Artist Spotlight: Sean Blackman

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

A weekly feature showcasing local artists

Name: Sean Blackman

Sound: This guitarist and composer blends jazz, blues and rock with world music like Armenian folk, Flamenco and Brazilian jazz.

History: Blackman is a staple in Detroit’s live music circuit. He’s recorded five albums of original music and has an arm-full of Detroit Music Awards.

Future: His latest project is “In Transit Detroit,” a world music concert series taking place the last Thursday of each month at the Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward, Detroit. The next one is 7 p.m. June 30. Tickets, $15-$25, can be purchased at

Melody Baetens