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Tuesday, April 2017

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Tuesday, April 25 @ 8:00 pm
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Matt LoRusso Trio

Wednesday, April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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This is part of our on-going Wednesday Jazz Guitar Series. Matt is another great MSU grad and has toured recently in the Middle East with trumpeter Anthony Stanco. He can be seen around town often in bands led by Nicole New & RJ Spangler.

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$20.00 - $55.00

Christian McBride Trio

Thursday, April 27
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Two separate seated performances at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.  Purchase advanced tickets by clicking here. Four-time GRAMMY®-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride can be likened to a force of nature, fusing the fire and fury of a virtuoso with the depth and grounding of a…

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$10.00

The Bill Heid Piano Trio

Friday, April 28 @ 9:00 pm
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Born in Pittsburgh, keyboard/vocalist Bill Heid has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and the Far East, including a three year stay in Japan. From 1965 through the mid-70's, he worked the Hammond B-3 organ "chitlin clubs" with his own groups and with…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, April 29 @ 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 29, 2018
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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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$10.00

The Bill Heid Organ Trio

Saturday, April 29 @ 9:30 pm
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Born in Pittsburgh, keyboard/vocalist Bill Heid has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and the Far East, including a three year stay in Japan. From 1965 through the mid-70's, he worked the Hammond B-3 organ "chitlin clubs" with his own groups and with…

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Free

Jarrod Champion

Sunday, April 30 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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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Speakeasy Sundays

Sunday, April 30 @ 9:00 pm
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http://www.misshollyhock.com/performance/steel-city-kitty-tour-detroit/ Join us for the third Speakeasy Sunday of the year! Tickets go fast every time, grab them before they sell out! The Steel City Kitty Burlesque and Variety Show is the longest running burlesque and variety show based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Since 2011…

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Friday, May 2017

The DOT (organ jazz trio)

Friday, May 5 @ 9:00 pm
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From Chicago, Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune arts critic) writes: A new generation of jazz improvisers has emerged in Chicago in recent years, but few are more promising than organist/pianist Justin Dillard. Musically, Dillard tends to be all over the keyboard, drawing upon the examples of…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, May 6 @ 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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The DOT (from Chicago)

Saturday, May 6 @ 9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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From Chicago, Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune arts critic) writes: A new generation of jazz improvisers has emerged in Chicago in recent years, but few are more promising than organist/pianist Justin Dillard. Musically, Dillard tends to be all over the keyboard, drawing upon the examples of…

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Free

Marty Bellog & Dennis Horvath

Sunday, May 7 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Marty & Dennis are seasoned veterans playing jazz & Great American Songbook standards ala Sinatra, Torme & Connick.  Photo courtesy Melinda Montgomery

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The Dawn Giblin Trio

Sunday, May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Dawn Giblin w/ James Dapogny & Mike Karoub: Songs from the Great American Songbook, Classic Swing Jazz, and Popular Standards performed by Dawn and backed by two truly great swing masters.

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MSU Community Music School Detroit-Spartan Youth Jazz Ensembles

Monday, May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Led by Detroit jazz artist and educator Sean Dobbins, the MSU Spartan Teen Jazz is a program that provides high-quality music education outside of the normal school day to youths in middle and high school. Classes focus on jazz improvisation combo playing and big band…

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The Marcus Elliot Quartet wsg Vincent Chandler

Tuesday, May 9 @ 8:00 pm
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“One of the most important elements of Detroit’s jazz legacy is that it’s a living tradition.” -Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Featuring: Marcus Elliot, saxophone Ben Rolston, bass Steven Boegehold, drums Michael Malis, piano Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is…

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Rodney Strong Wine Dinner & Tbone Paxton Trio

Wednesday, May 10 @ 6:25 pm - 11:55 pm
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If you want to enjoy some wine with a memorable night of jazz, please join us for our Rodney Strong Wine Dinner on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. We are presenting a five course dinner and five wine selections for $75. Reception at 6:30 pm and…

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Jacob Schwandt Trio

Thursday, May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Jake is a strong young guitarist in demand with elder statesmen like Wendell Harrison when not leading his own groups.

