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Wednesday, July 2017

Cameron Graves with Detroit Jazz Fest All-Stars Jeffrey Pedraz and Sean Dobbins

Wednesday, July 26 @ 8:00 pm
$10
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Cameron Graves, a visionary pianist, keyboardist and composer, will join Jeffrey Pedraz and Sean Dobbins of the Detroit Jazz Festival All-Stars, for a feature set from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26 at Cliff Bell’s. Following the performance, students from the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation’s…

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RC & The Gritz (aka Erykah Badu’s Band)

Thursday, July 27 @ 8:00 pm
$15.00
RC & The Gritz

The Gritz Band is more of an eclectic super-group than your average hip-hop band. Known by some as Erykah Badu’s band. Founded by Band Leader RC Williams in 2004, the group is made up of a diverse mix of musicians from across Texas whose repertoire includes R&B, Hip-Hop,…

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Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle

Friday, July 28 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00
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When you speak to Eddie Moore you find an ocean of calm, and when you listen to Eddie Moore & The Outer Circle you find the depth of that ocean. Eddie reaches from the soul with every note, in a deep way, with a tension…

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Cliff Bell’s closed for a private event

Saturday, July 29 @ 9:00 pm
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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, July 30 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 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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Allen Dennard Organ Trio

Sunday, July 30 @ 7:00 pm
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Trumpeter Allen Dennard is a rising player on the Detroit scene.  This time he will front an organ trio.

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Tuesday, August 2017

Benefit for Master Drummer George Davidson

Tuesday, August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
donations accepted
GeorgeDavidson

Drummer & jazz master George Davidson grew up in Detroit and started his musical career tap dancing at the tender age of eight. In high school, he was fortunate enough to continue his studies with the great Rex T. Hall and, briefly, with James Thurston…

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Olin Clark Trio

Wednesday, August 2 @ 8:00 pm
Free Admittance
Olin

Olin Clark Trio: This is part of our on-going Wednesday Jazz Guitar Series. Olin, originally from Grand Rapids, is an MSU grad & he is making a good name for himself around Michigan. His influences range from Thelonious Monk to Wes Montgomery & his trio…

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Cory Allen Trio

Thursday, August 3 @ 8:00 pm
Free Admittance
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Cory Allen is a Detroit-based guitarist, educator, and composer. Active on the metro Detroit jazz scene, Cory performs with his own trio as well as with the Sean Dobbins Organ Quartet and as a freelance guitarist. Cory’s musical voice was developed through study at Central…

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JC Heard JazzWeek@Wayne Performance and Jam Session

Friday, August 4 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00
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2017 Detroit Jazz Festival J.C. Heard National Jazz Drums Competition 3 Jazz Drums Finalists: Zach Adleman, Nolan Byrd, and John Sturino, DJF All Stars: Jeff Pedraz Duo

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Cliff Bell’s closed for private event

Saturday, August 5 @ 8:00 pm
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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, August 6 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 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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Emma Aboukasm

Sunday, August 6 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00
Jeff Pedraz, Emma Aboukasm, Sean Dobbins

Emma Lee Aboukasm is an award-winning, Detroit-based recording artist, vocalist, pianist, and composer. Educated in classical and jazz music at the University of Michigan, she is now performing everywhere in Detroit, including intimate venues like the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe to expansive ones like the…

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Alexis Lombre Quartet

Tuesday, August 8 @ 8:00 pm
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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…

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Jacob Schwandt Trio

Wednesday, August 9 @ 8:00 pm
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Jacob Schwandt Trio: Jake is a strong young guitarist in demand with elder statesmen like Wendell Harrison when not leading his own groups. No cover charge

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Garden City Hot Club

Thursday, August 10 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00
GardenCityHotClub

The Garden City Hot Club is a swinging trio of two jazz guitars + bass, built around the hot lead guitar and easy-going vocals of Steve Jones. Although Steve and second lead/rhythm guitarist Bob Hiltunen are still in their 30's, they bring close to 50…

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Josh Linkner Quintet

Friday, August 11 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00
JoshLinkner

“I’m excited to share the stage at Cliff Bell’s with some of Detroit’s most talented and experienced jazz musicians.  Together, we’ll deliver a well-rounded evening of classic jazz along with some surprising twists and turns.” -Josh Linkner The noted entrepreneur, bestselling author, and jazz guitarist will…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, August 12 @ 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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Jesse Kramer Quartet

Saturday, August 12 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00
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Ann Arbor native Jesse Kramer is one of the most sought after drummers in South-East Michigan. Kramer performs with countless local and national artists, and is himself a respected band leader. His quartet combines jazz, fusion, and world sounds to perform and eclectic mix of…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, August 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 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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Soul Cycle

Sunday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm
Free Admittance
Soul Cycle

Soul Cycle's funky organ-driven music 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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Alexis Lombre Quartet

Tuesday, August 15 @ 8:00 pm
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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…

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Rock The Bells (Soulful Experience)

Wednesday, August 16 @ 7:00 pm
$20
Stitts

Presented by Stitts Productions. HEADLINER: K'jon, Co-Stars: CrysLove, Tamara Jewel, Katrina Storm, and Kamal Smith.

