Rodney Whitaker, bassist and educator, discusses his relationship to Detroit music, the legacy of the Blue Bird Inn, and the impact of COVID-19.
Blue Bird Inn
Marion Hayden, bass violinist and activist, discusses her relationship to Detroit music, the music scene that mentored her, and the impact of COVID-19.
The Blue Bird Inn was an institute for Detroit musicians and a hearth for the Black community. Detroit Sound Conservancy is telling the bar’s story.
The Community Jazz History Series was a video oral history program completed by the Graystone Jazz Museum and preserved by Detroit Sound Conservancy.
Bernard “Tree” Hill, brother of Detroiter and jazz pianist Phil Hill, compiled this scrapbook of photos with national jazz and local musicians.
Detroit Sound Conservancy · Krysta Ryzewski: #RecordDET Interview Carlton Gholz: This is Record Detroit. This is November 17th, 2014 at Urban Bean Coffee House in downtown Detroit off of Capitol Park. And tonight’s first interview is with Krista Ryzewski from Wayne State University Anthropology Department. She’s an Archeologist. And we’ll get right to it. […]
Kenn Cox, pianist, composer, and activist, discusses his relationship to Detroit music and his career in this Community Jazz History Series video interview.