In its popular “Jazz on the Streets of Old Detroit” concert series, the Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee showcases local jazz legends against the backdrop of the Detroit Historical Museum’s most beloved exhibition.

Close out Black History Month on Thursday, February 28 from 6 – 9 p.m. with a performance by singer/songwriter Sky Covington (featured image), who is also a native Detroiter.

Sky has opened for many prominent and well-known artists such as Straight Ahead and the late Queen of the Blues, Alberta Adams. Her music resonates with influences that span multiple music genres, including jazz, soul and house. Her influences reflect a well-heeled and varied palette, from Nina Simone to Erikah Badu, from mid-century jazz vocalists and ragtime and big band to current straight ahead and world music; she is also noted for performing the Billie Holiday Revue for over 19 years. Sky has won numerous awards, including “Outstanding Jazz Vocalist” at The Detroit Music Awards in 2016, for her jazzy vocals.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door (if available). 

Purchase at or by calling Charnae Sanders at 313.833.0277.

The ticket price includes parking in the museum lot, as space permits. All proceeds from this event assist the Black Historic Sites Committee with its goal to raise funds to erect and replace Michigan Historical Markers.

The Detroit Historical Society’s Black Historic Sites Committee is committed to discovering, documenting and marking the numerous sites associated with the people and the events significant to the history of Detroit and its African American community. The Committee was formed in 1971 in response to a suggestion by former Detroit City Councilman Ernest C. Browne Jr.