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Tuesday, May 2019

The Ethan Iverson Trio

Tuesday, May 28 @ 8:00 pm
$20

Ethan will perform with bassist Robert Hurst and drummer Nate Winn. Pianist, composer, and writer Ethan Iverson was a founding member of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP “…Better than anyone at melding…

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The Trunino Lowe Quartet

Wednesday, May 29 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

A rising star on the scene Trunino is a trumpeter to watch out for!  

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The Corey Kendrick Trio

Thursday, May 30 @ 8:00 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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The Corey Kendrick Trio

Thursday, May 30 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

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

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

No Cover Charge

Last Spring Jeff completed work on his Graduate degree in jazz studies at WSU and 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…

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Roger Jones and Higher Calling

Friday, May 31 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Roger L. Jones II is a native of Flint Mi. Since 1989 he has worked professionally with various artists in the USA, Japan, and Turkey. Roger discovered his musical abilities when he was a youngster at church. His gospel background provided a spring board to…

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Saturday, June 2019

Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Our early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine young pianist along with several strong young musicians that have all graduated from WSU. Evan now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Evan Mercer on piano, Samuel Chase Harris on string…

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The Theron Brown Trio

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Born and raised in Zanesville, Ohio, Theron currently resides in Akron, Ohio, where he is an adjunct professor of Jazz Piano at Kent State University, and he is immensely involved in promoting jazz and classical music. Theron is also the co-founder and director of the…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, June 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, June 9, 2019

No Cover Cahrge

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 James O’Donnell Trio

Sunday, June 2 @ 7:00 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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The Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, June 4 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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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Matt LoRusso Trio

Wednesday, June 5 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Guitarist Matt LoRusso is no stranger to the stage at Cliff Bell's and he always brings a top-notch band!

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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$10.00

The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra is the multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed 16 piece group based out of Detroit, MI. The ensemble plays the compositions and arrangements of its leader, and features the best professional musicians that the region offers. A student band opens things up…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

No Cover Charge

Last Spring Jeff completed work on his Graduate degree in jazz studies at WSU and 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…

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The Jeff Shoup Quartet

Friday, June 7 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

A lifelong Michigan resident, drummer Jeff Shoup has performed all over the state of Michigan in a wide variety of styles and settings over the last twenty five years. The list of musicians with whom Jeff has performed continues to grow, and includes Fareed Haque,…

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Samuel Chase Harris Trio

Saturday, June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Sam is a strong young acoustic bass player and he will lead the dinner time band on this evening.

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Michael Zaporski’s FUTUREVISIONS

Saturday, June 8 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Michael Zaporski’s FUTUREVISIONS 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 novices…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, June 9 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, June 9, 2019

No Cover Cahrge

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 Frost Middle School Jazz Band

Sunday, June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$10.00

From Livonia, MI, The Frost Middle School Jazz Band is under the direction of Michael Rais. The jazz band is made up of 22 members that auditioned for this group. The Jazz Band is one of the highest ensembles at Frost M.S. The Jazz band…

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Seth Ebersole & in Absentia

Sunday, June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

With - David Dunham - guitar, Liany Mateo - Bass, Madison George - drum set - Seth M Ebersole is the Jazz Artist in Residence at Saginaw Valley State University as well as the Jazz Woodwind Faculty at the Kalamazoo Jazz & Creative Institute. The…

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The Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, June 11 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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 Jesse Kramer Trio

Wednesday, June 12 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Based in Ann Arbor, Jesse Kramer is one of the most in demand drummers in Metro Detroit. Kramer leads this energetic trio featuring Max Bowen on guitar and Brian Juarez on bass. The trio combines contemporary Jazz, avant garde, and Afro-Latin for an eclectic musical…

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Tariq Gardner’s Evening Star

Thursday, June 13 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Evening Star is a Space Odyssey led by Detroit Drummer and 2018 U of M SMTD graduate Tariq Gardner. The group has its roots in Detroit’s expansive musical tradition blending the city’s rich Jazz legacy. With its history of musicians being largely malleable to fit…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, June 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

No Cover Charge

Last Spring Jeff completed work on his Graduate degree in jazz studies at WSU and 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…

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Paul King

Friday, June 14 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Influenced heavily by the great jazz, swing and soul crooners, Paul King has created a classic sound of his own. Known for his smooth tone and sophisticated style, Paul and his band have a gift for making your evening special. His interesting song choices and…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Our early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine young pianist along with several strong young musicians that have all graduated from WSU. Evan now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Evan Mercer on piano, Samuel Chase Harris on string…

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Charlie Ballantine

Saturday, June 15 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Indianapolis-based guitarist/composer Charlie Ballantine continues on the eclectic path forged on Providence (Self Produced, 2016) on Where Is My Mind?, his third self-produced outing as a leader. Ballantine is again joined by alto saxophonist/flutist Amanda Gardier, with a new rhythm section of bassist Jessie Whittman…

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Fathers Day Brunch with Shawn McDonald

Sunday, June 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 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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Father’s Day Dinner featuring Steven Taetz Ensemble

Sunday, June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.00

Celebrate Father's day with vintage pop, swing, and jazz singer and composer/lyricist Steven Taetz from Toronto. He will be singing hits made popular by Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and his own new standards that have been praised by JazzTimes. Taetz is joined by talented bassist…

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The Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, June 18 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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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Maureen Choi

Wednesday, June 19 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

“Maureen Choi is one of those rare talents that can navigate in a number of musical styles from classical to jazz and everything in between” – James Nadal. All About Jazz. Maureen Choi returns to her home state to present her new album, “THEIA”. Now…

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Mike Monford

Thursday, June 20 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Detroit saxophonist and educator Mike Monford brings to listeners a unique performance experience with a classic jazz foundation layered with avant-garde, Hip-hop, and soul.

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, July 5, 2019

No Cover Charge

Last Spring Jeff completed work on his Graduate degree in jazz studies at WSU and 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…

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John “Tbone” Paxton w/ the RJ Spangler Band

Friday, June 21 @ 9:00 pm
$10

John “Tbone” Paxton is a veteran trombonist and vocalist professionally active in Southeastern Michigan for many years. He is the featured singer and trombone soloist with the award-winning jazz ensemble, the Planet D Nonet. John is a 2nd generation musician and a son of the…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, June 22 @ 6:00 pm - Saturday, June 29 @ 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

No Cover Charge

Our early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine young pianist along with several strong young musicians that have all graduated from WSU. Evan now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette. Evan Mercer on piano, Samuel Chase Harris on string…

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Yvette Norwood-Tiger

Saturday, June 22 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Yvette Norwood-Tiger, international jazz vocalist and recording artist, songwriter, vocal coach, Recording Academy (GRAMMY) recording and voting member, and founder/director of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival (www.pbijf.org), is a Detroit, Michigan native who hails from a family of musicians, including a father who played…

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Adam Ben Ezra

Sunday, June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10.00

• Currently has over 74,485 followers on Facebook and over 21,200 followers on Instagram. Double-Bass phenomenon, multi-instrumentalist and online sensation Adam Ben Ezra; a man seemingly on a mission to bring his instrument from its status as a background note to the dominant front-presence it…

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Speakeasy Sunday

Sunday, June 23 @ 8:23 pm
$20 - $35

Speakeasy Sunday June 23 Doors 7:30 / Show 8:30 Featuring performances by: Danielle St Velvet Darling Violet Erin the Axe Leena Allure Lilly Rascal Magenta Demure Miss Holly Hock Emcee: Sammy Tramp Tickets $20-35: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasy-sundays-june-edition-tickets-61935223922 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/845100519178091

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The Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, June 25 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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 Michael J. Reed Quartet

Wednesday, June 26 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Michael J. Reed is a jazz drummer currently based in East Lansing, Mi. Michael maintains an active performing career throughout the Midwest, performing throughout Northwest Ohio and Detroit with artists such as Rodney Whitaker, Ramona Collins, Gene and Ray Parker, Steve Davis, Mark Whitfield, Melissa…

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