PAST SHOWS

Historic Boston-Edison Neighborhood

10.07.17 |7:30 pm

Detroit, MI US

Michelle is the Music Director for the Historic Boston-Edison neighborhood's "Sounds of Music" House Concert Series. On this concert she presents her own group, Musique Noire, as they celebrate the release of their third CD, "Reflections": We Breathe".

Jazz Cafe in the Music Hall

10.06.17 |Doors open at 7 pm, Show starts at 8 pm

Detroit, MI US

Michelle leads Musique Noire in the celebration of their latest release, "Reflections: We Breathe".

Detroit Institute of Arts

01.15.17 |1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will be performing with guitarist Rydell Smith, bassist James Francis and percussionist Leon Dale May as part of the "Sunday Music Bar" series.

Metropolitan United Methodist Church of Detroit

12.13.16 |7:30 pm

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will be leading Musique Noire in special Christmas performance.

Detroit Institute of Arts

08.28.16 |1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will be headlining on violin and flute as part of the DIA's "Sunday Music Bar". Joining Michelle will be her brother Dale on percussion, Rydell Smith on guitar and James Francis on bass.

Grand Circus Park

07.28.16 |7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will lead her group The Violin Divas (a group of women recreational string players that Michelle teaches) in a performance as the opener for "Opera in the Park".

Detroit Institute of Arts

06.12.16 |7:00 pm

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will be performing on violin with "La Chispa and Company" in a special performance to close out the DIA exhibit “Dance! American Art 1830-1960"

Joe Louis Arena

11.21.15 to 11.22.15 |8:00 pm

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will be performing with Motown legend Stevie Wonder as part of the Detroit Strings for his concert celebrating his album "Songs in the Key of Life".

All Seasons of West Bloomfield

10.02.15 |7:30 pm to 8:30 pm

West Bloomfield, MI US

Michelle performs a private concert with guitarist Ron English.

Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

09.20.15 |1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will be performing on violin and flute at the Detroit Institute of Arts as part of their Sunday Music Bar series. Joining her will be veteran guitarist Ron English and violinist Monica Jackson

All Seasons of West Bloomfield

05.09.15 |8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

West Bloomfield, MI US

Michelle performs a private concert with guitarist Rydell Smith

Cass Corridor Commons Sanctuary

04.19.15 |4:30 p.m.

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will be performing on violin as part of a chamber orchestra for a program called "Beyond Classical: Classical Crossover". 2014 Kresge Artist Fellow Kisma Jordan will present a program of pop and R&B songs with a classical twist.

Steinway Piano Gallery of Detroit

04.11.15 |3:00 p.m.

Commerce Township, MI US

Michelle will be performing with Musique Noire as part of the In Accord Discovery Series.

Plymouth United Church of Christ

04.03.15 |7:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI US

Michelle will be performing with the Renaissance Choir in a Good Friday concert featuring a performance of "The Seven Last Words of Christ".

Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

02.15.15 |1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI US

Michelle and guitarist Rydell Chavez will perform in the Kresge Court as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts' "Sunday Music Bar" series

Detroit Institute of Arts - Kresge Court

10.12.14 |1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be performing on violin and flute in a program of jazz and classical music along with guitarist Rydell Chavez Smith. This program is part of the Detroit Institute of Art's "Sunday Music Bar" series.

From the Detroit Institute of Art website: "The Detroit Institute of Arts presents a new series of concerts, free with museum admission, every Sunday at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The Sunday Music Bar will feature acoustic music spanning many cultures and genres. Enjoy a coffee, wine or mixed drink, and experience exciting performances by a wide range of premier artists in the DIA's magnificent Kresge Court."

The Jazz Cafe in the Music Hall

10.12.13 |8:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will lead Musique Noire in a return performance at Detroit's beautiful Jazz Cafe

Detroit Jazz Festival

08.31.13 |7:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be performing, along with Leah Celebi and Leslie Deshazor from Musique Noire and other Detroit area string players, at the Detroit Jazz Festival with the Alan Broadbent Trio featuring acclaimed singer Sheila Jordan.

Michigan Jazz Festival at Schoolcraft College

07.21.13 |6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Livonia, MI

Michelle will be performing on violin in a string ensemble with esteemed jazz pianist Dennis Tini for the "Dennis Tini With Strings" set at the Michigan Jazz Festival.

