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. As Sean's Career progressed, he found himself the recipient of many awards and accolades including the "Woody Herman Jazz Award", an award for outstanding musicianship, as well as the Louis Armstrong Scholarship. Due to Sean's great talent both as a player and a educator, he has been the focus of countless news articles and jazz radio programs. Though still young by jazz standards, Dobbins has amassed an impressive list of playing companions. He has performed/toured/recorded with Johnny Basset, Benny Golson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Frank Morgan, Joey DeFrancesco, George Cables, James "Blood" Ulmer, Marcus Belgrave, Larry Willis, Rodney Whittaker, Claude Black, Johnny O'Neal, Paul Keller, Tad Weed, Kurt Krahnke, Jon Hendricks, David "Fathead" Newman, Donald Walden, Cyrus Chestnut, Barry Harris, David Baker, Randy Johnston, Marion Hayden, Mose Allison, and a host of other great musicians.
This week Sean and his trio will offer a preview of their upcoming recording entitled "The Trio Files" which is a combination of jazz, blues, spirituals, and gospel music. Their repertoire, which is set to their own interesting arrangements, celebrates many of the great jazz pianist and composers such as Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson and more!!!
The trio will feature original compositions as well! Sean is a proud artist of the Detroit Music Factory!!!