Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe
Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe is an American Bistro that Gretchen Valade, the entrepreneur and philanthropist whose generosity and love of jazz saved the Detroit International Jazz Festival. The 65-seat restaurant is styled as a jazz club where the music, rather than the food, is the main attraction. The name Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, reflects Gretchen's love for dogs. She three; two which are rescue.
Chef Andre Neimanis, who has been with the Dirty Dog from the beginning, and his crew, including chef de cuisine Eli J. Fox, turn out well-prepared dishes at both lunch and dinner from a stylish contemporary menu that changes on a regular basis and offers some surprises.
The musicians aren’t on a stage or bandstand, but are right in the center of the 65-seat room, with no barriers between the listeners and the musicians.
Tuesday evenings at Dirty Dog include music by Charles Boles and his quartet that starts at 6 p.m., and it is much more than background music. Sometimes other musicians will sit in with the group.
Some of the Artists that have played at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe