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Wednesday, August 2018

Reedify Trio

Wednesday, August 22 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The meaning of Reedify is to build again after destruction, or simply rebuild. The Michael J. Reed trio, formally known as Reedify trio, began as an experiment, in the rehearsal room, at the University of Toledo The original band members consist of Michael J. Reed…

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Jeffery Trent Quartet

Thursday, August 23 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

A young lion that has learned his craft through the strong lineage of Detroit jazz musicians, Jeffery performs bebop to hip hop and rhythm & blues. He will also demonstrate his skill with his original compositions which incorporate a lot of genres. Jeffrey Trent is able…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff recently completed work on his Graduate degree in jazz studies at WSU and is a fine young string bassist. He is also the chief arranger for the band Midtown Sounds and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra.

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John Barron Trio

Friday, August 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
$10

One of Detroit's top bassists/composers, John will bring a top-flight band featuring keyboardist Chris Codish and drummer Julian VanSlyke.

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, August 25 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 29, 2018

Free Admittance

Evan Mercer, 23, studied at Wayne State University for Jazz Studies and has played piano since he was 5 years old. Having studied under names such as Matt Michaels, Cliff Monear, and Rob Pipho, he offers a fresh perspective on old standards while writing new…

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Soul Cycle

Saturday, August 25 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Soul Cycle has it's roots in funk, jazz and R&B. The group explores the stylings of the legends that shaped the modern music we know today.

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, August 26 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Free

“Stylized folk balladry, nocturnal narratives and closing time croons burn with the romanticism of Jeff Buckley.” -Jeff Milo, Real Detroit Weekly Every Sunday Brunch, piano-man Jarrod Champion plays early American music including New Orleans-style jazz, jump blues, early soul, rock and roll, swing-country and mix’s…

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Allen Dennard Trio

Sunday, August 26 @ 7:00 pm
No Cover

The Allen Dennard Quartet is a jazz, funk/fusion band based in the city of Detroit, MI. From traditional swinging compositions to the new contemporary sounds of today, Allen's quartet offers a mix of old school and new school music. Allen and his group have played…

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, August 28 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre is a young jazz pianist who discovered early that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how music makes you feel. Her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. The 2017 release of her…

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Tonotrope

Wednesday, August 29 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Tonotrope is a collaborative trio of Michael Malis (piano), Jaribu Shahid (bass), and Jonathan Taylor (drums). Together, they search for the inner logic of musical language by exploring the outer limits of the jazz repertoire. Jaribu Shahid is a leading bassist of international stature. A…

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Juli Wood Trio

Thursday, August 30 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

For the past twenty years with four albums as a leader, several studio projects as a side man, and countless worldwide performances, saxophonist, vocalist and composer Juli Wood has established herself as a solid, swinging, lyrical and entertaining performer on Chicago’s music scene. Juli has…

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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event

Friday, August 31
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Saturday, September 2018

The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, September 1 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 29, 2018

Free Admittance

Evan Mercer, 23, studied at Wayne State University for Jazz Studies and has played piano since he was 5 years old. Having studied under names such as Matt Michaels, Cliff Monear, and Rob Pipho, he offers a fresh perspective on old standards while writing new…

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KG Experience

Saturday, September 1 @ 9:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Trombonist Kenneth Gill brings his band, The KG Experience to Cliff Bell's for a debut performance. The band is a collection of likeminded Detroit area musicians that perform eclectic original compositions, while remaining true to the jazz tradition. They swing hard, funk hard, and groove…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, September 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Free

“Stylized folk balladry, nocturnal narratives and closing time croons burn with the romanticism of Jeff Buckley.” -Jeff Milo, Real Detroit Weekly Every Sunday Brunch, piano-man Jarrod Champion plays early American music including New Orleans-style jazz, jump blues, early soul, rock and roll, swing-country and mix’s…

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Benny Rubin Jr Quartet

Sunday, September 2 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

As a student at the Detroit School Of Arts, Benny Rubin received attention from Detroit`s jazz community. He has studied with sax master Wendell Harrison and performed with drummer Sean Dobbins' Organ Quartet at the Kerrytown Concert House for their Rising Stars Series, and with…

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, September 4 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre is a young jazz pianist who discovered early that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how music makes you feel. Her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. The 2017 release of her…

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Kayvon Gordon Quartet

Wednesday, September 5 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Kayvon Gordon Quartet The band will feature Nick Masters (piano), Mike Palazzo (string bass), Allen Dennard (trumpet) and Kayvon Gordon (drums). On the rare occasions that these four musicians find themselves in the same room, they take the audience to new and exciting musical places.

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DAVE SHARP WORLDS QUARTET

Thursday, September 6 @ 8:00 pm
$10

DAVE SHARP WORLDS QUARTET Bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Sharp leads the WORLDS QUARTET to explore music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece. Recognized in the Jazz Times 2010 Critic’s Poll, the DAVE SHARP WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, September 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff recently completed work on his Graduate degree in jazz studies at WSU and is a fine young string bassist. He is also the chief arranger for the band Midtown Sounds and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra.

