1-23, Thursday, 8:30 p.m., The Scott Gwinnell Dectet at Cliff Bell's,
$10 cover, 10-piece group led by award-winning composer and pianist, Scott Gwinnell. 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, 48226. www.cliffbells.com
1-23, Thursday (every 4th), Charlie Miller Quartet at the Sakana Sushi Lounge, 22914 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, 48220,[masked]-2555. 8 p.m. Charlie is the son of Russ Miller.
1-25, Saturday, The Bible on Broadway: Revised Version, 1st Congregational Church, Royal Oak, 1314 Northwood (corner of Crooks and Webster). Kerry Price, accompanist and co-director with Jennifer Ward. This is an afternoon of songs from Broadway shows based on the Bible - and a fund-raiser for the Welcome Inn - the Royal Oak daytime homeless shelter. From Kerry: "This is the fourth year that my friend Jennifer Ward and I have put this show together. Our first year was "Bible on Broadway" - and was a great success! So, we have re-vamped the show, left in some of the best numbers, added a few new faces and a few new songs! The performers are the cream of the crop from local community theatre groups. . . NOT TO BE MISSED! Tickets $20 adults (18 and under), $10 for students. Make checks to S.O.C.H. (South Oakland Citizens for the Homeless and mail to Kerry Price, 2513 Samoset Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073. Questions[masked]-2057."
1-25, Saturday, Dr. Dick's Good Vibes play the lounge at the Maple Theater, located at Maple and Telegraph behind the shopping plaza, southwest corner, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Dick Tapert on vibes, Bill Meyer piano, and George Davidson on drums.
1-26, Sunday, Planet D Nonet at the Blue Goose Inn, 4 p.m., St. Clair Shores, www.bluegooseinn.net
1-26, Sunday (Rescheduled) Cliff Monear Trio with Jan Franco on vocals, First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, "Great Performances in a Sacred Space," 4
p.m., 26165 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Northwest corner of 11 Mile and Farmington Roads, Donations will be collected and used to fund the musicians (suggestion $15 per person, $25 per family). Phone[masked], www.farmington-pres.org
1-26, Sunday, 1-12, 6 p.m., Jeff Pedraz Trio featuring Jeff on bass, Tom Talitsch on tenor saxophone and Rob Avsharian on drums.
2030 Park Avenue, Detroit, 48226. www.cliffbells.com
1-28, Tuesday, Jazz @ The Elks happens on the last Tuesday of the month from 7 pm to 10 pm. There is a $10 donation at the door which includes hors d’oeuvres. On January 28th the Nuevo Jazz Detroit latin group returns with Duncan Jones on Keyboard, Don Lewandowski on Bass, Patrick Fitzgibbons on Vibes, Chuck Golemba on Drums, and Jerry LeDuff on Congas. On February 25th the Cliff Monear Trio returns with Stephenie Monear on Vocals, Cliff on Keyboard, Jeff Pedraz on Bass and Scott Ketzer on Drums.
2-1, Saturday afternoon, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society Jazz at Shield's concert features the Johnny Trudell Quintet with Johnny on trumpet, Carl Cafagna on reeds, Bill Cairo on drums, Chuck Shermetaro on piano, and Ray Tini on bass. 1-4 p.m., $10 cover. Shield's of Southfield, 25101 Telegraph Road (at 10 mile), Southfield, 48033.
2-1, Saturday, BANJOS, BIKES & BREWS premiering the new Gaiety Three...Hugh Leal, guitar and banjo, Mike Karloff, piano..and ace banjoist/vocalist Jack Dalton. Playing "vintage songs and sing-a-long" at Windsor's new vintage/retro bicycle shop "City Cyclery" in Old Walkerville in a historic building at 553 Lincoln (just north of Wyandotte). Beers from Walkerville Brewery, a new Windsor micro brewery. Tickets are $10 (advance or at door) ....call[masked] for credit card orders to secure a seat, limited seating, doors open 7pm. music from 8-10 p.m.
