Graystone Museum Exhibit at the Library

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The Detroit Sound Conservancy has set up an exhibit at the Detroit Public Library to honor the Graystone International Jazz Museum! I hadn’t heard of the GIJM or any of the history behind the place before helping out with the display. The museum was founded in 1974 by James Jenkins to fulfill an ongoing aspiration: to house […]

Activating the Graystone Ballroom Legacy

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The Detroit Sound Conservancy celebrates the memory of the Graystone International Jazz Museum with the help of the Detroit Historical Society DETROIT, MI — The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) is pleased to announce that it has been donated the artifacts of the former Graystone International Jazz Museum (GIJM) and will be accessing and activating the […]

Sonic Gates

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DETROIT, MI — The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) is pleased to present Sonic Gates a spirited party dedicated to the musical legacy of Detroit’s rich DJ history and the audiences that helped it thrive. The event will pay tribute to the legendary Ken Collier and Club Heaven and will be held May 9th at The […]

Black History

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Celebrate Black History Month with oral history interviews associated with the Graystone International Jazz Museum.

The 71st Annual E. Azalia Hackley Collection Concert

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Four members of the DSC’s advisory board are also on the board of the Friends of the E. Azalia Hackley (FAH) Collection at the Detroit Public Library. We strongly believe in the connection between the DSC’s mission and the Hackley’s. Therefore we encourage you to purchase a membership for the FAH and then to celebrate […]

DSC Inspires College Course on Detroit Music

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I am currently the Head of Education at the Detroit Institute of Education (DIME) but also a Lecturer at Oakland University. It was in that latter capacity that this past Fall I created, curated, and taught a class called “Detroit Music Heritage: Sounds of the City” in the Oakland University Honors College. The syllabus for […]