The Young Lions Collective AT KERRYTOWN CONCERT HOUSE
Blue Note REVISITed
Sunday, June 27th @ 7:30 PM
The Young Lions Collective at Kerrytown Concert House represents the best and brightest of Michigan’s next generation of jazz musicians. The Young Lions Collective will feature a rotating cast of promising young artists destined to make an impact in Michigan and beyond.
In their inaugural performance, the YLC will perform a wide array of selections from the classic Blue Note catalog. Drawing inspiration from legendary musicians such as John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, and more, the YLC pays homage to these giants, whilst simultaneously reaching for exciting new heights. Featuring Allen Dennard on trumpet, Kasan Belgrave on alto saxophone, Kenji Lee on tenor saxophone, Jordan Anderson on piano, Jonathan Muir-Cotton on bass, and Eliza Salem on drums, this electrifying lineup is sure to bring a sensationally swinging affair to KCH.
*The Lot Lounge is an in-person event venue outside in our back parking lot. If this event needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, the show will go on for you at home! We’ll move the artists inside and pivot to a livestreamed concert on the same date and time at a private link that will be shared only with ticket holders. All decisions regarding inclement weather cancellations will be made no later than 2 hours prior to the performance, at which point all ticket holders will be notified by email about the cancellation with instructions for accessing the private livestream.
PLEASE NOTE: Since we have this livestreaming option for our audiences (and the artists we engage), there will be no refunds or exchanges for The Lot Lounge ticket purchases this summer. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to find innovative ways to continue connecting artists and audiences!
Allen Dennard is a trumpeter, composer and bandleader who was born and raised in the city of Detroit, Michigan. Around his senior year of high school Allen had the privilege of being mentored by the great Marcus Belgrave, one of Detroit’s own legendary trumpeters. From then on Allen’s involvement in jazz increased exponentially. After high school, Allen decided to attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor where he received a full ride from the university’s jazz department. From then on he obtained other pivotal opportunities that would further him in his music career. Allen has made three appearances as a sideman in the Detroit Jazz Festival. In January 2019, Allen was chosen by the Detroit MetroTimes as one of ten artist they thought would become famous in that year. Soon after that Allen was approached with many interview requests, one being with Detroit Public Television/ PBS and the other being with Honeysuckle Magazine, a New York City based magazine company. Aside from that Allen has worked with several artist from the Detroit Music Factory label, such as Gayelynn Mckinney, De’Sean Jones and Sean Dobbins. He has also worked with Detroit saxophonist David McMurray from the Blue Note record label. Adding to that, Allen also got the opportunity to share the stage with New York based saxophonist J.D Allen, who is with HighNote Records.