Upcoming Events
0
archive,post-type-archive,post-type-archive-tribe_events,theme-bridge,woocommerce-no-js,tribe-no-js,tribe-filter-live,tribe-events-uses-geolocation,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,columns-3,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-9.1.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.11.2.1,vc_responsive,events-list,events-archive,tribe-events-style-full,tribe-theme-parent-bridge tribe-theme-child-bridge-child,page-template-page-php,singular
 
Loading Events

Upcoming Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

Sunday, December 2019

WSU Big Jazz Night!

Sunday, December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Cover Charge

All of the ensembles at the Wayne State Universities jazz Department are on full display on this night! Come hear the future of jazz at Cliff Bell's! 6:00pm hit - Band 1 - Band 2 - Band 3 - Band 4 - Band 5 -…

Find out more »

Jane Bunnett & Maqueque with Special Guest Nikki D Brown ( The Jimi Hendrix of the Sacred Steel)

Tuesday, December 10 @ 9:00 pm
$20.00

MAQUEQUE ON THE MOVE How did Jane Bunnett and Maqueque evolve - in less than five years - from a project to support and honor the new generation of young women jazz players and composers, to a Grammy nominated, critically acclaimed band that is in…

Find out more »

The Michael Hu Quintet

Wednesday, December 11 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Michael Hu - Tenor Saxophone Travis Swanson - Guitar Joshua Catania - Piano Aidan Cafferty - Bass Eliza Salem - Drums. Michael Hu is an award-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has appeared on the Wayne State Pyramid Stage at…

Find out more »

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, December 12 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Scott is a band-leader, composer/arranger, pianist, and educator. As a performer, Scott has played on over 20 professionally released recordings including 5 under his own name. Basement Vibes (2002), Scott Gwinnell Trio (2006), the award-winning Brush Fire (2008), Cass Corridor Story (2011- Detroit Music Factory)…

Find out more »

PRIVATE EVENT

Friday, December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Find out more »

The Fred Hughes Trio

Friday, December 13 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Fred Hughes is a Washington DC based pianist who for decades has been one of the outstanding musicians on the east coast. He also has been the musical director for Three Mo’ Tenors where he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as well…

Find out more »

The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 28, 2019

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette and the US with country-rock band Whitey Morgan. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are…

Find out more »

Paul Keller Quintet Holiday Show

Saturday, December 14 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

The Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN / Quintet features vocalist/clarinetist Sarah D'Angelo (Keller says, "Sarah is the voice of my music."), saxophonist Steve Wood, pianist Duncan McMillan and drummer David Alvarez III. Their hallmark is unique tonal blend of clarinet and saxophone in harmony - a…

Find out more »

Sunday Brunch w. Jarrod Champion

Sunday, December 15 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 29, 2019

No Cover Charge

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he’s the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues…

Find out more »

Speakeasy Sundays

Sunday, December 15 @ 8:30 pm
$20 – $35

Join us for the 3 Year Anniversary of Speakeasy Sunday! Sunday, December 15 Doors 7:30pm / Show 8:30pm Featuring performances by: Shimmy LaRoux Roxi D'Lite Ruby La Louche Crocodile Lightning Leena Allure Miss Holly Hock Emcee: Lilith Von Tal Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasy-sundays-3-year-anniversary-spectacular-tickets-81212417527 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2647556125305643/

Find out more »

D-Three+Two

Tuesday, December 17 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

David Alvarez III is a jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and music educator based in the Metro-Detroit area. The drum set was introduced to him at the age of five, growing up playing in church. At the age of nine, he started to learn how to…

Find out more »

Sasha Kashperko Trio

Wednesday, December 18 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Sasha Kashperko is a Detroit based international touring and recording guitar player born in Belarus. He has worked with artists like Common, Robert Glasper, Marcus Miller, Karreim Riggins, and many more. His unique style of composing and improvisation blends all of his influences from traditional…

Find out more »

A Cliff Bell’s Christmas with Noah Jackson

Thursday, December 19 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer playing a wide variety of music from jazz and classical, to funk and soul. A graduate of Michigan State University (B.M.) under the direction of Rodney Whitaker, and Manhattan School of Music (M.M.)…

Find out more »

James Carter/Hot Club of Detroit

Friday, December 20 @ 8:30 pm
$35.00

An annual holiday tradition! James Carter/Hot Club of Detroit-$35, two shows – 8:30 to 9:45 & 10:30 to midnight. James is one Detroit’s highest profile jazz musicians on the worldwide stage and he plays this one local show a year and this is it! Backed…

Find out more »

The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, December 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 28, 2019

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette and the US with country-rock band Whitey Morgan. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are…

Find out more »

A Cliff Bell’s Christmas with Noah Jackson

Saturday, December 21 @ 9:30 pm
$15.00

Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer playing a wide variety of music from jazz and classical, to funk and soul. A graduate of Michigan State University (B.M.) under the direction of Rodney Whitaker, and Manhattan School of Music (M.M.)…

Find out more »

Sunday Brunch w. Jarrod Champion

Sunday, December 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 29, 2019

No Cover Charge

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he’s the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues…

Find out more »

James O’Donnell Holiday Jazz Party!

