DPTV: Musicians New and Experienced

DPTV: Musicians New and Experienced
June 30, 2016 dpdave

In this episode of Detroit Performs: The Detroit Youth Choir Energizes Detroit; Folk musicianLibby Decamp tells her tale; And internationally known rock ‘n’ roll artist Mark Aminski. Plus, host DJ Oliver heads to Baker’s Keyboard Lounge and interviews owner Hugh William Smith IIIBaker’s Keyboard Lounge is a jazz club noted for its long history of presenting local and major jazz acts, its excellent acoustics, its intimacy – seating only 99, its Art Deco furnishings, tilted mirrors that allow patrons to view the pianist’s hands, and its Steinway piano which was selected and purchased in New York by Tatum for Clarence in the 1950s.

Watch the Detroit Youth Choir segment

The Detroit Youth Choir is a performing arts group devoted to developing the creative skills of some of Detroit’s finest youth.

Watch the Libby Decamp segment

Libby Decamp is a folk musician whose “honeyed vocals ride atop of primarily banjo-crafted ballads, chanties, toe-tappers, and blues propelled by unconventional percussion and accent instruments.”

Watch the Baker's Keyboard Lounge segment

DJ Oliver talks with Hugh William Smith III, the owner of Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, who intends on being a part of Detroit’s comeback. Baker’s Keyboard Lounge is a jazz club noted for its long history of presenting local and major jazz acts, its excellent acoustics, its intimacy – seating only 99, its Art Deco furnishings, tilted mirrors that allow patrons to view the pianist’s hands, and its Steinway piano which was selected and purchased in New York by Tatum for Clarence in the 1950s.

Watch the Mark Aminski segment

Mark Aminski is an American rock concert poster artist born in Detroit, Michigan.