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Fri, Jul 01


Merrimans' Playhouse

Sean Imboden Trio

Saxophone, guitar, bass trio playing genre-blending original music and standards.

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Sean Imboden Trio
Sean Imboden Trio

Time & Location

Jul 01, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA


About the Event

TICKETS are $10 General/$5 Student. End time is not set.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Philanthropic Services provided by grants from the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust, The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, and the Arts Project Support Grant and Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.

Sean Imboden - saxophone

Joel Tucker - guitar

Jesse Wittman - bass

Sean Imboden is an American saxophonist and composer. Sean toured internationally for many years with various Broadway productions, and as a featured soloist with Blast II. He has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and with the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Idina Menzel, and Slide Hampton.

Sean currently leads the Sean Imboden Large Ensemble, a 17-piece modern big band of Indianapolis-based musicians playing original compositions. Sean also leads various small groups, and is a member of Tucker Brothers, Indy Saxophone Quartet, Hickey-Shanafelt 9ollective, Jesse Wittman Quartet, and Butler Generations Ensemble.

Joel Tucker has been featured in various local and national publications for his guitar playing, including NUVO, The Indianapolis Star, and Downbeat magazine. He is an active performer with The Tucker Brothers Group, Clint Breeze and The Groove, Eliot Bigger, and Prime Vintage, among other projects. In 2016, Joel was a featured artist during the Indy Jazz Fest tribute to Wes Montgomery, where he played alongside guitarists Pat Martino, Peter Bernstein, Russell Malone, and Bobby Broom. He has also shared the stage with notable artists such as Chris Potter, Randy Brecker, APA finalist Zach Lapidus, and APA winner Sullivan Fortner.  Joel has traveled around the United States and abroad with various group, but most notably Ritmos Unidos led by Michael Spiro for performances as well as clinics centered around the progression of the jazz tradition.

In 2015, Joel was recognized as a semi-finalist in the Wes Montgomery International Jazz Guitar competition. In the same year, Joel and his brother (Nick Tucker) released their debut album entitled Nine Is The Magic Number that showcased original music written by the brothers. This was the beginning of the Tucker Brothers Group. In 2017, Joel received the Amplify Indy grant from Musical Family Tree which funded his second album as a leader Writing Prompts. In the summer of 2017, prior to the release of Writing Prompts, Joel was a featured soloist at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland and at the Imperial Palace in Annecy, France. The most recent release by the Tucker Brothers, Two Parts, has gained them national and international attention and features guest artists Elena Escudero, Ellie Pruneau, Amanda Gardier, and Walter Smith III.

Jesse Wittman is a bassist, composer, educator, and recording artist based out of Indianapolis, IN. He holds a degree in Jazz Studies from Indiana University where he studied with David Baker and Bruce Bransby. He also holds a master’s degree in Composition from Butler University where he studied with James Aikman and Michael Shelle. He currently teaches jazz bass at Butler University and has had the pleasure of working with great musicians around the country including Nicole Henry, Marvin Hamlisch, Steve Houghton, Anne Hampton Callaway, and trombonist Steve Davis.


  • General

    $10 Advanced or Door

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  • Student

    $5 Student/Discount

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