Coming up at the Bohemian National Home

From the Bohemian National Home:

Saturday, May 26th: Faruq Z Bey/Michael Carey/Joel Peterson, Major Dents
A rare trio performance by leading Detroit improvisers. Saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey’s work in Griot Galaxy is stuff of legend; today, his many musical projects continue getting stronger and more diverse. Michael Carey is one of his most frequent collaborators and a member of Odu Afrobeat Orchestra and The Vizitors. Also featuring the young Joel Peterson on doublebass. Opening the show is an even rarer performance by long-time experimental winds duo Major Dents. Marko Novachcoff (Odu, Only a Mother, Soul Power Experience Unlimited Band etc.) and Tim Holmes (Scavenger Quartet) grew up together, learning to play and build woodwinds. Major Dents is their crash course in unusual winds and the crazy stuff you can do with them. The first performance in 3+ years. Doors at 9 pm; sliding scale $5-10.

Sunday, June 3rd: Rob Brown 3tet with William Parker and Gerald Cleaver
Rob Brown is one of the most sought after and respected saxophonist in the current NYC scene. This is due, in large part, to his excellent work with doublebassist William Parker. They’ve played together in many of Parker’s groups, including In Order to Survive and Little Huey Orchestra. The list of collaborators for both men reads like a who’s who of the Free Jazz scene past and present, and Parker’s role as the primary force behind NYC’s Vision Festival has made him indispensable to the music. These heavyweights are joined by Detroit’s own Gerald Cleaver on drums, whose several years in New York have found him deep in thick of its finest players. Doors at 7 pm; sliding scale $10-20.

June 8th & 9th: 2nd Annual FESTIVAL OF JAZZ AND IMPROVISED MUSIC
Currently confirmed to perform:

Friday, June 8th (doors at 6:30 pm)
THE SUN RA ARKESTRA!
Noah Howard/Hakim Jami/Bobby Kapp
The Raw Truth (Michael Carey, Skeeter Shelton, Ali Allen Colding, Greg Cook)
Thollem McDonas (solo)
Faruq Z. Bey Quintet with Anthony Holland, Kenny Green, Ali Colding

Saturday, June 9th (doors at 4 pm)
SABIR MATEEN/DANIEL CARTER/ANDREW BARKER
Engines (Dave Rempis, Nate McBride, Tim Daisy)
Hakim Jami/Salim Washington/Pamela Wyse/Sean Dobbins
Lotte Anker/Gerald Cleaver/Craig Taborn
Triochrome (Charles Waters, Andrew Barker, Nate McBride)
Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack
Spectrum 2 (Skeeter Shelton, Ali Colding)
Keenan Lawler (solo)

Food by Slows Bar BQ
Record Mart by Peoples Records

Tickets $25 a night (general admission)
$40 for 2 night pass (general admission)
reserved seating $35 a night

2 day passes and reserved seating go on sale May 20th at Bohemian National Home and Stormy Records (Dearborn).

COMING SOON:
6/23 Fibreglass Freakout 2007
7/21 SSM
9/4 Keefe Jackson’s Fast Citizens
9/6 Eye Contact

in September: Eugene Chadbourne and Jimmy Carl Black
10/19 Trevor Watts and Jamie Harris- early show

Bohemian National Home
3009 Tillman, Detroit 48216
313 737 6606

Scrobbling at the Web

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