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CARS & STARS: AN EVENING WITH JEFF DANIELS

June 12, 2015 | 8:00 pm

Ford Motor Company  & Lear Corporation

along with Music Hall’s Board of Trustees

Present

Cars & Stars 2015

 

Our 14th annual fundraiser will take place on Friday, June 12, 2015. Each year we create a one-of-a-kind experience and this year is no exception. Our theme this year is “In da Moonlight” and stars

An Evening with Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band!!

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jazz cafeBig Money Poetry Slam

May 1, 2015

Lining up QUALITY judges for this slam. $500 is on the line...gotta come correct.

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jazz cafeAcoustifest

May 2, 2015

jazz cafeFever in the D

May 6, 2015

Jam Session

jazz cafeOld School & Blues

May 7, 2015

main stageI FEEL GOOD - The James Brown Story

May 10, 2015 | 7:30

I FEEL GOOD ,   The James Brown Story VOL I

RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL OF 2015

Johnny Gill Breaches Contract- Walks Out On Music Hall's James Brown Musical For a Higher Paying Gig. Producers Seeking Replacement/ I Feel Good To Be rescheduled TBA In Fall 2015

(Detroit, MI) After signing the contract, and receiving a significant deposit, R & B singer, Johnny Gill abruptly cancelled his contract  and walked away from the lead role in  "I Feel Good Vol. 1,  the Music Hall's premiere theatrical presentation of the life of legendary Soul Icon, James Brown  for a a higher paying concert in Chicago.
The musical tribute was set to open on time, May 7th, 2015, until Mr. Gill found a more lucrative appearance.

"He simply walked out on his executed contract. He even received our deposit and still decided he can just walk away.  It was bad business and the people should know that he really left Music Hall and it's producers and cast, in a lurch." says Music Hall President and Artistic Director, Vince Paul.

Music Hall has teamed with "Feelin' Good Productions" and "Drumline" screenwriter Donald Roberts to bring the The Godfather of Soul's life to the stage with a world premiere which was scheduled for May 7-10 2015.

Refunds available at point of purchase.

jazz cafeDelores Harris

May 16, 2015

Delores Harris, also known as Lady Dee is an international performer and recording artist. She began singing at the tender age of 4 in the church choir. She began singing professionally at the age of 15, accompanied by her father and cousin (both deceased) to venues where she was not of legal age to enter alone.

Later as a member of the group Everlife, Lady Dee was signed to and recorded on the eventually defunct record label 20th Century Fox. She continued on to perform and tour with other bands and as a solo artist. Lady Dee served for many years in the field of education as an elementary and middle school principal, where she was known as Dr. Harris. She sang for her students and brought international, national and local recording artists, actors and actresses to also share with and motivate students. These include Trez Songz, Dwele and K’Jon.

In addition to recently singing the National Anthem for The Detroit Pistons and Detroit Tigers, Lady Dee has performed in venues that include TV dance shows The Scene & R.J. Watkins's The New Dance Show, luxury hotels & nightclubs, Cobo Hall, Hart Plaza Summer Festivals, North America International Auto Show, Music Hall, Jazz Cafe, Bert’s Market place, Casinos-MGM, Greektown, and Motor City. She has traveled to perform in a plethora of cities in the Canadian Provinces of Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. During her experiences as an entertainer, she has forged friendships with Stevie Wonder, The Calloways (formerly of Midnight Star), who she performed with recently, the members of Midnight Star as well as notable songwriters and producers. She has served as the background vocals director and performed with Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the late, great Ray Charles, as well as has graced the same stages and/or performed with  Phillipe Wynn(Spinners), Sir Nose, After 7, Leon, Martha Reeves, Spyder Turner, The Contours and The Original Vandellas, Patti Austin, Uros Peric

Lady Dee, is a well-rounded entertainer, who also pursues acting as a career.  She has acted in several stage plays, internet tv shows, films, her latest being 2Eleven the movie which also starred nationally known hip-hop artists Doughboy Cashout. She has participated in workshops held by Robin Givens and Hollywood Stuntwoman, Kathy Jarvis - always ready to grow in the craft.  However, her love of and focus on her vocal gift transforms her performances into heartfelt tones and messages enjoyed by all who partake! In August of 2012 she was nominated as Detroit Black Music Awards’ Best Female R&B Vocalist of the Year!

 

Members of the Rhythm Movement Band  have lengthy resumes too! They have performed with Enchantment, Willie Ford & The Dramatics, The Emotions, Chairmen of the Board, The Dells, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Bloodstone, The ChiLites, Natalie Cole, DreamBoy, The Floaters, Alicia Myers, New Birth, Phillipe Wynn (Spinners), SOS Band.

Websites

myPPK.com/get/deloresharris      

vimeo.com/theladydee

www.facebook.com/the1ladydee

For Booking:

(248) 214-4251

e-mail: doctordee55@gmail.com

Available as soloist, duo, trio or up to       

 full band with or without horns.

Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Motown Favorites         

jazz cafeThe Blackman 50th

May 20, 2015

jazz cafeThe Ultimate 90s Show

May 22, 2015

The Ultimate 90's Show & Birthday Concert For ya Girl "The SoulFul DiVa" Alise King! 
Friday, May 22nd @ The Jazz Cafe 8pm
350 Madison St. Detroit, MI $10 Admission
Wsg... Journey, Ava, Rodelle, Ebony Shanta, Korey Nasa, Tabitha Rasul, Brittany Myree & More. Singing some of The Hottest 90's Jams from... Blackstreet, Brandy, Jodeci, Aaliyah, TLC, SWV, Lauryn Hill, Keith Sweat, Usher, R. Kelly, Xscape & More!

 — with Travis Tbeaneondatrack Beane  and30 others .

main stagePeter and Will Anderson

May 23, 2015 | 8:00pm

”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Bethesda, Maryland natives Peter and Will Anderson at a very young age were drawn to the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and John Coltrane. They toured the United Kingdom at age 15, and after several years of study with saxophonist Paul Carr, Peter and Will attendedJuilliard in New York City, where they currently reside. They’ve performed with jazz greats Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Frank Wess and Benny Golson.  Peter and Will have headlined at Jazz at Lincoln Center, D.C.’s Blues Alley, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sarasota, Florida Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s Jazz Corner, Seattle’s Triple Door, Iowa’s Bix Beiderbecke Festival, Miami’s SMDCAC Arts Center, and Phoenix’s The Nash. Their ensemble has performed in twenty-six U.S. States, toured Japan, and featured four times in the famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside legends Lou Donaldson, the Heath Brothers, and Wycliffe Gordon.  Peter and Will released The Music of the Soprano Masters  with Bob Wilber and Correspondence , featuring Kenny Barron, which was listed by Vanity Fair magazine in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.”  Most recently, Peter and Will are featured on JAZZIZ Magazine’s Winter 2014 CD Soundtrack.  Featuring guitarist Alex Wintz, the Anderson’s Trio recently released Reed Reflections , which the Washington Post calls “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.”  Peter and Will’s newest album of original music, Deja Vu, will feature Albert “Tootie” Heath, to be released in April 2015.

jazz cafePeter and Will Anderson

May 23, 2015

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”Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone,” (New York Times) Bethesda, Maryland natives Peter and Will Anderson at a very young age were drawn to the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and John Coltrane. They toured the United Kingdom at age 15, and after several years of study with saxophonist Paul Carr, Peter and Will attendedJuilliard in New York City, where they currently reside. They’ve performed with jazz greats Jimmy Heath, James Moody, Hank Jones, Clark Terry, Frank Wess and Benny Golson.  Peter and Will have headlined at Jazz at Lincoln Center, D.C.’s Blues Alley, the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Sarasota, Florida Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s Jazz Corner, Seattle’s Triple Door, Iowa’s Bix Beiderbecke Festival, Miami’s SMDCAC Arts Center, and Phoenix’s The Nash. Their ensemble has performed in twenty-six U.S. States, toured Japan, and featured four times in the famed “Highlights in Jazz” series, alongside legends Lou Donaldson, the Heath Brothers, and Wycliffe Gordon.  Peter and Will released The Music of the Soprano Masters  with Bob Wilber and Correspondence , featuring Kenny Barron, which was listed by Vanity Fair magazine in “Four New Releases to Make You Love Jazz.”  Most recently, Peter and Will are featured on JAZZIZ Magazine’s Winter 2014 CD Soundtrack.  Featuring guitarist Alex Wintz, the Anderson’s Trio recently released Reed Reflections , which the Washington Post calls “imaginatively unfolding in ways that consistently bring a fresh perspective to classic jazz tunes.”  Peter and Will’s newest album of original music, Deja Vu, will feature Albert “Tootie” Heath, to be released in April 2015.

jazz cafeUnity

May 26, 2015

U.N.I.T.Y Business Mix and Mingle

About
When: Tuesday May 26, 2015 
Time: 6pm to 9pm 
Where: Jazz Cafe at Music Hall

Admission - $10.00 – Adults 18 years and older – Includes one ticket

Vendor – $30.00 - One Table and 3 General Admission Tickets

Corporate Sponsorship - $100.00 – 5 General Admission Tickets, Insert Company’s Literature in Participants Resource Bag, & Honorable Mention

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unity-business-mix-and-mingle-tickets-16421922412

If you are interested in any more information, please contact U.N.I.T.Y atcontactus@unitydetroit.org

