Mark Hershberger, the leader of the Global Jazz Project (formerly Global Jazz Trio) was
born and raised in the Detroit Michigan area. His history includes performing and
composing jazz over the last 40 years both regionally and nationally. He is fortunate to
have studied jazz saxophone with Sam Sanders and was mentored and performed with
musical legends such as Harold McKinney, Jimmy Allen, Marcus Belgrave, Doc Holiday,
Badal Roy, Don Sinta, Cliff Leamen, and Ed Sarath just to name a few. His history also includes playing
horns for Detroit Motown scene backing up artists like STAX legends “Sam & Dave” at
various Detroit appearances. He also performed with Thad Jones, Dizzy Gillespie and
Stan Kenton while playing with the Oakland University AFRAM Big Band and with Michael
Colone in the futuristic jazz group Prismatic Band. Mark also played with legendary New
Orleans vocalist Corliss Randall in London Soho district at “Jazz After Dark” in 08.
The Global Jazz Project recently expanded to include keyboards and guitar. Andy Szadyr
and Michael Colone began musical collaboration, performance and recording with Mark,
Richard and Muruga in early 2009.
This group of musical magicians has a colorful history and their paths have brought them
together to perform and create in various combinations for over 37 years. They each
have performed at major festivals, concerts, clubs, film and radio, corporate events and
private engagements across the world. Some of these engagements include performing
at Detroit’s Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Bert’s Jazz Marketplace, Ford Field, The Ark and
Carnegie Hall. They are emerging as a leader s in the global jazz genre and plan to
continue their dive into the musical visions of the world. They aspire to take global
jazz beyond the limits of time and space. Together these 5 musicians form the
extraordinary global jazz project with a sound that emphasizes the Detroit Jazz lineage
flavored with a global sound, textures and spirit....