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Thursday, June 2019

Mike Monford

Thursday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Detroit saxophonist and educator Mike Monford brings to listeners a unique performance experience with a classic jazz foundation layered with avant-garde, Hip-hop, and soul.

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is a fine string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & David Alavarz…

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John “Tbone” Paxton w/ the RJ Spangler Band

Friday, June 21 @ 9:00 pm
$10

John “Tbone” Paxton is a veteran trombonist and vocalist professionally active in Southeastern Michigan for many years. He is the featured singer and trombone soloist with the award-winning jazz ensemble, the Planet D Nonet. John is a 2nd generation musician and a son of the…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

No Cover Charge

A weekly Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine young pianist along with several strong young musicians that have all graduated from WSU. Evan now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Evan Mercer on piano, Samuel Chase Harris on string…

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Yvette Norwood-Tiger

Saturday, June 22 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Yvette Norwood-Tiger, international jazz vocalist and recording artist, songwriter, vocal coach, Recording Academy (GRAMMY) recording and voting member, and founder/director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival (www.pbijf.org), is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, June 23 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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…

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Adam Ben Ezra

Sunday, June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10.00

• Currently has over 74,485 followers on Facebook and over 21,200 followers on Instagram. Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and online sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it…

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Speakeasy Sunday

Sunday, June 23 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $35

Speakeasy Sunday June 23 Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 Featuring performances by: Danielle St Velvet Darling Violet Erin the Axe Leena Allure Lilly Rascal Magenta Demure Miss Holly Hock Emcee: Sammy Tramp Tickets $20-35: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasy-sundays-june-edition-tickets-61935223922 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/845100519178091

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The Michael J. Reed Quartet

Wednesday, June 26 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Michael J. Reed is a jazz drummer currently based in East Lansing, Mi. Michael maintains an active performing career throughout the Midwest, performing throughout Northwest Ohio and Detroit with artists such as Rodney Whitaker, Ramona Collins, Gene and Ray Parker, Steve Davis, Mark Whitfield, Melissa…

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The Kris Kurzawa Trio

Thursday, June 27 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Kris Kurzawa’s versatility has led him to become one of the Detroit areas most in demand guitarists since the early 2000’s; crossing into multiple genres including jazz, fusion, world music and R+B. He released his first album ‘Sly’ in 2016 for which he received his…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is a fine string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & David Alavarz…

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Rod Williams Quartet

Friday, June 28 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Pianist/Composer Rod Williams was born in Detroit April 15, 1954 and studied with the great pianist Kenny Cox. In the summer 1981 he was playing with the Sam Sanders’ group “Visions” at the Detroit Jazz Center as an opening act for Air (Henry Threadgill, Fred…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

No Cover Charge

A weekly Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine young pianist along with several strong young musicians that have all graduated from WSU. Evan now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Evan Mercer on piano, Samuel Chase Harris on string…

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Rod Williams Quartet

Saturday, June 29 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Pianist/Composer Rod Williams was born in Detroit April 15, 1954 and studied with the great pianist Kenny Cox. In the summer 1981 he was playing with the Sam Sanders’ group “Visions” at the Detroit Jazz Center as an opening act for Air (Henry Threadgill, Fred…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, June 30 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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…

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Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five

Sunday, June 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“She’s a true extrovert…even when you watch her sing, she engages you and makes you feel like you’re part of the story.” — Terell Stafford, Jazz trumpet player In October 2012, vocalist Chelsea Reed brought five of her friends together to play some tunes in…

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Tuesday, July 2019

The Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, July 2 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 16, 2019

No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre is a professional jazz pianist who is making her way onto the jazz scene. Raised on Chicago’s South Side, she discovered early that the true essence of music is not only about what you hear but, more importantly how music makes you feel.…

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SETI

Wednesday, July 3 @ 7:00 pm
$10

SETI is a quartet consisting of bassist Eric Nachtrab, drummer Sean Perlmutter and guitarists Ian Blunden and Tom Bartelmay, all devoted to exploring the multifaceted music of Thelonious Monk. On one hand, the groove and earthiness of his music is brought out by the swinging…

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Closed for 4th of July

Thursday, July 4
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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, July 5 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is a fine string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & David Alavarz…

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The James Hughes – Jimmy Smith Quintet

