Tribe founders Wendell Harrison and Phil Ranelin were interviewed on WPFW 89.3FM in Washington DC. The interview was in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the first Tribe album, “Vibes From the Tribe.” Listen to the interview here
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Tuesday, May 1st, 8:30pm: Wendell Harrison presents his popular Swing Ensemble at John D Bistro. The show kicks off a series of weekly appearances at the new restaurant, located at 22726 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI 48220.
Hear samples of the Wendell Harrison Swing Ensemble.
Learn more about John D Bistro.
Wendell Harrison appeared on WDET 101.9FM during a segment of “The Craig Fahle Show”. The Detroit jazz legend discusses his early days, and talks about his latest release, It’s About Damn Time.
Wendell Harrison will perform at the Arab American National Museum on Thursday, December 8, 2011. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10. The show is part of Wendell’s performances in support of his new album, IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME. The backup band includes Jim Simonson, bass; John Arnold, guitar; Djallo Djakate, drums; Dan Schmatz, percussion; and Amp Fiddler, keyboard and vocals.
You can buy tickets for this event here.
Wendell Harrison performed “Urban Expressions” to a packed house at the Concert of Colors festival, July 16, 2011. Wendell performed as part of Don Was’ Detroit All-Star Revue.
See this and more videos produced by Don Was at My Damn Channel: www.MyDamnChannel.com/DonWas
Thanks to Mark for his support of It’s About Damn Time!
The best jazz doesn’t have to come from a coastal metropolis — and often doesn’t. BG singer Morgen Stiegler’s CD came in at No. 2 on our latest Jazz Top 10. Detroit saxophonist/clarinetist Wendell Harrison was at No. 5. And just by chance, the No. 1 album was by the Falconaires. No relation to anything BGSU, though. It’s the U.S. Air Force Academy band.
Find out more inside.
Thanks for listening.
Jazz Top 10
The Falconaires (Sharing the Freedom)
Morgen Stiegler (Reaching for the Moon)
Alex Skolnick Trio (Veritas)
Charlie Apicella/Iron City (The Business)
Wendell Harrison (It’s About Damn Time)
Etienne Charles (Kaiso)
Giacomo Gates (Revolution Will Be Jazz)
Aimee Allen (Winters & Mays)
Jack Wilkins (Blue & Green Project)
Terri Lyne Carrington (Mosaic Project)
The link: http://wbgufm.com/local-flavor#more-1347
Wendell Harrison will once again perform with Phil Ranelin and Marcus Belgrave as part of a Tribe reunion. The event is the closing show at Motor City Frequencies, sponsored by Red Bull Music Academy. There will be a workshop featuring Harrison and Belgrave (as well as Detroit R&B great Amp Fiddler) on Friday, September 16 at 5pm. The Tribe reunion concert will take place on Saturday, September 17 at 10pm.
Admission Motor City Frequencies is free, and is held at Flat 151, 151 West Congress, Detroit, MI, 48226. For more information, visit the Red Bull Music Academy website.
The Wendell Harrison Quintet will perform this Friday, September 2nd at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The show starts at 7pm, and is free with museum admission. This time around, Amp Fiddler, who sings “Love Juice” on Wendell’s new album, will be on hand to cover vocals and keys.