jazz cafeJill Jack The American Songbook

May 28, 2015

Jill Jack and the American Songbook Band

Jill Jack’s magical connection to her audience is the result of her generous artistry.  By combining her gifts as a conceptual visionary with a warm gathering of musical influences, Jill touches that secret heart of ours with her melodies and lyrics.  In her hometown of Detroit, Jill needs no further explanation.  She’s been lauded with 38 Detroit Music Awards in every conceivable category that applies to a singer-songwriter.  Touring the world to share the music she has written – 10 award winning cds under her belt, Jill Jack has decided to venture where her heart has been calling, the Jazz world.  With the help of her very talented band mates, Jill will be swimming in a pool of music that her parents introduced her to at a young age – The American Songbook.A veteran member of the Detroit musical community, drummer Ron Pangborn has performed and recorded with an impressive number of local and national artists in many genres.  Here in the Motor city, Thornetta Davis, Perry Hughes, Jill Jack, Mitch Ryder and Barbara Payton have all enjoyed Ron’s solid, soulful, groove.  As a touring musician, Ron was an original member of Was (Not Was).  His five year association with music legend Don Was led to working with national recording artists Marshall Crenshaw, Mathew Sweet, Freedy Johnston, The Indigo Girls, and Sheryl Crow.  In addition to playing drums, Ron has a parallel career in television.  He produced the Emmy Award PBS series “Backstage Pass” and continues to edit and produce features for CTND, the Catholic Television Network of Detroit.Dale Grisa is a hot commodity! An Alumni of Wayne State Music School, he studied piano with Matt Michaels.  He is the Music Director for Karen Newman, known for her sell out Holiday Shows.  Dale continually works with Alexander Zonjic, Larry Nozero, among other great jazz artists in the Detroit area.  He is a successful producer, producing not only musicians but projects for GM and Ford.  He is also a successful writer/producer for such jingles as the Michigan Lottery, Medical Weight Loss and more.Takashi Iio is an electric/upright bass player from the Detroit area.  When he was in high school he was selected to be in the All-State Jazz Band.  That led to a full talent scholarship to Wayne State University where he studied Jazz, Latin and Classical music.  He is a full time performer that has toured with The Contours (featuring Sylvester Potts), working as a featured recording session player for Grammy nominated producer Nate Harasim, recording sessions for a Hollywood movie production (“Hit and Run”) and performing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Takashi also plays theatre shows at prestigious venues as a contract bass player.  His versatility makes him one of the most sought after bass players in the Detroit are.Jill Jack and the American Songbook Band
Jill Jack’s magical connection to her audience is the result of her generous artistry.  By combining her 
gifts as a conceptual visionary with a warm gathering of musical influences, Jill touches that secret heart 
of ours with her melodies and lyrics.  In her hometown of Detroit, Jill needs no further explanation.  
She’s been lauded with 38 Detroit Music Awards in every conceivable category that applies to a singer-
songwriter.  Touring the world to share the music she has written – 10 award winning cds under her 
belt, Jill Jack has decided to venture where her heart has been calling, the Jazz world.  With the help of 
her very talented band mates, Jill will be swimming in a pool of music that her parents introduced her to 
at a young age – The American Songbook.
A veteran member of the Detroit musical community, drummer Ron Pangborn has performed and 
recorded with an impressive number of local and national artists in many genres.  Here in the Motor 
city, Thornetta Davis, Perry Hughes, Jill Jack, Mitch Ryder and Barbara Payton have all enjoyed Ron’s 
solid, soulful, groove.  As a touring musician, Ron was an original member of Was (Not Was).  His five 
year association with music legend Don Was led to working with national recording artists Marshall 
Crenshaw, Mathew Sweet, Freedy Johnston, The Indigo Girls, and Sheryl Crow.  In addition to playing 
drums, Ron has a parallel career in television.  He produced the Emmy Award PBS series “Backstage 
Pass” and continues to edit and produce features for CTND, the Catholic Television Network of Detroit.
Dale Grisa is a hot commodity! An Alumni of Wayne State Music School, he studied piano with Matt 
Michaels.  He is the Music Director for Karen Newman, known for her sell out Holiday Shows.  Dale 
continually works with Alexander Zonjic, Larry Nozero, among other great jazz artists in the Detroit area.  
He is a successful producer, producing not only musicians but projects for GM and Ford.  He is also a 
successful writer/producer for such jingles as the Michigan Lottery, Medical Weight Loss and more.
Takashi Iio is an electric/upright bass player from the Detroit area.  When he was in high school he was 
selected to be in the All-State Jazz Band.  That led to a full talent scholarship to Wayne State University 
where he studied Jazz, Latin and Classical music.  He is a full time performer that has toured with The 
Contours (featuring Sylvester Potts), working as a featured recording session player for Grammy 
nominated producer Nate Harasim, recording sessions for a Hollywood movie production (“Hit and 
Run”) and performing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.  Takashi also plays theatre shows at prestigious 
venues as a contract bass player.  His versatility makes him one of the most sought after bass players in 
the Detroit are.

jazz cafesouliloquy

May 31, 2015

..every rhyme has a reason..and every song has a meaning. 
With that in mind, let the music tell its story
R&B LIVE DETROIT
Proudly presents. .
"SOULILOQUY"
8pm Sunday May 31
at the Music Hall Jazz Cafe . . 
R&B LIVE DETROIT brings out and introduces brand new soul. .
Featuring
performances from
SOULFULLY COLLECTED...https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soulfully-Collected/442998352532903?fref=ts
RACHEL MAZER..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJtLM5L54RY
JADE LATHAN........https://www.facebook.com/JadeLathan
ISH*........http://www.musishan.com/
ANTHONY ANANIAS..https://soundcloud.com/anthonyananias/tracks
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/20581/
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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVtFAvPJA0I

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