Hi Dave -
I know you’re receiving our info on a regular basis, but we have a bunch of high profile events coming up and I thought I’d summarize them for you in one email. Let me know if you’d like to call a meetup for any of them or if you can otherwise help to circulate! We’re especially focused on trying to get the word out that Esperanza will be returning to our stage, where she appeared before winning the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011.
In chronological order:
Jon Batiste and Stay Human / Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8pm & 10pm (Jazz Café) ADV. $30 DOS $40
Deeply rooted in the musical traditions of his native New Orleans, where he grew up playing with his family’s well-known band, pianist/harmonaboardist Jon Batiste has developed a uniquely current, uplifting, and playful brand of jazz that integrates his classical Juilliard training with contemporary mainstream sounds. He is currently touring with his band, Stay Human, whose mission is to bring the joy of jazz to the masses, transforming each space they play by breaking down the barriers between audience and performer, and inviting people to experience the music as they never thought it could be played.
Chembo Corniel / Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 01, 2014 (Jazz Cafe) at 8pm & 10pm ADV.$30 DOS $40
Jazz Cafe welcomes back Chembo Corniel for two hot and spicy nights that pay homage to two very important pioneers that helped shape the music of their respective genres:Thelonius Monk and Mongo Santamaria . Chembo brings a phenomenal ensemble that features current masters of Afro Cuban, Ivan Renta: tenor& soprano sax, Elio Villafranca: piano, Carlo De Rosa: acoustic bass and VinceCherico: drums. Not to be missed, a president’s pick!
Spring Quartet featuring Esperanza Spalding/ Sunday, February 16, 2014 at 7:30pm (MAIN STAGE) $50, $40, $30
The legendary jazz musicians Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese will perform together as a once-in-a-lifetime quartet.
Guitar Passions Featuring Sharon Isbin and Stanley Jordan / Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8:00pm (MAIN STAGE) $50, $40, $30
Three master guitarists meet to perform an exquisite evening of Latin, Brazilian, and jazz. Three-time Grammy-Award winning Sharon Isbin teams up with the iconic jazz master Stanley Jordan and Brazil's leading guitarist Romero Lubambo for an electrifying experience.
I’ve pasted some images below as well as attached them. Again, many thanks for your ongoing support of jazz!
Community Outreach and Social Media / Detroit International Musical Society
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