Let the music play: Paradise Jazz Series sponsored by MGM Grand Detroit returns!

As part of the MGM Resorts International family, it was thought to be a given that MGM Grand Detroit would bring Detroit a top-flight entertainment venue.  However, MGM Grand Detroit had much more in mind.  With an appreciation for the power of music and the arts, and an understanding of how these forces inspire and lift up our community, MGM Grand Detroit formed partnerships with the most respected arts and cultural institutions in Detroit, if not the world.

A prime example of this winning strategy is MGM Grand Detroit’s partnership with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO).  This partnership includes MGM Grand Detroit’s sponsorship of the Paradise Jazz Series, which is bringing world class jazz back to Detroit with a spectacular 2021-2022 season.

Simply stated, the Paradise Jazz Series–a collection of one-night-only appearances hand picked by legendary musician and composer Terence Blanchard–offers a true paradise for music fans and MGM Grand Detroit is proud to bring this series back to our Detroit audience, which is second to none when it comes to appreciation for this special art form.

Without further ado, following is the 2021-2022 Paradise Jazz Series remaining schedule!

Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective with Turtle Island Quartet

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 8 p.m.  

Terence Blanchard will perform the music of Wayne Shorter and new original music alongside his internationally acclaimed band The E-Collective and the double Grammy-award-winning Turtle Island Quartet

Diana Reeves:  Christmas Time Is Here

Friday, December 3, 2021 at 8 p.m.

Diana Reeves, one of the pre-eminent jazz vocalists in the world will ring in the holiday season with selections from her celebrated album, Christmas Time Is Here.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

Friday, March 4, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will make their highly-anticipated return to Orchestra Hall by performing original compositions, arrangements and music by beloved jazz giants.

Paradise Jazz Series Big Band

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Celebrating 80 years since Orchestra hall reopened as the Paradise Theatre, the DSO will debut its Paradise Jazz Big Band, comprised of top jazz musicians from Detroit and special guests from around the word.  The Big Band will be led by trumpeter and arranger Kris Johnson.

Robert Hurst III and Black Current Jam

Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 8 p.m.

Detroit native Robert Hurst III continues to ride the wave of a successful career.  Hurst’s Black Current Jam will feature the bassist compositions that showcase a variety of musical influences including swinging post-bop, African and Caribbean music, along with contemporary beats. Rising stars, vibraphonist Joel Ross and harpist Brandee Younger also will make their Paradise Jazz Series debut on this night with a unique duo set.

For Paradise Jazz Series ticket information and the DSO’s safety policy, please visit https://www.dso.org/events-and-tickets/paradise-jazz-series/2021-2022-paradise-jazz-series

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