Daily Archives: August 28, 2013

Jazz Fusion Virtuoso Billy Cobham Announces Jazz Cafe Spectrum 40 Show


World-renowned jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham announces a fourteen-city American and Canadian tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of his breakthrough album, Spectrum, which is widely regarded as one of the genre’s most significant and influential works.

Jazz Café is proud to announce the return of Billy Cobham for one night and 2 performances, Saturday, October 5th at 8 and 10 PM.

The upcoming Fall Spectrum 40 Tour will brilliantly showcase Cobham’s explosive, complex style of play, which has thrilled music aficionados around the globe since the early ‘70s when he was a founding member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Today, after decades of boundless musical exploration, the versatile Cobham continues to evolve and innovate as a master drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, educator and clinician–as audiences around the country will soon experience through the unforgettable Spectrum 40 shows.

In what promises to be a mesmerizing series of performances in unique music venues in various North American regions, Cobham brings together an all-star support group for this landmark tour, featuring Dean Brown (guitar); Gary Husband (piano) and Ric Fierabracci (bass).

Cobham notes, “The Spectrum 40 Tour represents the culmination of my ever-expanding, deepening lifetime journey of creative expression. I am so delighted to return to my roots in the States to share the stage with such stellar musicians on this historic tour, to give audiences a special Spectrum experience and above all, exuberantly celebrate the timeless, universal power of music.”

Tickets: $30 Advance $40 Day of shows at Music Hall Box Office or at www.Ticketmaster.com

Jazz Café / Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
350 Madison Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226


Yancey Boys-Quicksand Feat.Common & Dezi Paige


Illa J and Frank Nitt are The Yancey Boys and “Quicksand” is a single with Common and Dezi Paige from their upcoming Sunset Blvd album. J.Dilla provides production posthumously with beats left behind and officially curated by Frank Nitt.


Rah Digga-New Hoes


Rah Digga has a message for all the young ladies caught-up in the culture of “New Hoes” that places more value on self-objectification and the hunt for men with money.