:: 2012 :: For nearly 10 years, Evidence Jazz Group has been bringing the groovy jams to audiences all over Michigan. During this time, they have had the opportunity to share the stage and make music with some great fellow performers: Donald Bryd, David Leibman, Branford Marsalis, and Barry Harris, to name a few. Their success has carried them across Michigan music festivals, local jazz radio stations, and even the chance to open for Bill Cosby.

Forrest Bryant of JazzTimes says, “This capable quintet offers up a nice mix of hard-bop and contemporary Latin sounds. Saxophonist Michael S. Doyle leads the group with an informal sense of swing and concise solo statements, but it’s Chris Lawrence who stands out most frequently with a warm, buttery flow on trumpet and flugelhorn. Every member of the group composes, with bassist Tom Lockwood’s three punchy tunes showing off the band’s collective chops to particular advantage.”

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