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Sunday, July 2018

Speakeasy Sunday’s w/ Holly Hock

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

Speakeasy Sunday’s w/ Holly Hock Burlesque at its finest! Sunday, July 22 - Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 Tickets $20-30 Summer is in full swing and Speakeasy Sundays is ready: join us as we celebrate our favorite things about summer with an evening of cocktails…

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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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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, July 27 @ 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 Vincent Chandler Collective – Something Different

Friday, July 27 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Innovation includes instrumentation, along with rhythm and harmony. This performance will feature original compositions by WSU Professor Vincent Chandler written for a unique front line of flute, guitar, viola, and trombone. Rafael Statin - Flute Ian Blunden - Guitar Leslie DeShazor - Viola Vincent Chandler -…

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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event

Saturday, July 28
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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event from 2pm until 5pm

Sunday, July 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Corey Kendrick Trio

Sunday, July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Corey Kendrick is a pianist, composer, recording artist, and educator living in Detroit. Praised by Downbeat Magazine as a “very accomplished, highly gifted jazz pianist” with “a patient, maturing voice,” Kendrick has a skillful touch that is both immediately recognizable and deeply expressive. Kendrick has…

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, July 31 @ 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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Wednesday, August 2018

The Josh Harlow Trio

Wednesday, August 1 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The Josh Harlow Trio plays jazz music in the lineage of Ornette Coleman and Andrew Hill. Featuring bassist Brian Juarez and drummer Jonathan Taylor, this group is dedicated to interactive improvisation, exploring original compositions, and reimagining the music of the masters past and present. Josh…

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Tristan Cappel Unit

Thursday, August 2 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Tristan is a multi-instrumentalist and composer who has performed domestically and internationally in a wide range of musical idioms. He has shared the stage with Robin Eubanks & Gary Burton and studied under Andrew Bishop, Lee Konitz, Benny Green, & Miles Okazaki. He released his…

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Closed for private event

Friday, August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cliff Bell's will be open at 9:30 to the public

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Zen Zadravec Quartet

Friday, August 3 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Zen Zadravec is a jazz pianist-Keyboardist-Educator-Composer & Assistant Professor of Music & Director of Piano Studies at Marygrove College. He is a musical chameleon. Whether it is Jazz, R&B, Funk, Rock, or Pop, he plays each with a freshness and confidence rarely found in someone…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, August 4 @ 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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Adam Smale Trio

Saturday, August 4 @ 9:30 pm
$10

“Standing strong in the field of “Jazz”… Adam Smale is one of the serious devotees… an exciting new voice on the scene …take notice!” – Pat Martino Guitarist/composer Adam Smale tells stories with his music. His “pen” is a personally designed 7-string guitar, wielded with…

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, August 5 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Free

“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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Cross Street Records presents “Keep It To Yourself”

Sunday, August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

The Scott Gwinnel/Anthony Stanco Quintet Tony Ruda and sound engineer John McCarthy have started a jazz label that concentrates on the top jazz talent in the Detroit area. Like Rudy Van Gelder of Verve records, Ruda has converted his home in Plymouth into a studio…

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Daniel Meinecke Ensemble

Tuesday, August 7 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Daniel Meinecke Ensemble Daniel Meinecke is a Toledo native pianist who spent years in Detroit and now lives in New Orleans. He returns to Cliff Bell's to present his latest project: The Daniel Meinecke Ensemble. He was a recipient of the 2016 New Voices Award…

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Bobby Muncy Quartet

Wednesday, August 8 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Saxophonist and Composer, Bobby Muncy has been called "an adventurous local tenor saxophone player” by The Washington Post. The DCist writes that his "eclecticism is reflected in Muncy's writing...reveal a broad range of influences, from John Coltrane to Radiohead.” Mike West of the Washington City…

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Kayvon Gordon Trio

Thursday, August 9 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The band will feature Nolan Young (sax), Andrew Peck (bass), and Kayvon Gordon (drums). On the rare occasions that these three musicians find themselves in the same room, they take the audience to new and exciting musical places.

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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event

Friday, August 10
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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event

Saturday, August 11
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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event

Sunday, August 12
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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, August 14 @ 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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RJ Spangler Organ Quartet

Wednesday, August 15 @ 8:00 pm
No cover charge

The RJ Spangler Organ Quartet performs the music of guitarists Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, & organists Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Big John Patton & Larry Young.  The classic organ jazz era! Duncan & RJ have been working on this music for…

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The Alex Schrock Trio

Thursday, August 16 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

The Alex Schrock Trio is a modern jazz outfit - a guitar trio with some "power trio" sensibilities - borrowing equally from jazz guitarist Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Pat Metheny to rock guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Sonny Sharrock. We play regularly at area mainstays…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, August 17 @ 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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OOPAPADA featuring Dr. Prof. Leonard King

Friday, August 17 @ 9:00 pm

OOPAPADA with Dr. Prof. Leonard King Dr. Prof. Leonard King prefers to describe his performances as "the music of my ancestors". When he began gigging professionally in 1960, at age 12, he knew he wanted to cultivate an ensemble that could play blues, rhythm 'n'…

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Cliff Bell’s Closed for a Private Event

Saturday, August 18
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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, August 19 @ 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

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Free

“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 Sunday

Sunday, August 19 @ 8:30 pm
$20 - $30

Speakeasy Sunday - burlesque Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 Speakeasy Sundays is a monthly burlesque revue featuring striptease and variety entertainment from around the globe. Hosted at Cliff Bell's, it is Detroit's only monthly burlesque revue and the only Detroit burlesque show in a fully…

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De’Sean Jones KNMDK

Tuesday, August 21 @ 8:00 pm
$10

“The group moves easily between lean, swinging post-bop passages and dense and slightly raw, guitar-drenched textures and bass and drum beats that sound like souped-up hip-hop, R&B and rock grooves.” — Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press In early 2010, co-founders De’Sean Jones (tenor saxophone) and…

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Reedify Trio

Wednesday, August 22 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The meaning of Reedify is to build again after destruction, or simply rebuild. The Michael J. Reed trio, formally known as Reedify trio, began as an experiment, in the rehearsal room, at the University of Toledo The original band members consist of Michael J. Reed…

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Jeffery Trent Quartet

Thursday, August 23 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

A young lion that has learned his craft through the strong lineage of Detroit jazz musicians, Jeffery performs bebop to hip hop and rhythm & blues. He will also demonstrate his skill with his original compositions which incorporate a lot of genres. Jeffrey Trent is able…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, August 24 @ 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 Rhythm Society Orchestra.

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John Barron Trio

Friday, August 24 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
$10

One of Detroit's top bassists/composers, John will bring a top-flight band featuring keyboardist Chris Codish and drummer Julian VanSlyke.

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, August 25 @ 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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Soul Cycle

Saturday, August 25 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Soul Cycle has it's roots in funk, jazz and R&B. The group explores the stylings of the legends that shaped the modern music we know today.

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, August 26 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Free

“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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