When: Fri., Feb. 17, 8 p.m. 2017
Coltrane. It’s a name that’s introduced many people to jazz. It’s a name that’s inspired many a musician, including those of the Shawn “Thunder” Wallace Quartet. Presented by the new record listening lounge Detroit Griot, “Acknowledgement Vol. 1: A tribute to John Coltrane” is the first step in a concert series dedicated to John Coltrane and Detroit’s long history with jazz as a whole. The Shawn “Thunder” Wallace Quartet is definitely the right choice for the job. He’s had eight marvelous albums, and has been featured on a vast array of networks, including CBS and NBC. Working with Wallace to produce the set list is the man behind the Griot Music Lounge, John Taylor, whose dedication to jazz and to Detroit is notable. Taylor hopes to inspire people to care more about jazz’s history in Detroit, and this concert series in honor of John Coltrane is certainly a decent start.