Welcome to Motor City Beat & Louis Johnson Jazz

This web site features, four hours of live studio recordings, 60 songs (USE JUKE BOXES & CLICK TO HEAR), lots of photos, customer testimonials, video and song lists.  The recordings were done in several sessions, over the last few years.  Other than overdubbing of horns (because the guitar player and pianist double on trumpet and sax), no elaborate recordings techniques were used.  This is really what we sound and look like.  Most of our gigs are private events and so it is difficult to see the group and that's why we've provided so much material for customers to see and hear. 

 Motown R&B

 Louis Johnson JAZZ

 Motor City Beat is a dynamic, high energy, rhythm and blues and Motown band, ranging from 3 to 10 pieces, depending on the engagement and budget.  The group is ideal for dance parties and is also comfortable playing  jazz, for cocktails and dinner.  


 Louis Johnson Jazz offers intimate cocktail jazz for all occaissons.  In addtion to traditional jazz standards and Great American song book, we put our jazz spin on pop and R & B songs.  Vocalists and instrumentalists, join Louis and the trio, which features top Detroit area musicians Don Mayberry (String Bass) and Jim Ryan (Drums).






Play some music from the juke box above, and then while listening, watch the slide show below - Enjoy!