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McKinFolk - The New Beginning

McKinFolk- The New Beginning - GayeLynn McKinney

McKinFolk - The New Beginning

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The Long-Awaited Release by McKinFolk, headed by GayeLynn McKinney herself.

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  • Ode To Africa
  • Juba
  • Conjure Man
  • Nostalgia
  • Wide and Blue
  • Heavenease
  • After the Sunset
  • Freedom Jazz Dance
  • Night Blues
  • Cornerstone

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Planet D Nonet

The band’s repertoire is unmatched, in one set paying tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and Fletcher Henderson, and in another the proto-R&B sounds of Detroit artists such as Paul “Hucklebuck” Williams and King Porter. On some nights an audience might be treated to an entire evening devoted to the Afro-futuristic rhythms of Sun Ra—to whom the name Planet D Nonet is a deferential nod, if not a wink.

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29 | May

Jazz Notes With Judy Adams

There are lots of great albums being released this spring and summer that have ties to Detroit, that we’ll be telling you about in the coming weeks. Last week we featured the new CD by Dave McMurray “Music is Life” this week we celebrate the long-awaited release from drummer, arranger, educator and composer extraordinaire, Gayelynn McKinney.

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18 | May

McKinFolk - The New Beginning is Now Available

The long awaited project by GayeLynn McKinney is now available. This 11 track project brings about the sound and legacy of the McKinney Family

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30 | Aug

Gayelynn McKinney to release “McKinFolk - The New Beginning”

Drummer Gayelynn McKinney — who you may know from her all-women jazz group Straight Ahead, or her recent work with Aretha Franklin — grew up in a magical place for musical development to be nurtured: the home of beloved Detroit pianist, composer, educator, and Tribe member Harold McKinney.

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