Celebrating Detroit’s Jazz Artists

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Jazz takes center stage on 90.9 WRCJ and we invite you to discover jazz artists living and working in greater Detroit.

Then, be sure to listen to Maxine Michaels, 7-11p Friday nights; John Penney, 7-10p Saturdays; and Linda Yohn, 7-9p Sundays, to hear great jazz made in the Motor City.

While 90.9 WRCJ is Detroit’s only radio station playing jazz every night after 7pm, April 2021 is “DETROIT Jazz Appreciation Month” and we’ll shine a spotlight on jazz artists living and working in greater Detroit and Michigan.  We’re all looking forward to seeing music performed live.

We invite you to learn more about the artists below and discover these Detroit-area Jazz Venues.

A
Emma Lee Aboukasm – Vocalist
Dwight Adams – Trumpet
Josephine Ala – Trumpet
Jim Alfredson – Organ
David Alvarez III – Drums 
Jordan Anderson – Piano 
Brennan Andes – Bass
Alex Anest – Guitar
Ralphe Armstrong – Bass 

B
Hannah Baiardi – Piano & Vocals
A. Spencer Barefield – Guitar 
Lawrence Barris – Guitar
Joan Belgrave – Vocalist
Kasan Belgrave – Saxophone
Glenn Bengry – Trumpet
Dave Bennett – Clarinet
Mark Berger – Baritone Saxophone
Rob Bickley – Bass
Rayse Biggs – Trumpet
Andrew Bishop – Saxophone/Clarinet
Mark Braun (Mr. B) – Piano 
Stephen Boeghold – Drums
Charles Boles – Piano 
Vincent Bowens – Saxophone 
Ron Brooks – Bass
Andrew Brown and Djangophonique – Parisian Jazz Group
Miles Brown – Bass
Buddy Budson & Ursula Walker – Piano & Vocalist

C
Carl Cafagna – Saxophone
Alex Calista – Saxophone
Vincent Chandler – Trumpet
Rydell Chavez – Guitar
Chris Codish – Piano
Dennis Coffey – Guitar
Chris Collins – Saxophone
Ramona Collins – Vocalist 
Jim Cooper – Vibraphone
Sky Covington – Vocalist 
Rob Crozier – Bass

D
Sarah D’Angelo – Vocalist
George Davidson – Drums
Brendon Davis – Piano
Josef Deas – Bass
Leslie DeShazor– Viola
Djallo Djakate – Drums
Sean Dobbins  – Drums 
John Douglas – Trumpet

E
Marcus Elliot – Saxophone
Ron English – Guitar
Guymon Ensley – Trumpet

F
Ken Ferry – Trumpet
Paul Finazzo – Bass
Paul Finkbeiner – Trumpet
Ian Finkelstein – Piano

G
Tariq Gardner – Drums
Gerard Gibbs – Organ
Karim Tabu Gideon – Trumpet
Edward Gooch – Trombone
Charles Greene – Piano
Christa Grix – Harp
Scott Gwinell – Piano 

H
Alex Harding – Baritone Saxophone 
Wendell Harrison – Saxophone
Butter Hawkins – Drums
Marion Hayden – Bass
Doug Horn – Saxophone/Flute
Kimmie Horne – Vocalist 
Ross Huff – Trumpet 
James Hughes – Saxophone
Perry Hughes – Guitar
Robert Hurst – Bass

I
Takashi Iio – Bass
Joe Ivers – Saxophone

J
Noah Jackson – Bass
Joshua James – Saxophone
Mike Jellick – Piano
Ibrahim Jones – Bass
Louis Jones III – Drums

K
Adam Kahana – Guitar
Pete Kahn – Saxophone
Keith Kaminski – Saxophone
Tracy Kash – Flute/Piano/Vocalist 
Paul Keller – Bass 
Mark Kieme – Saxophone/Clarinet
Terry Kimura – Trombone
Leonard King – Drums
Ron Kischuk – Trombone
Cary Kocher – Vibraphone/Drums
Kathy Kosins – Vocalist 
Rich Kowaleski – Bass
Kurt Krahnke – Bass
Jesse Kramer – Drums

