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December 14, 8:00pm

Dr. Swing and his band

Joel Palmer (AKA Dr. Swing) is a respected Detroit based Singer/Songwriter and guitarist known primarily for his 30’s and 40’s era swing style, with a flair for both blues and folk as well.  He’ll bring his 7-piece band to MAMA’s for a jumpin’ and jivin’ evening of holiday music, songs from the Great American Songbook and his own compositions, which nestle comfortably with the traditional swinging jazz classics.

BEVERLY MEYER will open the show.

MAMA's Coffeehouse

Now in its 27th season, MAMA's Coffeehouse continues its tradition of presenting concerts of fine acoustic music, featuring regional and nationally touring performers.  MAMA's is a nonprofit organization, a production of Michigan Acoustic Musicians Alliance (MAMA) and Birmingham Unitarian Church.




MAMA's Coffeehouse presented its first show in May, 1993.  The name MAMA's is an acronym for Michigan Acoustic Musicians' Alliance, which was the brainchild of David Walker, who was a local singer-songwriter and a member of Birmingham Unitarian Church.  Along with a small group of volunteers, he established a monthly concert series presenting nine shows annually, September through May.


Since 2001, musician and songwriter Jim Bizer has been guiding the series (helped immensely by a devoted group of volunteers.)  Over these twenty-some years, attendance has grown significantly and performers from all across the country have graced the MAMA's stage.  The local community of folk/acoustic music fans have made MAMA's Coffeehouse a thriving social gathering as well as a haven for practitioners of folk and related musical styles.


In addition to supporting acoustic music and acoustic musicians, MAMA's is also proud of its charitable efforts.  Along with donations to many organizations, MAMA's has also produced several special-occasion concerts to benefit worthy, often local, charities since 2003.




Please e-mail if you are interested in volunteering at a show. Volunteers receive free admission!




MAMA's Coffeehouse provides an open mic session before every show, beginning at 7:30. Two 15 minute slots are available by advance reservation - email Jim Bizer  to request a slot.  Walk-ins can sometimes be accommodated.

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Admission $15, $13 student/senior

Tickets available at door only

Doors open at 7:00pm, open mic at 7:30

Upcoming shows:

January 18:  James Keelaghan

February 15:  Cobill - two duos

     Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis

     Bottle Rocket Cabaret

38651 Woodward Avenue | Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 | 248-647-2380