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Doug Deming & the Jeweltones

Friday, September 7 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Eastside Detroit native Doug Deming, now hailing from Florida’s Gulf Coast, has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker and Charlie Christian, as well as Luther Tucker and Robert Jr. Lockwood, Doug…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, September 8 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 29, 2018

Free Admittance

Evan Mercer, 23, studied at Wayne State University for Jazz Studies and has played piano since he was 5 years old. Having studied under names such as Matt Michaels, Cliff Monear, and Rob Pipho, he offers a fresh perspective on old standards while writing new…

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CALVIN BROOKS Trio

Saturday, September 8 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Born in Detroit Michigan, Calvin Brooks: plays and sings’ American Jazz Standards. Calvin has recorded six Cd’s to date, on his self-owned record label. You find available on CD Baby, Amazon, Spotify and other sources. Calvin toured as, guitarist and music director for Martha Reeves…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, September 9 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Free

“Stylized folk balladry, nocturnal narratives and closing time croons burn with the romanticism of Jeff Buckley.” -Jeff Milo, Real Detroit Weekly Every Sunday Brunch, piano-man Jarrod Champion plays early American music including New Orleans-style jazz, jump blues, early soul, rock and roll, swing-country and mix’s…

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Speakeasy Sunday – burlesque

Sunday, September 9 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $30

8:30 pm / $20 - $30 Speakeasy Sunday – burlesque Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 Speakeasy Sundays is a monthly burlesque revue featuring striptease and variety entertainment from around the globe. Hosted at Cliff Bell’s, it is Detroit’s only monthly burlesque revue and the only…

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, September 11 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre is a young jazz pianist who discovered early that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how music makes you feel. Her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. The 2017 release of her…

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Juarez – Lee – Alvarez

Wednesday, September 12 @ 8:00 pm
NO COVER CHARGE

The band Juarez - Lee - Alvarez is quickly becoming one of the hottest young trios in the midwest. Their unique blend of traditional hard bop and adventurous new original compositions set them apart as a band to seriously look out for. They have performed…

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The Harvey Reed Quartet featuring Tony Camilletti

Thursday, September 13 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Focusing on the roots of American Jazz, the Harvey Reed Quartet presents a collection of jazz standards from the classic American Songbook, spanning decades of critical compositions that celebrate the evolution of the genre. The Detroit-based musicians are seasoned and sensational, venerable veterans of the…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff recently completed work on his Graduate degree in jazz studies at WSU and is a fine young string bassist. He is also the chief arranger for the band Midtown Sounds and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra.

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Pete Zimmer Quartet

Friday, September 14 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Pete Zimmer drums; Kyle Asche guitar; Corey Kendrick piano; Jeff Pedraz bass Drummer, Pete Zimmer, moved to New York City in June of 2001, and has since established himself as one of the top-call drummers in New York City’s jazz scene. Originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin,…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, September 15 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 29, 2018

Free Admittance

Evan Mercer, 23, studied at Wayne State University for Jazz Studies and has played piano since he was 5 years old. Having studied under names such as Matt Michaels, Cliff Monear, and Rob Pipho, he offers a fresh perspective on old standards while writing new…

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Midtown Sounds

Saturday, September 15 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Midtown Sounds is a medium-sized jazz group that focuses on reinterpreting the iconic 1950's west coast jazz sound while also incorporating modern musical elements. In addition to west coast jazz, the group is also heavily influenced by Miles Davis’ Birth of the Cool, third-stream, and…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, September 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Free

“Stylized folk balladry, nocturnal narratives and closing time croons burn with the romanticism of Jeff Buckley.” -Jeff Milo, Real Detroit Weekly Every Sunday Brunch, piano-man Jarrod Champion plays early American music including New Orleans-style jazz, jump blues, early soul, rock and roll, swing-country and mix’s…

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Dave Vessella

Sunday, September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Trumpet player, vocalist, composer, and arranger, Dave Vessella's unique sound is reminiscent of traditional New Orleans music and west coast jazz a la Chet Baker. Vessella has played at the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Panama Jazz Festival with Wayne State University and Danilo Perez,…

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, September 18 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre is a young jazz pianist who discovered early that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how music makes you feel. Her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. The 2017 release of her…

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Dominic Bierenga’s Moving Mind Orchestra

Wednesday, September 19 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Dominic Bierenga’s Moving Mind Orchestra: The music of the Moving Mind Orchestra is by turns exuberant, raw, melancholy, and whimsical, but always intensely entrenched in the present. Founded and led by saxophonist Dominic Bierenga, the Orchestra draws from a repertoire arranged or composed exclusively by…

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David Thomas & Co. (trio)

Thursday, September 20 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

David Thomas is a multi-instrumentalist, with his primary instruments being the piano and the trumpet. He is from Rochester Hills, Michigan. He began taking piano lessons with Mrs. Christine Gahman when he was 7 years old and finished his high school piano training with Mrs.…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff recently completed work on his Graduate degree in jazz studies at WSU and is a fine young string bassist. He is also the chief arranger for the band Midtown Sounds and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra.

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Nathan-Paul Davis

Friday, September 21 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Nathan-Paul Has dedicated his career to playing original music, but never leaving the listener behind. "Vibe, Bounce, Dance!" is a motto Nathan-Paul Lives by. "Music does what words can't." Many people work 9-5 jobs and look to music to revive and relax them. A Nathan-Paul…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, September 22 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 29, 2018

Free Admittance

Evan Mercer, 23, studied at Wayne State University for Jazz Studies and has played piano since he was 5 years old. Having studied under names such as Matt Michaels, Cliff Monear, and Rob Pipho, he offers a fresh perspective on old standards while writing new…

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