2-5, Wednesday (first of each month), Ron Kischuk’s Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band at the Grand Hotel (TV's Grand Event) in Trenton. The Tartarsauce Traditional Jazz Band will feature Ron on trombone with an all-star band. TV’s Grand Event, food is reasonably priced and excellent (the hotel has the former Opus One chef). 6:30-9:30 p.m., reservations recommended. $5 cover, food and drink specials. , 2651 W. Jefferson Avenue, Trenton, MI 48183,[masked], [address removed]
2-6, first Thursday of every month. A new gig … come on out! Gabby Rosolino on flugelhorn and vocals, Jerry Neeley on keyboard/vocals, Tom Ploeger on sax, Dennis DeCello on drums, Ron Rosolino on bass and vocals at Sports Channel Bar, 7:30-10:30 p.m., 25419 Jefferson Avenue, north of 10 MIle Rd., next to Harbor Lanes, in St. Clair Shores. Phone[masked]-2333. Good selection of food and drinks at affordable prices, nice room with lots of tables. Sit-ins welcome!
2-9, Sunday, The Greater Detroit Jazz Society presents the BEST MARDI GRAS PARTY IN DETROIT! Advance ticket purchase recommended. Join us for our 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Concert featuring the Cakewalkin' Jass Band with Nicole Heitger on vocals of Toledo, Ohio. Concorde Inn Forestré Banquet Center, 1919 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Located at M-59 and Crooks. Tickets $28 includes New Orleans dinner. A large floor for struttin' your stuff, costumes encouraged. Tickets are only available through the GDJS. Please see the attached flier for the details. Tickets are limited and always sell out in advance so don't delay!
2-9, Sunday, Attic Dwellers Jam Session at Paycheck's Lounge, 2932 Caniff in Hamtramck, 1-5 p.m. Open to all acoustic players and listeners.
2-9, Sunday, The Modern Cap Band, 3 p.m., Steinway Hall, Steinway Piano Gallery, 2700 E. West Maple Road, Commerce Twp., MI 48390 (corner of M5 and Maple Road), For more information, call[masked]-0358.
2-9, Sunday, The Speakeasy Quartet present their "1922 VALENTINE'S DANCE "at Windsor's Masonic Temple Ballroom "Windsor's best spring-loaded dance floor, since 1922." 986 Ouellette Ave. at Erie, 4 blocks south of tunnel exit. Ray Manzerolle, sax; Mike Karoub, cello; Mike Karloff, piano and Hugh Leal guitar perform many dance styles of vintage tunes...special guest vocalist Heather Karloff. Special Flapper hostesses and dance demonstrations by several of Windsor's leading dance studios....everyone welcome to dance or listen. Cash bar available. Free parking behind the Masonic Temple. Tickets: $15, call Mackenzie Hall at[masked] for advance credit card orders (on sale Jan. 8)....or $20 at the door. Doors open at 2 p.m., dancing from 2:20-4:30 p.m.
2-13, second Thursday,
Bob Ervin, Patrick MacCarroll, Brian Newsom and the gang perform with The Riverboat Ramblers as they play Dixieland jazz at the Blue Goose Inn at 28911 Jefferson in St. Clair Shores, 6-9 p.m., [masked]-0950.
2-14, Friday, Valentine's Day! The Motown Legends Gospel Choir under the direction of the Contours' Al Chisolm (musical director Kier Ward) performs at the Detroit Institute of Arts. 7:30 p.m., two shows. The performance will be a mix of gospel songs as well as love songs from the Original Vandellas, Mark Scott of the Miracles, Joan Belgrave, the Contours, and EJ Johnson of the Enchantments.
April 25-27, Save the date for the North American International Banjo Convention (www.naibc.org) at the Double Tree Hotel in Dearborn
3-16, Sunday, Detroit Groove Society presents saxophonist Dmitry Baevsky and featuring the guitarist Randy Napoleon. The band also features Paul Keller on bass and drummer Sean Dobbins. at the home of Andrew Rothman, 6650 Torybrooke Circle, West Bloomfield, MI 48323. Admission is $40/pp, $15 for students, for two sets of music. Please contact andy at [address removed] or[masked] by March 9.
4-24 through 26, The Annual N.A.I.B.C. Banjo Convention at the Double Tree Hotel,
5801 Southfield Highway (at Ford Rd.) Dearborn, 48228. Chairman Brian Newsom, presented by Ban-Joes of Michigan, Windsor Banjos, Flint Banjo Club
and an all-volunteer committee. More information to come. visit www.NAIBC.org
May 27, Save the Date for Jazzalot at Temple Israel – featuring George Benson, Cliff Monear Trio and DSO Youth Orchestra. This annual event is a fundraiser for a great cause – cancer patients. 7 p.m. at Temple Israel, 5725 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield. $30 tax deductible per ticket. For more information email: [address removed] or phone[masked]-6344.
September 12-14, 2014 – Save the date for the Grugelfest in Toledo, Ohio
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