DETROIT (WWJ) – In honor of Black History Month, the Palmer Woods Music in Homes concert series explores some of the giants of jazz.

World renown guitarist A. Spencer Barefield tells WWJ’s Brooke Allen that Saturday night is an evening to honor some great musicians:

“We are going to be performing music of great twentieth century African American composers; Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Oscar Peterson,” said Barefield.

The evening concert includes a buffet dinner in the setting of a Palmer Woods home. Tickets for this performance are $40.

And there’s something to inspire younger audiences as the Palmer Woods Music in Homes concert  includes a children’s concert.

Academic Engagement Administrator for Pasteur Elementary, Sheila Langford says the concert is educational on many levels.

“It teaches the children a lot of things, it also develops a great appreciation of music and they get a chance to learn about the different instruments from the musicians and they get to hear a lot of composers,” said Langford.

“A lot of the children who play instrumental music they have a great appreciation … and it shows them that they can also be great musicians,” Langford added.

The concert begins at 5 p.m..

Admission is free for the children’s concert but reservations are needed. You can find more information for both events HERE.


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