Carl Cafagna-vocals/clarinet, Sven Anderson-piano, Scott Kretzer- drums, Jeff Reynolds-bass
With over 20 years’ experience in the Detroit area and beyond, CARL CAFAGNA is among the Midwest's most sought-after musicians. Carl’s work with numerous local, national and international acts has established him as one of the leading saxophonists, vocalists, percussionists and flautists. Throughout his career he has performed with some of the most renowned names in music, including Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, The Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey Orchestras, Les Brown, Jr., Charley Pride and the Temptations. In addition to these national acts, Carl has also played with many of the Detroit area’s most respected artists, including the Detroit Lions Pep Band, Johnny Trudell, The Verve Pipe, Marcus Belgrave, the Hot Club of Detroit and the Grammy award winning Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra.
Alongside his work as a performing musician, he is also a respected bandleader. He founded the Motown Eagles and the Metro Jazz Voices, which won the 2014 Detroit Music Award for Best Traditional Jazz Artist. He also has taught music education for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Youth Ensembles, Oakland University, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and the Metro Detroit Jazz Workshop. Currently, he serves as the Coordinator for Woodwinds for Lake Orion Public Schools.
Carl began his music studies at Michigan State University and holds a Bachelors of Music from Berklee College of Music (Boston) and a Master of Music from Western Michigan University. He lives in Troy MI, with his wife and four children.
The coolest blues & jazz hot spot in Michigan, Lily Pearls, has world class jazz music every weekend, A great time awaits you with the from scratch creole kitchen and hand crafted cocktails, and arguably the largest selections of spirits, wine and craft beers in the state.
Reservations are highly recommended for this intimate venue.