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Tuesday, October 2017

Alexis Lombre Quartet

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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 recent release of her…

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Sasha Kashperko

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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Gustavo Cortinas Snapshot

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Born and raised in Mexico City and a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans (BM Jazz, Minor in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, 2011), and Northwestern University (MM Jazz, June, 2013), drummer Gustavo Cortiñas has developed a successful career in the US for close to a decade,…

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John Barron Quartet+1

Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
$10

Bassist John Barron performing music from his acclaimed CD Moods, featuring Dale Grisa (keys), Ron Pangborn (drums) and Kris Kurzawa (guitar). Special guest for the evening will be vocalist Jill Jack, winner of the 2017 Detroit Music Award for best jazz recording, Pure Imagination. www.johnbarronmusic.com

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 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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Roger Jones & Higher Calling

Saturday, October 14, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
$10

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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Brunch with pianist Shawn McDonald

Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Free Admittance
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Southeastern Music Academy Jam Session

Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 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 talented group of instructors hope to help all levels of students achieve their goals in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. Hosted by…

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WSU Student Jam

Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
No Cover charge

Wayne State University’s long history of producing world class musicians is one of the great attributes for the City of Detroit. Hosted by Professor Chris Collins, the WSU Director of Jazz Studies.  WSU students will perform on the stage at Cliff Bell's.

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Alexis Lombre Quartet

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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 recent release of her…

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Jacob Schwandt Trio

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover charge

Jacob Schwandt Trio: This is part of our on-going Wednesday Jazz Guitar Series, Jake is a strong young guitarist in demand with elder statesmen like Wendell Harrison when not leading his own groups.

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Brandon Williams

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
$10

Brandon Williams With influences that range from Coltrane, to J. Dilla, to Ivan Lins, to Radiohead, you never know what you'll get with this Grammy-nominated musician. What you are guaranteed is great music from the heart and soul with lots of energy attached. In his…

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Brian Charette

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
$10

NYC organist, Brian Charette, is a Grammy Nominated, Hammond Endorsed organist, currently #4 on the Down Beat Critic's Poll for organ. For his Cliff Bell's show, Charette will team up with his Hammond Brother, Jim Alfredson, and Detroit Native Jordan Young. The group uses a…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 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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Vocalist  Michelle Lordi

Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
$10

October 21 An Evening with Vocalist  Michelle Lordi Colton Weatherston- guitar Robert Mervak-piano John Dana- bass “An emotionally insightful performer with an arrestingly beautiful sound”-Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle. A singer blessed with a sumptuous voice and persuasive sense of swing, Michelle Lordi turns each…

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Owen Broder & Cowboys & Frenchmen

Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Owen Broder - saxophones Ethan Helm - saxophones Chris Ziemba - piano Ethan O'Reilly - bass Matt Honor - drums Cowboys & Frenchmen is a new take on instrumentation, orchestration, and composition for the jazz quintet. The front line of two alto saxophones is the…

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Alexis Lombre Quartet

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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 recent release of her…

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The Adam Kahana Organ Quartet

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Free Admission

The Adam Kahana Organ Quartet consists of four up-and-coming musicians based in and around Detroit. They strive to combine the rich history of Detroit music with current influences to create a new sound. The Quartet's repertoire consists of both covers and originals, and the classic…

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Closed for a Private Event

Thursday, October 26, 2017
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Sean Dobbins Modern jazz Messengers

Friday, October 27, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
$10.00

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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Closed for Private Event

Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Drummer Pete Siers

Sunday, October 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.00

Pete is a world-class jazz drummer and today we will feature just two of his many projects.  The first set will be a duet performance with Boogie-woogie pianist Mr B which they call the Flea Circus Duo. The second set will feature Pete's trio with Duncan McMillan…

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Alexis Lombre Quartet

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 31, 2017

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 recent release of her…

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Wednesday, November 2017

Paul Carey Organ Trio w/ Shawn McDonald

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Guitarist Paul returns with an organ trio featuring vocalist/organist Shawn McDonald. They will play a mix of jazz & blues tunes. Paul's son Max will be on drums. An audience favorite!

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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.00

Pianist/arranger Scott Gwinnell leads one of the top Big bands in the Detroit area and has a first Thursday of the month residency at Cliff Bell's. Each month he invites student groups to be showcased at these performances. This month it is the Troy High…

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Bill Heid Piano Trio

Friday, November 3, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
$10.00

Wikipedia says that Bill Heid is an American soul jazz and hard bop jazz pianist and organist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, probably better known for his work with musicians such as Koko Taylor, Henry Johnson and Fenton Robinson, amongst others. Bill has lived…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 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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Bill Heid Trio

Saturday, November 4, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Wikipedia says that Bill Heid is an American soul jazz and hard bop jazz pianist and organist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, probably better known for his work with musicians such as Koko Taylor, Henry Johnson and Fenton Robinson, amongst others. Bill has lived…

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Holly Bowling

Sunday, November 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$20.00

Holly is a solo pianist that recreates the music of the Grateful Dead & Phish. In December she released “Better Left Unsung” and has been playing incredible shows in support of the album. She has shared the stage with Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Branford Marsalis…

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Emmet Cohen Trio

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Multifaceted American jazz pianist and composer Emmet Cohen is one of his generation's pivotal artistic figures. Downbeat praised the "nimble touch, measured stride and warm harmonic vocabulary" he employs to communicate with other musicians and audiences at what he terms "the deepest level of humanity…

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Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover
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Ben Sharkey & the Woodward Horns

Thursday, November 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
$15.00

Singer Ben Sharkey is what you might call an “old soul.” In an age when flip-flops pass muster in church, he wears tuxedos with the playful ease of a young Frank Sinatra. And while oversexualized lyrics and synthetic dance beats dominate the current top 40,…

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The Anderson Brothers (from NYC)

Friday, November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm
$10

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Peter and Will Anderson are one of the most extraordinary set of brothers performing music today. Known for their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music, they hail from Washington, DC, but moved to New York City to attend…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 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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Dwight Adams Quartet

Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
$10

Dwight is one of the very top trumpeters in Detroit and he has toured with Stevie Wonder for about 20 years. Not to be missed. $10 cover charge.

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Jarrod Champion

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 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 3, 2018

Free

“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   jarrodchampion.com

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Speakeasy Sundays with Holly Hock

Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
$15 - $25

  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! Speakeasy Sunday is proud to present...Front Row Paul's - Burlesque Bonanza! Sunday, Nov 12 Doors 7:30pm/Show 8:30pm…

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Ghost Note

Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
$12 - $15

Grammy Award winning artists Robert "Sput" Searight and Nate Werth take drums and percussion out of the shadows and into the... spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note. World renown for their rhythmic communication with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their rhythmical voice into…

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Alexis Lombre

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Alexis is an exciting young jazz pianist whom has discovered that the true essence of music is not just about what you hear but how music makes you early feel. Her musical mission is to keep the ‘Soul’ in music alive. The recent release of…

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Jacob Schwandt Trio

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Jake is a strong young guitarist in demand with elder statesmen like Wendell Harrison when not leading his own groups.

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