DOORS @6PM, SHOWTIME @6:30PM
Progressive, aggressive, and sophisticated, John Arnold joins fellow in demand studio musicians Pathe Jassi and Jesse Kramer for an evening of world-based rhythms and guitar trio interplay.
Pathe Jassi was born in Dakar, Senegal, and has performed with Youssou N’Dour and Cheikh Lo. He has recorded 12 albums with various musicians in Africa, and has worked closely with Sam Sanders, one of Detroit’s jazz legends. Pathe’s rare ability to combine hard bebop with a polyrhythmic African sound has made him one of Detroit’s most revered jazz musicians.
Based in Ann Arbor, Jesse Kramer is one of the most in demand drummers in Metro Detroit. Kramer began learning drum set at the age of five, and grew up studying and working with local jazz masters such as Sean Dobbins, Paul Keller, Vincent York, and Claude Black. Kramer graduated from the University of Michigan School of Music in 2011, where he studied with Ellen Rowe, Andrew Bishop, Michael Gould, Marion Hayden, and Geri Allen. While attending U of M, Kramer was awarded a DownBeat Magazine Student Music Award, and represented the University at the 2011 International Association of Schools of Jazz meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, directed by Dave Liebman.