Comerica Bank Java and Jazz Returns to the Detroit Public Library!


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Comerica Bank Java and Jazz

And we’re back! Comerica Bank Java & Jazz at the Detroit Public Library returns this summer after a two-year delay due to the pandemic. Back in 2000, the Library began a partnership with Comerica Bank to provide a monthly after work concert series that showcases some of Detroit’s finest musicians. We’re excited to continue the tradition this summer.

For our big return—we’re doing something special. From June thru August, join us for a series of outdoor concerts on the lawn. There will be a big stage set up at the corner of Woodward and Kirby. The concerts will take place rain or shine, and while there will be chairs at the venue, feel free to bring your own.

So mark your calendars, and we'll be seeing you soon!


Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 p.m.

Straight Ahead is a hometown group of strong, inventive female instrumentalists and vocalists. Widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, the Straight Ahead sound ranges comfortably from mainstream jazz, R&B ballads, to Brazilian funk. Named the finalist in the “Sony Innovators” competition in their first year, they have since amassed a string of honors, including opening for the legendary Nina Simone at the Montreaux-Switzerland Jazz Festival and being nominated for a Grammy.


Tuesday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m.

International talent Kimmie Horne has her roots in Detroit. The jazz vocalist, model, and actress is related to legendary songstress Lena Horne, but has forged her own path in music—one that has her performing across the country and world. Ms. Horne maintains a busy schedule creating new music, acting and touring.


Tuesday, August 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Detroit bred Brandon William’s life revolves around music. As a performer, he has toured both locally and nationally, sharing the stage with Musiq Soulchild, Eric Roberson, Kim Burrell, Johnny O'Neal, and Martha Reeves. Additionally, Mr. Williams is a talented producer, working in studios across the world with legendary artists. He is known as a “go-to-music guy” for his versatility and ability to play numerous instruments.

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