Telephone: 248-560-9200

Past Events

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Aug 05-2019

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with vocalist Stephenie Monear and pianist Cliff Monear

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

General Admission: $15
Steinway Society Members: $10
Cash or check, payable at the door

Stephenie is easily one of the most versatile vocalists you will ever hear. Her early classical training along with influences by Motown and Miles produced a truly unique voice in the entertainment world. She is completely at home with Puccini and Coltrane alike. Billie Holiday …? Stevie Wonder …? All you have to do is ask! Join us for this wonderful evening of entertainment and jazz. You WILL be wowed!

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May 05-2019

The Steinway Jr. Piano Competition Winners’ Concert & Award Ceremony

featuring first place winners, Bryna Sullivan, Ryan Li and Aleks Shameti; second place winners Angela Morgan, Jean Yu and Shuheng Zhang; and third place winners Fayfay Sheng, Aaron Wang and Zhengshuo Wang

Sunday, May 5, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

FREE ADMISSION

Please join us as we congratulate the winners and participants of the 2019 Steinway Jr. Piano Competition. Providing a platform for talented Michigan musicians to share their music remains one of our highest priorities. The contestants of the competition were given the opportunity to compete for up to $1,000 in prize money and receive official recognition from an iconic world-class piano brand. We invite you to celebrate their accomplishments.

Click here to read about our winners.

 

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Jan 05-2019

Jill Jack and the American Songbook Band

with Jill Jack, vocalist; Takashi Iio, bass; Ron Pangborn, drums; Scott Gwinnell, piano & Kris Kurzawa, guitar

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Admission: $20
Tickets available at the door

Forty-four time, Detroit winning songwriter Jill Jack wanted her dad to listen to her music! The only problem was her dad loved jazz, not folk rock.  As a young adult, Jill’s parents liked to go to jazz piano bars after dinners at the London Chop House, and they would head over to Little Harry’s in Detroit.  Jill’s dad asked the amazing Ernie Swan to teach Jill a thing or two about singing. He introduced her to Billie Holiday, Etta James and so many more.  Jill went on to become one of the most successful songwriters in Michigan, but not in jazz.  Jill wanted to give her dad a gift before he passed. She told her longtime drummer, Ron Pangborn, about her wishes to put a project together of the songs that Ernie Swan had taught her and ones she knew her dad would love. Selecting some of the best musicians in Detroit, Jill Jack released “Pure Imagination” which garnered radio attention and won Outstanding Jazz Recording in 2017.  Join Jill and her award winning band for a night of your American Songbook favorites.

“Her voice soars like opera and smokes like the blues” – Detroit Free Press

“Jill Jack, one of the stars in the universe .. is a delight..a musical calling card that demands to be heard.”  – Roots Music Report

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Jan 01-1970

Steinway Jazz Cafe Events

with 4 Boogie & Blues Pianists: Mark “Mr. B” Braun, Bob Seeley, Luca Filastro & Philippe LeJeune

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 @ 7:00PM

General Admission: $20
Steinway Society Members: $15
Cash or check, payable at the door

As noted in Jazz News International, “the future of blues piano is in good hands with Michigan native Mark Lincoln “Mr. B” Braun, blues and boogie-woogie pianist who is a major advocate of an essential form of American music. “Mr. B” learned his craft early on and directly from blues and boogie legends such as Little Brother Montgomery, Boogie Woogie Red, and Blind John Davis, some of it at Ann Arbor’s Blind Pig, probably before he was old enough to go there. Today, Braun continues to bridge the gap from the old to the young and from the USA to points around the world. Read more … 

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Jan 01-1970

Jim Chappell in Concert

Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15-$25

Click here to purchase your tickets
For questions, please email info@jimchappell.com

Since the independent release of his breakthrough solo piano collection Tender Ritual in 1985 on the Unspeakable Freedom Music label, Jim Chappell has been acknowledged as one of contemporary music’s most engaging composers and performers. With 20 albums to his credit, Chappell has toured world-wide to sold out audiences, his concerts being filmed and nationally televised. Chappell was the only music artist to perform at Robert DeNiro’s 50th birthday party, where he played to a hushed crowd of who’s who in the film industry. Several of Jim’s albums have received heavy national and international airplay on Smooth Jazz format radio stations, with Chappell’s Over The Top making it to No. 1 on the national charts. Along with composing music for the Blake Edwards feature film comedy “Switch” his music has been nationally broadcast on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, The Voice, MTV, The Summer and Winter Olympic Games, NBC, and Fox Sports Specials. Gold medal figure skater Brian Boitano skated to Jim’s beautiful piece “Gone” in a nationally televised Thanksgiving day broadcast presentation.

