There will be two separate seatings at 7:30pm and 9:30pm for this performance.
Marion Hayden is one of the nation’s finest proponents of the acoustic bass. Mentored
by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Hayden began performing jazz at the age of 15.
She has performed with such diverse luminaries as Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, Dee
Dee Bridgewater, Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Steve Turre, Lester Bowie, David Allen Grier,
James Carter, Dorothy Donegan, Joe Williams, Lionel Hampton, Frank Morgan, Jon
Hendricks, Hank Jones, Bobby Hutcherson, Larry Willis, Sheila Jordan, Mulgrew Miller,
Annie Ross and many others.
Her creative practice centers around her ensemble Legacy– formed in 2003, Legacy
performs original and narrative driven compositional works within the framework
of improvised music with an emphasis on diasporic music traditions.
She is a co-founder of the touring jazz ensemble Straight Ahead- the first all-woman jazz
ensemble signed to Atlantic Records.