Midtown Detroit welcomes The Carr Center Performance Studio to the Cultural Center with this unique 13-part music series, FREE to the public, featuring works by a wide range of women composers, from unique to popular, from historic to current, from blues to bebop, and beyond… performed by an outstanding line-up of jazz performers hailing from New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and  Detroit.

The participating midtown venues for this sensational series of free concerts are: 

  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Historical Museum     
  • Detroit Public Library
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra – The Cube
  • MOCAD      
  • The Scarab Club 
  • The Wright Museum      
  • And …  The Carr Center Performance Studio.

**Jazz Crawl is a special music series linked to, New Standards: Part 1 of Shifting the Narrative: Jazz and Gender Justice, a world premiere multimedia installation, curated and conceived by NEA Jazzmaster, 3-time Grammy Award winner and Carr Center Artistic Director, Terri Lyne Carrington, running from October 14 – November 27 at The Carr Center Performance Studio, 15 E. Kirby Street in midtown. To learn more about the installation click here.


October 14
6:30 p.m. Detroit Historical Museum: Nicole Mitchell Trio

7:30 p.m. The Scarab Club: Andy Milne, La Tanya Hall and Gregoiré Maret

9:00 p.m.  The Carr Performance Studio: Jazzmeia Horn with The Gathering Orchestra Nonet 

October 15  
6:30 p.m. Detroit Public Library: The Gathering Orchestra Nonet featuring Keyon Harrold,  Terri Lyne Carrington and Matthew Stevens

8:00 p.m. Detroit Symphony Orchestra – The Cube: “Duos & Duets”, an evening with Ms. Lisa Fischer and SOMI

9:00 p.m. The Carr Center Performance Studio: Carmen Lundy

October 20
6:00 p.m. The Carr Center Performance Studio: Savannah Harris and Nicole Glover, featuring Rashaan Carter and Jeremy Corren

7:30 p.m.  The Wright Museum: Charenée Wade

October 21
7:00 p.m. Detroit Institute of Arts: The Tia Fuller Band

8:00 p.m. MOCAD: Linda May Han Oh

9:00 p.m. The Carr Center Performance Studio: Camille Thurman

October 28
7:30 p.m.  Detroit Institute of Arts: Susie Ibarra

9:00 p.m.  The Carr Center Performance Studio: Darynn Dean, featuring Paul Cornish

*All performances are free to the public with 75-minute sets

For Parking and other transportation information click here.

Detroit Institute of Arts,  Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, The Freeman Foundation, Midtown Detroit, Inc., New Detroit.

All Performances Are Free To The Public.
All of the performances will be single 75 minute sets.

Meet the Artists

(in alphabetical order)

Andy Milne
Canadian jazz pianist and composer Andy Milne has been a distinct and respected voice at the heart of New York’s creative jazz scene for more than twenty years. A fearless, versatile explorer, Milne has collaborated with dancers, visual artists, poets, and musicians spanning jazz, classical, pop, folk, and world music. His main compositional vehicle for the past two decades has been his group, Dapp Theory, a quintet that intersects the crossroads between lyrical jazz piano, funkified polyrhythmic exploration, and spoken word poeticism.
Camille Thurman
Acclaimed by Downbeat magazine as a “rising star” with “remarkable, Fitzgerald-esque scat prowess” and hailed by All About Jazz as a “first-class saxophonist that blows the proverbial roof off the place.” Camille Thurman has been amazing audiences all over the world with her impeccable sound and captivating artistry. She is a two-time award-winning recipient of the ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Awards and the first woman in more than thirty years to perform full-time with the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis.
Carmen Lundy
JazzTimes says, “Musicians as diversely gifted as Carmen Lundy, who has excelled as a vocalist, composer, lyricist, arranger, and pianist for more than thirty years, remain far and few between.” Lundy was a 2021 Grammy-nominated artist for her fifteenth album, Modern Ancestors for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Lundy’s catalog has more than 150 published songs, one of the few jazz vocalists to ever accomplish such a distinction.
Charenée Wade
Known for expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Charenée Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones. Offering, her Motéma Records debut is the first full-length album tribute to Gil Scott-Heron by a woman. Offering is arresting in just how timely Scott-Heron’s messages are today and how perfectly Wade delivers them through her savvy arrangements and intimate jazz interpretations.

Darynn Dean
Darynn currently attends The Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and Performance at the Herb Alpert School of Music at UCLA pursuing a Master of Music degree. A recent graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, Dean earned her Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Vocal Performance. The 22-year-old is ready to take the world by storm. No stranger to jazz, her grandfather, Donald Dean, Sr. is a renowned drummer (Les McCann, Carmen McRae, and Eddie Harris), and her father, Donald Dean Jr. is also a drummer (Kenny Burrell and Rickey Lee Jones). A true rising star from Los Angeles, Dean says, “I’m so excited to move forward to my next chapter, and I can’t wait to share the stage with the Jazz greats of my generation.”