Arts Incubator in Washington Park

05.31.13 |7:00 p.m.

Chicago, IL

Michelle will be performing with Musique Noire at the Chicago Jazz Strings Summit.

Mayflower Congretational Church of Christ

03.01.13 |7:30 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be performing as part of the Musique Noire Quartet, a scaled-down version of her group, Musique Noire, at the MayFlower Music Series.

Studio 914

10.20.12 |8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Chicago, IL

Michelle will perform with Musique Noire at their first show in the Windy City!

Concert of Colors - Max M. Fisher Music Center

07.16.12 |5:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will perform at the 20th anniversary of this FREE festival celebrating music diversity! Local and National and International acts will be bringing the fun and music over several days and at multiple locations in the heart of Detroit. Musique Noire will perform on Sunday, July 15 starting at 5:00 p.m. on the Diversity Stage in Orchestra Hall (Max M. Fisher Center's Music Box stage)

East Lansing Art Festival

05.19.12 |3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

East Lansing, MI

Michelle will perform with Musique Noire in a return appearance at this festival.

N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

05.12.12 |7:30 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be perfoming with Musique Noire.

Fort Street Presbyterian Church

05.06.12 |3:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will play violin with the Fort Street Chorale and Chamber Orchestra in a perfomance of Dvorak's "Stabat Mater".

Private Party

12.10.11 |7:00 p.m.

Beverly Hills, MI

Michelle will be performing an all-jazz program with pianist Pamela Wise at a private holiday function.

Oakland University -- Varner Hall

11.20.11 |3:00 p.m.

Rochester, MI

Michelle will be performing in the first violin section of the Oakland Symphony for their second concert of the season.

Oakland University - Varner Hall

10.09.11 |3:00 p.m.

Rochester, MI

Michelle will be joining the Oakland Symphony in the first violin section for their season opening concert.

14th Annual Arts, Beats and Eats Festival

09.03.11 |11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Royal Oak, MI

The FREE 14th Annual Ford Arts, Beats and Eats Festival will take place over Labor Day weekend. Back by popular demand, Michelle's group, Musique Noire, will perform on Saturday, September 3 on the Mirepoix Cooking School International Stage.

University of Michigan Dearborn

04.12.11 |12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Dearborn, MI

Michelle will be performing with Musique Noire in a special presentation ("The Strings of Soul") by U of M Dearborn's African and African American Studies Program. Acclaimed bassist, Marion Hayden, will be the moderator, as U of M Dearborn's 2011 Visiting King/Chavez/ Parks professor.

Orchestra Hall

02.06.11 |2:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle performs with the Sphinx Symphony during the Sphinx Competition's Finals Concert featuring the Senior Division Finalists.

University of Michigan

02.04.11 |12:00 p.m.

Ann Arbor, MI

Michelle performs with the Sphinx Symphony during the Sphinx Competitions Honors Concert featuring the Junior Division Finalists.

Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

12.19.10 |3:00 p.m.

Clinton Township, MI

Michelle will perform in the first violin section of the Warren Symphony Orchestra for their Holiday Concert.

Max M. Fisher Center

12.18.10 |1:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle performs with Musique Noire during the Leonard Slatkin Piano Project concert.

Oakland University - Varner Recital Hall

11.14.10 |3:00 p.m.

Rochester, MI

Michelle performs in the first violin section of the Oakland Symphony for the second concert of the 2010-2011 season.

Max M. Fisher Music Center

10.30.10 |10:00 a.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will perform with Musique Noire at a return engagement for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Tiny Tots series.

Oakland University - Varner Recital Hall

10.10.10 |3:00 p.m.

Rochester, MI

Michelle performs in the second violin section of the Oakland Symphony for Concert One of the 2010-2011 season.

Arts, Beats and Eats

09.04.10 |4:00 p.m.

Royal Oak, MI

Michelle will perform with Musique Noire at this "mammoth" festival in Royal Oak!

Green Oak Village Place Mall

08.20.10 |5:30 p.m.

Brighton, MI

Michelle will perform with Musique Noire as part of Green Oak's Friday night concert series.

Detroit Riverfront

06.19.10 |3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will perform with Musique Noire at the Detroit River Days Festival.

East Lansing Art Festival

05.22.10 |1:00 p.m.

East Lansing, MI

Michelle will be performing with Musique Noire at the 47th Annual East Lansing Art Festival.

