Kathy Kosins & Kamau Kenyatta Quintet Kicked Off Music in Homes 2017-18 Season

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Kamau Kenyatta and Kathy Kosins

Kathy Kosins is “one of the  most alluring voices in Jazz” according to the Chicago Tribune, and Blue Note Records President Don Was takes it up a notch, proclaiming her “one of the finest singers in the world.” An internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, composer and painter, Kosins has been filling the airwaves and concert halls with magic for decades.

Kosins performed to a sold-out audience with an all-star band, including her new producer Kamau Kenyatta on piano. Kenyatta recently won a Grammy for producing famed jazz vocalist Gregory Porter’s newest recording, following three Grammy nominations with Porter. A superb saxophonist as well as keyboardist, Kenyatta is also well established as a film composer and educator currently at University of California San Diego.

Creating the holiday spirit with Kosins and Kenyatta was guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, bassist Dave Young (Canadian Juno awardee who performed with Oscar Peterson for decades), and percussionist Djallo Djakate Keita.

The festivities included a delicious light meal, gourmet pastries and desserts, and sparkling wine for a pre-New Year’s Eve toast. Tickets: $60; VIP seating in front rows with additional leg room: $70.

* All concerts include a delicious light dinner, beverages and dessert during intermission. Concerts in May and June are held in spacious tents set in the gardens of homes. You may tour a ­portion of the home prior to the concerts on Friday and Saturday. In the case of severe weather, Palmer Woods Music in Homes (MIH) will move the concert to the beautiful art deco Detroit Unity Temple or other appropriate nearby venue. Tickets are not refundable. MIH reserves the right to make program changes if necessary.

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