Multiple Grammy, Billboard and Emmy award-winning musician Bill Summers
is a pioneer in the field of world percussion. A native Detroiter, Bill is a veteran of Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters and worked closely with Quincy Jones on the ABC series Roots
, and the films The Wiz
and The Color Purple
. He has gone on to perform and record with an incredible range of musicians including Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Clarke, Carlos Santana and Michael Jackson. Summers currently co-directs The Headhunters and the Latin Jazz sensation Los Hombres Calientes with Irvin Mayfield. Joining Summers in concert will be Oakland University’s Faculty Jazz Quartet. Website: billsummers.net.