Roy Brooks, drumist and composer, discusses his relationship to Detroit music and innovative career in this Community Jazz History Series video interview.
Kenn Cox, pianist, composer, and activist, discusses his relationship to Detroit music and his career in this Community Jazz History Series video interview.
“As my grandma said whenever we did something of accomplishment, whenever she was very proud of us she would say, ‘I feel right rich.’ … I liked it when my grandma said that about me. If we don’t maintain this heritage all the connections of our musical ancestry then… we won’t have that feeling. As one who has had it, I don’t want generations to come, not to.”
Ken Collier, legendary Detroit club DJ, discusses his career in music, the underground sound he presents, and his goals to the Black LGBT magazine Kick!
Alma Smith musician and composer is interviewed for the Graystone International Jazz Museum where she discusses her career and the city of Detroit.