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Saturday, January 2020

The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, January 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette and the US with country-rock band Whitey Morgan. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are…

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Chris Hovan Organic Trio

Saturday, January 4 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Tapping into the current Hammond organ revival, Chris Hovan’s Organic Trio revisits the classic organ combo genre with a renewed sense of purpose that puts swing and soulful energy at a premium. Covering both modern repertoire and iconic standards from the jazz lexicon, the trio…

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(CANCELED) Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, January 5 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he’s the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues…

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Aaron Jonah Lewis

Sunday, January 5 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Aaron Jonah Lewis is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, performer and educator. He has won awards at the Clifftop Appalachian String Band Festival, including First Place Neotraditional Band in 2008 and 2015, and at the Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, including First Place Bluegrass Fiddle in 2018 and…

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Dean Solden & the Jazz Explorers

Wednesday, January 8 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Jazz pianist, composer, educator, singer-songwriter, playwright Dean Solden is a different kind of jazz musician. At his jazz shows you won’t hear the typical head-sax solo-piano solo-bass solo-drum solo-head on every tune. One tune may start with a drum solo. Another tune may be solo…

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The Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Thursday, January 9 @ 7:00 pm
$10.00

Scott is a band-leader, composer/arranger, pianist, and educator. As a performer, Scott has played on over 20 professionally released recordings including 5 under his own name. Basement Vibes (2002), Scott Gwinnell Trio (2006), the award-winning Brush Fire (2008), Cass Corridor Story (2011- Detroit Music Factory)…

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The Detroit Tenors

Friday, January 10 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

The latest sounds blowing in from Detroit are from the Detroit Tenors, led by tenor saxophonists Carl Cafagna and Steve Wood. The Band is a tribute to the great tenor sax pairings of the 40’s and 50’s such as Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon/Wardel Grey,…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette and the US with country-rock band Whitey Morgan. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are…

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David Alvarez Quartet

Saturday, January 11 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

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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(CANCELED) Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, January 12 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he’s the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues…

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The SMA Jam Academy

Sunday, January 12 @ 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.

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The James O’Donnell Duo

Sunday, January 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Trumpeter/vocalist James O’Donnell has been entertaining Detroit audiences for years. He has toured around the globe and lived in Mexico City. He brings plenty of swing and humor to whatever he does! James grew up listening to Detroit trumpet great Johnny Trudell. His teachers and…

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The Rob Louis Trio

Wednesday, January 15 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

The Rob Louis Trio is a group of talented young musicians centered around Detroit-native pianist and vocalist Rob Louis. The Trio has developed a unique style and sound tinged with modern rhythmic influences, and is known for performing vibrant jazz music, from traditional music out…

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The Bays/Brooks Quartet

Thursday, January 16 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

After over 30 years of playing together and working as sidemen both in Detroit and throughout the United States and abroad, Dane Bays and Alex Brooks are forming their own Quartet to bring their experience, energy, and passion to audiences everywhere and are in the…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 7, 2020

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is an excellent string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with singer/trombonist Tbone Paxton as well as his own groups. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & David…

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Jeff Ponders

Friday, January 17 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Multi-instrumentalist/producer Jeff Ponders II has captivated audiences across the world with his provocative, soulful approach to music. Born in Detroit, Jeff honed his skills under the tutelage of jazz masters Donald Walden, Marcus Belgrave, and Wendell Harrison. His resume includes performances and recordings with heavyweights…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette and the US with country-rock band Whitey Morgan. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are…

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Ramona Collins

Saturday, January 18 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Premier entertainer Ramona Collins is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, educator, actress, emcee and radio host who grew up in Lansing MI. Now based out of Toledo, Ohio, her shows have made her an audience favorite at clubs, concerts and festivals wherever she goes. She…

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(CANCELED) Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, January 19 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he’s the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues…

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WSU Jam

Sunday, January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
No Cover Charge

The Jazz Dept at Wayne State University hold a jam session. Always a great time!

