Jazzhead on Detroit JazzStage

JazzheadWelcome to the March edition of Detroit JazzStage featuring the music of Jazzhead and an interview with trumpeter John Douglas. Defying the muck of the “Acid Jazz” mire, Jazzhead has raged to the top of Detroit’s jazz/latin/funk/fusion heap and beyond. From holding down weekly offerings in downtown Motown to late-night (or early morning depending on your biorhythms) loft parties, the Jazzhead torrent has flushed the musically weak of heart from every corner of the Detroit scene.

Birthed as a 5-piece in November 1996, Jazzhead now boasts Trent Mitchell on bass, Duminie DePorres on guitar, Mick Dobday and Phil Hale on keyboards, Recardo (Ricky) Beamon and Ken Scott on drums. John Douglas, with his hefty trumpet and flugelhorn work, rounds out the front line assault. To this day, this horrifically funky line-up continues to hone it’s razor-sharp edge beat by funky beat.

Information on Jazzhead can be found at

The Music on this show:

Jazzhead CD:
Spirit of Celebration
Ba Ba Da

Trumpet – John Douglas
Saxophone – Jason Shearer
Keyboard – Jeremy Ellis
Guitar – John Arnold
Bass – Trent Mitchell
DrumsRick Hudson

Ancestors CD:
Candle Bath
(by Trent Mitchell, J. Douglas)
Top of the Food Chain (by Trent Mitchell, J. Douglas and P.Hale

Trumpet – John Douglas
Keyboards – Phil Hale
Keyboards – Mick Dobday
Guitar – Eric Guftafson
Bass – Trent Mitchell
Drums – Rick Beamon
Congas – Dennis Shinzel
Percussion – Alex Trajano
Turntable – The Blackman

WDET Studio Recordings:
Nu Inspiration
My Main Man

Trumpet – John Douglas
Keyboards – Phil Hale
Guitar – Duminie DePorres
Bass – Trent Mitchell
Drums – Ken Scott

For information on WDET 101.9FM go to http://www.wdetfm.org

Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s “Erroenious” available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Go to bopculture.com for more information


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