February 24, 2017
Kris Lynn at the Piano

5:30PMKris 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 t...

February 25, 2017
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 wi...

March 10, 2017
Grace Kelly

“Grace Kelly has an electric charisma on-stage that instantly ignites the room. She is one of the most kind-hearted, easy-going people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”&nb...

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March 10, 2017
Grace Kelly

As Grace Kelly defiantly reminds us on The Other One, a standout number from her upcoming album, Trying To Figure It Out, she’s not looking to be like anyone else. “Got my own t...

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March 11, 2017
Gordon Chambers Album Release Performance

After accruing two decades worth of accolades penning chart-topping hits for icons and legends such as Anita Baker (“I Apologize”), Angie Stone (“No More Rain”), Brandy, Tamia,...

March 12, 2017
Music Hall Jam

Music Hall Jazz Jam SessionHosted by Scott Gwinnell TrioOngoing Sundays 6-9pmFree, no opening set

March 19, 2017
Music Hall Jam

March 31, 2017
Latin Jazz All Stars

THE LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS Friday, March 31,  8pm  Jazz CaféSaturday, April 1, 8pm Jazz Café All tickets are $30.00 Band names:Nestor Torres (flute)Chembo...

April 1, 2017
Latin Jazz All Stars

THE LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS Friday, March 31,  8pm  Jazz CaféSaturday, April 1, 8pm Jazz Café All tickets are $30.00 Band names:Nestor Torres (flute)Chembo...

April 2, 2017
Music Hall Jam

Music Hall Jazz Jam SessionHosted by Scott Gwinnell TrioOngoing Sundays 6-9pmFree, no opening set

April 14, 2017
Raul Midon

“...a one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus.”— The New York TimesSinger-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of m...

April 21, 2017
Paula Boggs Band

Starbucks vet Boggs and the 6-piece Paula Boggs Band traverse jazz, world, rock and Americana.  They released debut album "A Buddha State of Mind"...

April 30, 2017
Music Hall Jam

MUSIC HALL JAMMUSIC HALL JAMMusic Hall Jazz Jam SessionThe jam session is integral in the history of jazz and jazz-education. For over a hundred years this has been the training...

Events for March 2017
10 March
Grace Kelly

“Grace Kelly has an electric charisma on-stage that instantly ignites the room. She is one of the most kind-hearted, easy-going people I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”                            

                        Jon Batiste, the band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

 

Saxophonist, singer, and composer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 24-year-old. Having been a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human,Grace Kelly recently released her 10th CDas a leader. The latest album, Trying To Figure It Out, was voted #2 Jazz Album of The Year in the 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll.

 

In 2016, Grace was also thrilled to join a dynamic 10-piece house band for NBC’s new variety show “Maya & Marty,” starring Maya Rudolph and Martin Short and produced by Lorne Michaels.

 

Grace also garnered many awards from jazz critics and fans alike this past year. She was the winner of the 64th Annual 2016 Downbeat Magazine Critics Poll as “Rising Star Alto Saxophone,” and voted fourth in the Alto Saxophonist category in the 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll. She also won “Jazz Artist of the Year” in the 2016 Boston Music Awards and “Alto Saxophonist of the Year” by NYC Jazz Fans Decision 2016.

 

Grace wrote her first song at seven years old, recorded her first CD at 12, orchestrated and performed her original composition with the Boston Pops Orchestra at 14, and performed at President Obama’s Inauguration at 16. As a bandleader she has performed over 700 concerts in over 30 countries in notable venues as the Hollywood Bowl, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall and Symphony Hall and festivals such as Montreal, Newport and Montreux. Grace has performed and/or recorded with Harry Connick Jr, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck, Questlove, Esperanza Spalding, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, David Sanborn, Marcus Miller, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Huey Lewis and Gloria Estefan to name a few.

 

In recent years, she has been featured on Amazon’s Emmy-nominated TV show “Bosch,” CNN.com, Glamour Magazine, Forbes, Billboard, Vanity Fair,  Huffington Post, and in many appearances on NPR. As a songwriter, she has won multiple ASCAP Composer Awards and International Songwriting Awards.   

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10 March
Grace Kelly

As Grace Kelly defiantly reminds us on The Other One, a standout number from her upcoming album, Trying To Figure It Out, she’s not looking to be like anyone else. “Got my own thing,” she sings over the song’s urban, trance-like groove. Although the singer and saxophone player has been acclaimed by critics and audiences alike as a jazz musician, the track’s exhilarating chorus, haunting keyboard hook and brittle electro edge show an artist interested only in playing what she loves labels be damned.

While a current Kelly concert might delight jazz purists with Great American Songbook standards, it could just as easily inspire mainstream listeners with Gracei-fied takes on the likes of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky, Coldplay’s Magic or Sia’s Chandelier. In Dec 2015 Jon Batiste snagged Grace as a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Stay Human, playing multiple reeds and singing.

But whatever the style, the 24-year-old winner of the 2016 64th Annual Downbeat Critics Poll (as a rising star in the alto sax category) and the eigth time she has been named to the poll, spices up the sound with the lyrical and soulful phrasing of her instrument. Kelly, who guested with the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra as part of the events surrounding Barack Obama’s inauguration celebration at the request of the ensemble’s director, Wynton Marsalis - remains as committed to superior playing as ever.

11 March
Gordon Chambers Album Release Performance

After accruing two decades worth of accolades penning chart-topping hits for icons and legends such as Anita Baker (“I Apologize”), Angie Stone (“No More Rain”), Brandy, Tamia, Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight (“Missing You”), Beyonce (“After All Is Said And Done”)--along with three successful solo albums under his belt (featuring Grammy-nominated guests Ledisi and Carl Thomas)--Chambers found himself at a fork in the road. 
"After my last album, Sincere, I wondered had I expressed all I needed to say or all that folks wanted to hear from me as a solo artist.”

12 March
Music Hall Jam

Music Hall Jazz Jam Session

Hosted by Scott Gwinnell Trio

Ongoing Sundays 6-9pm

Free, no opening set

31 March
Latin Jazz All Stars

THE LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS

 

Friday, March 31,  8pm  Jazz Café

Saturday, April 1, 8pm Jazz Café

 

All tickets are $30.00

 

Band names:

Nestor Torres (flute)

Chembo Corniel (percussion)

Elio Villa Franca (piano)

Yunior Terry (bass)

Diego Lopez (drums)

Jorge Castro (tenor sax)

Pete Escovedo (timbales)

Events for March 2017