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Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe

This swanky restaurant and lounge is a throwback to the halcyon days of jazz, with it's rich decor and the sounds of jazz masters piped in when live music is not being performed. In addition to a fine dining menu, which includes Kobe burgers with foie gras and Chicken and waffles, there is an expansive and fully stocked bar. Prominently featured at the bar is a painting from the 1800s, which is the crowning jewel of the decor. Live music is offered every night that the Dirty Dog Jazz Café is open and reservations are strongly recommended. dirtydogjazz.com




Evidence of Soul and Body - Miles Brown

Evidence of Soul and Body - Miles Brown

“The album…is a tribute to music and family,” says Brown. “We created something that grew from the family that surrounds us, supports us and inspires us.”

The format of Evidence of Soul and Body is traditional. The sound world is the acoustic jazz quintet, and there are about an equal number of standards as there are originals. But the arrangements and performances reflect the distinct influences of Brown and the other musicians: drummer Sean Dobbins, pianist Xavier Davis, saxophonist Diego Rivera, and his father, guitarist Steve Brown. The mood of the record is joyful throughout, which Brown attributes to his appreciation for the players.

Detroit Tenors’ self titled release

Detroit Tenors’ self titled release

“People love hearing two saxophones,” says tenor player Steve Wood. “But it’s more than just the idea of the conflict. I think another thing that people like about it is that both guys are playing the same instrument, but they sound completely different. It’s kind of interesting how two people can take the same instrument and yet sound so totally unlike each other.”

Wood studied music at one of the country’s first jazz programs, under the direction of Marvin “Doc” Holiday at Oakland University. He’s one of the two tenor saxophone players featured in Detroit Tenors. The group’s debut Detroit Music Factory recording, by the same name, is very much about the two-tenor saxophone tradition in jazz.

Detroit Tenors the record, like Detroit Tenors the band, is a shared vision between Wood and fellow tenor saxophone player, Carl Cafagna.

“Carl is a great saxophone player,” says Wood about Cafagna, who studied jazz at Berklee College of Music and created most of the arrangements on Detroit Tenors.

“He’s had some great teachers and it really shows.”



The long awaited, “Evidence of Soul and Body” by Miles Brown

The long awaited, “Evidence of Soul and Body” by Miles Brown

The format of Evidence of Soul and Body is traditional. The sound world is the acoustic jazz quintet, and there are about an equal number of standards as there are originals. But the arrangements and performances reflect the distinct influences of Brown and the other musicians: drummer Sean Dobbins, pianist Xavier Davis, saxophonist Diego Rivera, and his father, guitarist Steve Brown. The mood of the record is joyful throughout, which Brown attributes to his appreciation for the players.

“The album…is a tribute to music and family,” says Brown. “We created something that grew from the family that surrounds us, supports us and inspires us.”

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Mulgrew-ology, the second Detroit Music Factory recording by Detroit-based jazz pianist, composer and arranger Scott Gwinnell, explores this lesser-spotlighted side of Miller.




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