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October 17, 2019




This week we profile drummer Nate Winn who is one of Detroit’s most respected musicians, frequently in demand to play with various Jazz ensembles both here at home and elsewhere around the world. He is also a member of the Detroit Jazz Festival Allstars, a group directed by Wayne State University Jazz Director, Chris Collins, that will be at the Dirty Dog Jazz Café October 23-26.



You’ll hear him playing alongside other highly respected, award-winning Detroit All-Stars such as bassist Marion Hayden, guitarist Chuck Newsome, saxophonist Chris Collins and pianist Rob Pipho,  who also plays vibes.




Drummer Nate Winn / Photo: Sonic



A dedicated musician, Nathaniel Winn discovered his love for the drums at the age of 4… a love that continues to inspire him to this day. Nate has had the pleasure to work with many world- renowned musicians such as pianist Danilo Perez, bassist Robert Hurst (also from Detroit), Pat Metheny and Joshua Redman.  Nate’s multi-faceted, unique style has given him the opportunity appear on numerous, major label albums.



His playing is not only influenced by a multitude of styles he grew up with including Jazz, Blues and Gospel but from of his favorite drummers as well.  These include Brian Blade, Kendrick Scott, and Calvin Rodgers, among others.



Nate graduated from Wayne State University and the highly respected Berklee College of Music,  with a Bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in Jazz performance. Currently, he spends time traveling the world to spread the message of love and hope through music.



Nate and the other award-winning “All-stars” wear many hats as most are performers and soloists, college educators,

composers, band leaders and much more.




The amazing bassist Marion Hayden has played with everyone

from Dizzy Gillespie to Kenny Burrell and James Carter.  She’s

currently on the faculty of the University of Michigan’s School of Music



Chuck Newsome

Guitarist Chuck Newsome, is on the faculty of Wayne State University’s School of Music



Later this month the “All-Stars” wlll be serving as ambassadors of Detroit culture as they perform in Japan at the Tottori Jazz Festival and other Jazz clubs. This was through an invitation from the Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation which, like Jazz itself, is a global entity. The foundation provides needed financial support for special engagements, and performances that embrace and promote the sounds and many facets of Detroit Jazz.



chris collins


Chris Collins, saxophonist and director of Wayne State’s Jazz department and the Detroit Jazz Fest All-Stars




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. She made her mark at WDET 101.9FM where she was program director and daily on-air music host for more than 30 years.






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