This Month:

The Gryphon Trio

The Gryphon Trio with vocalist Patricia O’Callaghan — whom Billboard  called “the most promising cabaret performer of her generation” — perform music from their extraordinary ground-breaking album, Broken Hearts & Madmen .  Global in spirit and genre-stretching in style, the album mixes Latin songs with jazz-tinged tunes by some of pop’s most revered composers, including Nick Drake, Laurie Anderson, Leonard Cohen, Los Lobos, Lhasa, Elvis Costello and Astor Piazzolla.

Music Hall's intimate Jazz Cafe features a cash bar and a menu of small plates.

A Man Can Change #12

Join us Friday, April 12th at Detroit's historic Jazz Cafe @ Music Hall for A Man Can Change #12: G.O.D. (Giving Our Definition) A night of entertainment dedicated to something greater than ourselves.THE CAST IS:Mike JohnsonJeff NelsonPierre Anthony Diz MantleTommy GunzDenzel Jacksonand Joel Fluent Greene!With SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES BY Supa Emceeand Lakia Nicole!Hosted by Joel Fluent Greene   Music by DJ LaJedi

Nikki Pearse

Nikki Pearse


Nikki Pearse is a well-known vocalist in the Detroit Metropolitan area who performs a variety of styles including jazz, Motown, disco, R & B, and classic rock.  Nikki has performed at various Andiamo Restaurants, Dylan’s Raw Bar, and Harbor House.  She has also performed for many private and corporate organizations including PricewaterhouseCoopers, The Children’s Place, Care House of Oakland County, Infinity Yacht Charters, R. L. Polk Co., and Providence Hospital.  Other acclaimed performances have been for the Suncoast Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Chene Park, MGM casino, and Motor City Casino.

Dionne Farris/Russell Gunn ALL TICKETS $20


Friday & Saturday, April 26th-27th, 2013 (8 & 10 PM)


(Detroit, MI)  Jazz Cafe  is proud to present 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 (2 sets each night), Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, 2013 in the Jazz Café with two shows each night - 8 and 10 PM.


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.



As a tribute to the timeless music and legendary sound of Jean Carne, ZanYé offers her rendition of the 1978 hit “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head.” Molded to fit ZanYé’s own soulful sound with production by Inohs Sivad of SoundThought Recordings, this single offers a fresh take on an old Soul Classic; a gentle and moving nod to the original.

ZanYé,  pronounced: ZAHN-yay , is an up and coming talent who’s not afraid to show her most eclectic side, combining jazz, soul, gospel and R&B, striving to deliver a really expressive and colorful sound.

Influenced by legends such as Billie Holiday and Stevie Wonder, ZanYé possesses an intimate connection and personal approach to her music, often sharing her painful past through her songs.

Her debut album “My Story TODAY” was released March 2012, driven by the popular singles “Here I Am” and “Back in Love”.  Look for the April 2013 release of her latest single, the soul music classic, “Don’t Let It Go To Your Head”. 

Ticket: $12 Adv $15 Door (Incl. CD Single "Don't Let It Go To Your Head")

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Jerome Clark

Jerome Clark began the formal study of guitar at Grinnell Music Studios in Detroit, MI. While attending private lessons he met renowned Detroit Guitarist Perry Hughes. Under Perry’s tutelage he began to play several clubs in and around the City. Some notable performances were with New York’s own Marlena Shaw and the late Charles “The Organ Grinder” Earland. While continuing his education at Eastern Michigan University he met the late Dr. Morris Lawrence, Director of Music for Washtenaw Community College. Under his directive he was exposed to all forms of music. During the past two decades Jerome has performed at world renown Bakers Keyboard Lounge, The Bird of Paradise in Ann Arbor, MI, the Chicago Theater, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and countless private engagements.

UnPlugged Thursdays

A Soul Supreme

The latest edition of R&B LIVE DETROIT brings in spring with performances from some of the hottest artists

performing LIVE in the birthplace of R&B, Motown!! PUT SOME SOUL IN YOUR FRIDAY EVE!!!



MILEHIGH - (formerly known as Parashoot) -





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Dionne Farris/Russell Gunn ALL TICKETS $20

April 26 & 27, 8pm & 10pm

According to Creative Loafing Atlanta , "these Atlanta-based musical heavyweights are taking the stage (for two shows each night) — along with the members of Gunn’s Quartet (Kevin Smith on bass, Louis Heriveaux on piano, Henry Conerway III on drums) — to serve up, says Gunn, “the Dionne Farris songbook with arrangements by yours truly.”

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.

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  -


Russell Gunn & Dionne Farris Video-  

Tickets are $30 in advance $40 at the door-  available at Music Hall Box Office 313 887-8501   or

Dionne Farris “I Know” Video  -


Russell Gunn & Dionne Farris Video-  

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