<March 2019>


SFJAZZ Collective returns to Orchestra Hall stage for one-night-only concert celebrating the music of Miles Davis

Jazz vocalist Quiana Lynell will headline “The Hang,” post-concert performance in The Cube 

Detroit, (April 10, 2018) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Paradise Jazz Series continues with a one-night-only concert featuring SFJAZZ Collective performing a musical celebration of Miles Davis. The Collective is an all-star ensemble well-known for their jazz explorations of music by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Horace Silver, and others, and now their focus turns to the legendary Miles Davis.

“More than any other figure, Davis changed the sound of jazz—not once, but consistently over his career,” the Collective says in a statement.

SFJAZZ Collective is: Miguel Zenón (alto saxophone), David Sánchez (tenor saxophone), Sean Jones (trumpet), Robin Eubanks (trombone), Warren Wolf (vibraphone), Edward Simon (piano), Matt Penman (bass), and Obed Calvaire (drums).

The concert takes place Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. in Orchestra Hall, within Midtown Detroit’s Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center. A combo of Civic Jazz Orchestra (CJO) members, one of the DSO’s Civic Youth Ensembles, will kick of the evening with a pre-concert performance free to all Paradise Jazz Series ticketholders.

Afterwards, Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition winner Quiana Lynell will headline “The Hang,” a post-concert performance to keep the party going. “The Hang” starts at 10 p.m. in the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube, across the William Davidson Atrium from Orchestra Hall. Please see below for ticket information.

The Paradise Jazz Series is made possible with support from MGM Grand Detroit.

Please note: the DSO does not appear on these performances.

About SFJAZZ Collective

An all-star ensemble comprising eight of the finest performer/composers at work in jazz today, the SFJAZZ Collective’s mission each year is to perform fresh arrangements of works by a modern master and newly commissioned pieces by each Collective member. Through this pioneering approach, simultaneously honoring music’s greatest figures while championing jazz’s up-to-the-minute directions, the Collective embodies SFJAZZ’s commitment to jazz as a living, ever-relevant art form. The Collective is based out of the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco.

Over their 13-year existence, the Collective has honored artists including John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Michael Jackson, and others.

SFJAZZ Collective released Music of Miles Davis & Original Compositions, Live: SFJAZZ Center 2016 digitally and on CD in March 2017.

Ticket Information

Tickets for SFJAZZ Collective: The Music of Miles Davis begin at $19 and can be purchased at dso.org, by calling (313) 576-5111, or in-person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit).

All ticketholders for the Orchestra Hall concert are welcome to enjoy a preconcert performance by members of the Civic Jazz Orchestra (CJO), beginning at 6:30 p.m., free of charge. Others wishing to attend the CJO performance may purchase general admission tickets for $15.

General admission tickets for “The Hang” featuring Quiana Lynell are $12 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. VIP Experiences (including reserved premium seating and a free drink) is also available for $39.

Groups of 10 or more can save up to 30% on the price of a single ticket for most DSO concerts. For more information, contact Group Sales Manager Jim Sabatella at (313) 576-5130 or jsabatella@dso.org. 

About the DSO 

Hailed by The New York Times as “cutting edge,” the internationally acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, visionary maestros, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and an ardent commitment to Detroit. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the institution. Esteemed conductor Leonard Slatkin, called “America’s Music Director” by the Los Angeles Times, became the DSO’s 12th Music Director, endowed by the Kresge Foundation, in 2008. Acclaimed conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik serves as Principal Pops Conductor, while celebrated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the Detroit community, the DSO’s performance schedule includes Classical, Pops, Jazz, Young People’s, and Neighborhood concerts, and collaborations with high profile artists from Steven Spielberg to Ben Folds and Lang Lang. In July 2017, the DSO embarked on its first international tour in 16 years, making its debut in China and first visit to Japan in 19 years. A commitment to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a radio broadcast, and continues today with the free Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, one of America’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences. 


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