Upcoming show and thanks to our listeners

November 18th, 2005

Christmas Songs For Jazz Lovers - Paul Keller EnsembleHello Detroit Jazzstage listeners. Dean and I wanted to give thanks to you for your incredible support. Our show has become far more popular than we would have ever imagined. Because of you, we are the number one jazz podcasts as ranked by Itunes. We are humbled to have a home on your harddrive and promise to continue working hard to keep you listening by presenting the best Jazz in Detroit along with artist’s personal stories/ experiences all wrapped up in the culture that is the Motor City.

We are fast approaching the holiday season here in Detroit. We just wrapped up a live interview with Bassist Paul Keller at the Firefly Club in Ann Arbor. Paul’s group plays there every Wednesday unless he is off touring with the likes of Diana Krall, Russell Malone or Marcus Belgrave. Paul generously spoke to us during his breaks to discuss his CD Christmas Songs for Jazz Lovers. This CD is one of our favorite holiday albums and is perfect for our December 1st podcast. To learn more about Paul or to purchase Christmas Songs for Jazz Lovers, please visit PKOrecords.com

Until then, Dean and I would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season. We hope you enjoy Paul’s swinging and modern arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

Paul Keller Ensemble Members
Leader, String Bass – Paul Keller
Piano – Ellen Rowe
Drums – Sean Dobbins
Saxophones – Keith Kaminski
Trumpets – Paul Finkbeiner
Trombones – Chris Smith

Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture


Detroit JazzStage Debut Show Featuring Trumpeter Mark Byerly

November 1st, 2005

Mark ByerlyHello and welcome to the debut of Detroit JazzStage featuring trumpeter Mark Byerly. Mark has a very interesting history that we think you will enjoy hearing about. Rodney and I have worked very hard on trying to present to you, our listeners, a glimpse into the talent that exists here in Detroit. We hope you learn as much listening to the show as we did putting it together. Please feel free to email or leave comments about the show. Also, be sure to stay subscribed for announcements about up coming shows. Again, thank you for listening.

Bop Culture
Albums and music featured on this show (in order of appearance):

Bop Culture
Blues for the Morning Rush Hour – Mark Byerly (7:11)
Till I Get There – Rick Roe (7:04)
Mark’s Mood – Mark Byerly (9:00)

The E.P.*
Brilliant Corners – Thelonious Monk/arr. Rick Roe (5:18)
Erroenious – Mark Byerly (6:44)

Bop Culture Members
Trumpet – Mark Byerly
Piano – Rick Roe
Bass – Paul Keller
Drums – Bill Higgins
*Bass – Josef Deas

Background music during interview segments:
Sphere by Rick Roe with Rodney Whitaker on Bass

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.

Mark Byerly for being our first guest and the use of his sound engineering talents at his Longview Sound recording studio.

Hugh Broder, Director of Broadcast Production at BBDO Detroit, for mentoring me in the fine art of broadcast production. His help and insight has been invaluable.

And the numerous others who’ve at one time or another helped me develop the skills necessary to take on life’s challenges head on.


Detroit JazzStage November 1st Show Debut Announcment

October 28th, 2005

Longview Sound

Hello. I’d like to thank our subcribers to the Detroit JazzStage podcast and let you all know how much we appreciate your patronage. You’ll all be happy to know that we will have a finished show, featuring Detroit trumpeter Mark Byerly,posted on November 1st. In the meantime, take a listen to Mark’s comments on, and the song, The Ressurection available on Bop Culture’s The E.P. recording.


Welcome to Detroit JazzStage

September 28th, 2005

Jazz Detroit! -  Howard WeingardenHello and welcome to Detroit JazzStage. I’m Dean Sahutske and my co-host is Rodney Reeves. We are both musicians sharing a common goal of exploring the Detroit Jazz scene of today and yesterday. Together we will host a monthly program showcasing the most influential musicians in Detroit. Our show will explore the music and the musician behind the music. It will deal specifically with the Detroit jazz scene and how its influence reverberates throughout the music industry. Subscribe now and check back soon. You won’t be disappointed.

Artwork – Jazz Detroit! – Howard Weingarden


Performed by:
Motor City Horns (motorcityhorns.com)
Trumpet – Ben Toman
Trumpet – Mark Byerly
Alto Saxophone – Dave Luther
Tenor Saxophone – Keith Kaminski
Trombone – John Rutherford

Music for the original Detroit JazzStage Opening Statement- Mo’ Room – Chris Codish (thebrothersgroove.com)/arr. Keith Kaminski.