Telephone: 248-560-9200

Past Events

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Oct 07-2019

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with vocalist Emma Aboukasm and pianist Cliff Monear

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

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

Join us this Wednesday, July 10th, for another terrific evening of interactive improvisation as Emma and Cliff weave their musical way through our favorite summer jazz standards, creating instant arrangements and fun all along the way. Requests? Sure…

It will be awesome.

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Jan 01-1970

It’s Here!

An Evening with the Great Artists!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 @ 7:00PM

Tickets: $10
All proceeds will benefit the Steinway Society Scholarship Fund
Admission payable at the door

Art is the ability to take a thought, feeling and emotion and express them through a medium. The painter leaves us with an image for centuries of art enthusiasts to see. But the art of the pianist dissipates the second the finger leaves the key. Recordings fail to express the true emotions of a live performance. You simply had to be there!

Until now …

Now you can hear these great artists in concert once again! It’s here! Our new Steinway SPIRIO 9’ concert grand can reproduce the repertoire of the world’s greatest immortal pianists. Classical and jazz artists like Horowitz, Art Tatum, Van Cliburn, Bill Evans, George Gershwin and many more. As you listen and watch on the big screen, they will take your breath away with a performance that is indistinguishable from “live”.

This show, complete with surprises, will be narrated by Tim Hoy, who has been the Steinway Representative since 1977. He has worked with many of these great artists and has some great stories to tell. This is a must-see for the music aficionado. You will leave enriched by the artistry of these performances.

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Jan 01-1970

Steinway Jazz Cafe Events

“We Play the Theme. You Guess the Movie”

featuring Cliff Monear & Pierre Fracalanza, piano

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 @ 7:00PM

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

Attention all you movie fans… we’re gonna have some fun…

Some of the world’s greatest music was created for the silver screen. Sometimes they were from blockbuster movies that won an Academy Award for best song, or just a beautiful tune woven into a really dumb movie.

We’ll weave the songs into medleys starting from the 30s to today.  But this is an audience participation night. You have to guess the name of the song and the movie it went with. The most points win the prizes. (Those caught cheating by using Google will be forced to dance the polka alone in front of the audience. This will be live-streamed online for the world to see).

And who’s going to take on this pianistic task? None other than my two favorite pianists:  the great Cliff Monear and Pierre Fracalanza.  They are going to use a variety of instruments to achieve the dramatic effects that you would expect to hear from some of these great songs.  Only one problem … I am not telling them what I want them to play until the day of the concert, so they will have to do all this on the fly. I am certain this will create some very humorous moments. If anything at all, you can expect them both to be exhausted by the end of this show …

So come on in and may the best movie buff win!

Tim

Prez

 

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Jan 01-1970

Steinway Jazz Cafe Events

with The Cliff Monear Trio “We Play Requests”

featuring Cliff Monear, piano, Jeff Pedraz, bass & Dave Taylor, drums

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 7:00PM

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

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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 [email protected]

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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    2700 E. West Maple Road
    Commerce Township, MI 48390 (M-5 & Maple road, just west of Haggerty)
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