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March 2, 2018





This dynamic saxophonist, composer, bandleader and Detroit Music Factory recording artist, continues to tour to advance his musical vision with more live performances than ever. He’s busy spanning the globe with his, one of a kind, cutting edge, contemporary Jazz sound that contains elements of Bebop, Hip Hop, Funk, Soul and Electronic music.



You’ll find him playing at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café March 7-10 with his band the Knomadik Project which he describes as “high tech soul”. He also regularly tours the world Knomadik, along with the internationally acclaimed electro-Jazz group from Detroit, Underground Resistance, led by electronic music pioneer Mike Banks, who regularly headline Detroit’s “Movement” electronic music festival.   He’s also performed and toured with Stevie Wonder, The Clark Sisters, Faith Evans and more.





Trumpeter Aaron Janik and De’Sean Jones of Knomadik performing with Denis Wick at the 2017 NAMM show in London



As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I first heard De’Sean play when I was producing the weekly Jazz Discovery Series at the Detroit Music Hall in 2007. I was immediately impressed with this young artist who had already defined his own sound and style and have been following his career ever since.



He mentored with such Jazz notables as Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker and Gary Bartz. Now, he is a dedicated educator himself with teaching experience at such places as Michigan State University, the Grosse Pointe Music Academy, the DSO Civic Jazz Orchestra, UC Berkeley, as well as master classes in the U.K., Japan and Australia.






De’Sean Jones / Photo by John Osler



De’Sean is very creative as a player and composer in that he has developed his own inimitable genre-bending style and sound filled with unique rhythmic complexities and compositional ideas. His ensembles carry his vision to the stage with precise, impressive artistry with a unified sound that is refreshing, dynamic and compelling.


“He kept the room charged all night”

Brenda Hull,


For more on De’Sean Jones, visit



Detroit Public Radio mainstay, Judy Adams, is a pianist, composer and musicologist who hosts a Jazz and contemporary music show on CJAM 99.1FM and guest hosts on WRCJ 90.9FM.

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