Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch with Marcus Belgrave at Bert’s Theatre

Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch with Marcus Belgrave at Bert’s Theatre

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Detroit Jazz Musicians Co-Op, Inc,  announces a MOTHER’S DAY SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH – at Bert’s in Historic Eastern Market!.  Join Detroit jazz luminaries, Marcus Belgrave, Joan Belgrave and Charlie Gabriel, as they celebrate Mother’s Day Sunday, May 10, 2009. The festivities begin at 2:00pm at Bert’s Entertainment Complex,   2739 Russell Street , in the historic Eastern Market (Hastings Room).  TREAT YOUR MOTHER & YOURSELF!   Come join in the festivities….blending the signature sounds of Marcus & Joan Belgrave and Charlie Gabriel with time-honored lyricism and emotive classic melodies. –  The concert will be video recorded as part of a national record label television project  entitled – “Ray Charles – Genius” – to include an interview and performance by Marcus Belgrave… the only surviving member of the original Ray Charles horn section.  This is your chance to be part of history!  “A Michigan Jazz Master and Detroit jazz guru.., Marcus Belgrave,” says Destination Jazz host and longtime WDET personality, Ed Love.  Sunday’s live performance includes Marion Hayden (Bass), Bill Meyer (piano), & Gayelynn McKinney  (drums). -  Also to appear a special guest Mother’s Day Performance ensemble… Detroit Jazz…. The next generation…..

Recently named Jazz Master Laureate for the City of Detroit, Marcus Belgrave spent many years on the road with Ray Charles  and Charles Mingus, among others; while Gabriel, a fourth generation New Orleans jazz musician, & current member of  the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, brings deep and historical roots to the music.  Classically trained and nurtured in the Baptist church tradition, Joan Belgrave soars confidently through lyrics set forth by some of the great Divas of jazz, while making them uniquely her own.

Admission is $25, – or $40 for ( 2) and includes live performance, and a Soulful Brunch  Tickets are available at the door the day of the event. Doors open at 1:30. For event information call  M. Walden : 313.393-3299   or   Bert’s Market Place 313-567-2030 or visit www.bertsentertainment.com.