THURSDAY SEPT 4
8pm - 10pm
ALAFRIQUE$10Traditional music from Ghana, together with jazz, blues and tunes of Louisiana, Mississippi delta and Appalachia played on fretless banjo, electric guitar, gyil (African xylophone), djembe, and more...
"Alafrique symbolizes a cultural bridge of sorts that was years in the making...and long overdue" - Offbeat Magazine
Featuring Kofi Ameyaw (Gyil), Matt Callaway (Guitar), Ai Yumiba (Keys), Mark Palms (Banjo), Stuart Tucker (Drums), Carol Palms (Bass).
Torch With A Twist
Showtime at Jazz Cafe
A Apollo Inspired Event!
15 Performers will take The jazz Cafe stage in HOPES of being CROWNED "The Grand Prize WInner"!
Each Performer will perform 1 song after each performance the judges will critic the artist and give a score between 1-10. The Top 5 with the HIGHEST score will advance and a GRAND Prize Winner will be chosen!
15 Performers, 3 Judges, 1 WINNER!
(Poets, Singers, Rappers, Musicians and Comedians!)
Alise King will be our FEATURE Performer For The NIGHT!
ALL Monies Raised will be used to HELP Send Alise King to New York, Ny (Sept 27th) to AUDITION for BET Apollo Live!
Doors open at 8pm! Show starts at 9pm! Admission is $10!
Great Food, Vendors, Drinks and LIVE Entertainment!
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Dionne Farris and Russell Gunn
DIONNE FARRIS & THE RUSSELL GUNN QUARTET
Thursday, September 18 (8PM) , and Friday, September 19th (two sets at 8pm and 10pm ) Jazz Cafe
(Detroit, MI) Jazz Cafe is proud to present the return of one of our favorite artists, the one-two punch of Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn and his Quartet featuring Grammy-winning vocalist Dionne Farris , as they combine for a very special two nights and 3 shows- Thursday, September 18 at 8PM and Friday, September 19th at 8pm and 10 pm in the intimateJazz Cafe.
The Russell Gunn Quartet, ensures an eclectic genre bending experience that fuses Ms Farris multi faceted vocal ability which melds, hip-hop, pop, soul, gospel, R&B and now with this innovative Quartet, she adds Jazz to her repertoire.
Dionne Farris sang on three songs with the hip hop group Arrested Development. In 1995, she had a solo hit single called "I Know" , which hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1996. Then in 1997, she had another hit, "Hopeless" (written by Van Hunt) from the Love Jones soundtrack.
Their latest release, “Dionne Get Your Gunn” was released in early 2013 and have been touring regularly since.
Trumpeter, Russell Gunn's virtuoso reach and command of all musical styles from funk to the avant-garde evidenced a serious new talent on the scene.
Gunn's eclectic musical approach also brought him together with artists like Cee-Lo , Maxwell, D'Angelo, Ne-Yo, Branford Marsalis, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, while continuing to perform with his own groups and push the boundaries of how music is heard.
With a singular style that incorporates the influences of masters like Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and the underrated Booker Little, Gunn has continued to gain recognition for his own music through touring and well-received albums, including the Grammy-nominated Ethnomusicology, Vol. 1 and Ethnomusicology Vol. 2.
Dionne Farris “I Know” Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9h1P9wNiv4
Russell Gunn & Dionne Farris Video- http://dionnefarris.bandcamp.com/album/dionne-get-your-gunn-featuring-the-russell-gunn-quartet-with-dionne-farris
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Detroit, MI 48226
Combined, the five members of Ken's Loud Band bring several hundred years of musical experience together. From stints in pioneering alt/punk/prog bands such as Hype and The Blurbs, pioneering alt/folk/prog bands like Only A Mother,obscure alt/punk/pop bands like The Red Ball Jets and The Dog and Pony Show and delightful hair rock bands like The Bat Boys,one or another of these guys has either waxed poetic or raged against one machine or another or gazed at their own shoes,been emo or satirical at some time or another. Holed away in their secret practice lair,the guys still like to jam every week because it's still fun!
Review/ Bill Holdship-Metro Times
Detroit Tonight Live w/ML Liebler
Cheri L. R. Taylor poet and author of the new novel Leaving Walloon currently being optioned for film
The Funk Factor wsg: Allan Barnes
Today's Soulful Sound of Detroit presents .The Funk Factor Returns wsg: saxophonist/flutist Allan BarnesThe Funk Factor returns to the Music Hall Jazz Cafe for another rousing performance for all to have"A Funkin' Good Time".Featuring the outstanding vocals of Arielle Crosby, Jose Hamilton and Lorraine Grady along with special guest star Allan Barnes of The Blackbyrds. Arielle, Jose and Lorraine along with the highly skilled musicians that make up The Funk Factor will tantalize you with their vocal and musical skills while performing Classic R&B/Soul songs and foot stomping, hand clapping original songs in the tradition of the great songs from The Golden Era of Detroit Music. Add in the sizzling musicianship of Allan Barnes and you have something special. If R&B/Soul & Funk music is your thing, The Funk Factor is for you. Tickets are $12.00 and available from performers and at The Funk Factor Returns
R.J. Spangler Trio w/ Ralph Tope & Duncan McMillan
November 1, 9pm $5
The RJ Spangler Trio is all about the organ/guitar/drums format. If you dig Jimmy Smith, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Jack McDuff, then this group is for you.
