TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR AT 7:30 P.M.
All That Jazz: The Heidelberg Suite
The stage is set for jazz lovers to experience the premiere performance of The Heidelberg Suite - a commissioned work - composed by Marcus Belgrave and Anthony Wilson and performed by the Detroit All-Star Jazz Orchestra. The performance of this unique jazz composition is in honor of the Heidelberg Project and played as a farewell tribute to Tyree Guyton who is heading to Basel, Switzerland for a prestigious one-year residency.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! Friday, October 14
First Congregational Church (Warren & Forest Ave, Detroit).
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Concert begins at 8:00 p.m.
For more information, call 313-974-6894..
About Marcus Belgrave
Marcus Belgrave is Detroit's internationally recognized jazz trumpeter. He came to prominence in the late 50's, touring and recording with the late great Ray Charles' Orchestra, at the height of Ray's hit-making era. His performances encompass the history of jazz musical styles, from early New Orleans, to swing, bebop and the latest contemporary sounds. He was an original member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Marcus has performed the music of Louis Armstrong to ovations with symphonies across America. His protégés include the who's who of young jazz musicians: violinist Regina Carter, bassist Robert Hurst, saxophonist Kenny Garrett, pianist Geri Allen, saxophonist James Carter, bassist Ray Parker Jr., drummer Ali Jackson, and the list goes on.
About Anthony Wilson
Anthony Wilson is one of the leading jazz musicians of his generation. Known for his imagination, maturity, and depth, the guitarist/composer/arranger has recorded eight critically-acclaimed solo albums since 1997, including his Grammy-nominated self-titled debut album, 2006’s “Power of Nine.” Anthony Wilson has been an indispensable member of Diana Krall’s quartet since he joined her in 2001 for a series of performances at Paris’ Olympia Theater that were collected on the Grammy-winning CD/DVD “Live In Paris” (Verve). Recordings and performances during the past decade with Willie Nelson, Mose Allison, Bobby Hutcherson, Barbra Streisand, Madeleine Peyroux, Jessie Baylin, and Aaron Neville have continued to spotlight Wilson’s growing artistry, musical flexibility, and improvisational authority. His father is the legendary composer/arranger/bandleader Gerald Wilson.
When & Where
The Heidelberg Project (“HP”) is a Detroit-based community organization designed to improve the lives of people and neighborhoods through art. Our mission is to inspire people to appreciate and use artistic expression to enrich their lives and to improve the social and economic health of their greater community.