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Artist Spotlight: A. Spencer Barefield

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

A weekly feature showcasing local artists

Name: A. Spencer Barefield

Lineup: This guitarist and bandleader’s quartet features bassist Dave Young, saxophonist David McMurray and drummer Djallo Djakate Keita.

Background: A 2010 Kresge Artist Fellow, Barefield has performed worldwide, from the Detroit Institute of Arts to the Nickelsdorf and Leverkusener jazz festivals in Europe.

Next up: The Spencer Barefield Quartet will set up camp at Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval in Grosse Pointe, this weekend. Set times are 6 and 8:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. There’s no cover Thursday, and $15 on the weekends. The Dirty Dog also offers a full menu featuring steak and seafood. Call (313) 882-5299 for reservations.

Melody Baetens