RJ (drums) has been playing with Duncan McMillan (organ) & Ralph Tope (guitar) for a number of years & last year the Eastlawn label released their debut CD called "This Is What We Do. The Trio held down a steady Wednesday night gig at Cliff Bell's Jazz Club in downtown for four years.On November 1st, the RJ Spangler will be playing swinging renditions of fairly obscure tunes from the Great American Song Book as well as funky organ jazz standards. http://www.rjspangler.comlearn more
November 2, 8pm
Keeping it warm into the Fall , The longest running all Live R&B Music showcase of its kind in Detroit, R&B LIVE DETROIT continues to bring it with the hottest R&B in the "D"!!
R&B LIVE DETROIT presents . .
an intimate evening of Live Soul with Soul vocalist
MILE HIGH....https://www.facebook.com/mile.high.. ..
SOPHIA JANELL..http://www.reverbnation.com/sophiaj. ..
It all goes down
SATURDAY NOV. 2 at the MUSIC HALL JAZZ CAFE'350 MADISON (DOWNTOWN ACROSS FROM FORD FIELD& 36 DISTRICT COURT)
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Music and Birthday Celebration for Dee
November 6, 7pm $15
MIDWEEK BLUES GOT YOU DOWN? THEN PICK YOURSELF UP AND JOIN US AT THE JAZZ CAFE FOR THE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION OF "D" OF D-NOTE & COMPANY WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2013 @ 7PM. ADMISSION IS ONLY $15 PER PERSON AT THE DOOR AND INCLUDES LIVE BAND (D-NOTE & COMPANY), COMEDY, POETRY, OPEN MIC, AND MUCH MORE. THERE WILL ALSO BE DRINK SPECIALS AND FOOD.learn more
November 7, 8pm $5
Beyond JazzMalik Alston QuartetJazz Cafe Music Hall Center for the Performing ArtsThursday, November 7, 20137 p.m. - 11 p.m.$10.00Blaze the edge of your senses with heat from the Malik Alston Quartet. Beyond Jazz features Malik Alston, Gabe Gonzalez, Bubs Fiddler, and Dave McMurray, for a sublime evening. This set delivers premium fusion, house and funk wrapped in the magic of jazz. Aficionados of fine music will appreciate the diverse flavors, as the quartet soars to the outer limits. Special guest Badriyyah Wazeerud-Din brings exquisite, dynamic vocals. Beyond Jazz – oh, yes it is, indeed.Malik Alston fuses a multitude of styles to create a new innovation in sound. He has delighted audiences in the United States and abroad, inviting them into his unique world of sound. His use of keyboards, voice, effects and composition sets a new standard. Malik has performed and shared the stage with Dwele, Les Nubians, Amp Fiddler, Martin Luther, Sky Covington, Paul Randolph, MonicaBlaire, Marcus Belgrave, Allan Barnes, Baatin, and Robert Glasper, among many artists. He has written and produced for many artists, including Neco Redd, Maurissa Rose, Souldeacon, Sean Blackman, Craig Huckaby, Alton Miller, Recloose, John Arnold, :brownstudy, LaVeda Davis, Roy Davis, Jr., Al McKenzie, Doc Link, The Linwood Ensemble, Painted Pictures, Javontte, Badriyyah Wazeerud-Din and Howard Wazeerud-Din II. Malik is the CEO of his label, Truth Manifest Records, founded in 1997. He continues to be a creative vessel and convey passion in his music, with new and exciting projects soon to be released on Truth Manifest. Gabe Gonzalez is a master drummer, well-versed in many genres of music. His powerful, funky and diverse approach to his instrument has taken him around the world. Gabe has had the pleasure of performing with many artists, including the P-Funk All Stars, Enema Squad (aka Enemy Squad), 420 Mob, The Process, David Winans Pi, Malik Alston & The Linwood Ensemble, The MistersHip, Gabe Gonzilla Monsters Trio, G.T.O. and the Kenny Olson Project. His artistry and production skills have earned recognition at the 2012 Detroit Music Awards as Outstanding Electronic Dance Writer/Producer. Gabe received nods at the 2011 Detroit Black Music Awards, including an award as Funk Artist of the Year and a nomination for Best Funk Instrumentalist.Bubs Fiddler plays the bass with fire and finesse, incorporating straight-ahead jazz, funk, fusion, and R & B. His smooth, seductive sound has entranced audiences at home and abroad. Bubs has performed and recorded with Faruq Z. Bey, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, Amp Fiddler, Larry Fratangelo, Michael Brock, Moodymann, Three Chairs, Generations, Davina and Inner City, among many artists. He is an accomplished writer and producer, and has worked with many artists.Dave McMurray began playing