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Speakeasy Sunday

Sunday, January 19 @ 8:30 pm
$20 – $35

Speakeasy Sunday January 19 Door 7:30pm / 8:30pm Coco Brûlée Miss Holly Hock Lilith Von Tal Heather Marie Josephine Shaker Vivi Valens Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speakeasy-sundays-january-new-decade-bash-tickets-85573447485 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/289534409053444

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D-Three+Two

Tuesday, January 21 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

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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Jeffry Cuny Sextet

Wednesday, January 22 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

Jeff Cuny is the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with the singer & trombonist Tbone Paxton. Every Friday he leads the house trio at Cliff Bell's.  This is his first time doing a project of his…

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David Thomas & Co

Thursday, January 23 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

David Thomas is a multi-instrumentalist, with his primary instruments being the piano and the trumpet. He is from Rochester Hills, Michigan. He began taking piano lessons with Mrs. Christine Gahman when he was 7 years old and finished his high school piano training with Mrs.…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 7, 2020

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is an excellent string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with singer/trombonist Tbone Paxton as well as his own groups. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & David…

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Soul Cycle

Friday, January 24 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Soul Cycle plays American Jazz/Soul Organ music styled after the masters. The set contents include contemporary renditions as wells as a litany of classic songs performed by the greats Formed in early 2013, Soul Cycle is comprised of studio musicians from various groups rooted in…

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The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette and the US with country-rock band Whitey Morgan. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are…

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Duncan McMillan Quartet

Saturday, January 25 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

Bandleader/composer/organist Duncan McMillan’s new CD is “Room with a View.” A labor of love, Duncan began the process in 2004, and has been fortunate to document this music with musicians who collectively represent important relationships in his life – both as individuals and as musicians.…

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(CANCELED) Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, January 26 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he’s the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues…

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Marcus & Friends!

Sunday, January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10.00

Marcus Elliot (Marcus Elliot Miller) is a saxophonist, composer, improviser, and educator based in Detroit, Michigan. His compositions and improvisations have been described by the New York Times as "convincing and confident, evolved in touch and tone...", and the Detroit Free Press has said, "Marcus…

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D-Three+Two

Tuesday, January 28 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

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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Tom Bartelmay Quartet

Wednesday, January 29 @ 8:00 pm
No Cover Charge

Tom Bartelmay is a guitarist, bandleader, composer, and instructor based out of Detroit, MI. A late comer to the music industry, Tom didn't start playing guitar until 18, but hit the ground running, moving to Detroit from his hometown of New Buffalo, MI, to further…

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The Travis Aukerman Electric Trio

Thursday, January 30 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

"Propelled by new age sounds and genre-bending explorations of indie, jazz, and original compositions, the Travis Aukerman Electric Trio contributes an inspired take on the direction of modern music" This group features the incomparable Galen Bundy on rhodes, electronics, and synthesizers and Tyler Aukerman on…

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The Jeff Cuny Trio

Friday, January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until Friday, February 7, 2020

No Cover Charge

Jeff Cuny is an excellent string bassist. He is also the chief arranger & bassist for the Planet D Nonet and appears around the city with singer/trombonist Tbone Paxton as well as his own groups. His fellow musicians include David Dunham on guitar & David…

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Andy Adamson Quintet

Friday, January 31 @ 9:30 pm
$10.00

The quintet performs compositions by Andy Adamson that reflect both the modern jazz mainstream and the fusion approach that the self-taught pianist and keyboardist favored throughout his career. With Dan Bennett (Sax), Brennan Andes (Bass), Jonathon Taylor (drums), and Ross Huff (Trumpet), the quintet delivers…

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Saturday, February 2020

The Evan Mercer Trio

Saturday, February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, February 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Our long-standing early Saturday piano trio series, led by Evan, a fine player who now tours throughout the world with soul diva Bettye LaVette and the US with country-rock band Whitey Morgan. Samuel Chase Harris on bass & Jake Matthews on drums, all three are…

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The George DeLancey Quartet

Saturday, February 1 @ 9:30 pm
$10

A native of Cambridge, OH, a former student of Rodney Whitaker at Michigan State University, and a veteran of the New York City Jazz Scene. He is currently touring national with the Larry Fuller Trio, and has performed as a sideman with Wynton Marsalis, Cecile…

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(CANCELED) Sunday Brunch w/ Jarrod Champion

Sunday, February 2 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Sunday, repeating until Sunday, March 29, 2020

No Cover Charge

Jarrod Champion is a self-taught pianist, vocalist, organist, songwritier and multi-instrumentalist. Born in a suburb east of Detroit, Michigan, he’s the son of two working class parents, both trained pianists. Originally based in rock and roll, Jarrod eventually spread out into the prominent jazz, blues…

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D-Three+Two

Tuesday, February 4 @ 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 18, 2020

No Cover Charge

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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The Hughes Smith Quintet (HSQ)

Wednesday, February 5 @ 8:00 pm
$10.00

The Hughes Smith Quintet (HSQ) is a Detroit-based jazz quintet that performs original music with purpose. The group is spearheaded by Saxophonist James Hughes & trumpeter Jimmy Smith and features the rhythm section of Phil Kelly, Takashi Iio and Nate Winn. The quintet formed in…

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