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Friday, April 2018

The Paul Carey Group

Friday, April 20 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Guitarist Paul Carey is a veteran Detroit musician having toured for years with folks like Sir Mack Rice ("Mustang Sally"), Alberta Adams & Thornetta Davis. He mixes jazz and blues and creates a dynamic musical gumbo.

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, April 21 @ 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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DET/NYC quartet feat Dwight Adams

Saturday, April 21 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Josh Davis (Drums) and Sam Trapchak (Bass) moved to NYC from Detroit 10 years ago. On this very special evening they will reunite with two of Detroit’s premier jazz musicians- Dwight Adams (Trumpet) and Scott Gwinnell (Piano). Join us or an evening of classic, swinging…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, April 22 @ 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

Free

“His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend   jarrodchampion.com

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Caroline Davis

Sunday, April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

From Caroline Davis's "Heart Tonic" (3/23/18) on Sunnyside Records. For the past four years, saxophonist/composer Caroline Davis has been tied up in matters of the heart. Her focus is multi-tiered, however. There are the metaphorical facets, including her feelings about her recent relocation to New…

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, April 24 @ 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 recent release of her debut…

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Spartan Youth Jazz Program

Wednesday, April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Cover charge

An outreach program from Michigan State University, come check our student ensembles performing jazz under the direction of the jazz mentors.

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Peyton Miller Quintet

Thursday, April 26 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Peyton Miller, 18-year-old, award-winning composer, vibraphonist and percussionist tells stories. He uses a range of diverse textures to paint sonic pictures and believes that what's behind the music is an integral part of how the music should be played. Peyton will be performing a blend…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, April 27 @ 5:15 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover charge

Jeff is finishing his masters 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 Gary Greenfelder Orchestra.

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Planet D Nonet

Friday, April 27 @ 9:00 pm
$10

If you have not yet experienced Planet D Nonet, your groove tank is missing out on some serious fuel. They’re Detroit’s own down and dirty little big band, known nationally for curating some of the best in early jazz traditions and Black-American musical influences from…

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Saturday, April 28
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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, April 29 @ 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

Free

“His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend   jarrodchampion.com

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Speakeasy Sunday’s w/ Holly Hock

Sunday, April 29 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $30

Burlesque at its finest! Sunday, April 29 Doors 7:30pm/Show 8:30pm $20-30 Featuring performances by: Ms B Larose Josephine Shaker Kitten Von Mitten Céleste Vé Dette Ruby La Louche Kitty Hawkk & Eris Miss Holly Hock emcee: Lilith Von Tal https://www.facebook.com/events/1189804571122615 Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasy-sundays-april-edition-tickets-44350219701 http://www.misshollyhock.com/

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Tuesday, May 2018

Trunino Lowe Quartet

Tuesday, May 1 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Trunino is one of the young promising upcoming trumpet players. Born & raised in Detroit where he found his love for Music. Always a guaranteed good time when he’s in the house.

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MSU Community Music School-Detroit: Spartan Spectacular 2018

Wednesday, May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Cover Charge

MSU Community Music School-Detroit: Spartan Youth Jazz Programs Spartan Youth Jazz is an after-school program for middle and high school students. It provides high-quality music education from professional Detroit musicians, educators, and entrepreneurs. Classes and rehearsals focus on jazz improvisation, music history, music composition and…

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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm
$10

This is the 20th anniversary for the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, which initially started as a rehearsal band for Gwinnell to hear his compositions and arrangements played. With encouragement from friends/musicians and an offer of a weekly gig at the Music Menu Cafe in Detroit’s…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff is finishing his masters 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 Gary Greenfelder Orchestra.

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The James Hughes/Jimmy Smith Quartet

Friday, May 4 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Modern jazz setting with a Detroit edge. Their music has personality, is impressionistic and swings. They have ample space for solos, surrounded by fresh, intricate melodies. The band draws on travels and experiences for inspiration and try to tell stories through instrumental music.

