Detroit’s premier Dixieland group Detroit Pleasure Society performs live

Detroit Pleasure Society | Doug Coombe

Detroit Pleasure Society | Doug Coombe

DETROIT, MICH. – Itching for some Dixieland? Longing for Prohibition’s Top 40? Come celebrate the debut album release of Detroit Pleasure Society!

Before Swing, before Bebop, there was Dixie Land, and the Detroit Pleasure Society easily takes you to another era. The newest sibling to the Detroit Party Marching Band, Detroit Pleasure Society has a different lean on similar instrumentation. With horns, drums and banjo, this 6 piece group perform tunes of times past, with Dixie Land and New Orleans style brass music, playing everything from Rebirth to Bix.

Detroit Pleasure Society hosts a slew of talented Detroit musicians with a variety of backgrounds. Members include guitar aficionado Nick Schillace (of the folk group Lac La Belle) on Tenor Banjo, Ben Luckett (of Kenny Tudricks’ band) on Drums, and Nicole McUmber, Thomas Gilchrist, Paul Mardirosian, and Stephen Bublitz of the Detroit Party Marching Band.

Friday, February 22nd
Detroit Pleasure Society CD Release
wsg Danny Kroha, Glenn Tucker

PJ’s Lager House
1254 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI
Doors 9pm

DPS will perform two sets, along with sets from special guests Glenn Tucker on the piano and Danny Kroha playing the Delta blues. Expect the finest in Detroit Dixieland as they take PJ’s Lager House back to its prohibition days.

Glenn Tucker is a versatile up-and-coming jazz pianist, organist, composer, and arranger currently from Detroit, Michigan. He is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where he studied privately with Geri Allen. Glenn has also been mentored by area piano greats including bebopper Claude Black, early jazz historian James Dapogny, and modern jazz stalwart Roger Jones.

Danny Kroha, known for his work in rock bands The Gories and The Demolition Doll Rods, one of Detroit’s most treasured musicians. His expressive solo performances offer deep-roots in the style of Delta blues, along with long woven tales that bring the listener to the core of each tune.


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