First Presbyterian Church of Farmington Hills

04.25.10 |4:00 p.m.

Farmington Hills, MI

Michelle will be performing with Musique Noire, as part of First Presbyterian's Performing Arts Series: "Great Performances in a Sacred Space". Tickets are $10.

The Arab American National Museum

03.25.10 |6:30 p.m.

Dearborn, MI

Michelle will perform with "La Chispa and Company" in a program of flamenco music and dance.

Las Brisas Restaurant

03.24.10 |6:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will join "La Chispa and Company" in a program of flamenco music and dance. Ticket price is $25 and includes dinner.

Max M. Fisher Music Center

03.13.10 |10:00 a.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be performing with Musique Noire at a concert sponsored by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for their "Tiny Tots" (1 to 6 years) series. The concert is entitled "Strings and Drums, a New Kind of Family". Tickets are $12.

University of Detroit/Mercy Livernois Campus

02.26.10 to 02.28.10 |varies (see link)

Detroit, MI

The University of Detroit Mercy Theatre Company announces a special benefit production of “Unheard Voices; Homeless Monologues," conceived and directed by retiring theatre professor Yolanda Fleischer. The latest production is a play that will address the homelessness epidemic we live with in Southeast Michigan. Michelle will be the sole musician, on violin and flute, providing links between the monologues. “Unheard Voices" will be performed on Friday, February 26 and Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m. The unique show will take place in the Student Center Fountain Lounge on the McNichols Campus, 4001 W. McNichols. All proceeds from the production will benefit the Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND). HAND is a membership-based organization that aims to reduce and eliminate homelessness through planning and implementing housing and service programs.

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

12.05.09 |6:15 to 6:45

Detroit, MI

Michelle conducts the Violin Divas, a group of recreational violin players, in a short program of holiday favorites.

The White Crow Conservatory

10.17.09 |7:00 p.m.

Saginaw, MI

Michelle will perform with Musique Noire in a concert at this unique venue. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, partial proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Boston-Edison Historic District

09.18.09 |7:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI USA

RESCHEDULED DATE

Michelle will be performing with Musique Noire at a private house concert in the Boston-Edison historic district of Detroit.

Flint Jazz Festival - Riverbank Park

08.07.09 to 08.09.09 |Time TBA

Flint, MI

Michelle will play with Musique Noire in a concert at the Flint Jazz Festival. Exact time and date TBD.

Saugatuck Brewing Company

07.31.09 |7:00 p.m. to 12: 00 midnight

Saugatuck, MI

Michelle performs with Musique Noire at the Saugatuck/Douglas Jazz Festival.

2009 Comerica CityFest

07.05.09 |12:00 noon to 1:30 P.M.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will perform with her group, Musique Noire, at the 21st annual Comerica CityFest.

Winans Academy of Performing Arts Elementary School

06.03.09 |11:00 a.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle is a featured speaker for Career Day.

Jefferson Ave. Presbyterian Church

05.31.09 |4:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Jazz Vespers featuring bassist Marion Hayden. Michelle will play in the string section of this ensemble.

Marvin L. Winans Academy

04.23.09 |12:00 noon

Detroit, MI USA

Michelle will be speaking to students during the Winans Academy Career Day on behalf of her company, Ann Vincent Productions, Inc.

Kerrytown Concert House

03.08.09 |4:30 p.m.

Ann Arbor, MI USA

Michelle performs with Musique Noire in a concert celebrating Women's History Month.

The Furniture Factory

03.06.09 |8:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI USA

Michelle performs with Musique Noire in a concert celebrating Women's History Month.

Burns Park Elementary School

02.09.09 |9:00 a.m.

Ann Arbor, MI USA

Michelle will perform with the Heavenly String Quartet in a program for National African American Parent Day.

Gesu Catholic Church

12.20.08 |8:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle performs on violin in an orchestral holiday concert.

Ecumenical Theological Seminary

12.14.08 |3:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will perform with her students, the Violin Divas, in a program celebrating the Advent/Christmas/Chaunaka season.

Renaissance High School

12.12.08 |8:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle performs with an orchestra (violin) in a private concert (not a school event).

Detroit Institute of Arts (Great Hall) and Detroit Public Library (Friends Aud.)

12.06.08 |5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will perform with her students, the Violin Divas, at the 36th Annual Noel Night Celebration in Midtown Detroit.

