Feb 16, 2014 03:30 AM - 05:30 AM

Discounted tickets now available for “Jazz Speaks For Life,” a Black History Month event from the Detroit Jazz Festival Community Series featuring Jason Moran and The Bandwagon, the vocals of Alberto Mizrahi and Detroit's own Baritone Emery Stephens, and Detroit-based conductor Norah Duncan IV bringing to life Dave Brubeck’s musical exploration of civil rights, the “Gates of Justice” composition. The program also includes the Detroit Brass and Percussion Ensemble and a 60-voice choir featuring members of Wayne State University's Symphonic Choir and Detroit Choral Society weaving the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and biblical scripture throughout this historic piece.

This event also honors the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Bill with an opening narrative and discussion of civil rights and jazz’s role in the movement. Jason Moran – dubbed “the most provocative thinker in current jazz,” by Rolling Stone – and The Bandwagon also perform a set of jazz compositions inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, freedom, and equality.

Sunday, February 16 at the historic Fillmore Detroit, doors open at 2:30 p.m., show at 3:30 p.m.

All tickets now $10 and available at http://www.livenation.com/events/317753-feb-16-2014-detroit-jazz-festival-presents-jazz-speaks-for-life or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Featured Artists

Jason Moran and Hazzan Alberto Mizrahi

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