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Jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic and saxophonist Kirk Whalum will hit the right notes at a musical New Year's Eve bash at Detroit's premier jazz supper club Seldom Blues.
Zonjic and Whalum, who are constant performers on the smooth jazz scene, have collaborated on CD recordings and many live performances over the last few years. Both were discovered by smooth jazz pioneer Bob James and also share a musical chemistry that plays itself out on the stage to the delight of audiences.
Seldom Blues is the setting for the Dec. 31 party which overlooks the Detroit River. Along with a main course of music, the award-winning restaurant will serve up a special menu featuring twin Australian lobster tails, Porterhouse steaks and ending with Baked Alaska and Crème Brulee. The $450 price per couple includes a four-course dinner, an open bar, and breakfast.
Zonjic, who is part owner of the jazz supper club, is also its entertainment director and a regular performer at the venue that bears the same name as his latest CD. He is also the host of a popular morning radio show on Smooth Jazz V98.7 WVMV-FM.
Reservations are essential for the evening. Call Seldom Blues at 313-567-7301. The restaurant is located at 400 Renaissance Center in the General Motors international headquarters. It is on the main floor near the Marriott Hotel. Valet parking is available.