Straight Ahead: Co-Sponsored by The Alluvion

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  • About

    Out of Detroit’s lively jazz scene, which has produced some of the best musicians in the world, comes the groundbreaking jazz group Straight Ahead. 

    Widely recognized for their eclectic and soulful approach to creating music, the Straight Ahead sound ranges from mainstream jazz to Salsa and neo-soul. They received international exposure when they were invited to open for the legendary Nina Simone at the Montreux Festival in Switzerland. At that time- they were the first all-woman jazz ensemble signed to Atlantic Records. The band has shared the concert stage with a who’s who of the music world including: Kem, Stanley Clark, Roy Ayers, the Yellowjackets and Tony Bennett.  These Grammy-nominated recording artists have travelled extensively in the United States, the Caribbean and Europe with rave reviews. 

    Learn more about Straight Ahead.

    About The Alluvion

    The Alluvion is a 150 capacity venue and event space located on the second floor of The Commongrounds Cooperative building at the edge of The Boardman-Ottaway River near downtown Traverse City. This intimate, creative space is designed with optimal acoustics and world-class equipment. It is dedicated to producing high-quality, highly accessible performances, community events, visual arts, classes, workshops, and so much more.

    The Alluvion is co-owned by three partners: Commongrounds Cooperative, Jeff Haas, and Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology.