Todd Marcus at Blues Alley
Bass clarinetist and composer Todd Marcus brings his quartet back to Washington, DC for a January 28th show at Blues Alley with pianist George Colligan, drummer Warren Wolf, and bassist Kris Funn. The high energy band will perform new music plus picks from its album Inheritance which was selected by National Public Radio as one of the top jazz albums of 2012.
Marcus’s work has received accolades including a $25,000 Baker Artist Award in 2014 and selections as a rising star by national jazz magazine Downbeat in its 2014 and 2013 annual critics poll. His music has also drawn attention for its unique incorporation of Middle Eastern influences inspired by Marcus’s Egyptian heritage.
Portland, Oregon pianist George Colligan is a member of the Jack DeJohnnette’s quintet and has been hailed by the New York Times as “a pianist of deep harmonic and rhythmic assurance” who “favors an earthy, assertive style, putting him in a lineage that includes McCoy Tyner, John Hicks and Mulgrew Miller.”
Baltimore virtuoso Warren Wolf is internationally acclaimed for his work on vibraphone as a member of Christian McBride’s band and brings similar intensity to his playing as a drummer as well. Jazz Times writes, “Warren Wolf appears on a path to stardom as arguably the most exciting bop vibraphonist since Bobby Hutcherson.”
Washington, DC bassist Kris Funn has toured internationally with alto saxophonist Kenny Garret and Christian Scott along with performances by artists such as Nicholas Payton, Pharaoh Sanders, and Jeff Lorber.
WHEN: Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8 & 10pm
WHERE: Blues Alley
ADDITIONAL: To see a live video of the band CLICK HERE