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Zap Mama and Antibalas - FELA celebration!!

February 6, 2015 | 8:00 pm

"For Zap Mama, the African diaspora offers limitless connections, and the group can crisscross the Atlantic in the course of a song." —New York Times

Zap Mama is the music act of Belgian artist Marie Daulne. Zap Mama sings polyphonic and Afro-Pop music; a harmonic music with a mixture of infused African vocal techniques, Urban, Hip-Hop with emphasis on voice. The worldwide success of Zap Mama, and an ensemble of female polyphonic singers, inspired influences in American Hip Hop, Nu-Soul, Jazz and elements of Pop. The evolving musical compositions created a diverse band of singers and musicians for Zap Mama.

 The concerts feature a brand-new presentation, deeply combining the two groups into one show specially created for this tour.  “Every time I do a tour, I want the show to have its own unique story arc which, even if it’s not explicitly expressed, still gives a certain flow or cohesiveness to the presentation,” says Zap Mama founder Marie Daulne.  “I’m very excited to explore the intersections between our globally influenced vocal harmonies and the polyrhythmic rhythms of Antibalas.  I’m sure it will be an exciting and fun journey.”  

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jazz cafeMusic Highway USA

January 2, 2015

Music Highway USA        

Presents

Motown 2 Memphis Pre - Launch Kickoff

January 2nd, 3rd 2015

Time: 4:30pm – 8:30pm

Location:  Music Hall (Jazz Cafe)

350 Madison Detroit, MI  48226

The Motown 2 Memphis Cruise is a Coast to Coast Tour set to launch in 2015.

Admission is $5.00 to the General Public.

Free Admission to all Musicians, Vocalists, Writers, Promoters, Producers, etc. for this (2) day event. All Media: TV, Radio and Press are invited to attend.

Our recruiters will be on hand to fill a limited amount of vacancies within our organization for any qualified participants who would like to sign up and become a part of this great legacy.

First phase of this tour consist of Motown to Memphis. This music appreciation and education tour will feature and involve all musicians that are still alive and feature a documentary of the musicians whom are deceased.

The primary mission is to connect with all of the (HBCU’s) Historical Black Colleges & Universities throughout 4 states and 14 cities promoting tourism, genealogy, Museum Hopping, Health Screening, Who’s Who and Who Was.  The public is invited to tour City by City from June to Sept 2015.

For more Info call: (313) 452-2648

jazz cafeLac La Belle wsg Audra Kubat

January 9, 2015

Lac La Belle is an acoustic duo from Detroit, Michigan, made up of multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace. Influenced by early Americana, themusic of Lac La Belle seamlessly blends history with the present, to create stories that capture the human experience.  Lac La Belle offer it with expertise, via accordion, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, harmonizing vocals, and fingerpicking resonator guitar.

What sets this acoustic duo apart is their utilization of their varied experiences; Schillace has a separate career performing his instrumental guitar pieces, and he wrote the first academic work on the recordings of John Fahey; Knaggs has history with New Music compositions  and improvisations, including her vocal work in Matthew Barney’s film “River of Fundament”.  This with their separate experiences learning folk and blues in Appalachia, American roots binds the duo’s compositions with a heavy thread.  

With the release of their third album, "A Friend Too Long", (October 2014), Lac La Belle elaborate upon their cohesive duo, with the addition of upright bass, pump organ, piano, percussion and strings. Written in a secluded cabin in Michigan's upper peninsula, and recorded in their Detroit home during the snowiest winter on record, "A Friend Too Long" animates the lives of fictional characters grappling with the tensions between the urban and the rural, the individual and the community, economic decay and the land of plenty.

The group has completed six tours of the mid-west, south and east, and has completed two European tours in 2012, 2013, with a third slated for 2015. Their performance styles vary to the venue, often including their arrangements of old time, 1920’s western swing, Dixieland, folk and blues tunes.

VIDEO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2fPeLi3YZY
LINKS
www.laclabellemusic.com www.facebook.com/LacLaBelle
REVIEWS of Lac La Belle's third album, " A Friend Too Long"

“A Friend Too Long is as wildly beautiful and organic as modern music gets.” - The Examiner

“...A timeless yet modern set of songs and their fullest and most complete album yet.” - The Atlas & Anchor

 “The sound is raw and heartfelt, tinged with virtuoso-like finger picking throughout...A Friend Too Long is a satisfying listen, start to finish.” - Mike Larson - Detroit Metro Times

 “A Friend Too Long” is the third release from Lac La Belle, and by all rights should be the record that puts the tandem of Jennie Knaggs and Nick Schillace on the map. It’s a dynamite gathering of 10 rootsy tunes, recorded during the dead of a frigid Detroit winter, that underscore the duo’s songwriting gifts.”Jeffrey Sisk - Pittsburgh in Tune

 “[Lac La Belle] delivers Americana music in a way that gives the audience a history lesson through a great musical experience.”Rachel May - The Detroit Free Press

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jazz cafeThe Blackman Revue

January 10, 2015

jazz cafeComedy Shop

January 11, 2015

A comedy jam full of Detroit's top comedians! This a night of non stop laughter and the perfect way to start off the new year! 

jazz cafePerfect 10 MHS Benefit

January 17, 2015

“Perfect 10”

Detroit anti-blog celebrating 10 years with another grand fundraiser benefiting Michigan Humane Society

DETROIT, MI USA. (December 16th, 2014)  For 10 years MOTORCITYBLOG

has been documenting Detroit. In celebration of their continued efforts, please join them for

”Perfect 10”  featuring 15 of Detroit’s most talented acts in a fundraiser for the Michigan

Humane Society at The Jazz Cafe inside Music Hall Detroit on Saturday January 17th 2015 5pm-2am.

