Guitarist Joshua Breakstone

Sunday, October 27th at 3 p.m. Celebrate Art Blakey’s Centennial with New York guitarist Joshua Breakstone supported by bassist Marion Hayden and drummer Sean Dobbins in a program of compositions associated with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers.

The sixth season kicks off with a hard bop jazz fan’s delight in the music of drummer/bandleader Art Blakey (born Pittsburg 10-11-19) played by veteran guitarist Joshua Breakstone who’s horn-like single note lines are created with sound energy described as “fire in velvet.” Bassist Marion Hayden and drummer Sean Dobbins are Detroit’s finest jazz rhythm section.

Saxophonist Diego Rivera

On Sunday, February 23rd at 3 p.m. the series resumes with Michigan’s own Diego Rivera, a saxophonist known for his muscular tone and a composer/bandleader known for a unique blend of straight-ahead mainstream jazz fused with music inspired by his Latino background and heritage. He currently holds a tenured appointment as Associate Professor of Jazz Saxophone at Michigan State University where he also serves as Associate Director of Jazz Studies.  Rivera’s new recording, “Connections” on records, is introducing this Ann Arbor native to a worldwide audience.

Multi-Instrumentalist Scott Robinson

Sunday, March 29th at 3 p.m. the most improvisational performance in this year’s series welcomes the towering New York City multi-instrumentalist Scott Robinson with Chicago-area drummer/educator Jack Mouse for a program of spontaneous creative music. Robinson and Mouse appear on record in duet, with the addition of Mouse’s wife, vocalist Janice Borla, and together in The Jack Mouse Quintet. Mouse is currently Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at North Central College, Chicago. His playing experience is stylistically broad (from Tex Beneke to Stan Kenton) while his daring keeps him relevant in the advanced realm of Chicago’s jazz scene. See Scott Robinson’s appearance in the Great Lakes region is a signal event in this year’s concert season. There is no living artist with as broad an instrumental or musically stylistic range at this high a level as Scott Robinson.

String Trio of New York (S3NY)

Sunday, April 26th at 3 p.m. The Underground Concert Series concludes its sixth season with the unique chamber jazz of The String Trio of New York (S3NY), now celebrating their 40th anniversary. From their web site,, “Formed by three men who cut their teeth on the legendary New York Loft Scene of the early 1970s, guitarist James Emery, bassist John Lindberg and the late violinist Billy Bang [The String Trio of New York forged] the path for the genre-defying jazz, Western classical and world music-informed chamber discipline so prevalent in today’s adventurous musical environment…Over 40 years and with only a few changes in personnel – including the highly-awarded violinist Regina Carter – the ensemble is still led by Mr. Emery with violinist Rob Thomas and bassist Tony Marino (members for 18 and 8 years respectively), and remains on the cutting edge of the music that it has pioneered.”


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