Fri, Jun 30|
Sean Imboden Trio
The Sean Imboden Trio performs original modern jazz compositions along with classic standards. This iteration of the group features Greg Artry from Chicago on drums and Jesse Wittman from Indianapolis on bass.
Time & Location
Jun 30, 7:00 PM EDT – Jul 30, 9:30 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
Jesse Wittman - bass
Greg Artry - drums
Sean Imboden is an American saxophonist and composer. Leading three distinct groups, a trio, sextet, and 17-piece large ensemble, Sean's music pioneers forward-thinking, original compositions. A long-time member of Tucker Brothers, Sean is also an active sideman. 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, Slide Hampton, Emmet Cohen, Steve Allee, Kenny Phelps, and John Raymond. Sean toured internationally for many years with various Broadway productions, and as a featured soloist with Blast II. Sean teaches at Butler University, Ball State University, and online through his Virtual Studio.
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.
Gregory Allen Artry Jr. was born on October, 17 1984 in Pomona, California. His father, who was a professional session drummer, exposed Greg to the drum set at the very early age of 2 years old. At age 10, Greg and his family moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. It was here that the evidence of his talent began to unfold, and Gregory was accepted into the fledgling Performing Arts Magnet Program. This initiative allowed him to study a variety of instruments formally, including the cello and voice. After graduating from Broad Ripple High School with honors, Greg was accepted at the University of Louisville (KY) on scholarship. Upon finishing there, Greg returned to Indy and began his professional career, working with some of the finest musicians in the world: Melvin Rhyne, Pharez Whitted, Bobby Broom, Slide Hampton, Bobby Watson, Charles McPherson, Claudio Roditi, Donald Harrison Jr., Syl Johnson, Steve Turre, Victor Goines, Willie Pickens, Sonny Fortune, and many others in cities throughout the United States. Mr. Artry continues to hone his craft and pursue his dream of sharing his gift with the world.
$10 Advanced or Door