Sunday, December 22 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

James O’Donnell was on the ground floor of the Sun Messengers but eventually his desire to travel took him around much of the globe. He started in New York City then in Mexico City, eventually becoming a bandleader on cruise ships which took him to…

Find out more »

Tbone Paxton & RJ Spangler

Monday, December 23 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Lifelong buddy's RJ Spangler & Tbone Paxton started working together in 1980 with a very popular band around Detroit called the Sun Messengers. They toured the east coast, Midwest and deep south for a number of years. Back then Tbone was awarded a Motor City…

Find out more »

closed for the holidays

Tuesday, December 24
Find out more »

closed for the holidays

Wednesday, December 25
Find out more »

The Khristian Foreman Sextet

Thursday, December 26 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Born in Detroit, Michigan Khristian is an active trombonist & bass trombonist throughout michigan, its surrounding areas and all throughout the south. Khristian is currently a Senior Music Performance Major at Jackson State University in Jackson, MS where he actively performs at his school &…

Find out more »

The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is an excellent string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with singer/trombonist Tbone Paxton as well as his own groups. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & David…

Find out more »

Noah Jackson and Vie Boheme

Friday, December 27 @ 9:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 9:30 pm

$15.00

An evening of Jazz standards, Bohemian Soul and R&B classics with hot blooded improvisation and wildly precise dance movement. Southfield natives Noah Jackson and Vie Boheme have been performing all over the world and bring energy from the corners of the world back home to…

Find out more »

The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, December 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, December 28, 2019

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette and the US with country-rock band Whitey Morgan. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are…

Find out more »

Noah Jackson and Vie Boheme

Saturday, December 28 @ 9:30 pm
$15.00

An evening of Jazz standards, Bohemian Soul and R&B classics with hot blooded improvisation and wildly precise dance movement. Southfield natives Noah Jackson and Vie Boheme have been performing all over the world and bring energy from the corners of the world back home to…

Find out more »

Sunday Brunch w. Jarrod Champion

Sunday, December 29 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 29, 2019

No Cover Charge

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he’s the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues…

Find out more »

Airey B & her Blues Boys

Sunday, December 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.00

Twenty-one-year old Airey is bold, impressive, and bodacious. A singer/songwriter as well as guitar player and pianist. Her voice is captivating, expressive and emotional. She invokes the spirit of the first ladies of the blues like Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith & Lizzie Miles. A breath…

Find out more »

New Years Eve at Cliff Bell’s

Tuesday, December 31 @ 6:00 pm
Various packages, see inside event

Opening act: (6:00-9:30) T-Bone Paxton Trio- vocalist, trombonist  and bandleader Detroit Native and son of local legend pianist Fred Paxton Member of Planet D Nonet T-Bone explores what he jokingly likes to call “Non-Standard, Standards” or “The Dark Corners of the Great American Songbook” mixing…

Find out more »

Wednesday, January 2020

Closed on New Years Day

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM CLIFF BELLS! 

Find out more »

The Matt Endahl Trio

Thursday, January 2, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Matt Endahl is a pianist, composer and educator, currently based in Nashville TN. Since moving there in 2013 he has performed in groups led by Jeff Coffin, Chester Thompson, Imer Santiago, Duffy Jackson, Christina Watson, Marcus Finnie, and many others. He plays regularly with the…

Find out more »

Lawrence Barris & Friends

Friday, January 3, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

About Well-versed in traditional jazz, bebop and post-bop idioms, Lawrence Barris draws from a variety of American musical forms; funk, soul, R&B, and blues. He currently performs and records with Lawrence Barris & Friends and the critically acclaimed trio, organissimo. Associated Acts include the late…

Find out more »

Chris Hovan Organic Trio

Saturday, January 4, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Tapping into the current Hammond organ revival, Chris Hovan’s Organic Trio revisits the classic organ combo genre with a renewed sense of purpose that puts swing and soulful energy at a premium. Covering both modern repertoire and iconic standards from the jazz lexicon, the trio…

Find out more »

Aaron Jonah Lewis

Sunday, January 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Aaron Jonah Lewis is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008 and 2015, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2018 and…

Find out more »

D-Three+Two

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, January 28, 2020

No Cover Charge

David Alvarez III is a Jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and music educator based in the Metro-Detroit area. The drum set was introduced to him at the age of five, growing up playing in church. At the age of nine, he started to learn how to…

Find out more »

Dean Solden & the Jazz Explorers

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Jazz pianist, composer, educator, singer-songwriter, playwright Dean Solden is a different kind of jazz musician. At his jazz shows you won’t hear the typical head-sax solo-piano solo-bass solo-drum solo-head on every tune. One tune may start with a drum solo. Another tune may be solo…

Find out more »

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Scott is a band-leader, composer/arranger, pianist, and educator. As a performer, Scott has played on over 20 professionally released recordings including 5 under his own name. Basement Vibes (2002), Scott Gwinnell Trio (2006), the award-winning Brush Fire (2008), Cass Corridor Story (2011- Detroit Music Factory)…

Find out more »

The Detroit Tenors

Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

The latest sounds blowing in from Detroit are from the Detroit Tenors, led by tenor saxophonists Carl Cafagna and Steve Wood. The Band is a tribute to the great tenor sax pairings of the 40’s and 50’s such as Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon/Wardel Grey,…

Find out more »

Seth Ebersole

Saturday, January 11, 2020 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Seth comes from Pennsylvania Dutch country in Southeast Pennsylvania. He grew up in Reading, PA and is the proud son of two fine music educators. Seth began performing professionally in 2009. He has played at some of the biggest jazz venues across the country including…

Find out more »

D-Three+Two

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, January 28, 2020

No Cover Charge

David Alvarez III is a Jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and music educator based in the Metro-Detroit area. The drum set was introduced to him at the age of five, growing up playing in church. At the age of nine, he started to learn how to…

Find out more »
+ Export Events