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Thursday, November 2020

the Noah Jackson Trio

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Friday, November 6, 2020
$15.00

9 p.m. to 1 a.m Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer playing a wide variety of music from jazz and classical, to funk and soul. A graduate of Michigan State University (B.M.) under the direction of Rodney Whitaker, and Manhattan School of Music (M.M.)…

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the Noah Jackson Trio

Friday, November 6, 2020 - Saturday, November 7, 2020
$15.00

9 p.m. to 1 a.m Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer playing a wide variety of music from jazz and classical, to funk and soul. A graduate of Michigan State University (B.M.) under the direction of Rodney Whitaker, and Manhattan School of Music (M.M.)…

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The Noah Jackson Trio

Saturday, November 7, 2020
$15.00

7 pm to 12 am. There will be two separate seating's for this performance at 7 pm and at 9:30 pm.  Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer playing a wide variety of music from jazz and classical, to funk and soul. A graduate…

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Book a Private Brunch

Sunday, November 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 27, 2020

Cliff Bell's is currently only open for Private Events during Sunday brunch.  We look forward to returning to normal service soon.  If you're interested in booking a private brunch please email events@cliffbells.com

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Etienne Charles

Thursday, November 12, 2020
$15.00

9pm to 12am Hailed by The New York Times as "an auteur" (Ben Ratliff) and by Jazz Times as a, "daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism" (Bill Milkowski), Trinidad born Etienne Charles has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting…

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Etienne Charles

Friday, November 13, 2020
$15.00

9pm to 12am. Hailed by The New York Times as "an auteur" (Ben Ratliff) and by Jazz Times as a, "daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism" (Bill Milkowski), Trinidad born Etienne Charles has received critical acclaim for his exciting performances, thrilling compositions and knack for connecting…

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Etienne Charles

Saturday, November 14, 2020
$15.00

7 pm to 12 am. There will be two separate seating's for this performance at 7 pm and at 9:30 pm.  Hailed by The New York Times as "an auteur" (Ben Ratliff) and by Jazz Times as a, "daring improviser who delivers with heart wrenching lyricism" (Bill Milkowski),…

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Airey B Solo Performance

Sunday, November 15, 2020
$15.00

6pm to 10pm. WSG Dave Morrison and Jarrod Champion. Airey is bold, impressive, and bodacious. A singer/songwriter as well as guitar player and pianist. Her voice is captivating, expressive and emotional.  She invokes the spirit of the first ladies of the blues like Ma Rainey, Bessie…

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Book a Private Brunch

Sunday, November 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, December 27, 2020

Cliff Bell's is currently only open for Private Events during Sunday brunch.  We look forward to returning to normal service soon.  If you're interested in booking a private brunch please email events@cliffbells.com

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Leafar Village

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
$15.00

TO BE RESCHEDULED. 8pm to 12am Rafael Leafar is a rare multi-instrumentalist who can combine great passion, intellectual discipline, and a spiritual fire that is evocative of great artistic creativity.  He has established himself as a remarkable composer and musician not defined by any one…

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Closed for the Holiday

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! 

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Tariq Gardner’s Evening Star

Friday, November 27, 2020
$15.00

TO BE RESCHEDULED. 7:30 pm to 12:30 am. There will be two separate seating's for this performance at 7:30 pm and at 10:00 pm.  Evening Star is a Space Odyssey led by Detroit Drummer and 2018 U of M SMTD graduate Tariq Gardner. The group…

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Tariq Gardner’s Evening Star

Saturday, November 28, 2020
$15.00

TO BE RESCHEDULED. There will be two separate seating's for this performance at 7 pm and at 9:30 pm.  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…

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Friday, April 2021

Sean Dobbins and the Modern Jazz Messengers

Friday, April 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20.00

There will be two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30 pm and at 9:30 pm.  Jazz drummer Sean Dobbins got his start as sought-after Detroit area jazz sideman at a young age, when he would regularly play with Blue Note artist Louis Smith. As…

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Sean Dobbins and the Modern Jazz Messengers

Saturday, April 3 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

There will be two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30 pm and at 9:30 pm.  Jazz drummer Sean Dobbins got his start as sought-after Detroit area jazz sideman at a young age, when he would regularly play with Blue Note artist Louis Smith. As…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle: Residency & Session

Wednesday, April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 27, 2021

$10

There are two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Musicians pay no cover when they bring their instrument.  Special session drink menu. A Detroit original, Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer specializing in black american music and classical music.  Aimed…

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James Carter Organ Trio

Thursday, April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

There will be 2 seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance.   The organ combo reigned for several decades as jazz’s meat-and-potatoes mainstay, a populist vehicle for blues-drenched blowing. In the hands of James Carter, one of jazz’s most sophisticated improvisers, the organ trio…

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James Carter Organ Trio

Friday, April 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

There will be 2 seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance.   The organ combo reigned for several decades as jazz’s meat-and-potatoes mainstay, a populist vehicle for blues-drenched blowing. In the hands of James Carter, one of jazz’s most sophisticated improvisers, the organ trio…

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James Carter Organ Trio

Saturday, April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

There will be 2 seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance.   The organ combo reigned for several decades as jazz’s meat-and-potatoes mainstay, a populist vehicle for blues-drenched blowing. In the hands of James Carter, one of jazz’s most sophisticated improvisers, the organ trio…

