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Jessica Lang Dance

April 17, 2015 | 8:00 pm

"With a long list of commissioned works to her name, as well as a stint dancing with Twyla Tharp, Jessica Lang finally has a canvas of her own to work on. Lang, whose New York City-based troupe made its full-company debut at Jacob's Pillow on July 25, is a master of visual composition." —Tresca Weinstein, Dance Magazine August 2012

Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City-based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang. JLD enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works.

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jazz cafeFever in the D Jam Session

April 1, 2015

Fever in the D

Jam Session

April Fool’s Day Edition

April 1, 8pm

Malik Alston on Keys

Djallo Djakate on Drums

Elmahdi Obie on Bass

Ted Nagy on Guitar

jazz cafeWorld Dance Party

April 2, 2015

The World Dance Party will take you to the four corners of the world for the hottest dance music this side of the sun!  From classic Tangos, Flamenco and Afro-Cuban Jazz to sun drenched Dub, African Rhythms, Detroit Funk and Electronic explorations....
DJ Judy Adams will alternate sets with Sean Blackman's "In Transit" Quintet for a continuous flow of non-stop beats to keep you dancing all night long !
 
Veteran Detroit radio personality, and musicologist, Judy Adams has devoted her career to enriching listeners with creative music experiences.  Her dance party mixes are sonic excursions that seamlessly transcend genre and geography,  utilizing vintage production techniques with dance floor aesthetics.  Expect an adventurous, hand-crafted blend of rare and authentic dance music.  Known for her 32 yr. run at WDET 101.9, she currently hosts an adventurous music variety show on CJAM 99.1, and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9.
Sean Blackman's  "In Transit" Quintet is where flamenco meets salsa and funk. The multicultural ensemble features top musicians from all over the world. 
Sean Blackman is an award winning guitarist and composer whose World Music style is influenced by Armenian folk, South and West African music, Brazilian Jazz and Flamenco. And of course, growing up in Detroit -- Jazz, Blues, Rock and Soul. Sean will be putting together a band of Detroit all-stars including vocalist James Wailin, Harry Hovakimian on violin, Takashi Iio on bass, Rick Beamon on drums, Larry Fratangelo on percussion and a special mysterious guest artist who regularly performs in Paris and Berlin! 
Cover: $15/ pay at the door
Jazz Cafe at Music Hall
350 Madison / Downtown Detroit
JazzCafeDetroit.com
313-887-8501

jazz cafeThe AfterSet 2

April 3, 2015

Music Hall. The After-Set. Alise King . 8pm. 
350 Madison St. JazzCafe Detroit. $10!
With Special Guest... Charlie B. Keyz
Mj Robinson  Ava MusicSoulchild Stuart !
Hosted by Carl Beendoinit ! See you there!
Great Food, Vendors, Drinks, Etc...

jazz cafeSantana Tribute

April 4, 2015

jazz cafeMCREST FUNDRAISER

April 8, 2015

MONA LIZZA’S LYRICS, LLC PRESENTS A MOTOWN REVIEW FUNDRAISER FOR

MCREST (MCREST.ORG)

FEATURING MONA LIZZA/KING MELLOW MAN AND MELLOW RUNNINGs

Performing your favorite Motown songs

Let’s celebrate all they do in our community!

Jazz cafe at the music hall   350 MADISON, DETROIT, MI

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2015   6PM-10PM

$10 TICKETS/$15 AT THE DOOR/21 and up

CALL 1*800*838*3006 FOR TICKETS

RAFFLES – WIN A SPA DAY FOR TWO W/GOURMET MEAL

HOT EVENT TICKETS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

SPONSORED BY COOKING WITH T. WILL

JAI’S VJEN

Hosted by 88.1fm RENE’S STEPPIN’ OUT ON FAITH

Please visit www.mllevents for more details!

jazz cafeSound Proof

April 10, 2015

If you haven’t seen Sound Proof aka Sound Proof Jazz, you must’ve heard about them!                       The band continues to take Metro- Detroit by storm with their power vocals, great sound, and high energy performances.  The group consists of (2) of Detroit’s most recognized vocalists:

  Courtney Williams - a mixture of old school and new school, a mixture of Pop and R&B, and Soul with a blend that will never be forgotten. Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. Simply put, Courtney Williams writing skills and vocals are out of this world.

 Courtney Williams was born and raised in Detroit Michigan and has been singing since he was 5 years old. Courtney got his start singing in his family's church and has always loved music. At an early age being inspired by such greats as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, The Temptations, Boys II Men, Jodeci, Shai and many more.  Like most artist that grew up singing in church, singing secular music had to grow on the family. And grow on them it did. Courtney's overall tone is one that uplifts, so after high school Courtney sang in many groups and noticed right away that he was able to reach people through music and his voice.