L
Sheila Landis – Vocalist
John E. Lawrence – Guitar
Hugh Leal – Jazz Promoter
Phil Lesky – Piano 
Alexis Lombre – Piano & Vocals
Matt LoRusso – Guitar
Trunino Lowe – Trumpet

M
Michael Malis – Piano 
Bob Maitland – Trombone
Randy Scott Marsh – Drums
Rick Matle – Guitar
Robert – McArthur – Vocalist
Gayelynn McKinney – Drums
Duncan McMillan – Piano 
Dave McMurray – Saxophone
Bill Meyer – Piano
Piotr Michalowski – Woodwinds
Charlie Miller – Trumpet
Jeannine Miller – Vocalist
Russ Miller – Saxophone 
Wayne Gerard Milton – Guitar
Cliff Monear – Piano 
Mike Monford – Saxophone 
Alina Morr – Piano
Jonathan S. Muir-Cotton – Bass
Musique Noire – World Artist/Group

N
Demetrius Nabors – Piano 
Alberto Nacif and Aguankó – Percussion/Latin Jazz
Randy Napoleon – Guitar
Nicole New – Vocalist 
Chuck Newsome – Guitar
Audrey Northington – Vocalist 
Shahida Nurullah – Vocalist 

O
James O’Donnell – Trumpet

P
Gene Parker – Saxophone
Kate Patterson – Vocalist
Tbone Paxton – Trombone & Vocals
Jeff Pedraz – Bass
Andy Perri – Guitar
Rocco Popielarski – Bass
Patrick Prouty – Bass
Pherotones, The

Q
Jason Quick – Guitar

R
Ingrid Racine – Trumpet
Michele Ramo – Guitar
Janelle Reichman – Clarinet/Saxophone
Cassius Richmond – Saxophone
Diego Rivera – Saxophone 
Rick Roe – Piano 
Ben Rolston – Bass
Brandon Rose – Bass
Ellen Rowe – Piano
John Rutherford – Trombone

S
Eliza Salem – Drums
Kurt Schreitmueller – Piano
Naima Shamborguer – Vocalist
Dave Sharp – Bass
Jeff Shoup – Drums
Pete Siers – Drums
Meri Slaven – Vocalist
Chris Smith – Drums
Jimmy Smith – Trumpet
R. J. Spangler – Drums
Anthony Stanco – Trumpet
Rafael Statin – Saxophone
Straight Ahead – Group
Craig Strain – Trumpet
Tony Suhy – Bass
Steve Somers – Guitar

T

Olujima Tafataona – Saxophone
Dave Tatrow – Trumpet
Dave Taylor – Trombone
David Taylor – Drums
Karen Tomalis – Drums
Jeff Trudell – Drums
Johnny Trudell – Trumpet
Roger Tucker – Vocalist

U

V
Skeeto Valdez – Drums
Olivia Van Goor – Vocalist
Paul Vornhagen – Saxophone

W
Alvin Waddles – Piano
Ursula Walker & Buddy Budson – Vocalist & Piano
Barbara Ware – Vocalist 
DeAnna Weeden – Vocalist
Rodney Whitaker – Bass
Walter White – Trumpet
Andy Wickstrom – Trumpet
Dennis Wilson – Trombone 
Nate Winn – Drums 
Pamela Wise – Piano 
Trenita Womack – Percussion
Steve Wood – Saxophone 

X

Y
Zion Yisrael – Piano 
Vincent York – Saxophone

Z
Michael Zaporski – Piano 
Nathan Zaporski – Saxophone
Alexander Zonjic – Flute 

 

Photo credits:  Joan and Marcus Belgrave Photo by Clyde Stringer; Boeghold drums by Gaya Feldheim-Schorr; Mayflower artists by Jeff Dunn; Paul Keller by Kathy Giffin; Sheila Landis & Tbone Paxton by Chuck Anderson; Vincent York by Rachael Dybicki.

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