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Thursday, November 2021

Closed for a Private Event

Thursday, November 18, 2021

See you tomorrow for the JD Allen Trio!

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Rafael Leafar

Friday, November 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************** 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…

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CLOSED for today

Saturday, November 20, 2021
$20

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the club will be closed this evening.  We'll see you next time!

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Dave Meder Trio

Sunday, November 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) **************************************************************************************** In this performance, the Dave Meder Songs and Stories Trio brings a fresh approach to the traditional jazz trio format: moving seamlessly from old gospel standards to bold…

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Closed for the Holiday- Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 25, 2021

From all of us at Cliff Bell's, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We are grateful for all of your help in keeping jazz alive and well in Detroit! We'll see you tomorrow with The Diego Rivera Quartet.   There's only ONE...

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The Diego Rivera Quartet

Friday, November 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$25

There will be two separate seatings at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seatings begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************* A world-class musician, composer, arranger and educator, Diego Rivera has entertained audiences for over 20years. Rivera is known for his muscular tone and unique…

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The Diego Rivera Quartet

Saturday, November 27, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$25

There will be two separate seatings at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seatings begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************* A world-class musician, composer, arranger and educator, Diego Rivera has entertained audiences for over 20years. Rivera is known for his muscular tone and unique…

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Trunino Lowe Quartet

Sunday, November 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

There will be two shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seating will begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************* Trunino Lowe is one of Detroit’s young promising musicians. Born & raised on Detroit’s Eastside. Trunino is a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools where…

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Thursday, December 2021

George Burton

Thursday, December 2, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until Saturday, December 4, 2021

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) **************************************************************************************** For more than a decade, George Burton has been on the radar of everyone who keeps up with innovations in jazz. His dazzling virtuosity and breathtakingly eclectic approach…

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George Burton

Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until Saturday, December 4, 2021

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) **************************************************************************************** For more than a decade, George Burton has been on the radar of everyone who keeps up with innovations in jazz. His dazzling virtuosity and breathtakingly eclectic approach…

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George Burton

Saturday, December 4, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until Saturday, December 4, 2021

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) **************************************************************************************** For more than a decade, George Burton has been on the radar of everyone who keeps up with innovations in jazz. His dazzling virtuosity and breathtakingly eclectic approach…

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Gerard Gibbs & ORGANized Crime

Sunday, December 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

There will be two shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seatings begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************** Gerard Gibbs, leader and producer of Gerard Gibbs & ORGANized Crime, conceived the idea to form this group in order to both commemorate the teachings…

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The Orrin Evans Trio

Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

There will be two shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seatings to begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************** For more than two decades, Yamaha pianist Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his…

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The Orrin Evans Trio

Friday, December 10, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

There will be two shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seatings to begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************** For more than two decades, Yamaha pianist Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his…

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The Orrin Evans Trio

Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Friday, December 10, 2021 at 7:30 pm

One event on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

There will be two shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seatings to begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************** For more than two decades, Yamaha pianist Orrin Evans has made an art form of the unexpected. With more than 25 albums to his…

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Ryan Freitas Organ Quartet

Sunday, December 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************** Ryan Freitas is a Detroit-based Multi-instrumentalist, Bandleader, Producer, Composer, and Audio Engineer who works with some of Detroit's premiere artists and musicians across multiple genres. He has been seen recently with…

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Micheal Feinberg

Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$20

There will be two shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seatings to begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************** “A music prodigy turned evil genius” (spinner) “Michael Feinberg has the love, energy, and talent to make a difference NOW!” (John Pattitucci) Bassist Michael…

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Micheal Feinberg

Friday, December 17, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$20

There will be two shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm for this performance. (Seatings to begin at 5pm & 8:45pm respectively) ************************************************************************************************** “A music prodigy turned evil genius” (spinner) “Michael Feinberg has the love, energy, and talent to make a difference NOW!” (John Pattitucci) Bassist Michael…

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Samara Joy feat. Pasquale Grasso Trio

Saturday, December 18, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************ With a voice as smooth as velvet, SAMARA JOY’s star seems to rise with each performance. Following her winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, she is…

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Samara Joy feat. Pasquale Grasso Trio

Sunday, December 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************ With a voice as smooth as velvet, SAMARA JOY’s star seems to rise with each performance. Following her winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, she is…