tenor saxophone in his youth and gained experience playing in Detroit clubs. He was influenced by John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, and by Detroit veteran Willie Metcalf. Dave gained further experience on the road with blues guitarist Albert Collins and has performed with pop, funk and rap artists. It is this eclectic mixture of influences and interests that have helped him develop a following among many audiences. His blending of jazz and rap caught the imaginations of many. Dave has toured as the musical director and featured soloist with Motown R&B artist KEM. He also tours as a featured soloist with Kid Rock. Dave has performed and toured with Bob James, Was (Not Was), Chuck Loeb, and the Geri Allen Electric Band. He has recorded with Was (Not Was), Gladys Knight, Bob Dylan, the B-52's, the Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, Bootsy Collins, Nancy Wilson, Bob James and Iggy Pop, among many artists.Badriyyah Wazeerud-Din is an accomplished vocalist and lyricist. She uses her silky, multi-octave range in many genres, including jazz, soul, gospel, funk and classical music. Badriyyah has performed with many artists, including Painted Pictures, The Linwood Ensemble, Malik Alston, Allan Barnes, Blue Nefertiti of Les Nubians, Javontte, Craig Huckaby, Phil Hale, Paul Randolph, Dwayne Jensen, Sean Blackman, Yolanda Day, Omega, Joshua Adams, Howard Wazeerud-Din II, Neco Redd. She has written and recorded with Malik Alston, Veronique, Painted Pictures, The Linwood Ensemble, and Marissa Guzman, to name a few.learn more
A Man Can Change #16
November 8, 9pm $10
Join us for a night of REAL words by some of the cities REALEST wordsmiths. This show is all about speaking from the CORE...the SOUL.
FULL LINEUP ANNOUNCED SOON!!!
FULL FOOD MENU
Hosted by Joel Fluent Greene
Music by DJ LaJedi
Friday, November 8th
Jazz Cafe at Music Hall
350 Madison. Downtown Detroit
Doors open at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm (Arrive early for better seating options) Tickets are $10 and are only available at the door day of show.
ANOTHER DOPE ILLPLAYBILL SHOW??? Don't hear about it...BE THERE!!!
Marvin Thompson Jr.
November 9, 7pm $10/$12
Marvin Thompson Jr. hosts Songwriters & Storytellers
Keyboardist Marvin Thompson Jr. and his band perform. Special guests include singer/songwriter Jill Grandison
poet Nathan Drizz Johnson .
Tickets: $10/advanced, $12/door.
To purchase tickets: www.decembersky.ticketleap.com/november9
November 14, 8pm, $8
Elle Casazza personifies her music, bold fearless and ethereal. Based in Chicago, Elle writes and performs music that is the love child of blues, soul, jazz and pop. "There's no one way to describe the music I write, it's a culmination of all the music I love to sing." Her powerful vocals send chills to those who listen. Elle performs along with the Elle Casazza Band to create an energetic live show that won't soon be forgotten.
Listening to Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, KT Tunstall, Joni Mitchell and Ella Fitzgerald have influenced Elle’s eclectic writing style. Elle has performed at Daley Plaza, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Ace Bar, SPACE, the Jazz Showcase, and other venues in the Chicago area.
Elle’s debut EP For Your Pleasure was released in the Spring of 2013. The EP shows off all of the styles Elle sings in, each song acting as a window into her life. Elle is looking forward to what 2013 has to offer.learn more
November 16, 8pm $5
L-13 band is a family oriented group that continues to receive high acclaim through -out the music industry,they do it all,R&B jazz,the motown sound,old school,top 40,rock,&ROLL,and blues.they performed through out detroit,at the princess boat,the scarab club,marygrove college,belle isle detroit yacht club,and a host of fund raisers. the band members are joe bell bass,sandy percussions, pro on drums,mike dobbs- on keys.mike hicks lead guitar,sassie bleu lead/background vocals,will-lead/background vocals,and magic mike lead/background vocals.so let L-13 take you on a fantastic voyage and keep it real with there music.learn more
November 19, 8pm & 10pm $30/$40
(Detroit, MI) Guitaristextraordinaire, Mike Stern , returnsagain to the cozy confines of the JazzCafe On Tuesday, November 19th for two sets at 8 and 10PM. Sternwill be accompanied by Tom Kennedy onBass and Richie Morales on drums .
