Miles Davis

Friday Night Live!: Miles Davis Tribute featuring Rayse Biggs and Dwight Adams

  • Fri, Jan 26
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

From his arrival on the national scene in 1945 until his death in 1991, trumpeter Miles Davis made music that grew from an uncanny talent to hear the future and a headstrong desire to play it. Miles became the standard-bea...

Mahogany Jones

Black History Month: A Night Celebrating Creativity and Movement

  • FRI, FEB 2 from 12 NOON-2 a.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Art - various locations

The DIA kicks off Black History Month with a late night celebration, remaining open until 2 a.m. Highlights of the event include a reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a performance by Mahogany Jones. Other eve...

Tracy Smith

Black History Month 2018

  • Fri, Feb 2 - Fri, Feb 23
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Celebrate Black History Month at the DIA with a full month of programming celebrating black creativity and artists.

Mohogany Jones

Friday Night Live! Mahogany Jones

  • Fri, Feb 2
  • 9:00 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Recording and performance artist, educator, and activist Mahogany Jones is a lyrical force. A 2017 recipient of the Alain Locke award from the Detroit Institute of Arts and a 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow, in August 2016 she was...

J Dilla

Friday Night Live! The Music of J Dilla

  • FRI, FEB 9, 7 & 8:30 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

The music of legendary hip-hop artist J Dilla has been arranged by composer/conducter Miguel Atwood-Furguson. This performance features the Atwood-Furguson arrangements performed by musicians from the Sphinx Organization. ...

Marion Hayden

Marion Hayden and the Middle Passage Exiles: Protest - Jazz and the Roots of Hip Hop

  • Fri, Feb 16
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Protest music has been used as a critical response in the African American community, but especially during the tumultuous years preceding and following the 1967 rebellion in Detroit. Bassist Marion Hayden and her Middle P...

Charanee Wade

Friday Night Live! Charenée Wade

  • Fri, Feb 23
  • 7:00 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Charenée Wade is an award-winning young  vocalist and educator currently making waves in both jazz and soul/R&B circles. Wade is the first woman to devote an entire album to the work of Gil Scott-Heron – and turned...

Lise de la Salle

Friday Night Live!: Lise de la Salle

  • Fri, Mar 16
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

In just a few years, through her international concert appearances and her award-winning Naïve recordings, 29-year-old Lise de la Salle has established a reputation as one of today’s most exciting young artists.