Join the acclaimed group Musique Noire (www.musiquenoire.com) as they return to the Music Hall's beautiful Jazz Café for a performance of their signature blend of jazz and world music. Musique Noire is a woman-led strings and percussion ensemble, nominated for multiple Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding World Group. Members, who reside in Detroit and Chicago, are veteran professionals who perform extensively nationally and internationally. Led by violinist/flutist Michelle May, the core ensemble includes Leslie Deshazor Adams on viola, Leah Lucas Celebi on violin and viola, and JoVia Armstrong on percussion. Joining the ladies of Musique Noire will be Keith Beber on percussion and Rydell Smith on guitar as well as other special guests. Their live shows have won them fans in the Detroit area, across Michigan and in Chicago, where they recently opened the inaugural Chicago Jazz String Summit. Their music projects (two CD releases) have sold across the U.S. and around the world and gained airplay on over 60 U.S. stations. Musique Noire is currently working on a third CD release.
"Musique Noire fuses world music and jazz, resulting in a style that is at once classical and cutting edge. The unconventional combination of violin, viola and percussion lends an exotic air to the groups arrangements of jazz standards and original compositions." ~ J.Nadir Omowale
Jazz Cafe in the Music Hall (View)
Detroit, MI 48226