Concert for Jazz legend Marcus Belgrave

Posted at 1:22 PM, Mar 09, 2016

Famous musicians are teaming up for a special concert to honor the late Detroit Jazz Great Marcus Belgrave. His widow Joan is leading a mission to establish a scholarship fund in her husband's name. Play the video to watch her interview with Joanne Purtan on 7 Action News at Noon.

The concert takes place Thursday night March 10th at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.  Organizers say the event will establish a scholarship fund in Marcus' name.  Additionally, the concert will feature famous musicians who Marcus mentored.

Date: March 10, 2016 7:00pm
Location: Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren, Detroit, MI 48201

A free workshop for kids will also be held:

Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:30am-11: 30am
Location: The Carr Center, 311 E Grand River, Detroit, MI

Joan Belgrave is a famous jazz, blues and gospel vocalist. She's spearheading the effort to establish the first Marcus Belgrave Scholarship Fundraiser.
Sponsored by Jazz Development Workshop, Inc. (non-profit 501c3) with support from The Kresge

She says: The Marcus Belgrave Scholarship fund will continue the fifty-year legacy of
Marcus Belgrave’s mentorship and support of young musicians.
Through Jazz Development Workshop, Ms. Belgrave hopes to continue this legacy of supporting
young musicians in the form of sponsorship to summer jazz camps, workshops, and practical on the
job performance training.

The concert will open with the Jazz Development Workshop youth ensemble (the last group of
students Mr. Belgrave mentored), including son, Alto Saxophonist, Kasan Belgrave.
The Concert will feature Mrs. Belgrave, with a few of the late jazz master’s prominent protégé’s,
including Guggenheim fellow, pianist- Geri Allen, Drummer- Karriem Riggins (Common, Diana Krall,
Paul McCartney), Saxophonist- James Carter, Trumpeter, Rayse Biggs (KEM), Trumpeter -Dwight
Adams (Stevie Wonder), New York Trumpeter- Greg Glassman, Bassist-Marion Hayden and more.


If  you would like to support the Marcus Belgrave Scholarship Fund and is unable to attend,
Ms. Belgrave asks that a note be sent in the comments section of online payment
( or, and your ticket will be donated to a young
musician to attend the event.

You can also click the above links to buy tickets. or call:  (313) 640-8552 or (734) 945-1721
$100 VIP – including VIP early seating and artist afterglow reception