THESE PERFORMANCES WILL ALL TAKE PLACES AT THE DETROIT SCHOOL OF ARTS, FORD THEATRE, 123 SELDEN STREET (go to Cass Avenue to enter venue)

November 6, 2021

“A Season Spectacular”: The Center’s first LIVE music presentation since the COVID-19 pandemic closed venues in spring of 2020. The show will feature performances by Terri Lyne Carrington, jazz and pop keyboardist Patrice Rushen, pianist and arranger Kevin Harris, vocalist Jazzmeia Horn, harpist  Brandee Younger and the Center’s own Gathering Orchestra Nonet directed by Rodney Whitaker. There will also be a few surprise appearances

February 26, 2022

“To Stevie With Love” : A tribute concert to the genius of Stevie Wonder, that imagines the music of the Maestro through the lens of the New York jazz scene, with musical direction by Terri  Lyne Carrington and featuring arrangements by pianist Kevin Harris. Other guest artists will be announced. This concert is rescheduled from its original March 2020 date.

April 9, 2022 

“The  Great Jazz Women of Detroit” : Alice Coltrane, Dorothy Ashby and  Betty Carter,” a program celebrating the contributions of three African  American women from Detroit and their role in the development of jazz, with  musical direction by Terri Lyne Carrington. Special guests will be vocalist  Jazzmeia Horn and harpist Brandee Younger. 

On May 21, 2022 a new commissioned work by keyboardist Patrice Rushen  celebrating The Carr Center’s 30th Anniversary will highlight The Gathering Orchestra’s second residency of the season at Detroit School of Arts from May 16 -21. The new work will be performed in three movements to commemorate the three decades.

May 21, 2022 

“30th Anniversary Celebration : The Gathering Orchestra” : The Gathering Orchestra, under the direction of Rodney Whitker will perform the  world premiere of a  new commissioned work by the brilliant keyboardist, composer and arranger, Patrice Rushen. This concert will celebrate The Carr Center’s 30th Anniversary. The new work will be performed in three movements to commemorate the three decades.