Remembering Marcus Belgrave: A world-class musician and mentor

The world has lost another jazz icon. Detroit, in particular, has lost its longtime jazz hero Marcus Belgrave. The trumpeter and mentor to many jazz greats, made his transition on Sunday, May 24. At 78 years young, Belgrave still played superbly and had the same passion and vigor for the music as he did growing… Read More Remembering Marcus Belgrave: A world-class musician and mentor

Celebrating Women in Jazz: Past, Present and Future

March is recognized as Women’s History Month and like my good friend Leah, I couldn’t let the month go by without doing something to celebrate the accomplishments of women of all colors and all they have contributed to society. For the past few years I have attended the Black Women Rock concert, which is a celebration… Read More Celebrating Women in Jazz: Past, Present and Future

Meet DeJ Loaf and Detroit Che: Detroit’s hottest new MC’s

Detroit has been at the center of controversy and financial distress for many years. Between its impending bankruptcy, rebirth and the constant criticism it receives, it’s safe to say there is no more room left for error on the city’s part. But one thing that never seems to fail is the musical allegiance and talent that… Read More Meet DeJ Loaf and Detroit Che: Detroit’s hottest new MC’s