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Brad Fritcher + trois featured at Funk and Jazz Night at Jazz Cafe Music Hall Detroit

Brad Fritcher + trois
R&B Night Yo!
Saturday, August 3, 9pm $10
Jazz Cafe located inside The Music Hall for the Performing Arts Detroit

Brad Fritcher (trumpet):
You can call him The Architect. You can call him Pictorial Jackson, or you can just call him Brad. Just don't call him conventional. Multi-instrumentalist and musical chameleon, Brad Fritcher has been making unique music for most of his life, blending jazz, punk, hip-hop, and other influences into a musical tapestry. Whether he's been sitting in with friends and musical comrades or laying down studio tracks, Fritcher has always put his heart and soul into his music.

In 2010, Fritcher went "into the woodshed," isolating himself and making a disciplined effort to turn the music that he had in his head for years into something tangible. The effort paid off. The result is a eclectic modern jazz idiom that puts Fritcher's divergent influences into the forefront. He pays a musical tribute to artists such as Flying Lotus, Terence Blanchard, Medeski Martin and Wood, Talib Kweli, John Coltrane and The Mars Volta. 
Dutcher Wright Snedeker (piano):
Dutcher Snedeker is a Grand Rapids pianist with a long history of performance. Coming from a musical family filled with parents, 3 uncles, and grandparents who have all made a path in music, he has grown surrounded by a variety of music styles. A current sophomore at GVSU, his classical training of 13 years, combined with 6 years of performing jazz, all meet with a desire to blend styles from metal to Jazz to R&B. Taking in the teachings of local pianists like Giuseppe Lupis, Steve Talaga, and Kurt Ellenburger, the balance between the Classical and Jazz world became easier to bridge and opportunities started to come forward. From gigging in Jazz combos and Rock groups, to accompanying saxophonists and Jazz artists like Downie, joining Brad Fitcher in his pursuit of creating live, personal music that blends styles and gets others to groove and connect with one another feels like the next natural step.
Christian VanDuinen (drums):
At the age of eight, Christian VanDuinen became interested in drums and started to take lessons from various local drum kit teachers. Christian graduated from an excellent music program at Northview High School; where he played in Jazz Ensemble, Combo and also sang in the Honor's Choir; Varsity Voices. He has performed at the Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, The Irish on Ionia Festival, the Detroit Jazz Festival and numerous others. Merit winner in the category of 'Contemporary Instrumental Ensemble' for the National Fine Arts of the Assemblies of God churches.
Ryan Wallace (upright bass):
From concert halls, to jazz clubs, to punk houses, Ryan has been performing all of his life. Experimenting in many genres has given him the ability to find the groove and keep his sound interesting. He is always looking to expand his abilities, and is always ready for the next adventure.

Music Hall can positively boast that we have the best jazz season of any performing arts center in the Midwest of America. By supporting the Jazz Café Jazz Masters Series, you will share the spotlight (because you will be sitting so close) with all the Jazz legends. Please contact our Development Department at 313.887.8510 be included in our mailings and ask how you can participate in keeping Detroit the center of jazz creation and legendary presentation.

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