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Saturday, December 2018

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Saturday, December 15
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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, December 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

No Cover Charge

“His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend.

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Speakeasy Sundays

Sunday, December 16 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $30

Join us for Speakeasy Sunday as we celebrate our 2 year anniversary! Speakeasy Sundays is a monthly burlesque revue featuring striptease and variety entertainment from around the globe! Dec 16th / Doors 7:30 & Show 8:30 Appetizers, Dinner & Cocktails available before and during the…

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Dave Vessella Quartet

Tuesday, December 18 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Trumpet player, vocalist, composer, and arranger, Dave Vessella’s unique sound is reminiscent of traditional New Orleans music and west coast jazz a la Chet Baker. Vessella has played at the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Panama Jazz Festival with Wayne State University and Danilo Perez,…

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Trunino Lowe Quartet

Wednesday, December 19 @ 8:00 pm
$10 Admission Fee10.00

Trunino Lowe is an young up & coming trumpet player in Detroit. Serving as a composer, band leader, sideman, & mentor at the age of 20. His passion for music shows on & off the band stand. He's played with the big names of Detroit,…

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Allen Dennard

Thursday, December 20 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Allen is one of the top young trumpeters on the current scene in Detroit and he will bring an excellent band!

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James Carter/Hot Club of Detroit

Friday, December 21 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$30

An annual holiday tradition! James Carter/Hot Club of Detroit-$30, 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…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, December 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Evan Mercer studied at Wayne State University in the Jazz Studies Program 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…

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DET/NYC Quartet featuring Dwight Adams

Saturday, December 22 @ 9:30 pm
$15

Josh Davis (Drums) and Sam Trapchak (Bass) moved to NYC from Detroit 10 years ago. On this very special evening they will reunite with two of Detroit’s premier jazz musicians- Dwight Adams (Trumpet) and Scott Gwinnell (Piano). The group will pay tribute to the great…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, December 23 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

No Cover Charge

“His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend.

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James O’Donnell Holiday Jazz Party!

Sunday, December 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

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…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle

Wednesday, December 26 @ 8:00 pm
$10

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.)…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle

Thursday, December 27 @ 8:00 pm
$10

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.)…

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Jeff Cuny Duo

Friday, December 28 @ 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 & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm…

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Salim Washington

Friday, December 28 @ 9:00 pm
$10

A master tenor saxophonist, multi-reedsman, composer, and jazz educator, Salim Washington is one of the fastest rising stars on the New York jazz scene today. The leader of the Harlem Jazz Ensemble, he's also a historian who studied under Henry Louis Gates at Harvard and…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, December 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Evan Mercer studied at Wayne State University in the Jazz Studies Program 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…

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The Hughes/Smith Quintet

Saturday, December 29 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Detroit was once a vital jazz center, contributing some of the major hard bop artists of the 1960s: Hank, Thad, and Elvin Jones, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Harris, Paul Chambers, Kenny Burrell, and Ron Carter, just to name a few. The James Hughes & Jimmy Smith…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, December 30 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 30, 2018

No Cover Charge

“His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend.

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Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, December 30 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

The Rob Crozier Jazz Ensemble has established itself as one of Michigan's premiere jazz ensembles. After great reception at the 2018 Elkhart Jazz Festival (IN) and West Michigan Wine and Jazz Festival this fine group has continued to wow audiences with feature performances at the…

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New Years Eve w/ Planet D Nonet

Monday, December 31 @ 6:00 pm
$100

New Year’s Eve celebration is $100 per person, which includes a 5 course dinner, live entertainment by the Jeff Cuny Trio and Planet D Nonet, a midnight toast, party favors and late night snacks to ring in 2018 in style! Excludes tax and gratuity. 6:30…

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Tuesday, January 2019

Cliff Bell’s closed

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

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Ron Pangborn Trio

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Familiar landscapes taken to a funky fork in the road. The journey's just beginning... Phil Hale on piano & Keys, John Barron on string & electric basses and Ron Pangborn on drums.

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The Jacob Schwandt Group

Thursday, January 3, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The Jacob Schwandt Group combines elements of jazz, funk, and hip hop into one. His band will be performing unique interpretations of contemporary standards and originals from his upcoming EP. Influences include everyone from Kurt Rosenwinkel to Madlib.

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Jeff Cuny Duo.

Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 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 & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm…

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Paul VornHagen Quartet

Friday, January 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
$10

“Gutsy sax…sensuous flute…and vocals, smooth as silk” –JAZZ TIMES Paul VornHagen is an accomplished jazz saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist who has won Detroit Music Awards on six separate occasions and categories: Jazz Reeds, Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, Instrumentalist, World Music Recording (2) and Jazz Recording.…

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Samuel Chase Harris Duo

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 9, 2019

No Cover Charge

Samuel Chase Harris is an active bassist in the Metro Detroit jazz scene. He studied at Wayne State University under Dan Pliskow, Paul Keller and Larry Hutchinson; continuing his studies upon graduation under the tutelage of Rob Pipho and Christopher Hamlen. He has been the…

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Ralphe Armstrong & the International Detroiters

Saturday, January 5, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
$10

The International Detroiters is comprised of some of music’s most prolific musicians. Created by Detroiter bass player/educator, Ralphe, a true music legend. A beast on both upright and electric bass, Armstrong has been active as a professional musician since he was a teenager, having done…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, January 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
No Cover Charge

“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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Duncan McMillan CD Release Party!

Sunday, January 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
$10

bandleader/composer Duncan McMillan's new CD is "Room with a View." A labor of love, Duncan began the process in 2004, and has been fortunate to document this music with musicians who collectively represent important relationships in his life – both as individuals and as musicians.…

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Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ 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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The Shawn McDonald Group

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Shawn plays blues, boogie-woogie and jazz piano and is a strong vocalist as well. He has toured much of the world with Larry McCray, Alberta Adams, Joe Weaver & Johnnie Bassett

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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

This year is the 21st anniversary for the Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, which initially started as a rehearsal band for Gwinnell to hear his compositions and arrangements played. With encouragement from friends/musicians and an offer of a weekly gig at the Music Menu Cafe in…

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Jeff Cuny Duo

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 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 & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm…

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Kathy Kosins

Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Rare Hometown Performance! ASCAP award-winning vocalist Kathy Kosins has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of Jazz and Soul. Born and bred during the Motown era of Detroit, she began singing…

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Samuel Chase Harris Duo

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 9, 2019

No Cover Charge

Samuel Chase Harris is an active bassist in the Metro Detroit jazz scene. He studied at Wayne State University under Dan Pliskow, Paul Keller and Larry Hutchinson; continuing his studies upon graduation under the tutelage of Rob Pipho and Christopher Hamlen. He has been the…

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The Alexis Lombre Quartet

Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
$10

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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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 6:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Sunday brunch with pianist/vocalist Jarrod Champion! “His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend.

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Speakeasy Sunday

Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $30

Speakeasy Sundays is a monthly Detroit burlesque show featuring talent from around the globe, hosted at historic Cliff Bell’s. Tickets available via her website: http://www.misshollyhock.com/speakeasy-sundays/

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Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 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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