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A MÔTÔ Spirits Massivemuse: Shaking Up Music
Sun, June 12, 2022 7:00 PM, EDT
- 60 of 100 tickets still available
- COVID vaccination required (honor system)
- COVID testing not required
- This is an indoor event
- Masks are required until seated
- Greeter will confirm safety precautions
- If you feel sick, stay home
- Don't bring your own drinks
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for sale
- All guests must be 21
- Bathroom available
- Dogs live here
We’ll open up the evening with a jazz trio led by Chris Williams, a powerful force on the trumpet who is a staple of the New York free jazz community, and has worked with renowned creators of experimental art and music. His work explores the duality of ancestral trauma and power existing in all Black Americans, leading to the creation of his pieces such as I Ain’t Got No Spare (2019) which interweaves homemade electronics, sound, and projection.
Then, Philadelphia-based bassist, Rick Robinson will take the stage. Rick was invited into the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 1989, becoming its second African-American member. He resigned this position 22 years later to emerge as a composer, director and a leading voice for sharing classical music with the broader American public. He is also a composer and will share his work City of Trees –- an homage to the Dutch elm trees in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park where he grew up.
Doors open at 7:00pm. Music begins at 7:30pm.
Alcoholic drinks will be sold by MÔTÔ Spirits at the entrance. (This is not a BYOB event.) Please enjoy this distillery's offerings to support this amazing local business!
What's the music?
Chris Williams and his trio will perform an ear-opening jazz set with original compositions.
Rick Robinson and his string ensemble will perform classical arrangements and:
Rick Robinson - City of Trees
Rick Robinson - Pork n Beans
Scott Joplin - Entertainer Rag
Duke Ellington - Martin Luther King
Karl Jenkins - Palladio
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