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 groupVenus, as well as performing and recording with jazz legends while releasing her own work, including her solo album Visions. For her A2 JAZZ FEST performance, Marion will be joined by some of Detroit’s finest musicians – Allen Dennard (trumpet), Alex Harding (baritone saxophone), Zen Zadravec (piano), and Tariq Gardner (drums).