Episode originally aired on March 1, 2021. Updated on March 7, 2022. 

This Week on One Detroit Arts & Culture:

Wynton Marsalis Discusses 4-Day DSO Residency, Detroit’s Jazz Roots

Grammy-award-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and artistic director for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis joins the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a four-day long residency filled with performances and civic activities for Detroit’s youth. Before coming to Detroit, Marsalis sits down with WRCJ Radio’s ‘Swing Set’ Host Linda Yohn for an exciting conversation about what’s on tap during his residency. Marsalis will be accompanied by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as well as other jazz greats like conductor William Eddins.

The two talk about the types of musical works audiences can see from Marsalis DSO residency, and he revels in the community of players he’ll be surrounded by, including Detroit Jazz legend Marcus Belgrave’s son Kasan Belgrave and clarinetist Anthony McGill. Marsalis also shares more about his “The Democracy! Suite” record and the connections that music has to the challenges of our current society.

Slate of Influential Guests Set for Spring Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series

In anticipation of its upcoming 2021 sping series launch, the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker series Director Chrisstina Hamilton sits down with One Detroit’s Will Glover to announce the guests audiences can expect to see from the series this season, including conversations between Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and former University Musical Society Director Ken Fischer, as well as with industry leaders like the executive producer of PBS’s “FRONTLINE” Raney Aronson-Rath and “Dolly Parton’s America” creator Jad Abumrad.

Then, Hamilton shares her thoughts and current conversations being had around the return to in-person events, as well as the digital components of the series that may continue to be used moving forward. Plus, she shares who she’s most excited to see this season: Swiss media artist Pipilotti Rist. The Penny Stamps speaker series is put on by the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design.

Cinecyde Stakes Claim as Detroit’s First Punk Band

The year was 1976, and Detroit-based punk rock band Cinecyde was staking their claim as the first punk band in Detroit. Little did the band know groups like the Sex Pistols and The Ramones released their first singles that same year, all of which helped culminate into a thriving, eclectic, DIY punk scene in Detroit. Now, more than four decades later, the band is still rocking out and releasing music.

One Detroit’s Chris Jordan sat down with the band to talk about the early era of Detroit’s punk scene, and early singles like “Gutless Radio” from 1977. They discuss the band’s latest album, out of eight, “Vegetable Or Thing,” an album they finished during the pandemic and the evolution of the band’s sound nearly 40 years since their inception.

Cinecyde closes out the episode with a performance of their song “Vegetable Or Thing.”

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