The Universal

Dedicated to a knowledge, a love, and a concept of humanity that is universal, The Universal brings together some of Detroit’s most powerful and active jazz musicians in an all-star project which recognizes music’s true power as a means to unite, move, and enlighten. 

Combining a truly dominant jazz rhythm section (Gayelynn McKinney on drums, Marion Hayden or Pat Prouty on bass, Bob Schneeweis on Piano) with one of the top world percussionists in the region (Mark Stone), and tied together by the uncommon technical and artistic mastery of Matt Dufresne on saxophones, The Universal can promise music that is not only exciting, but also powerful and moving. 

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Performing at the Bicentenary of the Birth of Baha’u’llah, The Flagstar Strand Theatre for the Performing Arts, Pontiac, Michigan, Oct. 22, 2017

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Mark Stone on the Array Mbira