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Salim Washington

Thursday, December 23, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
$20

A master tenor saxophonist, multi-reedsman, composer, and jazz educator, Salim Washington is one of the fastest rising stars on the New York jazz scene today. The leader of the Harlem Jazz Ensemble, he's also a historian who studied under Henry Louis Gates at Harvard and…

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Leslie DeShazor

Sunday, December 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************ 2021 MPower Grant Recipient and  2021TedX speaker  Leslie DeShazor was named one of thirty Professional Movers and Shakers in the Performing Arts by Musical America in 2019.  Violist, violinist, composer and arranger Leslie DeShazor is…

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CLOSED Today

Monday, December 27, 2021

See you tomorrow for Jason Janas: Touch Bass tomorrow!

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Jason Janas: Touch Bass feat. The Marion Hayden Trio

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************ Jason Janas is originally from New Jersey. He began his tap dance instruction under Ms. Deborah Mitchell and was the first charter member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble.…

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Jason Janas: Touch Bass feat. The Marion Hayden Trio

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************ Jason Janas is originally from New Jersey. He began his tap dance instruction under Ms. Deborah Mitchell and was the first charter member of the New Jersey Tap Ensemble.…

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Charles Turner & Uptown Swing

Thursday, December 30, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************* Charles Turner, Brooklyn based jazz vocalist and songwriter has take the New York City scene by storm. Turner has held residencies, hosted, and performed at venues such as…

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Cliff Bell’s New Year’s Eve Party 2022

Friday, December 31, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, January 1, 2022 @ 1:00 am
$150

What are you doing...NEW YEAR'S EVE? We cordially invite you to join us for an evening of sophistication, class, elegance, and fun at historic Cliff Bell's Jazz Club. It's been quite the year for everyone- and we are lucky to provide unparalleled entertainment for you.…

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Wednesday, January 2022

Noah Jackson & Full Circle: Residency & Session

Wednesday, January 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, March 30, 2022

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************** Musicians pay no cover when they bring their instrument.  A Detroit original, Noah Jackson is a…

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Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, January 6 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Seatings begin at 5p & 8:45p respectively) ************************************************************************************************* Scott Gwinnell is an award-winning pianist, composer/arranger, and educator born in Detroit, and residing in the Metro-Detroit area. He currently freelances as a sideman and leads various groups;…

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Sullivan Fortner Trio

Friday, January 7 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************** For the past decade, Sullivan Fortner has been stretching deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, band…

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Sullivan Fortner Trio

Saturday, January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 7:30 pm

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************** For the past decade, Sullivan Fortner has been stretching deep-rooted talents as a pianist, composer, band…

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David Alvarez Trio

Sunday, January 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************* David Alvarez III is a jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and music educator based in the Metro-Detroit…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle: Residency & Session

Wednesday, January 12 @ 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, March 30, 2022

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************** Musicians pay no cover when they bring their instrument.  A Detroit original, Noah Jackson is a…

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Chris Glassman Quintet

Thursday, January 13 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************   Hailed by the International Trombone Journal as someone whose “ warm sound, beautiful phrasing, and…

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Chris Codish Trio

Friday, January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ***************************************************************************************************** Keyboard  specialist Chris Codish has steadily made himself a vital part of the Detroit musical community.…

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Chris Codish Trio

Saturday, January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ***************************************************************************************************** Keyboard  specialist Chris Codish has steadily made himself a vital part of the Detroit musical community.…

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Alex Harding & Organ Nation

Sunday, January 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************** Detroit-born baritone saxophonist Alex Harding first became active in jazz circles in his youth. Early on he studied…

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Noah Jackson & Full Circle: Residency & Session

Wednesday, January 19 @ 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, March 30, 2022

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************** Musicians pay no cover when they bring their instrument.  A Detroit original, Noah Jackson is a…

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Anthony Stanco Quartet

Thursday, January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************** Born in Southeast Michigan, raised in the Blues and Soul mecca of Detroit, and tutored by…

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Anthony Stanco Quartet

Friday, January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on Friday, January 21, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 7:30 pm

$20

Showtimes are at 7:30p & 9:30p for this performance. (Doors open at 5pm for dinner/Seating begins at 6:15p for the first show & 9:00p for the second show) ************************************************************************************************** Born in Southeast Michigan, raised in the Blues and Soul mecca of Detroit, and tutored by…

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