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, May 5 @ 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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Dwight Adams Quartet

Saturday, May 5 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Trumpeter Dwight Adams’ musical training came later in life, not beginning until he joined his Detroit high school band during his junior year. With a great deal of natural talent and hard work he landed a gig as a member of fellow Detroiter Teddy Harris’…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, May 6 @ 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

Free

“His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend   jarrodchampion.com

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Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME

Sunday, May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$20

Jenny Scheinman & Allison Miller’s PARLOUR GAME celebrates the popular roots of jazz. It honors the groove, the conversation, the game, and the women that made jazz a social music. It features four musicians that have been at the forefront of American music for nearly…

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Stoney Creek High School HS Jazz Band & Adams HS Jazz Band

Monday, May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$10

The Stoney Creek HS Blue and Gold Jazz Bands are comprised of students in grades 9-12 and perform through our the metro-Detroit area, giving a number of school and local performances.   The Rochester Adams High School Jazz Band is comprised of students in grades…

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Becoming Quintet

Tuesday, May 8 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

“Becoming” is an exciting new jazz collective featuring Eric Wortzman (Trumpet), Markus Howell (Sax), Luther Allison (Piano), Liany Mateo (Bass), and Zach Adleman (Drums.) They will be debuting an exiting program of original compositions and arrangements penned by each of the five members of the band.…

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Alex Colista Quartet

Wednesday, May 9 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The Alex Colista Quartet features a mixture of standards and originals, with styles ranging from hard bop to hip hop. Alex on sax with Jake Schwandt on guitar, Rocco Popielarski on string bass and Kayvon Gordon on drums.  

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Dan Pugach Nonet

Thursday, May 10 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Dan Pugach Nonet CD Release of "Plus One" Dan Pugach is a Brooklyn-based, two-time ASCAP Jazz Composer Award-winning drummer/arranger. Dan has worked with Ingrid Jensen, Rosa Passos, Airto Moreira, Gregoire Maret, Billy Drews, Jeremy Pelt, Wayne Bergeron, Sloan and Lucy Wainwright, and Dave Stryker, among…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff is finishing his masters 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 Gary Greenfelder Orchestra.

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Eddie Moore & Outer Circle

Friday, May 11 @ 9:00 pm
$10

When you speak to Eddie Moore you find an ocean of calm, and when you listen to Eddie Moore  you find the depth of that ocean. Eddie reaches from the soul with every note, in a deep way, with a tension just below the surface.…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, May 12 @ 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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Eddie Moore & Outer Circle

Saturday, May 12 @ 9:30 pm
$10

When you speak to Eddie Moore you find an ocean of calm, and when you listen to Eddie Moore  you find the depth of that ocean. Eddie reaches from the soul with every note, in a deep way, with a tension just below the surface.…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, May 13 @ 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

Free

“His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend   jarrodchampion.com

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Mother’s Day w/ the ReaDeal Big Band

Sunday, May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

Formed in 2006 by two top Detroit musicians, Leo Rea, a trumpeter, and Vaughan Klugh, a guitarist, the ReaDeal Band began rehearsing with 6 players and quickly grew to a full sized 17 piece big band with 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and a…

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Bloomfield Hills Jazz Band

Monday, May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

The Bloomfield Hills Music Department and band program is one of the top music programs in the state of Michigan. The school has been a past recipient of the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) award for one of the best communities for music education…

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The Allen Dennard Quartet

Tuesday, May 15 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

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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Tbone Paxton & Trio

Wednesday, May 16 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Trombonist Tbone Paxton is an engaging singer as evidenced by his 2017 & 2018 nominations as Outstanding Jazz Vocalist at the Detroit Music Awards. He hasbacked many touring New Orleans artists, including both Johnny Adams and Earl King, so the music of NOLA is always…

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Xavier Bonner & Co

Thursday, May 17 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Xavier Bonner & Co. Xavier Bonner is a saxophonist, composer, and arranger from Detroit, Michigan. Coming from a long lineage of successful Detroit musicians, Xavier joins today’s music scene as one of the “young lions” where many of today’s talented young musicians make their way.…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff is finishing his masters 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 Gary Greenfelder Orchestra.

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LL7 Latin Jazz

Friday, May 18 @ 9:00 pm
$10

LL7 Latin Jazz is a 7-piece group specializing in high-energy Latin inspired Jazz and Dance styles.  Founded in 2007, and now the premier Latin Jazz ensemble in Detroit, LL7 always brings an energetic and exciting performance! Their most recent CD "Motor City Mambo" won the…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, May 19 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Steve Wood Quartet Plays the Music of Brad Felt

Saturday, May 19 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Musician and composer Brad Felt died of cancer in 2011 but left a wonderful legacy of compositions which capture the essence of the Detroit jazz sound.  This music will be performed by his friends and colleagues the Steve Wood Quartet, featuring Steve on sax and…

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