Grégoire Maret
Grammy Award winner, Swiss-born harmonica player, and composer, Grégoire Maret moved to New York City at 18 years old to study at the New School. For the past decade, Maret has emerged as a unique and compelling new voice across a wide spectrum of the modern jazz world. His chosen instrument – the harmonica – is a relative rarity in the genre, and is one element in his singular sound, but far from the whole explanation. The extensive list of heavy hitters who have enlisted him for their projects includes Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson, Sting, Prince, Dianne Reeves, Tito Puente, Marcus Miller, and more.
Jazzmeia Horn
Three-time Grammy-nominated artist, Jazzmeia Horn is an accomplished singer-songwriter. In 2015, she won the coveted then Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz’s International Jazz Competition. Critically acclaimed, her vocal gifts have been compared to the stylings of such iconic women of Jazz: Betty Carter, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan. She also won the prestigious NAACP Image Award for her soul-stirring album, Love & Liberation.
Jeremy Corren
Pianist and composer Jeremy Corren was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 2013 he moved to New York to attend Columbia University, where he studied composition and orchestration with composers Zosha Di Castri, Georg Friedrich Haas, and George E. Lewis. Since then he has performed regularly at renowned venues throughout the city, such as the Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, and the Jazz Gallery, along with festival appearances at the Newport and Chicago Jazz Festivals. He has toured internationally, visiting the Blue Note establishments in Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing, the Netherlands for the North Sea Jazz Festival, Italy for the Umbria Jazz Festival, and more.
JoVia Armstrong
JoVia Armstrong is a well-traveled musician, composer, producer, and educator from Detroit, Michigan. She won the 2014 Best Black Female Percussionist of the Year through the Black Women in Jazz Awards. She was the percussionist and a composer for the Detroit-based jazz group, Musique Noire. She is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of California-Irvine in the music department’s Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology program.

Keyon Harrold
Keyon Harrold has a virtuosic skill as a trumpeter and songwriter.His music draws on elements of jazz, classical, rock, blues, and hip hop to create something uniquely modern, unmistakably American. Born and raised in Ferguson, MO, Harrold grew up one of sixteen children in a family that prioritized music and community across generations. Harrold won wide acclaim for his trumpet performances in Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead. Ferguson looms large in Harrold’s album The Mugician, about which he said, “Sometimes folks can’t speak for themselves, so as humbly and honestly as I can, I try t o speak for those people with my music.

La Tanya Hall
La Tanya Hall versatility in a variety of musical genres has allowed her to travel the globe and work with some of the world’s most celebrated artists, including Diana Ross, Bobby McFerrin, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein, Patti LaBelle, Kris Kristofferson, and Steve Tyrell. She is also an in-demand session singer and an accomplished actress, having lent her skills to numerous recording projects including Broadway, television, and film.
Linda May Han Oh
Bassist and composer, Linda May Han Oh has performed and recorded with artists such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Geri Allen, and Terri Lyne Carrington, among others. She has won accolades from news outlets such as JazzTimes, which called her a “major bass voice.” Originally born in Malaysia and raised in Australia, she has received many awards and global recognition, including the 2022 Bassist of the Year by JazzTimes. Linda has composed work for film as well as large and small ensembles.
Lisa Fischer
After four decades of featured background singing with icons like Luther Vandross, The Rolling Stones, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, and Nine Inch Nails, two-time Grammy winner Lisa Fischer set out to take center stage on her own. The 2013 Best Documentary Oscar-winning film, Twenty Feet from Stardom altered the course of her musical journey, telling her story, with clips of her legendary duets with Sting and with Mick Jagger on “Gimme Shelter.” Fischer can sing soul, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, folk, and classical with equal facility and authority. She often mixes styles in the same song, sometimes in the same vocal line and her range is legendary.

Matthew Stevens
Mojo magazine, says “A leading artist of his generation, Grammy-nominated Matthew Stevens’ singular style dissolves the demarcation lines between jazz, rock, and ambient music.” Stevens’ music is “honest and soulful” (Pitchfolk magazine) and “music (that) advances the ideals of modern jazz” (NPR). His songs and guitar playing are featured on more than seventy albums including Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, esperanza spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, Sean Jones, Linda May Han Oh, and more. He lives in Harlem, New York, and is a Professor of Jazz Studies at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.

