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Tuesday, March 2017
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The Marcus Elliot Quartet

Tuesday, March 28 @ 8:00 pm
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“One of the most important elements of Detroit’s jazz legacy is that it’s a living tradition.” -Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Featuring: 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…

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Sasha Kashperko Trio

Wednesday, March 29 @ 8:00 am
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This is part of our on-going Wednesday Jazz Guitar Series. Sasha plays swing, soul & original tunes as well as some standard repertoire. He has been living and performing in Detroit since 2008 & studied at WSU. https://www.facebook.com/SashaKashperko

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$15.00

The Ben Sharkey & Woodward Horns

Thursday, March 30 @ 8:00 pm
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With performances that have been viewed more than five million times on YouTube alone, Ben Sharkey has been delighting fans worldwide with his romantic style and velvet vocals on old swing and jazz standards that would make old Blue Eyes himself green with envy. His…

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$10

The Hughes/Smith Quintet

Friday, March 31 @ 9:00 pm
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We play original tunes in a modern jazz setting with a Detroit edge. Our music has personality, is impressionistic and swings. We have ample space for solos and they are surrounded by fresh, intricate melodies. We draw on our travels and experiences for inspiration and…

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Saturday, April 2017
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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, April 1 @ 6:00 pm
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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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Dale Grisa Quintet

Saturday, April 1 @ 9:30 pm - Sunday, April 2 @ 1:30 am
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Dale is an in-demand keyboard player, a first call for top vocalists in town, excelling at jazz, blues, Americana & backing singer-songwriters. He will bring a funky contemporary sound to Cliff Bell's.

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, April 2 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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“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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$12 - $15

Ghost Note

Sunday, April 2 @ 8:00 pm
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If the Grammy Award winning band, Snarky Puppy, was a heart, drummer Robert "Sput" Searight and percussionist Nate Werth serve as its explosive pulse. World renown for their artistic communication through rhythm, this dynamic duo debuts their own project, expanding their percussive voice into a…

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The Marcus Elliot Quartet

Tuesday, April 4 @ 8:00 pm
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“One of the most important elements of Detroit’s jazz legacy is that it’s a living tradition.” -Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Featuring: 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…

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$10.00

Stephane Wrembel

Wednesday, April 5 @ 8:00 pm
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Stéphane Wrembel is a French born jazz guitarist currently residing in New Jersey. Wrembel is best known as a composer and performer of Gypsy Jazz, but is also heavily influenced by world music. Wrembel studied classical piano from age four in Fontainebleau, France, winning prizes…

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$10.00

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, April 6 @ 7:00 pm
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With a different local high school jazz band opening each performance! Scott Gwinnell is an award-winning pianist, composer/arranger, and educator born in Detroit, and residing in the Metro-Detroit area. He currently freelances as a sideman and leads various groups; the most well-known being the 16-piece…

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Opening Day Party with GFK Organ Trio

Friday, April 7
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GFK Trio formed in the spring of 2013 with the idea of acknowledging, extending and revitalizing the classic instrumental jazz organ trio. Each member’s love fo...r the funky and soulful tradition pioneered by artists like Jimmy Smith, mixed with influences from pop, rock, funk, hip…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, April 8 @ 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 29, 2018
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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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Chris Codish Trio

Saturday, April 8 @ 9:30 pm - Sunday, April 9 @ 1:30 am
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Keyboard specialist Chris Codish has steadily made himself a vital part of the Detroit musical community. A perennial winner at the Detroit Music Awards over the past fourteen years, he has received multiple honors for his vocal and songwriting skills as well as his keyboard…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, April 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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“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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WSU JazzNight

Sunday, April 9 @ 6:00 pm
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Wayne 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, this is the night all WSU big bands etc perform back to back.

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Marcus Elliot Quartet wsg Diego Rivera

Tuesday, April 11 @ 8:00 pm
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“One of the most important elements of Detroit’s jazz legacy is that it’s a living tradition.” -Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Featuring: Marcus Elliot, saxophone Ben Rolston, bass Steven Boegehold, drums Michael Malis, piano wsg Diego Rivera, saxophone Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the…

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Jacob Schwandt Trio

Wednesday, April 12 @ 8:00 pm
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This is part of our on-going Wednesday Jazz Guitar Series, Jake is a strong young guitarist in demand with elder statesmen like Wendell Harrison when not leading his own groups.  

