DETROIT / INTERNATIONAL LEGEND
Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 13
Seating: 6:00pm-9:30pm (band plays from 7:30pm-9:00pm)
$30 cover. For reservations call: 313.882.5299
Legendary, internationally acclaimed singer and actress Freda Payne was born in Detroit.
After graduating from Central High School, Freda Payne toured with Pearl Bailey's musical review and sang with the Duke Ellington Band. Her first album was
After the Lights Go Down for ABC's Impulse Records in 1962.
Early in her career, Ms. Payne performed with the Four Tops, Billy Eckstine, and Nipsey Russell on the Quincy Jones Tour. Payne was understudy for Leslie Uggams in Broadway's
Hallelujah Baby! in1967. She also performed in the Equity Theatre production of
Lost in the Stars.
Stardom for Payne began when she signed with Invictus Records, ran by her old Detroit friends, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr. and Lamont Dozier (formerly of Motown) in1969. Payne's smash single "Band of Gold" in 1970 was ranked #1 in the U.K. and #3 in the U.S.A., her first gold record.
To date, she has recorded 21 albums including several remakes of "Band of Gold." Freda has also starred in productions of
Ain't Misbehavin' with Della Reese,
The Blues in the Night, Jellies Last Jam with Gregory Hines and Savion Glover into the 1990's. Payne film appearances include:
Private Obsession, Sprung, Ragdoll, The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and
Fire and Ice.
In 2009, Freda appeared on American Idol and sang "Band of Gold". In February 2010, Freda joined Kanye West, Jordan Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, Barbra Streisand and many more on "We Are the World 25 for Haiti."
Freda has also recorded a new Jazz based album for the Mack Ave label titled Come Back To Me Love produced by Bill Cunliffe. The album has six original compositions written by Gretchen Valade, owner of the Dirty Dog. This past April 2018 Freda returned to the stage with glowing reviews in Ella: First Lady of Song at the Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, Delaware.
Wednesday, October 10 - Thursday, October 11
See below for seating times.
Wed & Thurs: no cover.
By the time Detroit bassist Ralphe Armstrong was just 20 years old, his touring and recording accomplishments were beyond what the average musician strives a lifetime to achieve. But then, whether he's playing bass violin or electric bass guitar, Ralphe Armstrong is not your average musician.
HomeBASS, released in November 2013 on Mack Avenue Records Detroit Music Factory imprint, is a world-class Detroit musician's ode to his roots. "This record is dedicated to the people of Detroit," says Ralphe. "Especially to the young people, the young artists, they are truly the spirit of Detroit."
The Dirty Dog Jazz Café is enhancing your dining and jazz
- More convenient start times
- A more leisurely dining experience
- Extended performance times by your favorite artists
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 1 seating from 6:00pm-10:00pm
Band performs from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Open seating from 9:00-10:00pm
Wed & Thurs
* Cover charges may apply for special performances
Friday: 1 seating from 6:00pm-10:00pm, $15 cover
Band performs from 7:30pm-9:00pm
Open seating from 9:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday: 2 seatings 6:00pm-midnight, $15 cover
1st seating: 6:00pm-9:30pm (band plays from 7:30pm-9:00pm)
2nd seating: 10:00pm-12:00am (band plays from 10:30pm-midnight)
Call us for reservations and more details
The Charles Boles Quartet
An internationally known music director, conductor and accompanist, Boles has extensive experience working with many great artists, including Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, B. B. King, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mel Torme, Etta James and more.
Seatings: 6:00 & 8:30pm. Reservations highly recommended. Visit
for cover charge costs.
10/17 - 10/20
10/23 - 10/25
10/26 - 10/27
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