DetroitSound5: Reimagining the Blue Bird Inn from Detroit Sound Conservancy on Vimeo.
A Night of Jazz / A Day of Connecting
On November 2nd and 3rd, 2018, Detroit Sound Conservancy held its fifth annual conference, #DetroitSound5, at Lightbox Performance on Linwood on Detroit’s Old West Side. The first event on November 2nd featured jazz with the Marion Hayden Ensemble while the second event on November 3rd featured panel discussions, speakers, and more musicians. The event as a whole was dedicated to co-founder, President of our Board, and dear friend, LaVell Williams, who had died on Saturday, October 27th. He was 51.
This event was made possible with support from The Kresge Foundation.
This event was also sponsored in part by Michigan Council for the Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.
To get involved with our work with the Blue Bird please contact us at email@example.com or call direct at 313-757-5082.
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CONCERT PROGRAM: November 2, 2018
Above: The Marion Hayden Ensemble. Hayden, a music director, composer, bassist, and generational bridge between the mid-century legends who emerged at the Blue Bird Inn and a newer generation of jazz talent, curated a set culled from the Detroit post-war jazz songbook. Selections included music by Curtis Fuller, Barry Harris, Dorothy Ashby, Donald Walden, Marcus Belgrave, McKinney’s late husband Harold McKinney, Terry Pollard, and Elvin Jones.
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: November 3, 2018
MC Michelle McKinney
COFFEE AND WELCOME
MUSICIANS SET THE AGENDA:
MUSIC MAKING IN DETROIT PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
Marion Hayden, bassist
Emily Rogers, bassist
George Troia, trumpeter and President of the Detroit Federation of Musicians
Moderated by Dr. Gholz, Executive Director of Detroit Sound Conservancy
Council Member Raquel Castañeda-Lopez
CITY REPORTS: MEMPHIS
Tonya Dyson, Director, Memphis Slim House
Bill Harris with Ronald English, guitarist
CITY REPORTS: DETROIT
Kimberly Driggins, Director of Strategic Planning/Arts & Culture, Planning and Development Department, City of Detroit
Lauren Hood, Board Member, Detroit Sound Conservancy
Marsha Music with Emily Rogers, bassist
Laura Foxman, Architect
Tommy Stephens, Club Owner, The Raven
CITY REPORTS: CINCINNATI
Elliott Ruther, Cincinnati Music Foundation
De’Sean Jones, saxophone
Updated 8 April 2022