The Roots of Motown

Event Type: Adult Program
Date: 7/18/2018
Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
 Join us as Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert discuss Detroit’s late 1940s music scene, with special emphasis on “John R – the street of music.” John R was home to many clubs, hotels, and other music sites, including the fabled Flame Show Bar, cited by Berry Gordy as a critical location. Many of the musicians and entertainers who worked in John R clubs were later employed by Motown.

Bjorn and Gallert are recipients of the “Jazz Guardian” award, given by the Detroit Jazz Festival, and are responsible for the Jazz Talk Tent at the festival each year. Much of their work went into “Before Motown: A History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-1960.

Location: Erin Auditorium
Other Information:
 Bjorn and Gallert will be selling copies of their books after their presentation.