 Courtney has an electrifying stage performance and truly love's being on stage. Anyone that has witnessed him sing on stage agrees that he has the ability to captivate his audience and is very gifted.

  Charnissa Butts;  singer, writer and actress is no stranger to the Detroit music scene!

She keeps the audiences entertained with “power house” vocals, and high energy performances!  Charnissa also comes from a family of singers. She is the daughter of Charnissa Jones (Stephens) Charnissa Jones was known as Charnissa. She started as a member of the female group called Sweet Hearts of Soul. This group sang on the background vocals for the album of Aretha Franklin entitled "Aretha in Paris" in 1968. Also she appeared along with the female group Raylettes for Ray Charles on background vocals.

  Sound Proof Band is known for their great sound, versatile & high energy performances.  The band is equally talented performing jazz. They have opened up for Jazz greats: Alexander Zonjic, Chuck Loeb, Norman Brown, Jeff Lorber, and Marion Meadows to name a few.

Collectively  they’re a force to be reckoned with!

main stageLil Duval and Friends

April 11, 2015 | 8:00pm

With special Guests;

Benji Brown

Karlos Miller

Keisha Hunt

main stageCinerama

April 12, 2015 | 3:00pm - 8:00pm

As the best-selling Cinerama in the country, Music Hall was granted the premieres of many of the films. Our archives are filled with movie stars walking down the red carpet for these premieres. Cinerama was clearly the predecessor to the IMAX and this year, Music Hall will pay homage and re-create the Cinerama experience. With a specially installed wrap around screen, these pictures were all filmed in the three-projector Cinerama process. The Cinerama Festival is not to be missed and will run from 3:00pm until 8:00pm.

main stageJessica Lang Dance

April 17, 2015 | 8pm

"With a long list of commissioned works to her name, as well as a stint dancing with Twyla Tharp, Jessica Lang finally has a canvas of her own to work on. Lang, whose New York City-based troupe made its full-company debut at Jacob's Pillow on July 25, is a master of visual composition." —Tresca Weinstein, Dance Magazine August 2012

Founded in 2011, Jessica Lang Dance (JLD) is a New York City-based dance company dedicated to creating and performing the work of Jessica Lang. JLD enriches and inspires global audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music. Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Lang seamlessly incorporates striking design elements and transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works.

main stageThe Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley

April 18, 2015 | 2pm

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Jeff Brown’s beloved children’s book, “Flat Stanley,” was written in 1964 and has become a literary and pop cultural phenomenon.  The musical stage adaption has followed in its footsteps receiving national critical acclaim. “What I love about the show are all the teachable moments that don’t feel like lessons,” says DCT’s guest director Michael Serrecchia. “It’s a fun, Broadway-style musical comedy about the value of being different ad the importance of family.”Enjoyed by ages 5 and up.

jazz cafeBilly Cobham's "Spectrum 40"

April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015 | 8pm & 10pm BUY TICKETS HERE!!!

BILLY IS BACK IN JAZZ CAFE!!!!!

This Year, Billy Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” is featuring Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci

main stageBilly Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” featuring Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci

April 18, 2015 | 8pm & 10pm

BILLY IS BACK IN JAZZ CAFE!!!!!

This Year, Billy Cobham’s “Spectrum 40” is featuring Dean Brown, Gary Husband and Ric Fierabracci

8:00pm sold out, tickets available for the 10:00pm

jazz cafeOmar Sosa's Quarteto Afro Cubano

April 22, 2015

OMAR SOSA'S QUARTETO AFRO CUBANO

BUT TICKETS HERE!!!

Sosa's music is the unifying sort, yoking together Africa and jazz and Latin America and hip-hop. He makes it work, being one of

those rare birds whose keyboard skills are near those of Chick Corea or Chucho Valdes."

 

Ben Ratliff, New York Times

main stageOmar Sosa's Quarteto Afro Cubano

April 22, 2015 | 8:00pm

Sosa's music is the unifying sort, yoking together Africa and jazz and Latin America and hip-hop. He makes it work, being one of

those rare birds whose keyboard skills are near those of Chick Corea or Chucho Valdes."

 

Ben Ratliff, New York Times

jazz cafeThe Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra, wsg/ University-Liggett Jazz Band

April 30, 2015

Located in Grosse Pointe Woods, a short drive from the bustle of downtown Detroit, University Liggett School is a nationally recognized, experiential learning-based private school for children from prekindergarten (age 3) through 12th grade. Throughout their education, Liggett students have myriad opportunities to sing and to participate in instrumental music. At the Upper School level, any student may elect to enroll in band, through which they are exposed to a diverse curriculum of classical, jazz, and popular music units, manifested in solo performances, chamber ensembles, and the Liggett Jazz Band. More information can be found at http://www.uls.org/Page/Academics/Creative-and-Performing-Arts

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