Join us for another exciting evening of jazz on Thursday, February 22, when jazz guitarist Dennis Coffey performs “Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit” at the Detroit Historical Museum. This event continues a quarterly music series hosted by the Black Historic Sites Committee.
In his early twenties, Dennis Coffey was offered a job to tour with jazz legend organist Groove Holmes and was also offered a job to play with the famous Funk Brothers as a studio musician at Motown. He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Gladys Knight and The Four tops. He has also worked with Quincy Jones, Barbara Streisand, Ringo Starr and Aretha Franklin.
His career encompasses fourteen solo albums and CD’s and movie theme songs for Black Belt Jones from Warner Brothers. He has had three international top ten hits himself with “Scorpio”, “Taurus” and “Wings of Fire.” He also has two gold singles and one gold album. He has won numerous awards from Billboard Magazine and BMI and has played on over 100 million selling recordings.
Light refreshments are included in the ticket price of $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased by phone at 313.833.0277.