo by John Osler)

http://randynapoleon.com/


Sunday, September 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 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, September 28

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.


Monday, September 29

Closed


Tuesday, September 30

8pm No cover

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 1

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, October 2

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


Friday, October 3

9pm $10.00 cover

Tri-Fi (New York)

Staring-into-the-Sun-300x266“Call it a relaxed yet fervent approach to express joy, wonder, surprise. The kind of qualities jazz lovers look for anytime they’re hungry for connection.” - John Ephland, Downbeat Magazine

Cliff Bell’s welcomes the smooth, irresistible sound of Tri-Fi to the stage. Matthew Fries, Phil Palombi and Keith Hall were brought together as the backing trio for jazz vocalist, Curtis Stigers, and toured extensively building up a level of musical communication that has become rare in the jazz world. Tri-Fi’s style has been compared to the music of the Bill Evans Trio, the Oscar Peterson Trio, and modern piano trios of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

 

 

http://tri-fi.com/


Saturday, October 4

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 4

9:30pm $10 cover

Tri-Fi (New York)

Staring-into-the-Sun-300x266“Call it a relaxed yet fervent approach to express joy, wonder, surprise. The kind of qualities jazz lovers look for anytime they’re hungry for connection.” - John Ephland, Downbeat Magazine

Cliff Bell’s welcomes the smooth, irresistible sound of Tri-Fi to the stage. Matthew Fries, Phil Palombi and Keith Hall were brought together as the backing trio for jazz vocalist, Curtis Stigers, and toured extensively building up a level of musical communication that has become rare in the jazz world. Tri-Fi’s style has been compared to the music of the Bill Evans Trio, the Oscar Peterson Trio, and modern piano trios of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

 

http://tri-fi.com/

 


Sunday, October 5

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 5

8pm $15.00 Cover

Diego Figueiredo (Brazil)

Diego_Figueiredo_01_credit_Joao_Henrique_Steffen_2007smallCover begins at 7 p.m.
Show begins at 8 p.m.
Dinner Reservations Strongly Suggested.

“One of the greatest guitarists I’ve seen in my whole life”
- George Benson

“Diego is a unique musician”
- Al Di Meola

Diego Figueiredo (pronounced fig-a-reed-o) is considered one of the most talented guitar players in the world today. He is the winner of several important competitions including the Montreux Jazz Competition and the VISA Prize. Diego has released over nineteen albums to date, three DVD’s, and several instructional books. His music is a fusion between Jazz, Bossa Nova and Classical. Diego’s unique interpretations, along with his phenomenal technique and emotion, has created an explosion of adoring fans and concert goers. Diego has performed in over forty countries around the world.

www.diegofigueiredo.net

 


Monday, October 6

Closed


Tuesday, October 7

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 8

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, October 9

8pm $10.00 Cover

Fly Moon Royalty (Seattle)

_FMR_2014_2Cover begins at 7pm
Show begins at 8pm

WSG: WDET’s own DJ Nick Austin (Host of New Soul Sundays on 101.9 FM)

Dichotomy in a partnership is always tricky, but not for Seattle’s Fly Moon Royalty. Bleeding with all the heart and soul of blues and r&b, combined with the contemporary aesthetics of modern day electronica and hip hop, the collaboration of the Seattle-based duo is a perfectly fitting contradiction.

Comprised of soulful vocalist, Adra Boo and DJ/Producer/Emcee Action J, the two-piece are set to release their forthcoming EP, Unfinished Business, this coming February 18, 2014. Idling comfortably between the party ready glam of The Gossip, with the funk aesthetics of Gnarls Barkley, the EP is a progressive step forward for the band, and follows the release of 2012’s Dimensions EP and their stunning, self- titled debut LP in 2011.

 

http://flymoonroyalty.com/


Friday, October 10

Closed for a Private Event


Saturday, October 11

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 11

9:30pm $10.00 Cover

Roger Jones & Higher Calling

RJ3Featuring:
Roger Jones, Piano
Yosef Diaz, Bass
Nate Winn, Drums
Desean Jones, Tenor Saxophone

With years of touring and playing piano & organ on the church scene, Roger is also an accomplished jazz musician, performing and sharing the stage with the likes of Wynton Marsailis, Roy Hargrove, Wallace Roney and more. He is truly a talent to be experienced.

