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From Cass Corridor to the World: A Tribute to Detroit's Musical Golden Age

Geri Allen and Karriem Riggins, Detroit Jazz Fest '09

This Martin Luther King Day, the University Musical Society attempts to see whether music can celebrate a city with a special evening of performances paying tribute to Detroit’s musical legacy.

Connecting jazz and Motown to techno and hip-hop, “From Cass Corridor to the World: A Tribute to Detroit's Musical Golden Age” will showcase legendary trumpeter Marcus Belgrave activist and rapper Invincible, and many more Detroit music icons.

The house band is jazz super-trio D-3, comprised of Robert Hurst on bass, Karriem Riggins on drums, and Geri Allen on piano.

Allen tells WDET’s Travis Wright that when it comes to Detroiters carrying on the legacy of jazz and innovating the genre, she’s far from alone.

The Geri Allen song at the end is called "Soul Eyes," and features her mentor, Marcus Belgrave, on trumpet.

See a full schedule, learn more, and buy tickets HERE.