We are proud to announce that our Executive Director Dr. Carleton Gholz will be traveling to Wollongong, Australia this fall to participate in “Sounds of our Town.” “Sounds of our Town” will explore the role of popular music heritage in the revitalization of cities that have experienced industrial decline. Featuring panelists involved in popular music […]
https://www.facebook.com/events/2066694560107119/ Join us Saturday morning of Detroit Jazz Festival for a community photo produced by Detroit Sound Conservancy and NPA Arts! All ages welcome. Musicians should bring their instruments. Donuts by Dilla’s Delights –> first come, first served until gone. 10 AM = call time10:30 AM = photo11:00 AM = done! This event is supported […]
As part of our ongoing community engagement surrounding the restoration of the Club Heaven Sound System, we are excited to partner with LGBT Detroit and Hotter Than July for “From Stonewall to Heaven.” How have members of the LGBTQ+ community maintained the experience of performance and expression for 50 years? How has the experience of […]
Call & Response June 14, 2019 – August 25, 2019 Exhibition Dates: Friday, June 14 – Sunday, August 25, 2019 Performance, Panel Discussion, and Reception: Saturday, August 3, 2-6 pm https://stamps.umich.edu/exhibitions/detail/call-response Celebrating the legacy of sonic resistance in Detroit and beyond, Call & Response features the work of Romare Bearden, Chakaia Booker, Tony Cokes, Saffell […]
We participated in MotorCity Makeover to engage residents and continue to protect and preserve the legacy of the Blue Bird Inn.
On April 5, 2019, we were honored to be a part of the unveiling of the new Marvin Gaye stamp. The unveiling took place at the Detroit Historical Museum inside our Salvaging Sound exhibit on the Historic Blue Bird Inn Stage. The event was coordinated by the United States Postal Service. The photos below were […]
LaVell Williams (1967-2018), Detroit Sound Conservancy’s Board President, who mentored a generation of music lovers, is remembered in this obituary.
Terry Jean Pollard was known in the Detroit jazz community as “the queen of the vibes” for her mastery of the instrument. A Detroit bred pianist/vibraphonist, Pollard was a powerhouse performer who started out playing at jazz clubs around the city including a famous stint with the Billy Mitchell band at the Blue Bird Inn […]
Thrilled to announce that we will be telling our organization’s story in the community gallery at the Detroit Historical Museum next year January 19 – April 7, 2019.
Very grateful to The Kresge Foundation for believing in our sonic vision for The Blue Bird neighborhood and community. The planning begins now thanks to their support. Detroit Sound Conservancy will conduct community engagement and initial design for the redevelopment of the Blue Bird Inn, an iconic jazz club on Detroit’s west side, into a […]