Mic Check: Detroit native Kenny Garrett brings lifetime of music experiences to the DSO stage

For nearly four decades, Grammy-winning saxophonist Kenny Garrett has built a career that has seen him become recognized as one...

Visions: Listen to music from Karriem Riggins, Sun Ra, Kenny Garrett + more

This week on Visions, I play recent Detroit releases from Russ Macklem, De'Sean Jones' Urban Art Orchestra, and a new...

Hear Dorothy Ashby, Griot Galaxy, Robert Hurst and more on ‘Visions’

On this week's episode of Visions, I play a selection from the 2024 Grammy-winning album The Omnichord Real Book by...

CultureShift: Satin Doll Revue to revisit Detroit’s rich jazz legacy with holiday show

Back by popular demand, the Satin Doll Revue is making its return this weekend to Bert’s Warehouse Theater in Detroit. ...

Soul Saturday: The evolution of Yussef Dayes, from pots and pans to global beats

Yussef Dayes is a tour-de-force behind the drums. The South London-raised producer, composer and drummer performs with an exhilarating combo...

Progressive Underground: Kris Johnson’s return to the DSO is a full circle moment

Award-winning trumpeter, educator and bandleader Kris Johnson has enjoyed a musical journey that has taken him around the world sharing...

Mic Check: A WDET exclusive interview with Robert Glasper

Producer, multi-instrumentalist and Grammy Award-winning artist Robert Glasper has been at the vanguard of contemporary music for many years, and...

Detroit-made documentary ‘Introducing… Marcus Belgrave’ follows the musician’s life and legacy

Detroiter Timashion Jones is an Emmy award-winning film director who has worked on a dozen feature-length and documentary films. Along...

First annual Black Bottom Jazz Showcase aims to take audiences to ‘a simpler time’

In honor of Black History Month, the first annual Black Bottom Jazz Showcase will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25,...

Jazz Saxophonist Marcus Elliot ‘Broken Seeds’ Bear Big Ideas, Emotions

Marcus Elliot sat down with WDET's Sam Beaubien to discuss his latest album "Broken Seeds Vol. 1."  The album features...

New Book Explores the History of Jazz in Detroit

A new book from former Detroit Free Press Arts reporter and critic Mark Stryker looks into the history of jazz in Detroit....

Latest in Local: Joseph Dugan, Saxophonist And Yogi, Releases Improvisational Album

Samastah Yoga Before I tell you anything about Ferndale-based saxophonist and improviser Joseph Dugan, go ahead and click 'play' on his new...