Cliff Coleman and Jim Ruffner present a chronological overview of Detroit jazz in this pamphlet published by the Graystone International Jazz Museum.
James Jenkins, founder of the Graystone International Jazz Museum & Hall of Fame, was remembered on his centennial with a jazz libation ceremony.
Rayse Biggs, trumpeter and composer, and his Eleven Eleven band perform for Detroit Jazz Alive, an on-air program broadcast on public radio station WDET.
The Community Jazz History Series was a video oral history program completed by the Graystone Jazz Museum and preserved by Detroit Sound Conservancy.
The Graystone International Jazz Museum & Hall of Fame was a community-based Black music archive that closed earlier this century that we salvaged in 2015.
McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, a Black dance orchestra active from 1927 to 1934, served as the house band at Detroit’s Graystone Ballroom.
Roy Brooks, drummer and composer, performs for Detroit Jazz Alive, an on-air program broadcast on public radio station WDET.
James Jenkins (1916-1994), Founder of the Graystone International Jazz Museum, discusses his motivations for starting the museum in this interview.
Bernard “Tree” Hill, brother of Detroiter and jazz pianist Phil Hill, compiled this scrapbook of photos with national jazz and local musicians.