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, May 13 @ 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 29, 2018
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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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Steve Wood Tribute to Brad Felt

Saturday, May 13 @ 9:30 pm
Steve Wood

Steve has recorded with a number of the region’s top players and bands, including Scott Gwinnell, Bill Heid, Brad Felt, Don Mayberry, Ron English, Ed Nuccilli, and the Toledo Jazz Orchestra. Steve has performed with a veritable who’s who of stars in jazz and musical…

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Free

Jarrod Champion

Sunday, May 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day,
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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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Marcus Elliot Quartet

Tuesday, May 16 @ 8:00 pm
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Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus has been playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene where he is studying, practicing and composing the music you…

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Sasha Kashperko Trio

Wednesday, May 17 @ 8:00 pm
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Local guitar trio lead by Sasha Kasperko, an MSU jazz studies student.

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Jeff Pedraz Trio

Thursday, May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Jeff Pedraz is a Philadelphia native bassist, composer and educator. He is an accomplished musician who possesses both virtuosity and versatility on both the Double bass and Electric bass and has worked in an array of musical situations ranging from orchestral to more modern genres…

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$10.00

Sean Dobbins and the Modern Jazz Mesengers

Friday, May 19 @ 9:00 pm
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Once on Friday, May 19, 2017
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Sean's sound can best be described as hard-driving, solid rhythm with refreshing melodic sensibility. Some of Sean's influences include Art Blakey, Jeff Hamilton, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Ed Thigpen, Sonny Payne, as well as Detroit area greats Gerald Cleaver and the one and only Elvin Jones.…

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Private Event (closed to the public)

Saturday, May 20 @ 8:00 pm
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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, May 21 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day,
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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 with Miss Holly Hock

Sunday, May 21 @ 9:00 pm
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Burlesque, Speakeasy Sundays with Miss Holly Hock who has won numerous awards, including Performer of the Year and Master of Tassels.

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Bloomfield Hills HS Jazz Bands

Monday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Bloomfield Hills Music Department and band program is one of the top music programs in the state of Michigan. The school has been a past recipient of the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) award for one of the best communities for music education…

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Marcus Elliot Quartet LAST NIGHT!

Tuesday, May 23 @ 8:00 pm
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Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist/composer/educator of the Metro-Detroit area who is quickly gaining recognition for his imaginative improvising, and fervently thoughtful voice on the saxophone. Marcus has been playing professionally in the Detroit Jazz scene where he is studying, practicing and composing the music you…

Find out more »

Matt LoRusso Trio

Wednesday, May 24 @ 8:00 pm
mattlorusso

This is part of our on-going Wednesday Jazz Guitar Series. Matt is another great MSU grad and has toured recently in the Middle East with trumpeter Anthony Stanco. He can be seen around town often in bands led by Nicole New, RJ Spangler & Tbone…

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Nicole New

Thursday, May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Nicole New

Nicole a passionate and provocative singer alluring crowds with her sensitivity and soulfulness.  Nicole’s eclectic style of singing, drawing from her early influences of performing Jazz, Pop, Opera and musical theatre has transformed into a sound all her own.   http://nicolenew.com/

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$10.00

Dmitri Matheny Group

Friday, May 26 @ 9:00 pm
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"his arrangements of film noir themes and original tunes such as the new "Buckshot Rubaiyat," a Persian blues with a rumba beat. It's dedicated to Bruno Mooshei, the late proprietor of the Persian Aub Zam Zam Club on Haight Street, where the composer enjoyed many…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, May 27 @ 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 29, 2018
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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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Free

Shawn McDonald

Sunday, May 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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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Don’t Mess with Bill: The Music of Bill Evans

Sunday, May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Don't Mess with Bill: The Music of Bill Evans. This project is headed guitarist Steve Shepard a long-time veteran of the Detroit Jazz scene and " legend " amongst the Jazz community. Steve has meticulously crafted the originals and repertoire of Bill Evans with an…

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Wednesday, May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thursday, June 2017

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, June 1 @ 8:00 pm
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The Scott Gwinell Jazz Orchestra comes in the first Thursday of every month. Scott is a professor at Oakland University and is a respected educator and band leader. https://www.wscottjazz.com/

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organissimo CD Release Event

Friday, June 2 @ 9:00 pm
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Pop music has been a rich resource jazz artists have mined for genera- tions and the music of the 1960s is no exception with many finding inspiration in the songs of The Beatles, the quintessential band of that era. organissimo, the acclaimed Michigan-based trio centered…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, June 3 @ 6:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 29, 2018
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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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Miles Brown Quartet

Saturday, June 3 @ 9:30 pm
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Bassist, composer, performer, and teacher Miles Brown is a versatile musician who has earned bachelor and doctorate degrees from the Eastman School of Music in jazz performance studies as well as a master’s degree from the Mannes College of Music in classical bass performance.  As…

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