Friday, July 5 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

The HSQ is a Detroit-based jazz quintet that performs original music with purpose. The group is spearheaded by Saxophonist James Hughes & trumpeter Jimmy Smith, the group features the rhythm section of Phil Kelly, Takashi Iio and Nate Winn. The quintet formed in the autumn…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

No Cover Charge

A weekly Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine young pianist along with several strong young musicians that have all graduated from WSU. Evan now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Evan Mercer on piano, Samuel Chase Harris on string…

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The Rob Crozier Quartet

Saturday, July 6 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Modern Jazz Quartet with World Music Elements. Rob Crozier is an excellent jazz bassist who leads his Jazz Ensemble in Michigan, performing at clubs and festivals. Following on the success of their previous Tall Trees CD, Ocean Blue is his band’s latest release. Ocean Blue…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, July 7 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 25, 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…

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The James O’Donnell Trio

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

Trumpeter/vocalist James O'Donnell has been entertaining Detroit audiences for years. He has toured around the globe and lived in Mexico City. He brings plenty of swing and humor to whatever he does! James grew up listening to Detroit trumpet great Johnny Trudell. His first teacher…

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The Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, July 9 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 16, 2019

No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre is a professional jazz pianist who is making her way onto the jazz scene. Raised on Chicago’s South Side, she discovered early that the true essence of music is not only about what you hear but, more importantly how music makes you feel.…

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The Michael Malis Quartet

Wednesday, July 10 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Recently named one of Detroit’s most important young jazz musicians by the Detroit Free Press, avant garde jazz composer and pianist Michael Malis leads his quartet with piano, upright bass, drums & trumpet. Malis is known for his loose and spontaneous free expressions of music,…

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The Charlie Miller Quartet

Thursday, July 11 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Trumpeter Charlie is a member of the multi-award-winning Planet D Nonet, as well Alberto Nacif’s group Aguanko and Leonard Kings group Oopapada and the Russ Miller Quintet. On this night he will bring Evan Mercer on Keys, Mike Palazolo on bass, and Pete Siers on drums.

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, July 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 16, 2019

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is a fine string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & Stuart Lyons…

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Phil Ranelin Quartet

Friday, July 12 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Acclaimed jazz trombonist Phil Ranelin, co-founder of Detroit's famed 1970s jazz label Tribe Records, returns to Detroit from LA! The Phil Ranelin Quartet will include Rod Williams on piano & Fender Rhodes, Jaribu Shahid on acoustic bass & Djallo Djakate on drums. Ranelin, a former Freddie…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, July 27, 2019

No Cover Charge

A weekly Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine young pianist along with several strong young musicians that have all graduated from WSU. Evan now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Evan Mercer on piano, Samuel Chase Harris on string…

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The Aral Sea Divers

Saturday, July 13 @ 9:30 pm
$10

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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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, July 14 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, August 25, 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…

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Detroit Jazz Workshop

Sunday, July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.00

Detroit Jazz Workshops end-of-week performances will be at Cliff Bells Jazz Club on Sunday late afternoon and evening, July, 14th (High School/Adult).  Not open to the public. Sun combo show 1 4 to 6 Clear house Sun combo show 2 8 to 10 Tickets accepted…

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Detroit Jazz Workshop

Monday, July 15 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Detroit Jazz Workshops end-of-week performances will be at Cliff Bells Jazz Club on  Monday evening, July 15th (Middle School / Jazz Vocalists). Not open to the public. Mon middle school and solo vocals 7 to 10 Tickets accepted for all shows and $15 cover for…

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The Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, July 16 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 16, 2019

No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre is a professional jazz pianist who is making her way onto the jazz scene. Raised on Chicago’s South Side, she discovered early that the true essence of music is not only about what you hear but, more importantly how music makes you feel.…

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Molly Jones Flute Trio

Wednesday, July 17 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Molly Jones, Jaribu Shahid, and Nathan Flanders will present original tunes by Molly along with pieces by Alice Coltrane, Nicole Mitchell, Ornette Coleman, and others.

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Kenji Lee’s Clandestine Reality

Thursday, July 18 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Raised in Southern California, Japanese-American saxophonist Kenji Lee has already made his mark as a remarkable improviser, composer, and educator. A resident of Detroit, Michigan, Kenji currently performs frequently as a leader with The Kenji Lee Quartet - a jazz quartet and Juarez - Lee…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, August 16, 2019

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is a fine string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm Society Orchestra. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & Stuart Lyons…

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The Detroit Tenors

Friday, July 19 @ 9:00 pm
$10

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,…

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