New West Guitar Group – May 26

New West Guitar Group – May 26

New West Guitar Group (NWGG) has developed a wide spread reputation as one of the premier guitar ensembles in the world. Featuring guitarists Perry Smith (NYC) John Storie (LA) and Will Brahm (LA), they perform classic pop covers, jazz standards and exciting originals. Their signature sound comes from an innovative style that highlights rhythm, beauty … Read More

Charles McPherson Quartet – Mar 26 & 27

Charles McPherson Quartet – Mar 26 & 27

Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. While performing … Read More

Kurt Elling Quintet – Feb 25 & 26

Kurt Elling Quintet – Feb 25 & 26

Featuring: Kurt – vocals Gary Versace – piano Clark Sommers – bass John McLean – guitar Kendrick Scott – drums GRAMMY winner Kurt Elling is among the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. He won the DownBeat Critics Poll for fourteen consecutive years and was named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight … Read More

Nicholas Payton Trio – Mar 5 & 6

Nicholas Payton Trio – Mar 5 & 6

  Nicholas Payton – trumpet Gerald Cannon – bass Joe Dyson – drums “Payton’s clarion trumpet, as well as his genre-defying solos, stood at the center of the music making… Payton bent notes beyond recognition… No descriptive label or category could be affixed to Payton’s solos, which were as brashly original as they were technically … Read More

Kenwood Dennard / Joe Anderies Project – Feb 6

Kenwood Dennard / Joe Anderies Project – Feb 6

Kenwood Dennard has enjoyed a multifaceted, star-studded career as a performer, recording artist, and educator; including his current professorship at the illustrious Berklee College of Music. His technical prowess and polyphonic/polyrhythmic genius is emulated the world over amongst the legendary drummers of our time. His students include Wil Calhoun (Living Color), Nikki Glaspie (Nth Power), … Read More

Cyrus Chestnut Trio – May 17 & 18

Cyrus Chestnut Trio – May 17 & 18

Cyrus – piano TBA – bass TBA – drums “The pianist Cyrus Chestnut is one of jazz’s most convincing anachronisms. His brand of crisp articulation and blues-inflected harmony evokes another era, sometime before the ascent of Bill Evans and McCoy Tyner, to say nothing of Herbie Hancock and Keith Jarrett. But unlike the typical nostalgist, … Read More

Brad Goode Quartet featuring Sheila Jordan – May 5

Brad Goode Quartet featuring Sheila Jordan – May 5

Raised in poverty in Pennsylvania’s coal-mining country, Jordan began singing as a child and by the time she was in her early teens was working semi-professionally in Detroit clubs. Her first great influence was Charlie Parker and, indeed, most of her influences have been instrumentalists rather than singers. Working chiefly with black musicians, she met … Read More

Dazzle Jazz Celebrates the Art of the Piano Trio

Dazzle Jazz Celebrates the Art of the Piano Trio

Dazzle Jazz Celebrates the Art of the Piano Trio with Gift Certificate Giveaways For the next six weeks, Dazzle Jazz will be celebrating the art of the piano trio with four of today’s most revered piano trios. You can join in the celebration too. Any patron that attends a show by all four artists will … Read More

Art Lande Trio – May 29

Art Lande Trio – May 29

Grammy-nominated Art Lande is an internationally known pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Mark Isham, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek and many others. His band, Rubisa Patrol, was … Read More