May 17, 2022 8:00 pm
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“Passing the Torch”: Kerrytown Concert House.

U-M professor and upright bassist Marion Hayden, a Detroit native and local jazz favorite who co-founded the touring ensemble Straight Ahead–the first all-women jazz ensemble signed to Atlantic Records–is joined by talented young saxophonist Kaleigh Wilder, a recent U-M graduate and rising star on the Detroit jazz scene who performs regularly with Gnostikos and Wilder/Reid Duo. The two perform original compositions and improvisations. Hayden and Wilder also host a free pre-concert conversation/masterclass at 5:30 p.m. 8 p.m., KCH, 415 N. Fourth Ave. Livestream available at Tickets $13–$50 in advance online and at the door. Mask & proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required. 769–2999.