Celebrate the Memorial Holiday weekend the Detroit Jazz Ambassador-A.Spencer Barefield & Friends: saxophonist Dave McMurray, trumpeter Dwight Adams, guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, bassist Jeff Pedraz and drummer Djallo Djakate Keita. Click photo for more info.
The Palmer Woods Home & Garden Tour will showcase 10 magnificent homes and spectacular gardens — including the Frank Lloyd Wright gardens — July 13-14, 2019. Join us for an intimate Soirée Preview Gala on Saturday and all-day tour on Sunday. Click on the photo for tickets
Motown veteran, Aretha’s last music director, Detroit treasure Al McKenzie leads an all-star ensemble for an evening of jazz, R & B, soul, Motown and more with trumpeter Rayse Biggs, vocalist Penny Wells, bassist Darrell Smith and drummer Jeff Canady. Click photo for more info.
Orquesta La Inspiracion with founder Puerto Rican congera Ozzie Rivera and musical director of pianist Bill Meyer, is a large ensemble of some of the Detroit area’s most vibrant and authentic Latin musicians. Dance and enjoy a Mexican-style meal with a glass of Sangria.
A shimmering soprano voice,” according to The New York Times, Jordan is a Metropolitan Opera National Council winner who breaks boundaries between opera, hip-hop, jazz and beyond. She will perform with virtuoso harpist Maurice Draughn. Click photo for info.
Led by violinist/flutist Michelle May, Musique Noire is known for its unique arrangements of world fusion music. Musicians include violist/violinist Leah Lucas Celebi, percussionist JoVia Armstrong, and special guests violinlist/vocalist Tia Imani Hanna, guitarist Elden Kelly, and bassist Marion Hayden. Click photo for more info.
This homage to African-American music and composers features saxophonist Marcus Elliot leading his trio with bassist Brian Juarez and drummer Everett Reid. They’ll perform innovative and legendary jazz from bebop to avant garde. A delicious soulfood-inspired dinner is included. Click photo for more info.
Dress up and celebrate Mardi Gras on January 26 with the fabulous Alvin Waddles ensemble. New Orleans-inspired food served during intermission! Click on photo for more details.
Music in Homes kicks off our 2018-19 series with great jazz with guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, pianist Cliff Monear, bassist Marion Hayden, drummer Gayelynn McKinney and vocalist Isis Damil. Sparkling wine and delicious food, too! Click photo to read more
Celebrate Father’s Day weekend with JazzFest in Palmer Woods. Our Grand Finale features Planet D Nonet Salute to Billy Strayhorn on Friday, June 15 and Gayelynn McKinney McKinFolk Septet’s Tribute to Jazz Legend Harold McKinney on Saturday, June 16. Click photo for more.