LOCATION: Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe, MI 48236
DESCRIPTION The HSQ is a Detroit-based jazz quintet that performs music with purpose. The group is spearheaded by Saxophonist James Hughes & trumpeter Jimmy Smith and features the rhythm section of Phil Kelly on piano, Takashi Iio on bass and Nate Winn on drums. The quintet formed in the autumn of 2012 with the purpose of promoting their brand of Detroit be-bop. Fresh tunes, intricate arrangements, tight ensemble work, intriguing solos and music that swings are among the groups trademarks.
Located on 'The Hill' in Grosse Pointe Farms, the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe presents live jazz and fine dinning in an intimate, ole English pub atmosphere. The venue offers great food and music Tuesday through Saturday: Call 313-882-5299 for reservations. Chef Andre Neimanis serves up bistro favorites, world cuisine influences, comfort food with a twist and exciting daily specials. The wine list offers about 60 selections, 20 by the glass.