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Friday, May 2019

Waves De Aché

Friday, May 24 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Waves De Aché blends Cuban jazz with American hip-hop, rock and funk, creating an exciting and energetic modern sound that is still rooted in tradition. Whether performing as a piano/bass/drum trio or a six-piece band with horns, Waves De Aché takes the listener on a…

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Closed for PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday, May 25
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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, May 26 @ 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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Jonathan Taylor Quartet

Sunday, May 26 @ 7:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Jonathan Taylor is a Detroit-based drummer, improviser, composer, and educator. A tireless collaborator, he co-leads a number of original projects including the electro acoustic duo Says Things, sound and movement ensemble Legs, art rock quartet saajtak, and Teiku, which reframes his family's ancestral Jewish melodies…

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The Ethan Iverson Trio

Tuesday, May 28 @ 8:00 pm
$20

Ethan will perform with bassist Rodney Whitaker 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 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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Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event

Saturday, June 8
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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 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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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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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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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 Kris Kurzawa Trio

Thursday, June 27 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Kris Kurzawa’s versatility has led him to become one of the Detroit areas most in demand guitarists since the early 2000’s; crossing into multiple genres including jazz, fusion, world music and R+B. He released his first album ‘Sly’ in 2016 for which he received his…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, June 28 @ 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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Rod Williams Quartet

Friday, June 28 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Pianist/Composer Rod Williams was born in Detroit April 15, 1954 and studied with the great pianist Kenny Cox. In the summer 1981 he was playing with the Sam Sanders’ group “Visions” at the Detroit Jazz Center as an opening act for Air (Henry Threadgill, Fred…

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Rod Williams Quartet

Saturday, June 29 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Pianist/Composer Rod Williams was born in Detroit April 15, 1954 and studied with the great pianist Kenny Cox. In the summer 1981 he was playing with the Sam Sanders’ group “Visions” at the Detroit Jazz Center as an opening act for Air (Henry Threadgill, Fred…

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Tuesday, July 2019

The Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, July 2 @ 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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