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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 cafeAwkward Theory

April 4, 2015

jazz cafeSound Proof

April 10, 2015

BUY TICKETS HERE!!!

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.

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Also stay for the Panel Discussion

The panel includes :  1. John Monaghan - Film/Theater Critic

          2. Michael Hauser- Film Historian  

          3. Paula Guthat- Owner Cinema Detroit

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 cafeAcoustic Symphony #2

April 23, 2015

Gig: Acoustic Symphony #2

Lineup: Thursday, April 23rd, Jazz Cafe Gig

Ted Nagy www.tednagy.com

<span> "Ted Nagy takes a well-rounded approach to his songwriting; he studied Jazz at Wayne State University as well as a Creative Writing and continues to combine the two in all of his endeavors. As guitarist, musical director, and producer for several musical projects of poet M.L. Liebler, Nagy has performed with notable artists such as
Arlo Guthrie, Ken Kesey, Luis Resto, John Sinclair, Country Joe McDonald. One of the founders of the Detroit International Jazz Festival, tonight Nagy will be performing his lyrically driven Americana solo work." I’ve recorded and produced a number of albums and other recordings including “Paper Ghost Raindance”, “Beneath The Grand Heaven”, “Live at Junkbaby Studios”, and have been featured on the Motown Ambassadors release of “Detroit City”, which can now be heard on <a href="http://eamtradio.com/" mce_href="http://eamtradio.com/" target="_blank">http://eamtradio.com/</a></span>

Big Nate Band 

Singer/songwriter Steve D'Angelo takes you on a trip back to early Counting Crows on a 90's Lollapalooza tour. Influences truly span decades of rock including the Eagles, REM, U2, and Dave Matthews Band. Steve recorded his first full-length band album "Dangerous Words" and was released May 2013 at the Hard Rock Cafe, Detroit.  Before this he recorded four underground albums from 1999-2006. One minute remnants of Dylan on harp echo on a solo ballad, with the next echoing sounds of early Atlanta 90s rock with the full-band. Steve has been compared to the guitar riffs of Jeff Buckley and sings with the vocal stylings of Elvis Costello.

Steve D'Angelo has been playing since his college days at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Since then Steve has toured and played the Southeast and Midwest U. S. Steve broke onto the Detroit music scene in 2005 as a solo artist and later in 2014 created Big Nate Band. Steve has shared bills with other indie acts in the Motor City and recorded with guitarist/singer-songwriter Greg Stryker, who has toured with Eddie Money. He is continuing to book into the 2015 year and is available for solo, duo, and band shows as desired. 

Big Nate Band is available to do festivals, house concerts and accommodate as an opening act or solid line-up on any bill. Steve has played Ford's Arts Beats and Eats the last two years and just played the Hamtramck Music Festival to benefit music education. Big Nate Band has played numerous venues as both an opening act and featured artist including the Hard Rock Detroit, Jazz Cafe at Music Hall, Berkley Front, PJ's Lager House, the Ritz and many more. Steve has also been a featured artist at local cafes, coffee shops, and bars in the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.

Steve is planning on a new studio run with his new Big Nate Band starting summer 2015 and touring again. The Big Nate Band includes: Steve D'Angelo (vox/guitars), Michael Plouffe (saxaphones), Jonathane Leavelle (Bass), and Eric Childress II (Drums).

Booking/Contact: stevedangelomusic@hotmail.com  
                             www.facebook.com/stevedangelomusic  
                             www.facebook.com/bignateband  

                             www.reverbnation.com/stevedangelo

MarBrisa

I am MarBrisa. This name comes from my musical roots in Guatemala, where I discovered my passion for performing and writing music. It translates into two Spanish root words Mar, meaning sea, and Brisa, meaning breeze, and together these words translate into water and wind, which ultimately means emotional flow. My music carries a lot of emotion and soul, similar to the emotional ruggedness of an ocean, and continues to evolve and move unpredictably like water in whichever form it is in. It also carries a softness to it as it flows to one's soul, a breeze of musical edge to the ears. I hope to spark an emotion in the listener, inspire others to an artistic outlet, and exchange this international language of music to others. 

Website: http://www.soundcloud.com/marbrisamusic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marbrisamusic/info

Border Patrol

Border Patrol is a lyrically-driven folk rock group with members from Hamtramck and Windsor. Their songs provide catharsis and try to touch on the struggles of poor mental health and the fear of the stark nature of an indifferent reality. The frontmen of the group, Cody Howard and Dave Toennies, are supported by a full band when not performing as a duo. They can be heard in both Windsor, CA, as well as the Metro Detroit area. Members: Dave Toennies - Guitar Vocals | Cody Howard - Banjo Vocals | Walter Senko - Keys Vocals | Chelsey Hudon - Vocals Aux | Ryan Haggarty - Bass Vocals.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Border-Patrol/692421134200835?fref=ts

jazz cafeMARBIN

April 24, 2015

An all instrumental jazz-rock band that plays fast and hits hard

jazz cafeECLECTIQUE EXPERIENCE

April 25, 2015

The longest running all Live music R&B show in the Motor city returns TO CONTINUE SUPPORTING AND INTRODUCING THE HOTTEST R&B IN THE "D" SINCE 2007!!
 
 R&B LIVE DETROIT
 Proudly presents. .
 
 The
 ECLECTIQUE EXPERIENCE 2015
 A mixture of all things Soulful
 Jazz, Funk, Pop, Gospel, Rock
 Combined to blow your mind!!
 
 9 pm Saturday April 25
 
 R&B LIVE DETROIT brings out and introduces brand new soul. .
 
 Featuring
 performances from
 GENO THE POETT......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FdFX4Bojr4 ]]
 
 MADELYN GRANT.... https://youtu.be/brG-mEr8irE ]]
 
 BOOSTER MOSTYN.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhOYz83zvOE ]]
 
 STEVEN FRAZIER... Steve Frazier- https://youtu.be/E5DxLEDKRes ]]
 
 TREY SIMON....http://www.treysimonmusic.com/
 
 
 HOSTED BY JAY MICHAELZ
 
 Join us for an evening of Soulful LIVE music in the intimacy of the Jazz Cafe located inside of the legendary
 °°°°°°°°°°°
 Music Hall
 350 Madison across from Ford Field and 36 District
 
 - Enjoy a night of Live R&B with cocktails and made to order small plates from the Jazz Cafe Kitchen!!
 
 - Vendors Village.. featuring a variety Affordable and spectacular Gifts
 
 Adv. Tix./ 12.00 Door/ 15.00
 Purchase online tix here:
 https://www.neptix.com/events/18785
 
 for more info: 313. 471. 4724 / 1stmynd@gmail.com
 
 ## VENDOR SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
 **VERY AFFORDABLE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
 ++ALL MEDIA PERSONELL RECIEVE A DISCOUNTED ADMISSION AND ALL ACCESS PASSES!!
 
 AS ALWAYS..WE, ARE MOTOWN... AND THIS IS WHAT WE DO!!
 
 SUPPORTING R&B IN THE "D" SINCE 2007!!
 
 Commercial:
 https://youtu.be/C0W_ECR-P0k

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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