DETROIT (AP) — A New York Metropolis jazz competition comes with a musical slice of Motown.
The Winter Jazzfest was set to incorporate in its lineup a show on Sunday entitled “From Detroit to the World: Celebrating the Jazz Legacy of Detroit and Honoring Marcus Belgrave.” The Le Poisson Rouge present was created to honor the late trumpeter, who graced levels and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie and Motown artists galore.
Scheduled performers for Sunday’s present had been to incorporate Ron Carter, Sheila Jordan, Robert Hurst, Karriem Riggins and Belgrave’s spouse, Joan Belgrave. Additionally set earlier than the present is a dialogue in regards to the historical past of Detroit jazz, moderated by Detroit-area writer Mark Stryker.
Joan Belgrave stated she sought to function a few of her husband’s proteges for the primary “Marcus Belgrave Legacy Ensemble” present.
Marcus Belgrave got here to Detroit in 1962 and have become a studio musician for Motown Data, taking part in on “My Lady,” “Dancing within the Road” and others. After Motown moved to California within the early ’70s, Belgrave stayed and co-founded Tribe Data.
He grew to become an authentic member of Lincoln Heart Jazz Orchestra in 1988 on the request of Wynton Marsalis and in 2006 was featured at Jazz at Lincoln Heart’s presentation, “Detroit: Motor Metropolis Jazz.”
Belgrave died in 2015 at 78.