September 10, 2018
Music Hall Jazz Jam Session

Hosted by Scott Gwinnell Trio. Ongoing Sundays 6-9pm. Free, no opening set

Events for February 2017
2 February
Benny Golson Quartet

Benny Golson Quartet  @ JAZZ CAFE   8:00 PM February 02

 

Jazz Café proudly presents Saxophonist and composer Benny Golson is one of the only remaining performers from Jazz’s Golden Age and writer of many classic Jazz tunes, notably, “I Remember Clifford.” In addition many of Golson's compositions have become jazz standards. Songs such as "Stablemates," "Killer Joe," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty," and "Are You Real?" have been performed and recorded many times by other musicians.

 

Godson also composed music for such television shows as Mannix, Ironside, Room 222, M*A*S*H, The Partridge Family and Mission: Impossible.

 

At 87, he brings his Hard Bop swing to Detroit’s finest Jazz room, Jazz Cafe on Thursday, February 2nd with his Quartet in the most intimate setting and best sounding small room in the US.

 

As Jazz Café enters into it’s second decade of bringing world class Jazz, R & B and Fusion into an intimate environment which is second to none in Detroit for ambiance, sound and star power.

 

Tickets are $35 and includes preservation fee.  Available at ticketmaster.com and at Music Hall Box office.

 

Jazz Café

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

350 Madison

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 887-8501

www.musichall.org

3 February
Benny Golson Quartet

Benny Golson Quartet  @ JAZZ CAFE   8:00 PM February 3

 

Jazz Café proudly presents Saxophonist and composer Benny Golson is one of the only remaining performers from Jazz’s Golden Age and writer of many classic Jazz tunes, notably, “I Remember Clifford.” In addition many of Golson's compositions have become jazz standards. Songs such as "Stablemates," "Killer Joe," "Whisper Not," "Along Came Betty," and "Are You Real?" have been performed and recorded many times by other musicians.

 

Godson also composed music for such television shows as Mannix, Ironside, Room 222, M*A*S*H, The Partridge Family and Mission: Impossible.

 

At 87, he brings his Hard Bop swing to Detroit’s finest Jazz room, Jazz Cafe on Thursday, February 2nd with his Quartet in the most intimate setting and best sounding small room in the US.

 

As Jazz Café enters into it’s second decade of bringing world class Jazz, R & B and Fusion into an intimate environment which is second to none in Detroit for ambiance, sound and star power.

 

Tickets are $35 and includes preservation fee.  Available at ticketmaster.com and at Music Hall Box office.

 

Jazz Café

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

350 Madison

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 887-8501

www.musichall.org

5 February
Music Hall Jam

MUSIC HALL JAM

Music Hall Jazz Jam Session

The jam session is integral in the history of jazz and jazz-education. For over a hundred years this has been the training ground for young musicians to share ideas. The jam session brings out the competitive nature in us but also serves as the social backdrop. Musicians understand that a key part of their development in jazz is to understand the jam session codes of conduct. If a jazz musician can survive the night, playing different tunes in strange keys, difficult tempos, interacting sometimes with virtual strangers, they belong to an elite club that speaks a language that only jazz musicians understand. This experience is impossible to replicate in the structure of a classroom; there are too many variables. It only works in a club, in front of an audience, in a respected jazz venue that serves as a musical beacon.

In an ideal setting, both experienced musicians and young musicians mingle socially and musically. Detroit offers the combination of a thriving professional scene and many colleges and high schools. It is critical in a young jazz musicians' training to receive a "bandstand education". This is what we hope to provide by combining a professional rhythm section with young jamming jazz musicians and vocalists from the Detroit Public Schools, Wayne State University, and even places beyond. Young musicians will not only be able to receive quality bandstand instruction, but also network with each other and share ideas.

People give Charlie Parker credit for creating bebop, but all of the insiders know that even though he had the initial seed, it was a group project, refined at jam sessions like Minton's Playhouse in Harlem. At Minton's, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and others all experimented to create the music that jazz musicians revere. What many of the insiders don't know is, that these beboppers received instruction at Minton's by the generation of great swing musicians before them at this jam session; Roy Eldridge, Clark Terry, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins, as they did from the generation before them.

