Detroit Sound Conservancy is proud to share Blues in My Bread, a documentary about Jodie Drake: a Detroiter who became one of “Canada’s foremost women of the Blues.” Transcription below. Documentary: Jodie Drake – Blues in My Bread Jodie Drake was born Priscilla Royster on Detroit’s West Side in the 1920s to a musical family […]
On May 29th, Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC) put on a truly happenin’ concert in Detroit’s Capitol Park called “Flyin’ the Coop: Jazz Downtown” to represent how Detroit has served and still serves as the ‘coop’ for influential jazz musicians both past and present. Two exceptional performers were featured, the seismic De’Sean Jones and the fastly […]
Pianist, composer, and bandleader Kenn Cox leads his quintet in this live broadcast performance for Detroit Jazz Alive hosted by Jim Gallert on WDET.
Detroit Sound Conservancy · New Graystone Orchestra: Performance
The group Jazz Gets Around performs a set for Detroit Jazz Alive, an on-air program broadcast on public radio station WDET.
Piano player Jimmy Dixon leads his quartet in this live broadcast performance for Detroit Jazz Alive hosted by Jim Gallert on WDET.
Cliff Coleman and Jim Ruffner present a chronological overview of Detroit jazz in this pamphlet published by the Graystone International Jazz Museum.
Detroit’s Paradise Valley, which was largely destroyed by “urban renewal” programs in the 1960s, was a center in the development of Black music in Detroit.
Detroit Sound Conservancy · Wendell Harrison: Blue Bird Stage Performance
Reed-player Wendell Harrison and pianist Harold McKinney perform together for Detroit Jazz Alive, an on-air program broadcast on public radio station WDET.