Greetings from the desk of Vince Paul

President and Artistic Director

Hello and Happy Spring from the Music Hall! Lots of great events to put on your calendar…

With dance always on our minds, it’s time again for our series of finger-on-the-pulse Contemporary Choreography Expos exploring Detroit’s dance connections with other zip codes. On Saturday the 2nd, ‘313 to the 213’ will feature some cool Los Angeles movers next to Detroit’s own pacesetters. Students from the audience can catch a free master class Sunday morning onstage.

We are beyond excited to welcome the one and only Stanley Clarke to the Main Stage on the 9th. The man is simply a force and the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity. Music lovers (and that’s everyone, right?) will be in second heaven, especially with Hiroshima’s fusion jazz kicking off the night.

Roald Dahl’s Big Friendly Giant welcomes families on the 10th, with this staged version in advance of the Disney / Stephen Spielberg film release. As often happens, you will have seen it here first.

And speaking of seen, have you caught up with the Jazz Café’s new website? It’s gorgeous, and has a full month of reasons to visit one of Detroit’s best-kept secrets, including the top-of-the-month Sunday evening jam sessions hosted by the Scott Gwinnell Trio, and the extraordinary jazz drums of Carl Allen on the 23rd. Major Jazz Café news to come, but our lips are sealed for the moment!

There’s a ‘DONATE’ button at the top of our homepage, and we are humbled by the gifts that have arrived since our capital campaign went public. Thank you for your generosity and for sharing our love of this great, great place.

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