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September 4, 2014
THURSDAY SEPT 4
8pm - 10pm
ALAFRIQUE$10Traditional music from Ghana, together with jazz, blues and tunes of Louisiana, Mississippi delta and Appalachia played on fretless banjo, electric guitar, gyil (African xylophone), djembe, and more...
"Alafrique symbolizes a cultural bridge of sorts that was years in the making...and long overdue" - Offbeat Magazine
Featuring Kofi Ameyaw (Gyil), Matt Callaway (Guitar), Ai Yumiba (Keys), Mark Palms (Banjo), Stuart Tucker (Drums), Carol Palms (Bass).
jazz cafeTorch With A Twist
September 5, 2014
jazz cafeShowtime at Jazz Cafe
September 6, 2014
A Apollo Inspired Event!
15 Performers will take The jazz Cafe stage in HOPES of being CROWNED "The Grand Prize WInner"!
Each Performer will perform 1 song after each performance the judges will critic the artist and give a score between 1-10. The Top 5 with the HIGHEST score will advance and a GRAND Prize Winner will be chosen!
15 Performers, 3 Judges, 1 WINNER!
(Poets, Singers, Rappers, Musicians and Comedians!)
Alise King will be our FEATURE Performer For The NIGHT!
ALL Monies Raised will be used to HELP Send Alise King to New York, Ny (Sept 27th) to AUDITION for BET Apollo Live!
Doors open at 8pm! Show starts at 9pm! Admission is $10!
Great Food, Vendors, Drinks and LIVE Entertainment!
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September 10, 2014
jazz cafeThe Funk Factor wsg: Allan Barnes
September 14, 2014
Today's Soulful Sound of Detroit presents A Soulful Sunday Evening. Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 7:00PM. The Funk Factor featuring vocalists Arielle Crosby, Jose Hamilton & Lorraine Grady with special guest artist: Allan Barnes
jazz cafeDionne Farris and Russell Gunn
September 18, 2014
DIONNE FARRIS & THE RUSSELL GUNN QUARTET
Thursday, September 18 (8PM) , and Friday, September 19th (two sets at 8pm and 10pm ) Jazz Cafe
(Detroit, MI) Jazz Cafe is proud to present the return of one of our favorite artists, the one-two punch of Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter Russell Gunn and his Quartet featuring Grammy-winning vocalist Dionne Farris , as they combine for a very special two nights and 3 shows- Thursday, September 18 at 8PM and Friday, September 19th at 8pm and 10 pm in the intimateJazz Cafe.
The Russell Gunn Quartet, ensures an eclectic genre bending experience that fuses Ms Farris multi faceted vocal ability which melds, hip-hop, pop, soul, gospel, R&B and now with this innovative Quartet, she adds Jazz to her repertoire.
Dionne Farris sang on three songs with the hip hop group Arrested Development. In 1995, she had a solo hit single called "I Know" , which hit number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance in 1996. Then in 1997, she had another hit, "Hopeless" (written by Van Hunt) from the Love Jones soundtrack.
Their latest release, “Dionne Get Your Gunn” was released in early 2013 and have been touring regularly since.
Trumpeter, Russell Gunn's virtuoso reach and command of all musical styles from funk to the avant-garde evidenced a serious new talent on the scene.
Gunn's eclectic musical approach also brought him together with artists like Cee-Lo , Maxwell, D'Angelo, Ne-Yo, Branford Marsalis, and Jazz at Lincoln Center, while continuing to perform with his own groups and push the boundaries of how music is heard.
With a singular style that incorporates the influences of masters like Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, and the underrated Booker Little, Gunn has continued to gain recognition for his own music through touring and well-received albums, including the Grammy-nominated Ethnomusicology, Vol. 1 and Ethnomusicology Vol. 2.
Dionne Farris “I Know” Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9h1P9wNiv4
Russell Gunn & Dionne Farris Video- http://dionnefarris.bandcamp.com/album/dionne-get-your-gunn-featuring-the-russell-gunn-quartet-with-dionne-farris
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Detroit, MI 48226
jazz cafeKen Stanley
September 20, 2014
Combined, the five members of Ken's Loud Band bring several hundred years of musical experience together. From stints in pioneering alt/punk/prog bands such as Hype and The Blurbs, pioneering alt/folk/prog bands like Only A Mother,obscure alt/punk/pop bands like The Red Ball Jets and The Dog and Pony Show and delightful hair rock bands like The Bat Boys,one or another of these guys has either waxed poetic or raged against one machine or another or gazed at their own shoes,been emo or satirical at some time or another. Holed away in their secret practice lair,the guys still like to jam every week because it's still fun!
Review/ Bill Holdship-Metro Times
main stageSenegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir
September 21, 2014 | 4:00 pm
The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir was founded in 1950 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Ambassador Artist for Peace, Mr. Julien Jouga (1931-2001). Having an earnest pride for his country and its culture, Mr. Jouga was not only a commandant in the Senegalese Army and a coach of the National Basketball Team of Senegal, but a fervent musician dedicated to the development of Catholic Choral singing of the diverse repertoire from the styles of Gregorian chant to polyphony inspired by the indigenous harmonic forms of Senegalese music. He was a true visionary in the development and preservation of the Senegalese Culture.
jazz cafeDetroit Tonight Live w/ML Liebler
September 25, 2014
Cheri L. R. Taylor poet and author of the new novel Leaving Walloon currently being optioned for film