Detroit JazzStage Featuring Urban Transport

Urban TransportDetroit Jazzstage is pleased to announce our February guests, Urban Transport. The unusual pairing of trombone with alto sax along with exceptional playing and songwriting make Urban Transport one of the most exciting groups in Detroit. Trombonist Vincent Chandler, drummer Sean Dobbins, alto saxophonist Dean Moore, and bassist Josef Deas sat down with our hosts, Rodney and Dean, at Bert’s Marketplace in Detroit’s Eastern Market for an insightful interview. Our guests share with us their insight into composing, performing, their source of inspiration, musical heroes and more.

Individually, the members have performed with Joe Henderson, The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Dave Liebman, The Mingus Big Band, Benny Golson, and Frank Morgan. Since forming, 4 years ago, they have built a reputation of the group to hear having received accolades in local magazines, newspapers and radio for their music.

Our musical selections will be taken from UT’s critically acclaimed first album called “Introducing Urban Transport”. Detroit Jazzstage listeners will also be the first to hear two selections recently recorded live for an upcoming CD at the Kerrytown Concert House in Ann Arbor, MI by Mark Byerly of Longview Sound.

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Songs (in order of appearance):

Introducing Urban Transport CD
1. Detroit is Live
2. Song for Kimwana
3. In Memory of…
4. Minor Blues in Eb

Kerrytown Concert House recordings*
5. Bright Major
6. Deciduous

Band Members
Alto Saxophone: Dean Moore
Trombone: Vincent Chandler
Bass: Josef Deas
Piano: David Cook
Piano: Scott Gwinnell*
Drums: Sean Dobbins

Opening Music – Mark Byerly’s “Marks Mood” available on the self titled CD Bop Culture
Closing Music – Mark Byerly’s “Erroenious” available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.
Infomation on both CD’s is available at

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Maureen Kearns of RoaringMouse Photography supplied the photos used for this month’s feature. Drawn to naturally occurring elements of color, texture and form, Maureen’s compositions instinctively identify the influence of dramatic light on her subjects. Maureen is a fantastic photographer and is available to shoot your next party, event or performance. Maureen is also involved with Inside Detroit. Inside Detroit is a service that takes visitors on outings, showing them Detroit’s rich nightlife and discussing the history and architecture along the way. Information on how to contact Maureen can be found at or


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