Coming to Detroit

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Sunday, October 16
Luke Stewart’s Silt Trio (with Chad Taylor and Brian Settles)
Doors at 7 pm; $10

A casual observer of the Washington D.C. music scene could easily get the mistaken impression that there are four or five guys coincidentally named Luke Stewart playing leading roles in a disparate array of musical communities. In fact, Stewart is a singular, uncontainable artist whose work as a bassist, producer and all-around mover and shaker has deepened and extended the District’s legacy as a hotbed for creative music. Given his many pursuits, a single album can only capture a small portion of Stewart’s oceanic sonic continuum, but The Bottom offers a deep dive into a particularly inviting pool with his loose and limber trio featuring Chicago drum legend Chad Taylor and powerhouse D.C. saxophonist Brian Settles. (Text courtesy Cuneiform Records)

Battle Trance is a genre-defying ensemble with the unlikely configuration of four tenor saxophonists: Travis Laplante, Patrick Breiner, Matthew Nelson, and Jeremy Viner. They recently released their third record of compositions by band leader Travis Laplante that straddle the line between Contemporary Classical music and avant-garde jazz. Each album, properly viewed as a single, complete work, evolves gradually, using novel textures facilitated by the simultaneous circular-breathing of multiple saxophonists. Their first record was filled with hypnotic drones and ominous themes, whereas the second record was more gentle and even a bit nostalgic or wistful in atmosphere. Given the incredible range of the first two releases, you can be sure they’ll once again be bringing something completely unique.

October 19
Edgefest at Trinosophes featuring Cosmic Music Community Collective
Doors 7:30 pm, 8 pm concert

Celebrating the deep history of Detroit’s creative music community, pianist and leader Kenneth Green creates a unique moment as he leads star Detroit artists in the opening of Edgefest 2022 at Trinosophes. Read more about the Cosmic Music Community at

Kenneth Green, Cosmic Music Community Artistic Director/piano/gongsAlex Harding, Rafael Leafar, Anthony Holland, & Skeeter Shelton, reeds; Akunda Hollis, Ali Allan Colding, Clifford Sykes, Djallo Djakate, Che Green, percussion; Jaribu Shahid, Ed Coburn, Joel Peterson, bass; Belinda Reid, dancer.

November 21: Steve Swell Quartet with Paal Nilssen-Love and Jon Rune Strom

October 21: Oluyemi Thomas Detroit Quintet at Edgefest in Ann Arbor