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Andy Perri Trio

Thursday, April 13 @ 8:00 pm - Friday, April 14 @ 12:00 am
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Andy is a seasoned and swinging jazz guitar player leads a wonderful band including Djallo Djakate on drums and Mark LoDuca on organ & vocals, who adds a nice Sinatra touch to the proceedings. Photo courtesy of Jeff Dunn.

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$10

The Ali Bey Quartet

Friday, April 14 @ 9:00 pm
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Ali Bey was born on August 1, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan. He began playing bass guitar at age eleven. Ali’s musical development was strongly influenced by both parents. Ali’s father introduced him to jazz, blues, and R&B and his mother is a Gospel singer who…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, April 15 @ 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 29, 2018
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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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$10

The Ali Bey Quartet

Saturday, April 15 @ 9:30 pm
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Ali Bey was born on August 1, 1970 in Detroit, Michigan. He began playing bass guitar at age eleven. Ali’s musical development was strongly influenced by both parents. Ali’s father introduced him to jazz, blues, and R&B and his mother is a Gospel singer who…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, April 16 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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“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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The Marcus Elliot Quartet

Tuesday, April 18 @ 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
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“One of the most important elements of Detroit’s jazz legacy is that it’s a living tradition.” -Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Featuring: 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…

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Sasha Kashperko Trio

Wednesday, April 19 @ 8:00 pm
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Local guitar trio lead by Sasha Kasperko, an MSU jazz studies student.

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$10.00

The Kandinski Effect

Friday, April 21 @ 9:00 pm
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"Synesthesia is one hell of a ride that shows the strength and innovations left in jazz music and all the new styles of music created in the 21st century. A must hear experience... - Sound Colour Vibration Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, April 22 @ 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 29, 2018
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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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$10

The Kandinski Effect

Saturday, April 22 @ 9:30 pm
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"Synesthesia is one hell of a ride that shows the strength and innovations left in jazz music and all the new styles of music created in the 21st century. A must hear experience... - Sound Colour Vibration Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, April 23 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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“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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$10

The Southeastern Music Academy Jam Session

Sunday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm
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Hosted by Sean Dobbins The 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…

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Marcus Elliot Quartet wsg Marion Hayden

Tuesday, April 25 @ 8:00 pm
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“One of the most important elements of Detroit’s jazz legacy is that it’s a living tradition.” -Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Featuring: 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…

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$20.00 - $55.00

Christian McBride Trio

Thursday, April 27
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Two separate seated performances at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Purchase advanced tickets by clicking here. Four-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a…

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$10.00

The Bill Heid Piano Trio

Friday, April 28 @ 9:00 pm
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Born in Pittsburgh, keyboard/vocalist Bill Heid has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and the Far East, including a three year stay in Japan. From 1965 through the mid-70's, he worked the Hammond B-3 organ "chitlin clubs" with his own groups and with…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, April 29 @ 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 29, 2018
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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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$10.00

The Bill Heid Organ Trio

Saturday, April 29 @ 9:30 pm
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Born in Pittsburgh, keyboard/vocalist Bill Heid has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and the Far East, including a three year stay in Japan. From 1965 through the mid-70's, he worked the Hammond B-3 organ "chitlin clubs" with his own groups and with…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, April 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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“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 Sundays

Sunday, April 30 @ 9:00 pm
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General Admission $15, Reserved Seating $20, VIP Seating $25 Join us for the third Speakeasy Sunday of the year! Tickets go fast every time, grab them before they sell out! The Steel City Kitty Burlesque and Variety Show is the longest running burlesque and variety…

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Tuesday, May 2017
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The Marcus Elliot Quartet

Tuesday, May 2 @ 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day
MQ2

“One of the most important elements of Detroit’s jazz legacy is that it’s a living tradition.” -Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Featuring: 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…

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Scott Gwinell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, May 4 @ 8:00 pm - Thursday, June 15 @ 8:00 pm
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The Scott Gwinell Jazz Orchestra comes in the first Thursday of every month. Scott is a professor at Oakland University and is a respected educator and band leader. https://www.wscottjazz.com/

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The DOT (organ jazz trio)

Friday, May 5 @ 9:00 pm - Saturday, May 6 @ 1:00 am
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From Chicago, Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune arts critic) writes: A new generation of jazz improvisers has emerged in Chicago in recent years, but few are more promising than organist/pianist Justin Dillard. Musically, Dillard tends to be all over the keyboard, drawing upon the examples of…

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