- One ticket to Valentine Jazz Explosion with Maysa, Pieces of a Dream, Norman Connors, and Jean Carne
- When: Friday, February 13, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Music Hall Center
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $36.60 for balcony seating (up to $49 value)
- $53.30 for mezzanine seating (up to $69 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart
Valentine Jazz Explosion
- Album title that best describes Maysa’s voice: 2013’s Blue Velvet Soul
- How she developed that voice: studying classical performance and singing with the Morgan State University Choir, then joining Stevie Wonder’s backup group Wonderlove and contributing to the Jungle Fever soundtrack
- How she found her smooth-jazz calling: as a member of the popular UK fusion group Incognito, which scored its biggest hit with ““Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing”
- How she changed the Soul Train Awards: They had to create a new category for her, the Soul Approved/Underground Centric Award.
- How Pieces of a Dream got its start: as teenagers playing on local TV, where they were discovered by sax legend Grover Washington, Jr.
- How they contributed to the (highly non-destructive) smooth-jazz explosion of the 1980s: with hits including “Warm Weather,” “Mount Airy Groove,” and “Fo Fi Fo”
Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts
Built in 1928, Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts dazzles patrons with an ornate art-deco façade and lush Spanish Renaissance interior. Elegant columns, glittering chandeliers, and vibrant geometric patterns create a palatial atmosphere in the lobby. The auditorium's intimately arranged velvet seats leave every viewer within 70 feet of the stage, eliminating the need for binoculars or drawn-out games of telephone describing the onstage action.