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Sunday, September 2019

The Ryan Bills Quartet

Sunday, September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
No Cover Charge

The Ryan Bills Quartet is a group of Wayne State students and alumni dedicated to providing a sophisticated yet enjoyable interpretation of the swing tradition. Emphasis is placed on group communication within individual improvisation, following in the tradition set by the greats such as Lester…

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D-Three+Two

Tuesday, September 24 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, September 24, 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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Felix Pastorius & Hipster Assassins

Wednesday, September 25 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Hipster Assassins is a collaborative endeavor of virtuosic talent that came together in New York City at the historic Zinc Bar in 2010. Over the next 2 years the band had a weekly Monday night residency at Zinc where it started to develop its own…

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PRIVATE EVENT

Thursday, September 26
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The Yao/Smith/Hughes Sextet

Friday, September 27 @ 12:00 am

The Yao Smith Hughes Sextet brings a fresh, new set of original compositions following in the footsteps of the straight-ahead jazz tradition of Detroit. Hard-bopping melodies, tight 3-horn arrangements, colorful voicings, driving swing feel and soulful grooves are all trademarks of The Gates. Trumpeter Jimmy…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm 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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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, September 28, 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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Sean Dobbins

Saturday, September 28 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Southeastern Michigan jazz drummer Sean Dobbins has been the most active sideman on the local scene during the first decade of the new millennium for good reason. A facile, limber, inventive, and playful musician who adds extreme value to any band, his happy persona and…

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Sunday Brunch w. Jarrod Champion

Sunday, September 29 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am 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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Kyle Green Trio

Sunday, September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10

Kyle Green is a Europe-based American guitarist, composer, and educator. Kyle has performed, recorded, and/or toured with musical artist from all over the world including: Kin Organ Trio – Recording Artists, Raymond Cousins – Recording Artist (Frank Sinatra, Jaco Pastorius), Brian Donohoe – (Progger, Snarky…

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Tuesday, October 2019

JOHN RAYMOND & REAL FEELS

Tuesday, October 1 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

With a singular voice on the trumpet and flugelhorn, John Raymond is making his mark as one of the most promising, up-and-coming jazz musicians in the world. Recently dubbed as a Rising Star by Downbeat Magazine, John has performed with some of most well-respected names…

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The Hughes/Smith Quintet

Wednesday, October 2 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

This is the start of a 1st of the month residency of this fine band. https://www.facebook.com/hughessmithquintet

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The Sam Copperman Quartet

Thursday, October 3 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Known for his bluesy authenticity and soulful virtuosity, California born bassist Sam Copperman is a natural talent and hardworking professional. He began playing bass at 8-years-old, and started his career playing for local jazz and rock groups by the time he was 15. In 2008…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm 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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Dmitri Matheny Group

Friday, October 4 @ 9:00 pm
$10

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW The Burt Bacharach Songbook Dmitri Matheny Group Gene Knific piano Tom Knific bass Sean Dobbins drums Dmitri Matheny flugelhorn Voted “NW Instrumentalist of the Year” in the recent Seattle Earshot Jazz Awards, flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny and his all-star band will…

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Saturday, October 5
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Sunday Brunch w. Jarrod Champion

Sunday, October 6 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am 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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Speakeasy Sunday

Sunday, October 6 @ 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. Cliff Bell’s originally opened in 1935 by John Clifford Bell and retains many of its original features to this day, including its luxurious mahogany and brass…

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D-Three-Two

Tuesday, October 8 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm 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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Garrett Gaina Organ Quartet

Wednesday, October 9 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Garrett Gaina is a talented young baritone saxophonist, woodwind instrumentalist, and big band composer and arranger. Recently graduated with a Masters in jazz performance from Wayne State University, Garrett can often be found in the horn sections of soul/funk/r&b groups (Strictly Fine, Holly and the…

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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, October 10 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Scott is a band-leader, composer/arranger, pianist, and educator. As a performer, Scott has played on over 20 professionally released recordings including 5 under his own name. Basement Vibes (2002), Scott Gwinnell Trio (2006), the award-winning Brush Fire (2008), Cass Corridor Story (2011- Detroit Music Factory)…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, October 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm 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 Mark Moultrup Quintet

Friday, October 11 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Mark Moultrup is a keyboardist, composer, arranger, vocalist, and educator originally from Detroit and after living in Chicago, now resides in St Petersburg, FL. Many of his compositions are featured on his CDs, and have also been heard on PRI, college stations, promo spots, children’s…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm 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 Chris Greene Quartet

Saturday, October 12 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

The Chris Greene Quartet is: Chris Greene - saxophones Damian Espinosa - piano, keyboards Marc Piane - bass Steve Corley - drums, percussion Jazz musicians generally break down into two types: Those who find their place in the music and stay in that comfort zone,…

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Sunday Brunch w. Jarrod Champion

Sunday, October 13 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30am 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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D-Three-Two

Tuesday, October 15 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm 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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Walt Szymanski Quartet

Wednesday, October 16 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Walt Szymanski (Trumpet(s), Flugelhorn, Vocalist, Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Copyist, Conductor, Producer) Native Detroiter Walt Szymanski has enjoyed a vast and exciting career of over 40 years. From his earliest days as a young choir singer he knew that his mission in life was to develop…

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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 5:30pm 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 @ 9:00 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 6:00pm 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 11:30am 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 8:00pm 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 @ 8:00 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 5:30pm 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 @ 9:00 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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