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Alex Harding Organ Trio

Sunday, April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

There will be two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30 pm and at 9:30 pm.  Detroit-born baritone saxophonist Alex Harding first became active in jazz circles in his youth. Early on he studied with established jazz figures Yusef Lateef and Beans Bowles and was playing gigs with Donald Byrd and Wynton Marsalis before he…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle: Residency & Session

Wednesday, April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 27, 2021

$10

There are two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Musicians pay no cover when they bring their instrument.  Special session drink menu. A Detroit original, Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer specializing in black american music and classical music.  Aimed…

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Hughes/Smith Quintet

Thursday, April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

There will be 2 seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance.     The HSQ is a Detroit-based jazz quintet that performs original music with purpose. The group is spearheaded by Saxophonist James Hughes & trumpeter Jimmy Smith. The quintet formed in the autumn of 2012 with the purpose of…

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Andrew Brown’s DJANGOPHONIQUE

Friday, April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Djangophonique is a musical project born out of reverence for the Parisian Jazz Manouche style that was made popular by the legendary Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Quintette du Hot Club de France. While remaining steeped in the rich and virtuosic tradition, the group…

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DThree Plus 3

Saturday, April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

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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Caravan Gypsy

Sunday, April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

There will be two separate seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance. Caravan Gypsy  -  is a fiery Russian, Gypsy and Jazz music group that brings rich blend of these traditions together in a unique and eclectic mix. Founded by guitarist Vlad Tovbin who hails all the way…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle: Residency & Session

Wednesday, April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 27, 2021

$10

There are two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Musicians pay no cover when they bring their instrument.  Special session drink menu. A Detroit original, Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer specializing in black american music and classical music.  Aimed…

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Detroit’s Queen of the Blues: Thornetta Davis

Thursday, April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

There will be two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30 pm and at 9:30 pm.  Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in 2015, Thornetta Davis is a multi-talented International Singer and Songwriter from Detroit MI, USA and winner of 30 Detroit Music Awards, including…

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Dwight Adams Quartet

Friday, April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

There will be two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30 pm and at 9:30 pm.  Dwight Adams is a soul-inspired jazz trumpeter. He has played and recorded with Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, James Carter, Shawn Wallace and Donald Walden, and tours with Stevie Wonder.…

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Dwight Adams Quartet

Saturday, April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

There will be two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30 pm and at 9:30 pm.  Dwight Adams is a soul-inspired jazz trumpeter. He has played and recorded with Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, James Carter, Shawn Wallace and Donald Walden, and tours with Stevie Wonder.…

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Raphael Statin Trio

Sunday, April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

There will be two seatings at 7:30 & 9:30pm for this performance. Rafael Statin aka Leafar is one of those rarest of multi-instrumentalist who can combine great passion, intellectual discipline, and a spiritual fire that is evocative of great artistic creativity. He has so far…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle: Residency & Session

Wednesday, April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 27, 2021

$10

There are two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Musicians pay no cover when they bring their instrument.  Special session drink menu. A Detroit original, Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer specializing in black american music and classical music.  Aimed…

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Mike Monford & Detroit Effervescence

Thursday, April 29 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

There will be two seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance. Tonight's lineup: Mike Monford- Alto Sax Rayse Biggs- Trumpet William Hill- piano/keyboard Marion Hayden- bass Alex White- drums Native Detroiter Mike Monford got an early start on his love for music. It began…

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Roger Jones & Higher Calling

Friday, April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

There will be two separate seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance. 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…

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Saturday, May 2021

Roger Jones Quartet

Saturday, May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

There will be two separate seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance. 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…

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Allen Dennard Trio

Sunday, May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

Allen attended the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where he received a full ride from the university's jazz department. From then on he obtained other pivotal opportunities that would further him in his music career. Allen has made three appearances as a sideman in the Detroit…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle: Residency & Session

Wednesday, May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, October 27, 2021

$10

There are two separate seatings for this performance at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Musicians pay no cover when they bring their instrument.  Special session drink menu. A Detroit original, Noah Jackson is a bassist, cellist, and composer specializing in black american music and classical music.  Aimed…

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Alex White Album Release

Thursday, May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

There will be 2 separate seatings at 7:30 and 9:30pm for this performance. Alexander is yet another talent force to come from Marcus Belgrave’s renowned Civic Jazz Youth Ensemble. Now eagerly accepting the torch as part of the next generation of Detroit musicians, White is currently…

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Wendell Harrison and Tribe

Friday, May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

There will be two separate seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance. In 1970, the fast paced New York and the road began taking its' toll on Wendell.  He moved to California for a short period.  While resting and practicing at the Syanon Center,…

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Wendell Harrison and Tribe

Saturday, May 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$20

There will be two separate seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance. In 1970, the fast paced New York and the road began taking its' toll on Wendell.  He moved to California for a short period.  While resting and practicing at the Syanon Center,…

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John Barron and The Foundation Jazz Trio

Sunday, May 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$10

There will be 2 separate seatings at 7:30 & 9:30pm for this performance.   John Barron (bass), Phillip J. Hale (piano), Djallo Djakate (drums).    Based in Detroit, Michigan, Canadian-born bassist John Barron has performed and recorded with numerous artists in a variety of musical…

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