Dancer and legend Lottie “The Body” sits down with us to discuss her career and call to preserve The National Theatre in downtown Detroit from demolition.
Aloe Blacc: Blue Bird Stage Performance
Singer Aloe Blacc performs at Canadian Music Week on the Blue Bird Inn Stage sponsored by Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Detroit).
James Jenkins: Centennial Jazz Libation Ceremony
James Jenkins, founder of the Graystone International Jazz Museum & Hall of Fame, was remembered on his centennial with a jazz libation ceremony.
The Gabriel Brass Band: LaVell Williams Jazz Funeral Performance
We asked The Gabriel Brass Band to perform a tribute to LaVell Williams (1967-2018) on the Blue Bird Inn Stage at Light Box Performance.
Blue Bird Inn: Lock Cutting Video
On April 24, 2019 we put our own lock on the Blue Bird Inn with some help from bassist Marion Hayden and saxophonist De’Sean Jones.
Blue Bird Inn: Drone Video
Harold and Raymond McKinney: Detroit’s Arts Legends Interview
Harold McKinney, jazz musician and composer, and Raymond McKinney, cellist and poet, discuss their relationship to Detroit’s arts and music culture.
Carleton Gholz: The Billy T. Experience Interview
Founder Carleton Gholz interviewed by Billy T. and T.J. on WHPR’s “The Billy T Experience” in Highland Park to promote our first Detroit Sound Conference.
Community Jazz History Series: Interviews
The Community Jazz History Series was a video oral history program completed by the Graystone Jazz Museum and preserved by Detroit Sound Conservancy.
The Chessmate: Live6 Program Video
The Chessmate Cafe, at the corner of Livernois and 6, had a history of late night concerts, cutting-edge acts, and legendary troubadours.