Marion Hayden, bass, with MSU Jazz Octets

Free online event


Video presentation of bassist, Marion Hayden with MSU Jazz Octets

Renowned acoustic bassist and former MSU jazz studies masters student, Hayden’s playing displays openness and mobility, tempered with an unwavering sense of time and a lyrical solo style. A co-founder of the jazz quintet Straight Ahead, a five-woman ensemble, she has recorded with Atlantic Jazz and performed with the likes of Lionel Hampton, Ellis Marsalis, Kirk Lightsey, Martha Reeves, and many other prominent jazz musicians. Hayden has received rave reviews from publications ranging from the Detroit Free Press to the Boston Globe to the New York Times.

The Jazz Artist in Residence series is made possible thanks to an endowment from the MSU Federal Credit Union.

Friday, November 6, 8:00 p.m. on the MSU College of Music Livestream Channel

Virtual Webinars and Discussions:

  • Wednesday, November 4, 6 to 9 p.m.: Question and Answer webinar with the artist. 
  • Thursday, November 5, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: Ensemble Concepts. Webinar discussion on fundamental concepts and listening techniques.

Webinars and discussions are free and open to the public. Advance request to attend is required. Please email Cookey Whitaker at to obtain the Zoom link. 

Please join those who champion music at MSU!

We know you share our disappointment that we will not have live performance experiences this fall. We look forward to the day when we can once again welcome you safely to our venues, in-person, for the magic of live concerts. As patrons and donors who have enjoyed the remarkable talents of faculty, students and visiting artists, will you continue to show your support during this extraordinary time? Please consider donating your annual ticket purchase of $100, $300*, or perhaps $600* as a charitable contribution to the College of Music. Or, consider sponsoring a concert at $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000. For more information about concert sponsorship opportunities this fall, please email or call the College of Music Advancement Office at 517-353-9872.

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*The CARES ACT tax benefits for 2020 allow taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300 per individual and $600 per couple filing jointly, for those who take the standard deduction. As always, please consult your tax advisor for advice on your specific situation.

Date, time and program details may be subject to change.

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