 

 

 

 


Sunday, October 12

10am 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 12

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

www.youtube.com


Monday, October 13

Closed


Tuesday, October 14

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 15

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, October 16

8pm $10.00 cover

Sidewalk Chalk (Chicago)

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Cover begins at 7pm
Show begins at 8pm

WSG: WDET’s own DJ Nick Austin (Host of New Soul Sundays on 101.9 FM)

With the release of its sophomore album, Leaves, Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The band’s roots are firmly planted in Chicago where all eight members bring their respective talents together to update a sound first heralded in the Native Tongues era but never so musically diverse. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer.

In contrast to the 2012 debut release, Corner Store, this new album finds the group venturing into a grittier space and capitalizing on a subtle approach that is at times hauntingly beautiful. Leaves represents change, both the loss of something dear and the excitement of exploring something new. “The album is about growth, growing pains, and letting go of the past if need be,” states MC Rico Sisney. Vocalist Maggie Vagle adds, “It’s also about unfolding into a new color. Shedding to shine brighter.”

Sidewalk Chalk has created a live show that captivates a variety of audiences. The group has already shared stages with ?uestlove, De La Soul, Action Bronson, Jean Grae, Hiatus Kaiyote and other notables. Individually, band members have acted as musical director(s) for Brother Ali, toured with Jazzanova and played behind Buddy Guy and Talib Kweli. Sidewalk Chalk was named “Most Outstanding Group” at the 2012 Chicago Music Awards, and its MC represented Chicago at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China.

http://www.sidewalk-chalk.com/


Friday, October 17

9pm $10.00 Cover

Jim Alferdson’s Dirty Fingers

FB_jimmy1Jim Alfredson (Lansing, MI) comes from a musical family. His father earned a living as a professional musician for many years and encouraged Jim’s talents from a very young age. Some of Jim’s earliest memories include pulling on the drawbars of his father’s Hammond B3 at the age of four.

Jim began writing his own songs at the age of eight on a Yamaha organ. A score of synthesizers and multitrack machines followed until he came full circle at sixteen and began lusting after the sound of the Hammond organ once again. Jim has immersed himself in the study of the mighty Hammond B3 ever since, dedicated to uncovering new directions within the deep tradition of the instrument.

http://jimalfredson.com/?p=55


Saturday, October 18

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 18

9:30pm $10.00 Cover

Jim Alferdson’s Dirty Fingers

FB_jimmy1Jim Alfredson (Lansing, MI) comes from a musical family. His father earned a living as a professional musician for many years and encouraged Jim’s talents from a very young age. Some of Jim’s earliest memories include pulling on the drawbars of his father’s Hammond B3 at the age of four.

Jim began writing his own songs at the age of eight on a Yamaha organ. A score of synthesizers and multitrack machines followed until he came full circle at sixteen and began lusting after the sound of the Hammond organ once again. Jim has immersed himself in the study of the mighty Hammond B3 ever since, dedicated to uncovering new directions within the deep tradition of the instrument.

http://jimalfredson.com/?p=55


Sunday, October 19

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, October 19

6pm No cover

WSU Jazz Night

Wayne_State_University_20130627055136_320_240Conductor, Prof. Chris Collins, Director Jazz Studies

The Wayne State Big Band performs a wide range of traditional and contemporary repertoire. Led by Professor and Director of Jazz Studies Christopher Collins, the Big Band has performed to enthusiastic audiences at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall with luminary Eddie Daniels and with jazz legends Joe Lovano and Jerry Bergonzi at Detroit’s Max M. Fisher Music Center. The Big Band also performs each fall on the main stage of the Detroit International Jazz Festival with such headline artists as Diane Schuur, Jimmy Heath, and Kurt Elling. In addition to performing the repertoire of guest artists, the Wayne State Big Band is recognized for presenting award-winning student compositions and arrangements written for artists-in-residence or on such themes as tributes to jazz masters or sacred jazz.

Known as “Detroit’s Hometown University Big Band” the WSU Big Band is the premiere performance ensemble in Wayne State’s Jazz Studies Program, the oldest university jazz program in the region. The Wayne State Department of Music and the Detroit International Jazz Festival collaborate on jazz education programs and partner with guest artists throughout the year. WSU Big Band and Jazz Week All-Star Youth Ensemble perform annually at the DIJF and Christopher Collins serves on the DIJF Board of Directors.


Monday, October 20

6pm

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, October 21

9pm 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 22

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, October 23

8pm Free Admittance

The Jeff Pedraz Trio

Jeff 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=YbEQfS8uML0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ecBlagwGFw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj3wq1KDTW0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xvv6iDAoD80

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


Friday, October 24

9pm $10.00 Cover

Matt Ulery’s In The Ivory (Chicago)

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

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 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, 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“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


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