KCH's PASSING THE TORCH
featuring master Bassist Marion hayden
and up-and-coming saxophonist kaleigh wilder
Sunday, November 21st @ 7:30 PM
The Passing the Torch series is
made possible with support from the
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.
Kerrytown Concert House continues its community mentorship project connecting area master musicians with young, promising artists for a series of performances, mentorship conversations, and educational outreach. In this edition of Passing the Torch, master bassist, and U-M professor, Marion Hayden will perform with the incredible, young saxophonist, Kaleigh Wilder. A crucible of jazz, Marion Hayden is one of the nation’s finest proponents of the acoustic bass. Mentored herself by master trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, Hayden began performing jazz at age 15, and has since performed with diverse luminaries including: Bobby McFerrin, Nancy Wilson, Geri Allen, Regina Carter, Mulgrew Miller, Hank Jones, and more. Hayden is an active member of the community and has been widely recognized as a standard bearer of culture and artistic history. Kaleigh Wilder is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan. She performs regularly with Gnostikos and Wilder/Reid Duo (who recently debuted at Kerrytown Concert House’s Edgefest 2020). Hayden and Wilder will perform original compositions, collective improvisations, shed light on their respective careers, and discuss the deep significance of intergenerational relationships in music.
Can’t join us inside the House? Click the button below to watch the free livestream of this performance at showtime. (Free livestreams are only available this season during the actual showtime.)
COVID-19 Safety Policy for Indoor Concerts
- Moving forward, all patrons and artists who wish to attend or present performances indoors at KCH must provide a valid, complete COVID-19 vaccination card OR proof of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the previous 72 hours prior to entry. Such proof must be presented at concert check-in, may be displayed on a smartphone OR presented as a physical copy, and must also be accompanied by a matching, valid ID for verification.**
- Additionally, according to current CDC recommendations, masks are required for audiences inside the House and can only be removed when seated with a beverage (when available). When performing, artists may wear a mask, or not, at their own discretion.
**Proof of vaccination exceptions will be made for children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination. These guests must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entry.
Marion Hayden is part of the great Detroit Jazz bass legacy. As a young protégé of trumpeter Marcus Belgrave, she learned improvisation, ensemble performance, repertoire and a deep appreciation for jazz and its creators. Marion combines these influences in a unique jazz perspective, creating a swinging sound with the bass which is both authentic and fresh. Her music embodies the spirit of tradition and adventure in jazz. Marion has been involved in countless ensembles throughout her career, including Straight Ahead and the all-female group Venus, as well as performing and recording with jazz legends while releasing her own work, including her solo album Visions.