About the Event

The music of Jason Moran and The Bandwagon, the vocals of Alberto Mizrahi and Detroit's own Baritone Emery Stephens, and Detroit-based conductor Norah Duncan IV combine to bring 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 Black History Month 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 and The Bandwagon also perform a set of compositions inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, freedom and equality.


Detroit Free Press Music Critic, Mark Stryker, writes about the event. Click here to read the article.

Chris Collins, Norah Duncan IV, Emery Stephens and WSU student, Trevor Robertson perform on Fox 2 News. Click the image to watch the performance!

Date: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014
Location: The Fillmore Detroit
Time: 2:30p doors open- 3:30p concert begins
Tickets: $10

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