Live Jazz on Market Square

 Two jazz bands will be performing on Market Square. Starting at 5:30, the high energy of Undercurrents Quartet, followed by Baseball The Band.

Undercurrents Quartet











The Undercurrents Quartet started as a small jazz group at UTK. They have been playing together for roughly a year and have enjoyed delving into a variety of styles, from fusion to straight ahead. The group enjoys playing a variety of material for any occasion. They will be adding the trumpet sounds of Joe Jordan for the PolandNow event this May 3rd.

Band member Marek Rosinski (far left) is a graduating senior in the UT jazz guitar program under the direction of Mark Boling. He enjoys playing many different styles of music and has played in bands ranging from electronic, funk, hip-hop, rock, soul, to blues and jazz. Other than the Undercurrents Quartet he also plays with his progressive rock band Color Of Fate in the Knoxville area.

Band member William Doran  (second from left) started playing the piano at the age of five, studying classical piano from age five until 22, getting a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University in Piano Performance under Paulo Steinberg. However, even at JMU William was always interested in the sounds of jazz, starting his studies of jazz piano with former VCU professor Robert Hallahan and finally deciding to come to the University of Tennesse to study under jazz legend Donald Brown. Currently William is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies at UTK while playing around the Knoxville and larger Tennessee areas.

William Doran (Piano)
Ward Houston (Drums)
Marek Rosinski (Guitar)
Graham Waldrip (Bass)

Baseball The Band

Members of Baseball the Band: Shakin Joe, Chuck Mullican, and Clint Mullican

Baseball the band is dedicated to delivering original music that breaks barriers and crosses multiple genres. What do you get when you throw in a little jazz, a bit of funk, a dose of soul and mix it all up? BASEBALL the band is the correct answer!

Formed in the Summer of 2012 by players who met in the University of Tennessee’s School of Jazz Program,  Baseball the band is made up of the following players:

Nolan “No No” Nevels (Drums)
Chuck Mullican (Saxophone)
Julius Blue (Keys)
Jonathan Keeney (Guitar)
“Shakin” Joe Jordan (Trumpet)
Clint Mullican (Bass)

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