Tyson Haynes is a Michigan-based saxophonist performing in the Detroit metro area. Playful yet introspective, his melodic style reflects his love of jazz and hip-hop, as well as improvised and instrumental elements from Black American Music. He splits his time between an experimental quintet project, performing dance music around the midwest, and teaching students of all ages about music. In addition to teaching at Calvin, he is on faculty at MSU’s Community Music School in Detroit.
His 2020 release Know Better Show Better was nominated for ‘Outstanding Modern Jazz Recording’ for the Detroit Music Awards. Know Better Show Better is a modern jazz/hip-hop compilation featuring his original music and arrangements. Ozay Moore, Jimmy Smith, Jon Dixon, Anthony Stanford, & Nate Winn were the quintet that made the project come to life.
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