If you have not yet experienced Planet D Nonet, your groove tank is missing out on some serious fuel.
They’re Detroit’s own down and dirty little big band, known nationally for curating some of the best in early jazz traditions and Black-American musical influences from the 20s, 30s and 40s. More “hot” than “sweet,” according to PD9 cofounder and bandleader RJ Spangler, who started the nine piece ensemble with longtime musical partner James O’Donnell in 2007.
The PD9 is celebrating their latest release on the Detroit Music Factory label, A Salute to Strayhorn, which features musical selections associated with the composer, lyricist, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn, best known for his celebrated musical collaborations with Duke Ellington.
$10 if you purchase now and $15 at the door!
Reeds: Alex, Jim, Goode, brass: James, Ken & Tbone, rhythm: Mike, Jeff & RJ