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On his new release, Kayak, Gary Schunk creates a spontaneous, inspired collection of originals and standards that hold together like an intimate evening of repartee among old friends. “It’s a three-way conversation,” says Schunk of the dynamics of the album’s trio, which features Schunk, Ray Parker on bass and acclaimed drummer/composer Peter Erskine.Read More About Gary Schunk
When internationally acclaimed jazz greats come to the D, Gary Schunk is at the top of the call list, and he’s also done his fair share of touring. Over the course of a career that has spanned several decades, Schunk has played with the likes of Joe Williams, Earl Klugh, Kenny Burrell, Anita O’Day, Mark Murphy, Pepper Adams, Terumasa Hino, Dave Valentin, David “Fathead” Newman, Sonny Stitt and countless others.
21 | Jul
The summer jazz festival season kicks into full swing this week with the 18th annual Michigan Jazz Festival
19 | Jun
Planet D Nonet will pay tribute to the 100th birthday of bandleader/pianist/composer/mystic Sun Ra
15 | May
Scott Gwinnell pens new song.