Saturday, June 15
The Marcus Belgrave Songbook Release Concert
A Joan Belgrave Production
8 pm | $25 at entry

For over 50 years, Marcus Belgrave nurtured and guided the incredible music community of Detroit, where his priority was to provide a platform for young musicians to shine. By doing this, he left an incredible legacy of performers and students, who have themselves now become mentors.

The songbook performance celebrates the music of the maestro himself, a Kresge Eminent Artist and Michigan Jazz Master. His compositions will be presented, as arranged by his longtime friend and accomplished composer, Cassius Richmond. Copies of Belgrave’s songbook will be available for sale.

W. Kim Heron, Master of Ceremonies
Marion Hayden, Bass and Musical Director
Joan Belgrave, Vocals
Michael Malis, Piano and Transcriber
Gayelynn McKinney, Drums
Dwight Adams, Trumpet
Jeffrey Trent, Tenor Saxophone


Wenesday, June 19
Gallery talk with Henry JH Crissman
7 pm | Free and open to the public

In conjunction with “Earth, to, Earth, Two, Earth, Too,” a solo exhibition by Henry JH Crissman, May 25 through June 30, 2024. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12noon–3pm and by appointment.

Sunday, June 23
A Literary Celebration of Tyrone Williams' Life and Work
5-8 pm | Free and open to the public

Our dear friend and Three Fold editorial advisor, Detroit-born poet Tyrone Williams, passed away on March 11, one month after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. You are invited to attend a literary celebration of his life and work, organized by fellow Detroit poets. Those presenting will be Tyrone’s Sisters (Jacqueline Brooks, Wanda Gee, Andrea Martin), Alise Alousi, Rudy Baron, Melba Boyd, Pat Clifford, Lynn Crawford and John Haddad, Tod Duncan, Carla Harryman, Kim Hunter, Barbara Henning, Geoffrey Jacques, M.L. Liebler, Jonah Mixon-Webster, Kofi Natambu (audio), Julie Patton, Lee Sandweiss, Suzanne Scarfone,  Dennis Teichman, Chris Tysh and Rayfield Waller.

Tuesday, June 25
Caroline Davis and Wendy Eisenberg
Doors 7:30pm | $10-$20 suggested at entry

Caroline Davis’s expression covers a wide range of styles. As a saxophonist and composer, she has released six albums and has won Downbeat’s Critic’s Poll Rising Star. She has worked with Lee Konitz, John Zorn, Angelica Sanchez, The Femme Jam, Rajna Swaminathan, and Terry Riley. Caroline has been a resident fellow at MacDowell, The Jazz Gallery, The Rockefeller Estate, and ICE Ensemble Evolution, and a recipient of Jerome Hill, CMA, and NYFA fellowships. She is an advocate for gender equity (This Is A Movement, The New School) and justice for incarcerated people.

Wendy Eisenberg is an improviser and songwriter who uses guitar, pedals, the tenor banjo, the computer, the synthesizer and the voice. Their work spans genres, from jazz to noise to avant-rock to delicate songs; their performances span venues, from international festivals to intimate basements. Though often working solo as both a songwriter and improviser, with acclaimed releases on Tzadik, VDSQ, Out of your Head, and Garden Portal, they also perform in the rock band Editrix, and in endless other combinations of their heroes and peers including Allison Miller, Carla Kihlstedt, John Zorn, Billy Martin, and Caroline Davis. They are also a writer on music and other things, with published essays on music in Sound American, Arcana, and the Contemporary Music Review.

Monday, July 22
Doors 7:30pm

Beings is the New York City-based supergroup quartet of Zoh Amba (saxophone, guitar, vocals), Steve Gunn (guitars), Shahzad Ismaily (bass, synth), and Jim White (drums). From the start, the quartet found a rare spark together, the music flows naturally as an ever-transformin organism built on the quartet’s openness and willingness to explore together. Each musician brings their own sensibility and distinctive voice to the music, which contributes to its fluidity and singularity. They explore a variety of styles: structured songwriting, improvisation, spun out drone, free jazz etc. They have their first album out on the US label No Quarter summer 2024.

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