Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

Baker's Keyboard Lounge

Address

20510 Livernois
Detroit, MI 48221
ph. 313-345-6300
Add Event

Related

”The world's oldest jazz club,” features big band and jazz jam sessions and a great soul food menu. Detroit jazz legend Kenn Cox is now on Wednesdays. Weekends look for local jazz greats like trumpeter Dwight Adams, saxophonist Donald Walden or for national touring artists. James Cater recorded a live CD which is now out.

Club History

It all began in May, 1934, when Chris Baker opened a beer and sandwich restaurant. His son Clarence Baker began to work for him at the age of 15. Five years later, Clarence took over the management of Baker's following his father's stroke in 1939. Baker's was located at the end of the bus line in a rural neighborhood, on Livernois at 8 mile, where cornfields were more common than houses. At that time he nor anyone knew that seven decades later it would claim to be the longest running jazz club anywhere in the world.

read more

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus
Support our sponsor

Sponsor: Motéma Music | BUY IT  


Date Event Venue Time Tickets
Sep30Fri Kamasi Washington & The Next Step Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI
8:00 PM
Mar16Thu Snarky Puppy Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
7:30 PM
$30.00
Oct14Fri Dmitri Matheny Cliff Bells
Detroit, MI
9:00 pm
Oct14Fri Dmitri Matheny Group Jazz Noir Cliff Bell's
Detroit, MI
9:00 PM
Mar4Sat Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra With... Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor, MI
8:00 PM
$38.00
Feb19Sun Cécile Mclorin Salvant &... Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI
4:00 PM
$32.00
Sep27Tue Jazz @ Haab's Haab's Restaurant
Ypsilanti, MI
7:30 PM
Date Event Venue Time Tickets
Feb19Sun Cécile Mclorin Salvant &... Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI
4:00 PM
$32.00
Date Event Venue Time Tickets
Oct23Sun Phil Ranelin "vibes From The... Trinosophes
Detroit, MI
8:30 PM
$20
Oct23Sun Phil Ranelin "vibes From The... Trinosophes
Detroit, MI
8:30 PM
$20
Oct9Sun Songs To Lift Your Soul The Ark
Ann Arbor, MI
6:00 PM
$20
Oct25Tue Barbara Ware Quartet At Jazz @ The... Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge #325
Plymouth, MI
7:00 PM
$10.00
Sep27Tue The Paul Keller At Sundown Quintet At... Plymouth Ann Arbor Elks Lodge #325
Plymouth, MI
7:00 PM
$10
Oct22Sat Phil Ranelin "Vibes From The... Trinosophes
Detroit, MI
8:30 PM
$20
Dec8Thu Joey DeFrancesco Cliff Bells
Detroit, MI
10:00 pm
Date Event Venue Time Tickets
Sep27Tue Jazz @ Haab's Haab's Restaurant
Ypsilanti, MI
7:30 PM
Sep28Wed The Lotus Jam Black Lotus Brewing Co
Clawson, MI
9:30 PM
Sep30Fri Kamasi Washington & The Next Step Michigan Theater
Ann Arbor, MI
8:00 PM
Sep30Fri The Jimmy Smith Quartet Onyx
Royal Oak, MI
8:00 PM
Oct7Fri The Jimmy Smith Quartet Onyx
Royal Oak, MI
8:00 PM
Oct14Fri Dmitri Matheny Group Jazz Noir Cliff Bell's
Detroit, MI
9:00 PM
Oct14Fri Dmitri Matheny Cliff Bells
Detroit, MI
9:00 pm

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.