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Baker's Keyboard Lounge Presents Every Wednesday Night Jazz with OGD (Gerard Gibbs on Organ, Perry Hughes on Guitar & Gene Dunlap on Drums) ft. Detroit Music Award Recipient for Oustanding Jazz Vocalist Sky Covington


Jul 19 - Jul 20, 2017 – 8:30 PM - Thu 12:00 AM

(weekly on Wednesdays for 12 times)

20510 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221 Map

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Detroit, Michigan- Baker's Keyboard Lounge Proudly Presents, Every Wednesday night... Sky Covington perform with jazz greats "OGD" Gerard Gibbs on Keys, Perry Hughes on Guitar, & Gene Dunlap. Residence players at Baker's Keyboard Lounge. Also celebrating her One Year Anniversary. "Time fly's when you're having fun".
Perry Hughes He has lived in Detroit, Michigan, most of his life. He performed and recorded with Earl Klugh. During that period, he also toured with pianist Bob James and with Bobby Lyle. Hughes has worked with some of the world’s leading vocalists, including, the late Joe Williams, Mary Wilson, The Supremes, and Millie Scott. He has been featured on recordings by Bob James, Gene Dunlap, Aretha Franklin, Bill Heid, Will Downing etc.
Gene Dunlap was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and he began playing drums in high school. He joined with guitarist Earl Klugh as a drummer. In later years, he also performed with Roy Ayers, who played the vibraphone, and guitarist Grant Green. Afterward, he rejoined Earl Klugh, to record a series of albums during a period of 20 years, including some albums for Capitol Records. After 1994, Dunlap quit performing and taught inner city youth in Detroit, but returned as a bandleader/drummer in April 2000.
Gerard William Gibbs was born and raised in Detroit, Mi. He has been playing the keyboards and organ 25 years and attributes his accomplishments and overall musical development to the late organists as well as his father and mother, and the many local and national musicians who worked with him along the way. Gibbs currently tours nationally playing keyboards and organ for Pieces of a Dream and saxophonists Marion Meadows, Ronnie Laws, and James Carter. Recently, Mr. Gibbs had the opportunity to play alongside Grammy-award winning artist, Stevie Wonder in Salt Lake City, Utah as part of the 2002 Winter Paralympic Games.
The Historic Baker's Keyboard lounge in 1986, Baker's was designated as a Historic Site by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. The historic significance of the site is stated as follows: Baker’s Keyboard Lounge has significance as Michigan's jazz mecca and Detroit's oldest jazz club in continuous operation. Founded in May 1933 by Chris Baker as a restaurant and piano bar, the present jazz orientation of the club has been firmly in place since 1939. Baker's Keyboard Lounge has hosted the greatest names in blues and jazz since that date. Some of the musicians who have played the club include: Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Sarah Vaughn, Joe Williams, Maynard Ferguson, Cab Calloway, Woody Herman, Modern Jazz Quartet, and Nat "King" Cole; to name but a few.
Along with Wednesday night resident jazz greats "OGD" and featured vocalist Sky Covington. It's sure to turn Wednesday into a "Saturday feeling evening". $10.00 Cover at the door 8:30p-12a. This weekly event is not a Jam Session, be prepared to be entertained. You will be delighted beyond measure with Baker's Keyboard Lounge celebrity line-up, seven days a week, BEST jazz in Detroit! Paired with a delicious soul food menu, and full bar. Baker's Keyboard Lounge 20510 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221

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