Alexander Zonjic opening restaurant and jazz club

Flutist and smooth-jazz radio DJ Alexander Zonjic will open a restaurant and jazz club in Detroit in June called Seldom Blues, which is also the name of his new CD.

Zonjic.jpgSmooth jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic will open a restaurant and jazz club next month in Detroit.

Peter White, Bob James and Earl Klugh are expected to be on hand during an invitation-only celebration on June 2 to open the fine-dining and jazz club in Detroit�s Renaissance Center. The restaurant, called Seldom Blues, is owned by Zonjic, who is also the morning-show host for Detroit's Smooth Jazz V98.7 radio station. The restaurant, which is being billed as a �supper club,� seats 300 people.

Zonjic partnered with Detroit Lions football player Robert Porcher, executive chef Jerry Nottage and restaurateur Frank Taylor to open the club, which will feature �continental cuisine with a French flair.� Seldom Blues will open June 3 to the public, and Zonjic will perform on weekends, along with special guests.

Seldom Blues is also the name of Zonjic's new CD, which will be released by Heads Up International this summer.

James wrote the title track and also performs on it. Other original material includes tracks from Jeff Lorber, Peter White, James Lloyd of Pieces of a Dream and Tim Bowman. Cover tracks include Eric Burdon's "Spill the Wine" and an arrangement of "People Make the World Go Round" by Lloyd.

Kirk Whalum and his vocalist brother, Kevin Whalum, are also contributing to the project.