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Joshua Breakstone Trio

Thursday, August 17 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00
JoshuaBreakstone

Joshua Breakstone is a guitar player from NYC with 22 recordings out as a leader with such greats (many from Detroit) as Kenny Barron, Barry Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Pepper Adams, Jimmy Knepper, Jack McDuff, Mickey Roker, Al Harewood, etc. He tours twice each year in Japan, and across…

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Ashley Summers Quartet

Friday, August 18 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00
AshleySummers

Bassist, composer and educator Ashley Summers is a Canadian-born, Chicago-based artist whose talents have brought her to stages all over the world.  Known for a lyrical style that is punctuated by a sinewy impetuousness, Summers's artistic perspective has a striking sincerity that is both invigorating and…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, August 19 @ 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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Sky Covington

Saturday, August 19 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00
Sky

Sky Covington was the winner of the "Outstanding Jazz Vocalist" honor at the 2016 Detroit Music Awards. It is her 6th music award in the past 4 years. Sky's Jazzy sound takes audiences on an intriguing musical journey that provides fascination for the ears. She…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, August 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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JC

“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 w/ Holly Hock

Sunday, August 20 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $30
HollyHock

Miss Holly Hock began performing the art of burlesque in Indianapolis as a member of the troupe Crème de les Femmes. In Crème, Holly quickly set herself apart as a dancer with over-the-top glamour and a unique perspective on classic burlesque. She continued until she…

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Alexis Lombre Quartet

Tuesday, August 22 @ 8:00 pm
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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…

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Ben Sidran

Wednesday, August 23 @ 8:00 pm
$20
BenSidren

Ben's first time in Detroit at Cliff Bell's! With Ben Sidran, piano and voice Leo Sidran, drums Billy Peterson, bass Bob Rockwell, saxophone PICTURE HIM HAPPY is a response to the saying that our music is made by and for people who have chosen to…

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Jon Taylor Trio

Thursday, August 24 @ 7:00 pm
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Jon Taylor

Jon Taylor is a Detroit-based drummer, improviser, composer, and educator. A tireless collaborator, he co-leads a number of original projects around town. He has performed alongside such luminaries as Wadada Leo Smith, Dave Liebman, Karl Berger, and Michael Formanek, and is a founding member of Polyfold,…

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Nick Masters Sextet

Friday, August 25 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00
Nick Masters

Pianist Nick Masters, returning to Detroit from New Jersey, will lead a sextet that features Kasan Belgrave, Nolan Young, Allen Denard, and Kayvan Gordon, playing original music and arrangements. The group is made up of all the musicians that he grew up playing with in Detroit. Nick is at at the prestigious William Paterson University where…

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Cliff Bell’s closed for private event

Saturday, August 26 @ 6:00 pm
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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, August 27 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 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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Aral Sea Divers

Sunday, August 27 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00
Aral

With roots in traditional jazz, the Aral Sea Divers play a variety of popular styles from the early 20th century. Celebrating the great American tradition of diversity, listeners are whisked from New Orleans to Buenos Aires, Naples to New York City. You may hear words…

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Alexis Lombre Quartet

Tuesday, August 29 @ 8:00 pm
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Alexis Lombre Photo

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…

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Paul Carey Organ Trio featuring Shawn McDonald

Wednesday, August 30 @ 8:00 pm
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Paul Carey Organ Trio featuring Shawn McDonald- no cover. Guitarist Paul will bring an organ trio featuring vocalist/organist Shawn McDonald will play jazz & blues tunes.  Paul's son Max will be on drums.

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Chris Codish Organ Trio

Thursday, August 31 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00
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Chris has been the scene long enough to have several shelves full of Detroit Music Awards as he is a very well-respected keyboardist.  He also brings a touch of humor to his bluesy vocals.

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Friday, September 2017

Juli Wood Quartet

Friday, September 1 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00
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For the past twenty years with three 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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