Charlie Parker Jazz Fest: Jazz in the Garden with Michael Marcus
August 21, 2019
6BC Botanical Garden | Free
Michael Marcus is a jazz clarinetist/multi-woodwind player, composer and arranger. Since releasing his debut recording as a leader, Under the Wire (Enja Records 1991), he has appeared on more than 35 records and composed over 125 original/recorded compositions. Marcus was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant. His first professional jazz gigs were with Albert King and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Marcus has recorded and toured with the Saxemble (Frank Lowe and James Carter) and with Jaki Byard. Along with Sonny Simmons, Marcus is the co-leader of The Cosmosomatics whom have nine recordings and multiple domestic/ international tours. In addition to recent collaborations with jazz greats Ted Daniel, Edgar Batemen, Andrew Cyrille, Henry Grimes and Perry Robinson, Marcus continues to record his compositions and tour with his own group.