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Brunch and Concert: Cliff Monear, Jazz Piano


Sunday brunch. Fueled by jazz.
Featuring Sean Dobbins.

We’ve partnered with Detroit jazz legend Dave Bennett to bring you a series of winter brunch concerts so hot they’ll melt the snow! Dave has curated a trifecta of incredible musicians, covering different facets of the jazz idiom from percussion to piano to clarinet. You’ll enjoy a gourmet brunch – complete with bottomless mimosas! – followed by the musical stylings of Detroit’s inimitable jazz masters.

Complete Series Lineup

Sunday, January 20: Sean Dobbins, jazz drums
Sunday, February 3: Cliff Monear, jazz piano
Sunday, February 17: Dave Bennett, jazz clarinet

Brunch and concert tickets: $40
Individual concert only: $30
Full series of three events (January 20, February 3, and February 17): $110

The Dave Bennett Winter Jazz series is sponsored in part by a generous gift from Patrick and Valerie Moran.

About Cliff Monear

Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press music critic, wrote of Cliff, “...[his] breathy ideas leave lots of space, girding the music with exquisite tension. …What gives the music personality is Monear's suave touch, relaxed swing, fresh melodic and harmonic turns and the unpretentious way he draws on familiar influences."

Veteran jazz radio host and journalist Michael G. Nastos said, “…Cliff’s cascading, instinctively right piano is always on the money, never intruding, but always bright and punctual in time and personal color shadings.”

A product of the Berklee College of Music, Cliff’s jazz group, The Cliff Monear Trio, is one of the busiest performing rhythm sections in the Midwest. In addition to this very full private and public performance schedule, and teaching commitments at Wayne State University, Cliff Monear is the exclusive Steinway & Sons representative for the Michigan jazz community.

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