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31 Jan Andy Adamson Quintet

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 hard driving, groove-inspired, positive energy...

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26 Oct The New Day

The New Day is a collective of veteran Detroit musicians. A new project, they were formed in 2019 and is currently working on their debut recording. Stylistically they are rooted in funk, jazz fusion, rock, Latin and hip hop with a  Detroit edge. The band...

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29 Mar The New Day Collective

The New Day Collective is a new project that plays the music of the Brecker Bros, Snarky Puppy as well as originals. Jimmy Smith, trumpet James Hughes, saxes Dale Grisa, keys Kris Kurzawa, guitar John Barron, bass Jason Gittinger. drums Dan Schmatz, percussion...

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16 Mar organissimo

You might notice of something different at an organissimo performance. The audience isn't the typical homogenous "jazz" audience. You'll see a healthy mix of people from all walks of life; young and old, black and white, from hippies to corporate professionals and everything in between....

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08 Sep CALVIN BROOKS Trio

Born in Detroit Michigan, Calvin Brooks: plays and sings’ American Jazz Standards. Calvin has recorded six Cd’s to date, on his self-owned record label. You find available on CD Baby, Amazon, Spotify and other sources. Calvin toured as, guitarist and music director for Martha Reeves and...

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01 Sep KG Experience

Trombonist Kenneth Gill brings his band, The KG Experience to Cliff Bell's for a debut performance. The band is a collection of likeminded Detroit area musicians that perform eclectic original compositions, while remaining true to the jazz tradition. They swing hard, funk hard, and groove...

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06 May The DOT (from Chicago)

From Chicago, Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune arts critic) writes: A new generation of jazz improvisers has emerged in Chicago in recent years, but few are more promising than organist/pianist Justin Dillard. Musically, Dillard tends to be all over the keyboard, drawing upon the examples of...

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