Seldom Blues Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The honorable Detroit Mayor Dave Bing will help Seldom Blues, Detroit’s premier entertainment restaurant, celebrate its fifth anniversary on Friday, June 12 at 6 p.m.

For $25, Seldom Blues will present a strolling buffet and entertainment from the Motown sounds of Michael Brock, Seldom Blues’ own Alexander Zonjic, jazz saxophonist Randy Scott and the smooth sounds of the famed R&B and jazz singer Will Downing. A cash bar also will be provided. For reservations, call 313.567.7301. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Youth Connection, the Youth Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing participation for after-school programs, job training and career opportunities for Detroit’s youth.

“With everything going on around us, it is a blessing to celebrate five years of wonderful food, great service and premier entertainment,” said Taylor. “I truly believe Detroit is a great city for fine dining and upscale jazz.”

Spanning 15,000 square feet, the restaurant comfortably seats 300 and is located in Tower 400 of the General Motors Renaissance Center with panoramic views of the Detroit River, Ambassador Bridge and Canadian skyline. Conveniently located in close proximity to major freeways, the location provides guests with front door valet parking, a lavish private dining area that seats up to 50 people, a chef’s table that overlooks the kitchen and the river as well as a state of the art staging area for local and national entertainment.

Taylor, a 26-year veteran of the hospitality and restaurant industry, opened the restaurant in June 2004 with partners Robert Porcher, retired defensive end for the Detroit Lions, internationally acclaimed jazz musician Alexander Zonjic and executive concept chef Jerry Nottage.

Since opening in June 2004, Seldom Blues has been recognized as the 2006 “Restaurant of the Year” by the Detroit Free Press and one of 2007’s “Best Bars in America” by Esquire Magazine. It also is a favorite of Detroit’s own Aretha Franklin, who recently hosted her birthday party at the restaurant.

Seldom Blues is metro Detroit’s premiere entertainment restaurant. The restaurant is located in Tower 400, Level 1 of the GM Renaissance Center next to the Marriott. Restaurateur Frank Taylor, former Detroit Lions Robert Porcher, noted musician Alexander Zonjic, along with executive concept chef Jerry Nottage have teamed up to combine the right ingredients into one venue – fine cuisine, excellent service and great music. For more information or to make reservations, call Seldom Blues at (313) 567-7301.

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michael layne says ... on Saturday, Jun 13 at 10:10 AM

Seldom Blues is an absolutely wonderful jazz restaurant. Its views of the Detroit River, nightly live entertainment, superb food and service and beautiful ambiance make it a destination. Detroit needs 100 more restaurants just like it.

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