Nicole Glover
Nicole Glover is a saxophonist, bandleader, composer, and educator currently based in New York City. Growing up in Oregon, she was introduced to music through her father’s record collection and studied in programs dedicated to priming students for touring and performing, such as the award-winning American Music Program and Next Generation Jazz Orchestra. She established herself as a rising saxophonist performing with esteemed artists such as Christian McBride, Al Foster, Victor Lewis, George Cables, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Billy Hart, esperanza spalding, Kenny Washington, and more. In 2020, she was invited to join Blue Note supergroup ARTEMIS.
Jeremy Corren
Pianist and composer Jeremy Corren was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 2013 he moved to New York to attend Columbia University, where he studied composition and orchestration with composers Zosha Di Castri, Georg Friedrich Haas, and George E. Lewis. Since then he has performed regularly at renowned venues throughout the city, such as the Blue Note, Smalls Jazz Club, and the Jazz Gallery, along with festival appearances at the Newport and Chicago Jazz Festivals. He has toured internationally, visiting the Blue Note establishments in Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing, the Netherlands for the North Sea Jazz Festival, Italy for the Umbria Jazz Festival, and more.
Pathe Jassi
Jazz musician Pathe Jassi is one of Detroit’s best-kept secrets. Before moving to the United States sixteen years ago, Jassi spent half of his career playing and recording alongside legendary West African singers Youssou N’Dour of Senegal and Cheikh Lo of Burkina Faso. He’s known among jazz musicians for his rare ability to combine hard bebop with a polyrhythmic African sound — a skill he says he learned from Detroit jazz legend Sam Sanders, who took him under his wing in Senegal. He’s now a regular in the Detroit jazz scene where his adoptive father is still remembered as one of the elders.
Paul Cornish
Paul Cornish is currently the pianist for the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance. He regularly performs at premier venues around Los Angeles and has been heard on stages around the world including the United States, Europe, Australia, and South America. He is also an accomplished composer and educator and was a finalist in the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Competition. Cornish is on the faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He has worked with artists Herbie Hancock, Gary Bartz, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kanye West, John Legend, and more.


Rashann CarterRashaan Carter grew up in the Washington D.C. area. It was there, with the nurturing of his father, a saxophonist, and his mother, a jazz radio programmer, Rashaan forged an interest in music. After stints with various instruments, the bass became the voice for his musical expression. Since moving to New York Rashaan has become entrenched in the jazz scene and has worked with Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller and Louis Hayes, Wallace Roney, Cindy Blackman, Doug and Jean Carn and many others. He’s also studied with one of his prime influences, Ron Carter. Rashaan regularly performs with a myriad of artists in and outside of New York and can be found on various recordings as well.
Savannah Harris
A New York City-based drummer, composer, and producer Savannah Harris was raised in Oakland, California by musician parents, she gravitated towards the drums at age two. Steeped in a jazz tradition, Harris’ work reflects her versatility. She has performed with Jason Moran, Ambrose Akinmusire, Kenny Barron, Terence Blanchard, and Billy Childs. Currently, she’s been working extensively with Aaron Parks, Melanie Charles, Or Bareket, Peter Evans, and Joel Ross. In 2019, Harris was awarded the Harlem Stage Emerging Artist Award, and she received her master’s in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music.
SOMI – vocalist, composer, and writer was born in Illinois to parents who emigrated from Rwanda and Uganda. She discovered her musical identity traversing the cultural bridge between America and Africa. That sense of discovery continues to guide a career in which she has forged a musical signature, channeling the jazz, soul, and the music of her roots. Closely mentored by the legendary trumpet player Hugh Masekela, Somi’s live performance was described by JazzTimes magazine as “the earthy gutsiness of Nina Simone blended with the vocal beauty of Dianne Reeves.” Somi is a Soros Equality Fellow, a Doris Duke Fellow, a Sundance Theatre Fellow, and a former artist-in-residence at Baryshnikov Arts Center and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.
Susie Ibarra
A Filipinx composer, drummer, percussionist, composer, and sound artist, Susie Ibarra has worked and recorded with jazz, classical, world, and indigenous musicians around the world. One of SPIN magazine’s “100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music,” she is known for her work as a performer in avant-garde, jazz, and world music. Ibarra remains active as a composer, performer, educator, and documentary filmmaker in the U.S., Philippines, and internationally. She is interested and involved in works that blend folkloric and indigenous tradition with the avant-garde.
Terri Lyne Carrington
Three-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist and NEA Jazz Master Terri Lyne Carrington has become one of the giants of today’s jazz music. A bandleader, drummer, composer, producer, and educator, Carrington is the first female artist to ever win the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Money Jungle: Provocative Blue. She has played with countless jazz luminaries including Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Al Jarreau, esperanza spalding, and many others. In 2019, she received the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award and currently serves as founder and artistic director of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.
The Gathering Orchestra Nonet
A two-year fellowship program, under the artistic direction of renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker, a former member of the Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the Carr Center Resident Artist, The Gathering Orchestra is a professional development opportunity for talented, early career musicians. The Nonet is an ensemble of the Orchestra, created during the pandemic so that the work could continue. Recently, they performed the world premiere of “The Resonate Suite,” composed by three-time Grammy-nominated recording artist, bandleader, keyboardist, arranger, and educator Patrice Rushen.
Tia Fuller
When Grammy-nominated recording artist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller picks up her saxophone, something amazing happens. Blending technical brilliance, melodic creativity, and performing precision from both her academic and stage experience, Fuller is a force to be reckoned with in the worlds of jazz, pop, and R&B. Currently, Fuller balances the worlds of performance and education, fulfilling a demanding schedule as both a busy touring and recording artist and a full-time professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
For more information on the New Standards Jazz Crawl, click here.