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Friday, June 2018

Oakland University Golden Grisley’s Jazz Camp Ensemble

Friday, June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover
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Paul Keller AT SUNDOWN Quintet

Friday, June 22 @ 9:00 pm
$10

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 Stephen Boegehold. Their hallmark is unique tonal blend of clarinet and saxophone in harmony - a beautiful "ensemble…

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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event

Saturday, June 23
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One event on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12:00am

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Speakeasy Sunday’s w/ Holly Hock

Sunday, June 24 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $30

Speakeasy Sunday June 24 Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 Featuring performances by: Leena Allure Kitten Von Mitten Gurl Haggard Margot Lugosi Miss Holly Hock Vivacious Miss Audacious Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasy-sundays-june-edition-tickets-46257504441

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Frisson

Tuesday, June 26 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Frisson is​ ​an​ ​eight​ ​piece​ ​instrumental​ ​collective​ ​formed​ ​in​ 2015​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Oberlin Conservatory​ ​of​ ​Music and led by composer and vibraphonist Matt DiBiase. Comprised​ ​of​ ​graduates​ ​and​ ​current​ ​students​ ​of​ ​Oberlin,​ ​the​ ​Juilliard School,​ the ​Berklee​ ​Global​ ​Jazz​ ​Institute​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Brubeck​ ​Institute,​ ​its​…

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Nolan Young Quartet

Wednesday, June 27 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Nolan Young is a well regarded tenor sax man on the Detroit scene who is no stranger to the stage at Cliff Bell's. He will bring an excellent band ready to fire it up!

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The Max Bauhof Group

Thursday, June 28 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The Max Bauhof Group features pianist/vocalist Shawn McDonald, bassist Ben Luttermoser, guitarist Paul Carey with max holding it down on drums. All of these men have considerable time under their belts touring on the road, in the US and abroad. They play a mix of…

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Oakland University Golden Grisley’s Jazz Camp Ensemble

Friday, June 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover
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Sean Dobbins

Friday, June 29 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Southeastern Michigan jazz drummer Sean Dobbins has been the most active sideman on the local scene during the first decade of the new millennium for good reason. A facile, limber, inventive, and playful musician who adds extreme value to any band, his happy persona and…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, June 30 @ 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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Sean Dobbins

Saturday, June 30 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Southeastern Michigan jazz drummer Sean Dobbins has been the most active sideman on the local scene during the first decade of the new millennium for good reason. A facile, limber, inventive, and playful musician who adds extreme value to any band, his happy persona and…

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Sunday, July 2018

Curtis Taylor & #HASHTAGGED LIVE

Sunday, July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

Grammy Award winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener. According…

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Cliff Bell’s Closed in Observance of Independence Day

Tuesday, July 3
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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Independence Day

Wednesday, July 4
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Stephen Grady Jr Quartet

Thursday, July 5 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Stephen Grady Jr is a young saxophonist from Oak Park, MI, currently living in Detroit. His musical influences include Lester Young, Charlie Parker and Bud Powell among others. His quartet will provide strong melodic, harmonic and rhythmic content that is pleasing to the ear!

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff recently completed work on his Graduate degree 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 Hvrcrft Ft. Brian Charette & Ari Teitel

Friday, July 6 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Band is The Hvrcrft Ft. Brian Charette & Ari Teitel Formed in 2018 at the legendary Maple Leaf Bar in New Orleans, The Hvrcrft is a collaboration between veteran NYC jazz organist Brian Charette and young NOLA guitarist Ari Teitel. The pair blends modern jazz…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, July 7 @ 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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Shawn Maxwell Quintet

Saturday, July 7 @ 9:30 pm

Shawn Maxwell formed his style early on while growing up in the rich musical history of the Joliet, Illinois school music programs. From the time a clarinet and saxophone first touched his lips, Maxwell knew that music was his calling. With conviction and abilities that…

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Paul VornHagen Quartet

Sunday, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

Paul plays sax, flute and sings ala Chet Baker. He is an experienced jazz artist and brings a commensurate band: Gary Schunk (piano), Kurt Krahnke (bass) and Pete Siers (drums).

