About Red Campbell
Darell Campbell Jr., a,k,a. Red Campbell, actually appears to be larger when seen with one of his instruments. This proves Detroit’s hustle, toughness, and balance produces a musical surface that actually magnifies under stage lights. As a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher, and preacher stages are common place to express joy while smiling and using whatever fits into my hands.
He was raised in the midst of rehearsals and band meetings alongside his father. During a Christmas vacation, at the age of 10, he secretly used his father’s recording equipment and recorded and produced his very own rap album. He says, “I just pushed the buttons that I saw my dad press. I guess that sparked my curiosity to do something musically.” However, his career didn’t actually take off until he was 12 when he was allowed to play piano on Sunday mornings at church. After realizing that he would make a much better musician than football player, he quickly grasping advanced musical concepts. He ventured off to learning stringed instruments in high school in the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. He quickly learned of the truly amazing musical gift that God had given him. After graduating from Detroit’s Cass Technical High school, he bypassed the traditional collegiate education to try his hand in the traveling workforce as a touring keyboardist. Naturally, by the age of 21 he had seen and learned more things than most people learn in a lifetime!
At the age of 35, he has travelled through most of America’s states and now he lends his hand at creating opportunities for other children to have some of the opportunities he had as a young man. The things we enjoy are given to us by God to eventually become what we use to mark our fingerprint in life. His fingerprint have recorded with The Dramatics, WAR, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Anita Baker, Kris Johnson, Mary Wilson, Mike Powell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, HotSauce Yolanda Adams, LaToya Turrentine, Obie Trice, Freyda Payne, Eminem, MTV, VH1 and each day he strives to touch more.
One Sleepy Night – Detroit tells the story of how Grandpa Benny Wilson, struggling in retirement with his life and his wife, discovers that his granddaughter, Shantelle, doesn’t know the story of Christmas. Through the magic of his telescope, the characters in the modern story become figures in the ancient story. From there the story unfolds.
Join us on a wonder-filled musical journey this December in Detroit. In this exciting new Christmas musical, a modern family discovers the GIFT OF LOVE that came late One Sleepy Night in Bethlehem.
You won’t want to miss this–it will get your toes tappin’ and capture your heart! It will be GLORIOUS!
Kids ages 3 to 12; General Admission - Wednesday Preview Performance; Group Ticket - Wednesday Preview Performance
Today’s top Detroit jazz musicians return to Orchestra Hall to form the Paradise Jazz Theatre Big band, honoring Detroit’s legacy of jazz and the Paradise Valley and Black Bottom neighborhoods that served as a beacon of black culture from 1920–1950.
One-night-only, experience this dynamic group of multi-generational musicians performing genre-bending original compositions and hard-hitting music, including the world premiere of “Stop Apologizing for Being Human,” a composition by bandleader Kris Johnson.
Your holiday starts with the Detroit Tree Lighting on Friday, Nov. 17, at the award-winning Campus Martius Park presented by Downtown Detroit Partnership and DTE Energy Foundation. “Merry & Bright: 20 Years of Holiday Lights” — the 20th-anniversary special edition of this free annual Detroit event to kick off the holiday season — will feature stellar performances by Olympic figure skaters, the best skaters in metro Detroit, and live (View Full Event Description Here: https://downtowndetroit.org/event/detroit-tree-lighting/)
Please join us for an exciting evening with the Detroit Community Orchestra and Detroit Community Band!
The Detroit Community Orchestra, directed by Maritza Garibay, is comprised of Detroit-based musicians of all ages and experience to perform a wide range of orchestral works from classical to contemporary.
General Admission Main Floor General Admission $15.00 General Admission Balcony General Admission $15.00 Box Level Child $20.00