Oakland University - Varner Hall

11.16.08 |3:00 p.m.

Rochester, MI

Michelle plays first violin in the Pontiac Oakland Symphony in their second of four concerts for this season.

Johansen Charles Gallery (Eastern Market)

10.17.08 |7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be performing with her group Musique Noire. This will be the CD Release celebration of their debut project, "Good Hair".
Cover: $20 includes a copy of the CD, $10 without the CD.

Oakland University - Varner Hall

10.12.08 |3:00 p.m.

Rochester, MI

Michelle plays first violin with the Pontiac Oakland Symphony in their season opener concert.

Sheraton Riverside

09.27.08 |6:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle performs in a string quartet for a private function.

Concert of Colors - Max M. Fisher Music Center

07.19.08 |7:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be playing violin (joining her Musique Noire bandmate Leah Lucas) in the Nile Music Orchestra in a tribute to the country of Sudan.

Temple Israel

07.06.08 |5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

West Bloomfield, MI

Michelle performs in a string quartet for a private function.

Rewarding Faith Church

07.01.08 |11:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle performs on violin in this gospel concert featuring Brooklyn, N.Y. based-artist Leon Lacey. Click "Related Site" to reach Leon's MySpace page.

Festival of the Arts

06.06.08 |9:45 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle returns to playing with the Detroit Jazz Orchestra on violin for this special tribute to the late Donald Walden (saxophone).

Orchestra Hall

04.09.08 |8:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle plays first violin with the Pontiac Oakland Symphony for their final subscription concert, a celebration of Oakland University's 50th Anniversary.

Hard Rock Cafe

02.10.08 |6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Chicago, IL

Michelle travels to Chicago for the official Grammy Viewing Party sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of The Recording Academy, of which Michelle is a member.

Family Victory Fellowship Church

12.21.07 to 12.22.07 |7:00 p.m. both nights

Southfield, MI

Michelle will be performing on violin in the orchestra during this Christmas Celebration.

Church of the Madonna

12.14.07 |7:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be performing on violin in the orchestra during the Christmas Concert.

Noel Night: First Congregational Church

12.01.07 |7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle leads the "Violin Divas", a group of adult recreational musicians (some are students of Michelle) in a program of seasonal musical favorites. This event is part of the University Cultural Center's Annual Noel Night festivities.

All Saint's Epsicopal Church - CANCELLED

11.11.07 |3:00 p.m.

Pontiac , MI

Subscription Concert 2 of the Pontiac Oakland Symphony. Although "the show must go on", Michelle has decided not to play this concert, due to recovering from a back injury.

Idlewild Jazz Festival

07.21.07

Idlewild, MI

Michelle travels to this historic town to attend the Idlewild Jazz Festival, held on Williams Lake. Idlewild is a resort community famous for it's heritage among the African-American community. This small town hosted many famous entertainers of the 40's through the 60's. The town thrives today with many families owning cottages (some for several generations) and enjoying the beautiful area that is Idlewild.

Recording with Gordon Spencer

06.22.07 |7:00 p.m.

Ferndale, MI

Michelle will be recording solo violin on two tunes with bassist Gordon Spencer for his upcoming CD release

Max Fisher Center at Orchestra Hall

06.14.07 |7:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Angela and Michelle will be attending HOUR Detroit Magazine's "Best of Detroit" Party--a fundraiser for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Barbara Ann Karamanos Cancer Center.

Detroit Opera House

05.04.07 |7:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle and her sister, Dr. Angela May, will be attending BravoBravo!, the Michigan Opera Theatre's fundraising event.

Music Hall for the Performing Arts

05.01.07 |7:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will be peforming with Musique Noire at the Jazz Cafe Discovery series. The group was invited back for a second performance!

Marvin L.Winans Academy of Performing Arts

04.24.07 |9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will speak at the Winans Academy Career Day. This school was founded by Marvin L. Winans, of the famous gospel family.

WVMV-FM 98.7 -Musique Noire Broadcast

03.11.07 |11:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Musique Noire's performance at the Jazz Cafe will be broadcast. The group performed one of Michelle's original tunes, "The Heretic".

Jazz Cafe @ The Music Hall

03.07.07 |7:00 p.m.

Detroit, MI

Michelle will lead Musique Noire as one of the featured groups in the Jazz Discovery Series at the Jazz Cafe.