Formed by three students at the University of Michigan School of Music, Human Kind is focused on using their unique instrumentation to create new textures and sounds through jazz. They perform anything from open improvisation, to thoroughly composed music.
Michael Hu is a Sophomore in Jazz Studies from Rochester, Michigan. Specializing in saxophone and other woodwind instruments, he frequently plays music for audiences varying from pit orchestras, to the Detroit club scene. More info can be found on his website.
Hailing from Milwaukee Wisconsin, pianist Joshua Catania has developed a name for himself at such a young age. A freshman in jazz studies, he frequently plays for festivals and clubs throughout Wisconsin.
Guitarist Travis Swanson is a first-year Master's of Improvisation student at U-M. From Marquette, Michigan, he balances teaching and performing music ranging from free jazz, to blues.