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Wednesday, October 2018

Ron English

Wednesday, October 17 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Guitarist and composer Ron English brings an all-star crew to further develop material they played on Ron’s new CD, “Dance/Cry/Dance” (Detroit Music Factory), as well as other new and old tunes and grooves. New Detroit Music Factory Release by Guitarist, Composer Ron English One day,…

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Alexis Lombre Trio

Thursday, October 18 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre Quartet: Alexis 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. Her debut album,…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 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, the Rhythm Society Orchestra and the…

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Nick Hempton Trio

Friday, October 19 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of…

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Brian Charette wsg Randy Napolean

Saturday, October 20 @ 9:30 pm
$10

New York City organist/pianist, Brian Charette, has established himself as a leading voice in modern Jazz. Charette is a Grammy-nominated, Hammond-endorsed artist who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critics’ Poll Rising Star: Organ award and has climbed to 4th place in The Critic's…

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WSU Student Jam Session

Sunday, October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Students from the Wayne State University have a jam session, which is open to all.

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Matt LoRusso Trio

Sunday, October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Matt LoRusso has been playing guitar since 1995 when he received his first guitar for Christmas. He started taking lessons shortly after studying music theory and classical guitar repertoire. Matt placed first place during the Hyatt Regency Classical Guitar competition in 1997 and 1998 before…

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Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, October 23 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre Quartet: Alexis 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. Her debut album,…

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Black Diamond (from Chicago)

Wednesday, October 24 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Black Diamond thrives on the chemistry and compositions of saxophonists Artie Black and Hunter Diamond. They met while studying under David Baker and Tom Walsh at Indiana University. A mutual admiration for the collaborative recordings of saxophonists Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh led them to…

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Closed for private event

Thursday, October 25
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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, October 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 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, the Rhythm Society Orchestra and the…

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Meri & Marvin!

Friday, October 26 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Jazz vocalists Meri Slaven and Marvin Jones offer energetic interpretations of popular jazz standards, delivered by 2 local vocalists in both solo, and duet form. Backed by a killer ensemble!

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Closed for private event

Saturday, October 27
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Sean Dobbins & Southeastern Music Academy

Sunday, October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$10.00

The Southeastern Music Academy has an outstanding music faculty – successful performers with strong academic credentials that perform regularly with professional groups. This is a student jam session. http://southeasternmusicacademy.org/sma-performance-opportunities-cliff-bells/

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The James Russell Project

Sunday, October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
No Cover Charge

The James Russell Project was created by jazz flutist James Russell, born and raised in Detroit. The group focuses on jazz, contemporary and soul while adding a modern feel to each style. Because of the versatility of genres, the group brings not only an older…

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Alexis Lombre Trio

Tuesday, October 30 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Alexis Lombre Quartet: Alexis 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. Her debut album,…

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Andy Perri Trio

Wednesday, October 31 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Andy is a veteran Detroit jazz guitarist who knows how to make it swing! He always brings a strong band to back him up!

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Thursday, November 2018

Cliff Bell’s Closed for Private Event

Thursday, November 1
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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, November 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 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, the Rhythm Society Orchestra and the…

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Geof Bradfield

Friday, November 2 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

“Geof Bradfield has drawn plenty of praise for his work as a reed soloist, and it’s all deserved… But in the last few years, Bradfield has made just as much impact with his precise and colorful writing, in compositions that evoke a vivid sense of…

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Cliff Bell’s closes for private event

Saturday, November 3
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Jeff Cuny Trio

Sunday, November 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with Tbone Paxton and also the Rhythm…

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Patrick Fitzgibbon

Sunday, November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The Patrick Fitzgibbon Band brings an eclectic blend of musical styles into a modern jazz setting. Composer and percussionist Patrick Fitzgibbon draws from his experience traveling and studying music throughout the Caribbean, West Africa and India, creating an innovative sound using the Steel Pan and…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Monday, November 5 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Dynamo

Tuesday, November 6 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Dynamo is curating an innovative experience in groove and musicality that transcends traditional band membership in favor of vibrant creative dialogue. Founded by piano/keys/bandleader Ryan Connors, Dynamo has become an imaginative, and ever-evolving, mix of jazz, rock, and funk with elements of soul and R&B.…

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Stephane Wrembel Band – The Django Experiment

Wednesday, November 7 @ 8:00 pm
$10 - $15

Stephane Wrembel is quite simply one of the finest guitar players in the world. The breadth and range of his playing and compositions are unmatched. To say that Wrembel— who learned his craft among the Gypsies at campsites in the French countryside— has already had…

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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, November 8 @ 7:00 pm
$10

SCOTT GWINNELL MULGREW-­OLOGY The name of late jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller may not trip off the tongue of the casual jazz fan, but make no mistake, among the genre’s aficionados, he was and is considered a musician’s musician. Versatile and singular, he pushed jazz to…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 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, the Planet D Nonet.

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Bill Heid Trio

Friday, November 9 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Bill Heid is an American soul jazz and hard bop jazz pianist and organist, born in Pittsburgh, and is now working out of the Washington DC area, Bill lived in Detroit for over 20 years and is well known to jazz aficionados around town. Before…

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Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on Thursday, January 1, 1970 at 6:00pm

No Cover Charge

Evan Mercer studied at Wayne State University in the Jazz Studies Program 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…

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Bill Heid Trio

Saturday, November 10 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Bill Heid is an American soul jazz and hard bop jazz pianist and organist, born in Pittsburgh, and is now working out of the Washington DC area, Bill lived in Detroit for over 20 years and is well known to jazz aficionados around town. Before…

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Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, November 11 @ 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 2, 2018

No Cover Charge

“His roots are deep in Detroit, when he sits in front of the keys, Jarrod Champion’s sound makes its way to the south, over in the Dixieland and Delta.” WDET, Culture City Weekend.

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WSU Student Jam

Sunday, November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
No Cover Charge

Wayne State University jazz students have an open jam session, open to all.

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Michael Hu Quintet

Sunday, November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.00

Michael an 18 year old Tenor Saxophonist from Metro Detroit (Rochester Hills) currently attending the University of Michigan to pursue Jazz Studies. I recently recorded an album entitled “Loss For Words” which includes originals, as well as two other tunes by great American composers. The…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Monday, November 12 @ 12:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, repeating until Saturday, November 24, 2018

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, November 13 @ 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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Dave Vessella Quartet

Wednesday, November 14 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Trumpet player, vocalist, composer, and arranger, Dave Vessella's unique sound is reminiscent of traditional New Orleans music and west coast jazz a la Chet Baker. Vessella has played at the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Panama Jazz Festival with Wayne State University and Danilo Perez,…

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Ben Sharkey

Thursday, November 15 @ 8:30 pm
$15

One of Detroit’s premiere live entertainer over the past ten years plus, Ben Sharkey infuses his live performances with a hip and sultry fire, bringing his artful swagger to the stage with a colorful fusion of old school cool, contemporary jazz, soul and pop. Since…

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Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, November 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm
No Cover Charge

Jeff is a strong young bassist, who leads this trio as well as being involved with cutting edge Detroit groups like Buffalo Kid and Beartrap.  He also keeps busy as the bassist with the Planet D Nonet, the Rhythm Society Orchestra and lots of gigs…

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Sheila Landis BopStop w/ the Phil Hale Trio featuring Rick Matle

Friday, November 16 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Sheila Landis sings her own hipster lyrics to jazz classics like Kenny Burrell's "Midnight" Blue" accompanied by the dynamic Phil Hale Trio and special guest multi-genre guitar-slinger Rick Matle In homage to, and in the spirit of, those brave and bold scat singers and hipster…

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