Since his days with Blood Sweat & Tears in themid-1970s, followed by stints with Billy Cobham and Miles Davis’ band in the‘80s, and a solo career that now spans more than 25 years, guitarist MikeStern has used his jazz roots as a starting point for exploring a range ofalternate territories that include R&B, rock, swing, funk, world music andnumerous other regions along the musical topography. The recipient of GuitarPlayer magazine’s Certified Legend Award for 2012, he’s an artist who’s notafraid to bring numerous styles and ideas – however diverse – into the sameplace just to see what happens.
All Over the Place is Stern’s latest recordingon Heads Up International , a divisionof Concord Music Group. Set for release on June 19, 2012, the 11-song setaligns the characteristically diverse and adventurous guitarist with a cadre ofbrilliant guests, including trumpeter Randy Brecker; saxophonist Kenny Garrett;and drummers Dave Weckl, Keith Carlock and Lionel Cordew. Also on hand is adelegation of high-caliber electric and acoustic bass players: EsperanzaSpalding, Richard Bona, Victor Wooten, Anthony Jackson, Dave Holland, TomKennedy, Will Lee and Victor Bailey.
In a career that spans three decades and a discography thatincludes more than a dozen eclectic and innovative recordings, six-time GRAMMYnominee Mike Stern has established himself as one of the premier jazzand jazz-fusion guitarists and composers of his generation.
Born in Boston in January 1953, Stern grew up in Washington,DC, then returned to Boston to study at the Berklee College of Music. Aftercollege, he got his start as a guitar player with Blood, Sweat & Tears atage 22. Following a brief stint with Billy Cobham’s powerhouse fusion band from1979 to 1980, he moved to New York City, where he was recruited by Miles Davisto play a key role in Miles’ celebrated comeback band of 1981 (which alsoincluded bassist Marcus Miller, drummer Al Foster, percussionist Mino Cineluand saxophonist Bill Evans). During his three-year period with Miles, Sternappeared on three recordings with the jazz maestro – Man with the Horn , StarPeople and the live We Want Miles . He toured with Jaco Pastorius’Word of Mouth Band from 1983 through 1985 and returned to Miles’ lineup for asecond tour of duty that lasted close to a year.
A more detailed bio can be found here- http://mediakits.concordmusicgroup.com/33186/bio.html
Ticket prices are $30 (advance)& $40 (door). To buy tickets at Music Hall Box Office visitaddress at 350 Madison Ave., Detroit, MI. Call 313.887.8501 for BoxOffice
Detroit, MI 48226
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Detroit Tonight Live
November 21, 7pm FREE!!!
John D. Lamb well known Detroit area singer songwriter
Melinda Phillips Southern Gothic Jewish Novelist
Pat Barnes acclaimed Metro Detroit Poet
Leigh Mosley Detroit poet and slam champ
Anita Schmaltz innovative, experimental poet, artist and musician
Ted Nagy singer songwriter formerly of The a Magic Poetry Bandlearn more
November 27, 8pm $10
Kamal Smith (vocals), Arica Lorick (vocals), Freeman Spells (Bass), William Jones (Keys), Terrence Neal (Drums), Thomas Mehall (Guitar), Shavon Johnson (Sousaphone/congas), Melanie White (trombone), Dameon Gabriel (trumpet)learn more
November 29, 8pm
BLACK FRIDAY takes on a whole new Meaning as , The longest running all Live R&B Music showcase of its kind in Detroit, R&B LIVE DETROIT continues to bring it with the hottest R&B in the "D"!!
R&B LIVE DETROIT W GRAND SLAMM RECORDS
presents . .
an intimate evening of Live Soul with GRAND SLAMM RECORDING ARTIST
KATRINA CARSN\ON. . . www.katrinacarson.com
NATE CALLOWAY..... http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdw7I3c0wh8Sgl4PCr5_vDw?feature=watch
KRISTIAN DELAYNE ..http://www.reverbnation.com/kristiandelayne
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Dave Sharp CD Release
November 30, 8pm $5
Bassist, composer and band leader Dave Sharp and his band "Secret 7" celebrate the release of his new CD "WORLDS" (National Release Date Nov 19, 2013), the follow-up to his acclaimed Secret 7 release "7." "WORLDS" is an expansive soundscape featuring his brand of ‘World Jazz” music. Recognized in the JazzTimes 2010 Critic’s Poll, Dave Sharp’s Secret 7 masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, textures – and musicians – from across the globe. This evening of "World Jazz" music will feature Chris Kaercher on Saxophone, Dan Bennet on Baritone Saxophone and Clarinet, Gayelynne McKinney on Drums, Carolyn Koebel on Percussion and John Churchville on Tabla, and Dave Sharp on Electric and Upright Bass. http://www.davesharp.comlearn more