The Craig Fahle Show

Rob Reinhart: Jazz Drummer, Sean Dobbins

Thursday July 26, 2012

Guest host, Rob Reinhart speaks with local jazz musician, Sean Dobbins.

Sean Dobbins got his start as a sought-after Detroit area jazz sideman at a young age, when he would regularly play with Blue Note artist, Louis Smith. Though still young by jazz standards, Dobbins has amassed an impressive list of playing companions. He has performed, toured and recorded with Johnny Basset, Benny Golson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Frank Morgan, Joey DeFrancesco, George Cables, James “Blood” Ulmer, Paul Finkbeiner, Larry Willis, Rodney Whitaker, Johnny O'Neal, Paul Keller, Tad Weed, Kurt Krahnke, Kelly Broadway, David “Fathead” Newman, Donald Walden, Ramona Collins, Michael Gabriel, and Firefly Jazz Club owner Susan Chastain.

Sean is no stranger to local headlines; he frequently plays at venues such as the Firefly Club (Ann Arbor), Baker's Keyboard Lounge (Detroit), the Music Hall Jazz Cafe (Detroit), Murphy's Place (Toledo) and Buddy Guy's (Chicago). His recent recordings include “Odyssey” (PKO Records), “Revealing” (Reparation Records), and “Christmas Songs for Jazz Lovers” (PKO Records), to name a few. Look for Sean live with his new groups: “Dobbins, Krahnke and Weed”, “The Modern Jazz Messengers”, and also various local and national acts.

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