Labor Day weekend, Detroit really was the place for the best jazz in the world.
We experienced why, up close and personally, at a Jazz Soiree with the A. Spencer Barefield Quartet on Saturday, Sept. 1. The artists had performed earlier in the day at the Detroit Jazz Festival downtown.
The ensemble included jazz guitarist and composer A. Spencer Barefield, “an extraordinary guitarist/composer” says JazzTimes, leads a stellar ensemble: Trumpeter Dwight Adams (Stevie Wonder’s regular touring sideman); Djallo Djakate on drums; & Canada’s national treasure, Juno awardee Dave Young on bass (Oscar Peterson’s bassist for decades).
The concert took place in a beautiful private residence, a 1920′s art-filled English Cottage style home in Detroit’s historic Palmer Woods neighborhood. Representing an intimate end-of-summer celebration, the program included delicious food, wine and desserts.
Don’t worry. The Creative Arts Collective and the Palmer Woods homeowners are planning the 2012-2013 Jazz in the Homes series.