Greetings from the desk of Vince Paul
We’re still holding some surprises close to the vest, but things are heating up for DETROIT MUSIC WEEKEND! You won’t want to miss this inaugural year, so mark your calendars for June 9-10-11 and plan to be downtown for a blockbuster few days of music, theatre, and dance. Tune in on April 27th for the official press conference, but check here first for all the latest & greatest:
April itself has plenty in store, with a couple of really cool shows in the Jazz Café. The 14th brings Raul Midón, a singer-songwriter-guitarist who “turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus” (NYTimes). On the 21st, Paula Boggs and her six-piece bring their ‘Seattle-brewed Soulgrass’ into the house, demonstrating the amazing range of humans who can both make music and practice corporate law.
The 29th is the date of our fourth annual Choreography Expo, in which we explore Detroit’s dance influence and creative exchange with other cities. International for the first time this year, one of the highlights will be Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal, bringing a signature jazz-inflected French Canadian flavor of contemporary ballet. We couldn’t be more excited to spotlight Detroit’s global reach and can’t wait to share it with you
As always, "I'll see you downtown"