“Becoming” is an exciting new jazz collective featuring Eric Wortzman (Trumpet), Markus Howell (Sax), Luther Allison (Piano), Liany Mateo (Bass), and Zach Adleman (Drums.) They will be debuting an exiting program of original compositions and arrangements penned by each of the five members of the band. Every member has experience leading his/her own band, which will make for a very exciting and interactive experience for audience members!
Members of the group have garnered numerous awards and have taken their music all across the world. Most recently, Zach won the J.C Heard National Drum Competition, and recorded percussion on Ted Nash’s Big Band recording, The Presidential Suite, which received two Grammy’s in 2017. Other awards include acceptance into the The Gathering Orchestra, Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program, the Grammy Camp-Jazz Session Big Band, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Youth Orchestra. As sidemen and with various Michigan State Jazz Ensembles, members have performed at the After Parties at the Grammy’s, Carnegie Hall, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Blue Note, and the Dirty Dog, with jazz luminaries such as Rodney Whitaker, Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, Michael Dease, and Jimmy Cobb. Please come out and enjoy, as they share their music with you.