Jazz Heritage Orchestra

Musician Profiles

Marion Hayden

Marion Hayde

Marion Hayden is the orchestra's critically-acclaimed acoustic bassist. She has received rave reviews from publications ranging from the Detroit Free Press to the Boston Globe to the New York Times. As a freelance artist, Hayden has performed with a variety of jazz and popular artists including: Lionel Hampton, Ellis Marsalis, Kirk Lightsey, Martha Reeves (of Martha and the Vandellas), Michael Feinstein, Josh White Jr., Geri Allen and Curtis Fuller. Marion is also a co-founder of the jazz quintet Straight Ahead - a five woman ensemble that has recorded 3 records for Atlantic Jazz. As a bassist, Hayden's playing displays openness and mobility, tempered with an unwavering sense of time and a lyrical solo style. Hayden received formal training in music through private instruction and has done Masters studies at Michigan State University.
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Mailing Address
Black Studies Program
College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue, MC 137
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
Campus Location
Main Classroom Plaza 137
1899 E. 22nd Street
Phone: 216.687.3655
Fax: 216.687.5446
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