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Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit
February 9 2017 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for an exciting evening on February 9, 2017 when Ivan Benning, one of Detroit’s premier saxophonists, performs on “Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit” at the Detroit Historical Museum. This event continues the Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit, a quarterly music series hosted by the Black Historic Sites Committee.
Ivan Benning was born in Detroit, Michigan where he displayed his natural musical talent at an early age. His music, a reflection of the rich musical heritage of Detroit, captures jazz, R&B, and gospel seasoned with funk. He has studied under the tutelage of such homegrown saxophonists as George “Sax” Benson, Rodney Bonner and the late great Sam Sanders. He has accompanied jazz artist Tim Bowman, gospel singer David Ivey and the soul artist Nadir. Ivan has been a featured artist at venues such as The Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, the Upper Room Entertainment Complex, the Paradise Valley Music Festival, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Jazz on Jefferson and the Jazz Café. On his visionary CD "Brighter Days", the title track featuring Bass Extraordinaire Terry Tuck, Ivan expresses a stirring tribute to Detroit's "bright" future--a future we will celebrate on February 9, 2017.
We hope you will help the Black Historic Sites Committee continue Detroit’s jazz legacy by attending this celebration. Light refreshments are included in the ticket price. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door.