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Paradise Jazz Series Big Band

Streaming: Saturday, April 30, at 8:00pm EDT

Commemorating 80 years since Orchestra Hall reopened as the Paradise Theatre in 1941, witness the debut of the Paradise Jazz Series Big Band.

Directed by Kris Johnson (Grammy-nominated trumpeter and composer) with special guest performances by Terence Blanchard (Grammy-winning trumpeter and composer) and Kurt Elling (named “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times), the newly formed ensemble is compromised of top Detroit musicians and special guests from around the country. The Paradise Jazz Series Big Band will perform original arrangements by Kris Johnson featuring the music of Terence Blanchard, Detroit composers, Wayne Shorter, and more.