At the Music Hall Jazz Cafe, we want develop and encourage the 21st century young jazz musicians to make their mark and keep jazz in the present instead of the past, while being tutored and guided musician/educators from the generation before them. If this person is a high school vocalist from our Vocal Jazz Academy or a jazz studies student from Wayne State, we will bring everyone together in this great sharing of ideas to be viewed in real time, in front whoever wishes to see musical history take place.

Scott Gwinnell

Director of Vocal Jazz Education

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

 

EVENT:

Music Hall Jazz Jam Session

Hosted by Scott Gwinnell Trio

Ongoing Sundays 6-9pm

Free, no opening set

9 February
Gene 'N Tonics

When the Gene-n-Tonics perform you will be moved to dance and sway by the melodic and percussive sounds of the Gene-n-Tonics as the band plays the best works of Beckenstein, Benson, Santana, Porter, Ellington, Koz, Adderley, Gershwin, Caldwell, Davis and many more!

10 February
Love and Unity

It's Love and Unity first show! Come out and enjoy and evening of good music and dancing. Enjoy the latest band to hit the scene with our r&b and funky beats!!! Can't wait to see y'all there!!!
This event is FREE of charge!!!

12 February
Music Hall Jam

Music Hall Jazz Jam Session

The jam session is integral in the history of jazz and jazz-education. For over a hundred years this has been the training ground for young musicians to share ideas. The jam session brings out the competitive nature in us but also serves as the social backdrop. Musicians understand that a key part of their development in jazz is to understand the jam session codes of conduct. If a jazz musician can survive the night, playing different tunes in strange keys, difficult tempos, interacting sometimes with virtual strangers, they belong to an elite club that speaks a language that only jazz musicians understand. This experience is impossible to replicate in the structure of a classroom; there are too many variables. It only works in a club, in front of an audience, in a respected jazz venue that serves as a musical beacon.

In an ideal setting, both experienced musicians and young musicians mingle socially and musically. Detroit offers the combination of a thriving professional scene and many colleges and high schools. It is critical in a young jazz musicians' training to receive a "bandstand education". This is what we hope to provide by combining a professional rhythm section with young jamming jazz musicians and vocalists from the Detroit Public Schools, Wayne State University, and even places beyond. Young musicians will not only be able to receive quality bandstand instruction, but also network with each other and share ideas.

People give Charlie Parker credit for creating bebop, but all of the insiders know that even though he had the initial seed, it was a group project, refined at jam sessions like Minton's Playhouse in Harlem. At Minton's, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and others all experimented to create the music that jazz musicians revere. What many of the insiders don't know is, that these beboppers received instruction at Minton's by the generation of great swing musicians before them at this jam session; Roy Eldridge, Clark Terry, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins, as they did from the generation before them.

At the Music Hall Jazz Cafe, we want develop and encourage the 21st century young jazz musicians to make their mark and keep jazz in the present instead of the past, while being tutored and guided musician/educators from the generation before them. If this person is a high school vocalist from our Vocal Jazz Academy or a jazz studies student from Wayne State, we will bring everyone together in this great sharing of ideas to be viewed in real time, in front whoever wishes to see musical history take place.

Scott Gwinnell

Director of Vocal Jazz Education

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

 

EVENT:

Music Hall Jazz Jam Session

Hosted by Scott Gwinnell Trio

Ongoing Sundays 6-9pm

Free, no opening set

23 February
Ben's Friends Jazz Orchestra

February 23, 8pm $10

Ben's Friends Jazz Orchestra (BFJO) is dedicated to keeping big band music alive in the Detroit area. BFJO's unique blend of jazz, pop, blues and swing offers a new musical experience to the younger generation and provides a nostalgic sojourn into the past for the big band dance generation.

24 February
Kris Lynn at the Piano

5:30PM

Kris Lynn, jazz pianist and vocalist, loves the standards and is known for her extensive repertoire.  She has been a constant in the Detroit Metropolitan area since the early sixties and has appeared at such venues as All That Jazz, The Rhinoceros, Baker' s Keyboard Lounge and numerous other spots where jazz lovers gather.

The Detroit Free Press notes that she "invokes the sounds of Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday".

25 February
The Poet

THE POET.

 

Celebrating legendary Detroit based poet Joel Fluent Greene's 3rd collection of poetry, "Somewhere In The Middle. Love Poems." 

 

The evening will feature special guest performances by 

Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Alex Way

 

& Singer/Songwriter, Melanie Rutherford. 

 

With a headlining performance by 

Joel Fluent Greene w/ The Charles Greene Trio

Events for February 2017