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03 | Oct

“Common Tones” is finally here

Randy Napoleon’s sophomore record with Detroit Music Factory is finally here!

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10 | Jul

After six decades, Motown legend Dennis Coffey releases first traditional jazz album

Inside the mythic Studio A exhibit at the Motown Museum, you can see an actual Gibson 335 guitar and wah-wah pedal Dennis Coffey would use in recording “Cloud Nine,” “Just My Imagination,” and countless other R&B classics. It’s positioned in the exact location where he performed his tracks.

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16 | May

“Three and One” by Miles Brown makes it’s way onto a recent Podcast

We also have a Surprise treat, a new song by fan Miles Brown called “Three to One” off of his new release “Evidence of Soul and Body.” Its a Jazz Record to be released May 17th by Detroit Music Factory Records.

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09 | May

Charles Boles To Receive 2019 SEMJA Award

Pianist Charles Boles is the 2019 recipient of SEMJA’s Ron Brooks Award for his contributions to jazz in Detroit. Boles will perform with his quartet for the Award celebration at Schoolcraft College on Sunday, June 9.

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30 | Apr

Detroit Music Factory Artists Had a Great Night at the Detroit Music Awards

Ron English, Planet D Nonet and Scott Gwinnell faired well at the 2019 Detroit Music Awards

Outstanding Jazz Artist:
Ron English
Outstanding Jazz Group:
Planet D Nonet
Outstanding Jazz Composer:
Scott Gwinnell
Outstanding Jazz Recording:
Mulgrew-ology by Scott Gwinnell

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03 | Mar

Gayelynn McKinney of Aretha Franklin in On The Beat

As for me, I have enjoyed performing with many wonderful artists including Benny Golson, Roy Ayers, Tim Ries, (music director for Rolling Stones), Larry Coryell, Rick Margitza, Chaka Kahn, Roy Hargrove, Speech of Arrested Development, Randy Brecker, and many more. I am also honored to say that I was Aretha Franklin’s last drummer. I toured with her until her last performance at the Elton John AIDS Foundation in 2017

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