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Oct 04-2019

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with vocalist Dino Valle and pianist Cliff Monear

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

General Admission: $15
Steinway Society Members: $10
Cash or check, payable at the door

Commendatore Dino Valle, studied voice and music with Maestro Elio Gennari at the Detroit Institute of Musical Arts, Madonna University, and Indiana University School of Music, where he had opera workshops and master classes with mezzo soprano Martha Lipton, Soprano Virginia Zeani and Metropolitan Opera coach, Joan Dorneman.

Most recently, Mr. Valle was the star of his own TV show “Milleluci”, a program that showcased top Italian and American talent, singers, dancers, local orchestras, and geographical views of Italy. Please join us as he performs our favorite ITALIAN songs with a JAZZ attitude.

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Jan 01-1970

Steinway Jazz Cafe Events

with Gene Parker, saxophone

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 @ 7:00PM

General Admission: $20
Steinway Society Members: $15
Cash or check, payable at the door

Gene Parker, a 1980 National Endowment for the Arts recipient who was the University of Toledo’s jazz studies director from 1993 to 1995, teaches jazz at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio, and at Wayne State University in Detroit. For years, he was a fixture at the former Rusty’s Jazz Cafe, Murphy’s Place, Degage, and the Toledo area’s other well-known jazz clubs. He still plays multiple instruments and performs with combos as many as six times a week. He can be heard at most Sunday brunches at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg and on various dates at Ye Olde Durty Bird in downtown Toledo, among many other venues. Now one of the deans on the local jazz scene, Gene Parker has a charming personality and optimistic view about the future of jazz.

“Jazz isn’t something that’s an endangered species. Such a thing that includes the human spirit and creativity is not in danger of dying.” – Gene Parker

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Jan 01-1970

Sundays with Classics

Edward Parmentier, harpsichord

Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 3:00PM

Steinway Society Members: $15
General Admission: $20
Admission payable at the door

Edward Parmentier taught harpsichord, directed and taught vocal and instrumental early music ensembles, and taught early music academic courses and seminars at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, for 38 years, where he was Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Music.  He also taught annual summer harpsichord workshops at the U. of M. during that time.  His teachers were Gustav Leonhardt and Albert Fuller.  Currently Mr. Parmentier, as Professor Emeritus, continues to play recitals, teach and lecture.  He has made a dozen CD recordings and has performed throughout the U.S.A. and in Russia, Estonia, Ukraine, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan and Korea.

 

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Dec 03-2019

“March Melodies”

presented by the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit

Artists
Shuheng Zhang, Student Leaguer
Hiroko Ohtani, piano
Olga Yalovenko, soprano
Yaroslav Gnezdilov, piano

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

There is no charge for this event
For questions, please call Dina Soresi Winter at 313-885-7882

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Sep 03-2019

Crossroads Chamber Music Concert

presented by The American Romanian Festival

Artists
Sujin Lim, violin
Marian Tanau, violin
Michael Chen, viola
Jeremy Crosmer, cello

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

General Admission: $20
Click here to purchase your tickets.

Join a string quartet of Detroit Symphony Orchestra musicians for the chamber music concert “Crossroads” at Steinway Piano Gallery. The classical music road evolved through the centuries with distinct styles that were characteristic during certain historical periods. The music of the 20th century, however, continued without a dominant style. Composers created a highly diverse works in many different musical styles, such as Modernism, Impressionism, post-Romanticism, Neoclassicism, Expressionism, Minimalism, Atonality, Serialism, musique concrète, and electronic music. Bartók, Barber, and Glass all took a different tack in their works with a very distinct personal voice. Their styles are at crossroads. This concert is given in preparation for the Romanian concerts as part of this season’s American Romanian Festival.
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