EVENT LINK

https://www.facebook.com/events/785111681529956/

MHS DONATION LINK

www.michiganhumane.org/MCB

"Perfect 10"  will feature 11 acts on 2 stages and feature 4 DJs in a VIP room. 

“Once again our goal is to celebrate the longevity of MCB with a fun event which highlights

the diversity of music on the rise here in Detroit while raising money for a great charity such as The

Michigan Humane Society.”  states Kirk Rukenbrod founder of MOTORCITYBLOG.

Confirmed lineup includes the following:

YUM

THE ILL ITCHES

WARHORSES

PEWTER CUB

AMINO ACIDS

ELECTRIC LION SOUND WAVE EXPERIMENT

J. WALKER & THE CROSSGUARDS

TED NAGY

THE PHILTER

VELVETEEN RABBIT

MARGARET DOLL ROD in SHE HOUND

with special guest DJs

navdo

CA$H4GOLD

DJ MIKELOD

SEXUAL TENSION

“Perfect 10”

Fundraiser benefiting Michigan Humane Society

10 Year Celebration for MOTORCITYBLOG

Jazz Cafe inside Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

350 Madison St Detroit MI 48226

Saturday January 17th 2015 5PM - 2AM

$10 at the door

$20 VIP Access

For more information, show flyer or interview requests please contact the following:

Chris Vertigo – Managing Editor - MOTORCITYBLOG – chris@blaringdivision.com

Ted Nagy Music Hall Detroit (313) 887?8532

jazz cafeDetroit Tonight Live

January 22, 2015

Ken Meisel - Award Winning Poet & Recent Winner of The Kresge individual Artist Fellowship
Danny Kroha Post Punk Detroit icon and member of the internationally acclaimed and influential band The Gories. He performs Americana Blues on a stick with strings.
EasyDanger Detroit Poet, Performance Artist and Musician

jazz cafeDinner Club Pop-Up

January 23, 2015

BUY TICKETS HERE!!!

POPUP DINNER AND JAZZ

Join us pre-show for a special Pop-Up Dinner created by Chef Matthew Baldridge  Matt's been a chef in the city of Detroit for 15 years including executive chef of Cliff Bells, chef de cuisine at Rattlesnake Club, and executive chef at Seldom Blues. He  also worked side by side with James Beard  award winning chef Jimmy Schmidt at The Rattlesnake Club . He has developed a special menu as pre-glow offering before   the Show. Remember to add the dinner when buying tickets!

LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS!!

They're back!!! The group is celebrating 14 years of making great music. The participants are as follows:

Steve Turre (trombone), Yosvanny Terry (tenor sax), Pete Escovedo (timbales), Elio Villa Franca (piano), Chembo Corniel (congas) , Diego Lopez (drums) & Yuinor Terry (bass)

jazz cafeLatin Jazz All Stars

January 24, 2015

January 24, 2015 | 8:00pm 

BUY TICKETS HERE!!!

M.F. PRODUCTION'S LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS

They're back!!! The group is celebrating 14 years of making great music. The participants are as follows:

Steve Turre (trombone), Yosvanny Terry (tenor sax), Elio Villa Franca (piano), Chembo Corniel (congas) , Diego Lopez (drums) & Yuinor Terry (bass).

This year we will offering a very special dinner package...stay tuned for details!!!!

main stageLatin Jazz All Stars

January 24, 2015 | 8:00pm and 10:00pm

M.F. PRODUCTION'S LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS

They're back!!! The group is celebrating 14 years of making great music. The participants are as follows:

Steve Turre (trombone), Yosvanny Terry (tenor sax), Pete Escovedo (timbales), Elio Villa Franca (piano), Chembo Corniel (congas) , Diego Lopez (drums) & Yuinor Terry (bass).

This year we will offering a very special dinner package...stay tuned for details!!!!

main stageThe Very Hungry Caterpillar

January 25, 2015 | 4pm

After much demand, that little caterpillar is returning, along with an assortment of favourite puppet characters.

main stageJoffrey Ballet School Auditions

January 27, 2015 | 10:00am

jazz cafeNu Soul Experience

January 31, 2015

The Nu-SOUL Experience Featuring Alise King Saturday, Jan 31st at The Music Hall JazzCafe Detroit Doors Open 7pm. Show starts 8pm. Great food, drinks and Live Music! Hosted by Carl Beendoinit! Admission ONLY $10. No Tickets. Hope to see you there!

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