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Thursday, October 2019

Monique Ella Rose

Thursday, October 17 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Detroit raised, award winning soul jazz vocalist, Monique Ella Rose returns to the Motor City where she gained her love for music and the arts. Her dynamic contralto voice has the ability to take you on a ride that leaves you feeling downright good. Her…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, October 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 25, 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 Alvarez…

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Nicole New

Friday, October 18 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Nicole New is one of Detroit’s leading female band leaders, alluring audiences with her sensitive and soulful voice. Her velvety yet powerful voice, reminiscent of Billy Holiday yet with her own modern sound developed from Motown influences. Nicole’s eclectic style of singing, drawing from her…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, October 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 26, 2019

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing regular early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are graduates from WSU.

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The Joe Policastro Trio

Saturday, October 19 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Hailed by Downbeat for its “deft analysis of choice repertoire,” and by the Chicago Reader for its “diversity of approaches to all kinds of source material,” the JOE POLICASTRO TRIO is Chicago-based alternative jazz trio led by bassist Joe Policastro features guitarist Dave Miller and…

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Sunday Brunch w. Jarrod Champion

Sunday, October 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 27, 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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WSU Jam session

Sunday, October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Students from the Wayne State University Jazz Dept gather to play jazz. All welcome to join in!

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D-Three+Two

Tuesday, October 22 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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…

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Dr. Prof. Leonard King Orchestra

Wednesday, October 23 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Drummer/vocalist/composer/arranger Dr. Prof. Leonard King founded this orchestra in February 2010 as a tribute to organist/pianist Lyman Woodard. It was immediately after that event when King decided that the collective weight of the ensemble was too valuable to be just a one-night gig. Nine years…

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Giovanni Seneca

Thursday, October 24 @ 9:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Giovanni Seneca was born in Naples in 1967. He graduated in 1988 in conservatory Rossini in Pesaro with full marks cum laude. In 1989 he moved to Paris, where he specialized in classical guitar, musical analysis and orchestration at “Ecole Normale de Musique” and at…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, October 25, 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 Alvarez…

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The KG Experience

Friday, October 25 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Kenneth Gill and the KG Experience is a collection of likeminded musicians that perform eclectic original compositions, while remaining true to the jazz tradition. They swing hard, funk hard, and groove hard.

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, October 26, 2019

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing regular early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are graduates from WSU.

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The New Day

Saturday, October 26 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

The New Day is a collective of veteran Detroit musicians. A new project, they were formed in 2019 and is currently working on their debut recording. Stylistically they are rooted in funk, jazz fusion, rock, Latin and hip hop with a  Detroit edge. The band…

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Sunday Brunch w. Jarrod Champion

Sunday, October 27 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, October 27, 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 Matt LoRusso Quartet

Sunday, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.00

Matt LoRusso has toured internationally throughout Europe, North America, and the Middle East.  He has been an active member in the Anthony Stanco Quintet, Carlos Whitlow and Generation Praise, the Smith/Hughes Quintet and has played with numerous award winning groups such as Lansing based organ…

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D-Three+Two

Tuesday, October 29 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 29, 2019

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…

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William Wood Quartet

Wednesday, October 30 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

A young saxophonist beginning to gain traction in the Southeast Michigan area, William Wood brings a fine band with fresh material to Cliff Bell’s. William has been on various musical pursuits for much of his life; at a young age, he started on the classical…

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SETI plays Monk on Halloween!

Thursday, October 31 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

SETI is a quartet consisting of bassist Eric Nachtrab, drummer Sean Perlmutter and guitarists Ian Blunden and Tom Bartelmay 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 rhythm…

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Friday, November 2019

The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 29, 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 Alvarez…

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Gustavo Cortiñas Snapshot

Friday, November 1 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

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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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, November 30, 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…

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Dave Vessella & the Woodbridge Dukes

Saturday, November 2 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

With the advent of the 2020's,  the Woodbridge Dukes bring back the nostalgia of the 1920's with their unique brand of swing  & the music of New Orleans. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9TnIF8wj_whttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtz4nBfnPXEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLX1kFEzs9U

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Sunday brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, November 3 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, November 24, 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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Sean Dobbins SMA Jazz Session

Sunday, November 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10.00

he Southeastern Music Academy has an outstanding music faculty – successful performers with strong academic credentials that perform regularly with professional groups. This is a student jam session.

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The James O’Donnell Duo

Sunday, November 3 @ 7:30 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 teachers and…

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D-Three+Two

Tuesday, November 5 @ 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…

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Hughes/Smith Jam @ Cliff Bell’s

Wednesday, November 6 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Is a monthly residency where Hughes & Smith present a themed 1st set followed by a jam session. The theme and rhythm players change monthly. Come out and listen to and jam with some of Detroit’s finest musicians

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Ben Sharkey

Thursday, November 7 @ 8:30 pm
$20.00

Ladies and Gentleman, meet Ben Sharkey... ​ One of Detroit’s premiere live entertainers over the past ten years plus, Ben Sharkey infuses his live performances with a hip and sultry fire, bringing his artful swagger to the stage with a colorful fusion of old school…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 29, 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 Alvarez…

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The Bill Heid Trio

Friday, November 8 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Keyboardist/vocalist Bill Heid was born August 11, 1948, in Pittsburgh, PA. A natural and virtuosic musician who was inspired to play jazz and blues by listening to the radio, he played in both piano and organ groups. His brother is the well-respected drummer and producer…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, November 30, 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…

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The Bill Heid Trio

Saturday, November 9 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Keyboardist/vocalist Bill Heid was born August 11, 1948, in Pittsburgh, PA. A natural and virtuosic musician who was inspired to play jazz and blues by listening to the radio, he played in both piano and organ groups. His brother is the well-respected drummer and producer…

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Sunday brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, November 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, November 24, 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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Speakeasy Sunday

Sunday, November 10 @ 8:30 pm
$20 – $35

Speakeasy Sundays - Miss Holly Hock's Birthday Extravaganza Show! Nov 10 / Doors 7:30 & Show 8:30 Featuring performances by: Elektra Cute Camille Leon Sio Bast Darling Violet Miss Holly Hock Emcee: Sammy Tramp Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasy-sundays-miss-holly-hocks-birthday-extravaganza-show-tickets-75596446005 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/434038697249717/

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The Lovestruck Balladeers

Tuesday, November 12 @ 8:00 pm
$15.00

The Lovestruck Balladeers enchant audiences with their masterful performances and inspired repertoire of ragtime, jazz and beautiful songs from around the world. They might whip out a lost melody from a forgotten mandolin folio or they might play a Mexican waltz. They might push into…

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Lulu Fall Album Release

Wednesday, November 13 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

LULU FALL is a singer, songwriter and actor currently based in New York. Lulu, a formally trained jazz vocalist with a musical theatre background, is one complete and unexpected package. As a product of Senegalese and Cameroonian parentage, her music reflects her global perspective by…

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The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, November 14 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Scott Gwinnell is an award-winning pianist, composer/arranger, and educator born in Detroit, and residing in the Metro-Detroit area. He currently freelances as a sideman and leads various groups; the most well-known being the 16-piece Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra. He is an adjunct professor of music…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, November 29, 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 Alvarez…

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The Shawn McDonald Group

Friday, November 15 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Shawn plays blues, boogie-woogie and jazz piano and organ 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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