DSO Civic Jazz Orchestra ‘Celebrates Detroit’


Detroit, (May 4, 2012) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Civic Jazz Live! presents “Celebrating Detroit” featuring works by past and present Detroit area jazz composers. Many of the composers featured in this concert provide clinics throughout the year for these young, talented jazz musicians. This Civic Jazz Orchestra concert celebrates the continuing partnership between the DSO Civic Youth Ensembles and the vibrant community of local musicians while demonstrating the DSO’s commitment to the Detroit Jazz tradition. The performance will take place at the Max M. Fisher Music Center in the Music Box on Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m.

The Civic Jazz Orchestra has worked with guest artists including George “Sax” Benson, Johnnie Bassett, Ellen Rowe, Vincent Chandler, Shahida Nurullah, Ursalla Walker, Daniel Benard Romain and Brian Nutting.

The Civic Jazz Orchestra provides Michigan’s premiere young jazz musicians with pre-professional training that builds upon the strong tradition of jazz in Detroit. Musicians benefit from training provided by leading professionals in the jazz field, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s unparalleled facilities and a season of concert presentations at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.


Tickets to Civic Jazz Live! begin at $12 and may be purchased at the Max M. Fisher Music Center box office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit); by calling (313) 576-5111; or online at www.dso.org.


Max M. Fisher Center Music Box:

Civic Jazz Live!

Civic Jazz Orchestra

Berry Gordy                  Hello Detroit

Featuring Detroit Jazz vocalist Armond Jackson

Paul Keller                    Big Mac

Ellen Rowe                   Doomsday Machine Meets Mr. Gelato

Gretchen Valade         Lately

Featuring vocalist Shahida Nurullah

Thad Jones                   It Only Happens Every Time

Elvin Jones                   Three Card Molly

Andy Narrell                 One More Touch

Featuring the Oakland University “Pan Jazz” Ensemble

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