Palmer Woods Music in Homes Features Latin Jazz

Members of the community are invited to Detroit's historic Palmer Woods neighborhood at 8 p.m. on May 20 for the Latin Jazz Garden Concert featuring Orquestra La Inspiracion. The concert will be held in an spacious tent in the gardens of a unique Palmer Woods home.

Orquesta La Inspiracion, founded by Puerto Rican congera Ozzie Rivera and under the musical direction of pianist Bill Meyer, is a large ensemble of some of the Detroit area's most talented and knowledgeable Latin musicians.

La Inspiracion features a hot horn section led by saxophonist Chris Kaercher, explosive percussions driven by top Latin musicians including Ozzie, well respected Latino bassist Eddie Caraballo, and soulful vocals, including the charismatic, dynamic Armando Vega. The rhythms of salsa, merengue, cumbia and Afro-Caribbean jazz are sure to entice the audience to dance and sway out of their seats, and on a star-filled evening the lawn will be the dance floor.

A Latin-style meal will be served during intermission. A tour of the home is offered prior to the concert at 7:30 p.m.

Palmer Woods Music in Homes was started in 2007 by Palmer Woods residents Spencer and Barbara Barefield through their non-profit arts organization Creative Arts Collective, working with the Palmer Woods Association. The series of concerts supports the arts by showcasing the great talents of world-renowned musicians with Detroit-area roots (born here, live here, or made significant contributions here). The concerts are held in historic homes and gardens in Palmer Woods through mid-June to make more people aware of the beautiful and important architecture in Palmer Woods, improve the image of Detroit, and encourage historic preservation.

Tickets for all concerts are $45-70, with discounts for groups of 10 or more. Purchase online at http://www.palmerwoods.org or by calling 313-891-2514. The address of the concert home in Palmer Woods is revealed when tickets are purchased.

Concerts are produced with support from Be Well Medical Center in Berkley, Barefield DesignWorks, Blossoms in Birmingham, City Living Detroit, the Michigan Chronicle, DetroitPerforms.org and WRCJ 90.9FM. Learn more about Palmer Woods Music in Homes online.

Upcoming Palmer Woods Music in Homes Garden Concerts

June 16

James Carter Quartet

8 p.m.

Tickets: $60-70

June 17

Broadway, Blues, Jazz & Beyond: Miche Braden Quintet

8 p.m.

Tickets: $60-70

Home & Garden Tour

July 8-9

Palmer Woods will open some of the neighborhood's most extraordinary gardens and a few fabulous homes including the Frank Lloyd Wright gardens and the B & D Garden Design garden. Tickets: $25 for both days.


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