Saturday, May 25, 8 pm - 10:45 pm: Detroit Jazz Ambassadors: A. Spencer Barefield & Friends at the Palmer Woods Music in Homes & Gardens Memorial Day Weekend concert and celebration of Spencer’s Birthday#66. Great jazz, food and a tour through a portion of a historic home. The concert showcases a quintet of some of the finest fiery jazz musicians — internationally renowned - saxophonist, Dave McMurray, guitarist A. Spencer Barefield, trumpeter Dwight Adams, bassist Jeff Pedraz and drummer. Celebrate the holiday with fun and flare.: Tickets: 313-891-2514, palmerwoodsmusicinhomes2019.eventbrite.com
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9 pm - 1 am: A. Spencer Barefield Quartet at the Cliff Bells, 2030 Park Ave. Detroit, MI 48226, with A. Spencer Barefield (guitar), Toronto bassist Dave Young, Dave McMurray (saxophone), and Djallo Djakate Keita (drums). Reservations advised: 313-961-2543, www.cliffbells.com
Friday, December 23, 7 pm: PUBLIQuartet & Friends at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts. The MET's Quartet in Residence celebrates the warmth of the holidays with Bach, Britten, and musical collaborators with friends and family. Special guests include violinist Jannina Norpoth's father, (Detroit jazz guitarist A. Spencer Barefield) and Grammy nominated tuba player Bob Stewart (violinist Curtis Stewart’s father!). Presented in the Vélez Blanco Patio.
DETROIT JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016:
Saturday, September 2, 2016, 11 pm - 1:30 am: Renaissance Ballroom, Marriott Festival Hotel, 3rd Floor, Detroit Jazz Festival All-Stars Jam Session House Band: Rob Pipho (Band Leader), Spencer Barefield, Cliff Monear, Marion Hayden, Sean Dobbins + guests
Sunday, September 4, 3:45 pm: DJF "Untitled: Unbound by Genre" Series featuring PUBLIQuartet with Jannina Barefield Norpoth & Curtis Stewart (violins), Nick Revel (viola), Amanda Gookin (cello) and special guests John-Paul Norpoth (bass), A. Spencer Barefield (guitar), Dave McMurray (sax) on the Wayne State University Pyramid Stage on the Riverfront's Hart Plaza
Monday, September 5, 2016, 12:15 - 1:15 pm: Chase Main Stage, East Meets West:, A Global Jam with Japanese Guests Trisonique Trio with Detroit Pros — Rob Pipho, Rayse Biggs, A. Spencer Barefield, Marcus Elliott.
Sunday, 7, 2016, 1-4 pm: A. Spencer Barefield (guitar) & Jeff Pedraz (bass) at the Detroit Institute of Arts Music Bar, Kresge Court
Wednesday & Thursday, August 24 & 25, 6pm & 8:30 pm A. Spencer Barefield Quartet at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, 97 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236 with A. Spencer Barefield (guitar), Toronto bassist Dave Young, Dwight Adams (trumpet), and Djallo Djakate Keita (drums), www.dirtydogjazz.com
Saturday, June 18 & Sunday June 19, 2016: Palmer Woods Music in Homes, David Alan Grier Quartet with David Alan Grier (guitar, vocals), A. Spencer Barefield (guitar), Djallo Keita (drums), Dave Young (bass). palmerwoods.org/event/garden-concert-season-finale-blues-to-broadway-jazz-beyond-david-alan-grier/
Saturday, February 20, 2016: Palmer Woods Music in Homes, Dobbins-Krahnke-Weed-Barefield Quartet with Sean Dobbins (drums), Kurt Krahnke (bass), Tad Weed (piano) and A. Spencer Barefield (guitar). palmerwoods.org/music-in-homes
Sunday, July 26, 2015, 1 pm - 4 pm A. Spencer Barefield (guitar), Marion Hayden (bass) @ the Detroit Institute of Arts Sunday Music Bar, Kresge Court, http://www.dia.org/calendar/sunday-music-bar-event.aspx?id=5045&iid=
Monday, September 6, 2015, 3:15 - 4:30 pm A. Spencer Barefield leads Detroit Jazz Ambassadors homecoming band featuring vocalist Harvey Thompson, James Carter, Dave McMurray, and Chris Collins (saxophones and reeds), Toronto bassist Dave Young, Djallo Djakate Keita (drums), Barefield (guitar, composer) @ the Detroit International Jazz Festival, JP Morgan Chase Mainstage, www.detroitjazzfest.com/2015_Detroit_Jazz_Festival_Schedule.pdf