DJS Jazz Spotlite Featuring Trumpeter Sean Jones

Sean JonesMack Avenue Records Recording artist Sean Jones has revealed himself as among the most immensely expressive, versatile and gifted players of his generation. With each new project, the Warren, Ohio native has peeled back another layer to show us a fresh peek at his soul. His 2004 solo debut, Eternal Journey (recorded when he was 25) introduced Sean as a deft expressor of modern bop for the 21st century via originals and standards in a quintet format. Saxophonist/Composer Tia Fuller’s composition Gullyism will be presented in this Spotlite.

Sean joined moderator W. Kim Heron and fellow panelists Charlie Gabriel, Howard Mandel, Lajoie Butch Gomez in the Jazz Talk Tent at the 2006 Detroit International Jazz Festival for a discussion on New Orleans Brass Bands. Here Sean discusses the resourcefulness of late 19th Century New Orleans musicians learning to play the many instruments left over from the U.S. Civil War, and how they developed playing techniques that have an impact still to this day.

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GullyismTia Fuller

Sean Jones Trumpet
Charles Fambrough – Bass
Ralph Peterson Drums
Tia Fuller Saxophones, Flute
Mulgrew Miller, Orrin Evans Piano

Opening Music -Riff3 – Tim Brockett
Motor City Horns (
Trumpet – Ben Toman
Trumpet – Mark Byerly
Alto Saxophone – Dave Luther
Tenor Saxophone – Keith Kaminski
Trombone – John Rutherford

Background Music – Mark Byerly’s the resurrection available on Bop Culture’s CD The E.P.

This Spotlite was sponsored by the Detroit International Jazz Festival. Go to to find out more about this wonderful end of summer tradition.

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