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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We are pleased to announce a tour collaboration with The Detroit Bus Company for our “Shifting Gears” tour. The first tour will take place on Sunday, May 3rd. Tickets will be $40. A portion of the profits will go to the DSC. You can read more about the tour here. You can purchase tickets here.
We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a Detroit music tour as well as programming a dance party for Allied Media Conference at their annual conference June 18-21. The tour will feature our ally, promoter and activist, Adriel Thornton (Fresh Corp). You can register for the conference here. The DSC conducted a […]
This coming Saturday, March 28th, our ally Steven Reaume and his company Norway Detroit will put on an event in Detroit. Reaume is a longtime Detroit promoter, chef, designer, and entrepreneur. He has been involved with the Detroit food and club scene for many years with such venues as Industry and Korzo in Pontiac, La […]
A new ally, Alia Benabdellah, has written us a sonic reflection from France where she was raised and lives. She will be moving to Detroit this April for the summer to conduct research for her PhD. You can read her own related post, in French, via High Five Magazine. ————– The first contact I had […]
Celebrate Black History Month with oral history interviews associated with the Graystone International Jazz Museum.
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 […]
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 […]