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, July 10 @ 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 2017 release of her…

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Lushh

Wednesday, July 11 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Lushh is a non-genre specific band made up of students in Western Michigan University’s Jazz Studies Program. Lushh’s influences draw upon the likes of Kneebody, Thundercat, Hiatus Kaiyote, Snarky Puppy, Donny McCaslin, Kendrick Lamar, and more. Lushh frequently performs in and around the greater Kalamazoo,…

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The James Russell Project

Thursday, July 12 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The James Russell Project was created by jazz flutist James Russell, born and raised in Detroit. The group focuses on jazz, contemporary and soul music while adding a modern feel to each style. Because of the versatility of genres, the group brings not only an…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff recently completed work on his Graduate degree 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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Jarrod Champion the Royal Keys

Friday, July 13 @ 9:00 pm
$10

The Royal Keys is a musical entity made up of five handsome, yet approachable gentlemen, all masters of their respective instruments.  Together they create an energetic and undeniably authentic sound that harkens back to an age when jazz became blues, blues became swingin’, and it…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, July 14 @ 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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Sam Blakeslee

Saturday, July 14 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Originally from Columbus, OH, Sam Blakeslee is a New York City based trombonist and composer. Sam holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from Youngstown State as well as a Master of Music in Classical Performance from the University of Akron. As a…

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Metro Jazz Workshop Performances

Sunday, July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 - $15

Sunday July 15 Sunday evening is the high school / adult instrumental small-group performance for the Detroit Jazz Workshop. All levels of jazz musicians will perform selections by great jazz composers. There are 5pm and 8pm shows. $10 advanced tickets / $15 door https://www.helpwithjazz.com/  

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Metro Jazz Workshop Performances

Monday, July 16 @ 7:00 pm
$10 - $15

Monday July 16 Monday evening is the middle school combo / jazz vocalist performance for the Detroit Jazz Workshop. After the younger DJW students play a set of music, some of Detroit's upcoming vocalists will take the stage in their debut performance with a professional…

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, July 17 @ 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 2017 release of her…

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Chelsea Reed and the Fair Weather Five

Wednesday, July 18 @ 8:00 pm
$10

"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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Stephen Boegehold Organ Trio

Thursday, July 19 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

New York City based drummer Stephen Boegehold happily returns to Cliff Bell's, a starting point for many of his musical endeavors, for a night of music with old friends. Interested in revisiting music of his upbringing in a place that shaped it - namely weekly…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, July 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff recently completed work on his Graduate degree 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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Michael Zaporski’s FUTUREVISIONS Quintet

Friday, July 20 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Michael Zaporski’s FUTUREVISIONS quintet explodes across the soundscape, taking audiences on a lyrical epic, connecting two continents and two quintessential traditions: American Jazz and West African rhythms. Their performances are a whirlwind of dynamic energy leaving listeners hanging on every pulse-pounding note. Jazz aficionados and…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, July 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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Gustavo Cortiñas Snapshot

Saturday, July 21 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Downbeat Magazine: “Cortiñas' music is uplifting, robust, melodic, and gets your body moving; it's an exciting blend of the artist's musical influences from jazz and Latin America, including his native Mexico" Here are three of the Ensemble's official videos: Dialectics of Freedom (studio) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xd5_QXp_SGM Ubermensch…

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Speakeasy Sunday’s w/ Holly Hock

Sunday, July 22 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $30

Speakeasy Sunday’s w/ Holly Hock Burlesque at its finest! Doors 7:30pm/Show 8:30pm Featuring performances by: Leena Allure Lilith Von Tal Kitten Von Mitten Shimmy Laroux Vivi Valens Miss Holly Hock Tickets $20-30 Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasy-sundays-may-edition-tickets-45621468039 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/571037093294772/ http://www.misshollyhock.com/

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, July 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 2017 release of her…

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J.C. Heard JazzWeek@Wayne National Artist-in-Residence, Emmet Cohen with Detroit Jazz Fest All-Star Trio

Wednesday, July 25 @ 6:30 pm
$10.00

Start Time - 6:30 PM Doors Open At 5:00 PM 7pm, Emmet Cohen Trio & Sean Dobbins & Jeff Pedraz & Chuck Newsome Performance with local trio. 8:30pm, Jam Session Emmet Cohen Trio Open jam session with students from JazzWeek@Wayne Beginning in 2007, the Wayne State…

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Dave Rajewski Quartet

Thursday, July 26 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Dr. David Rajewski is a musician with diverse musical experience. With over 20 years of professional freelance experience David has performed and recorded with artists and groups as diverse as, The Temptations, The Vervepipe, David Liebman, Tom Harrell, John Fedchock, Rob McConnell, Jiggs Whigham, James…

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