TODD MARCUS

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Bass clarinetist and composer Todd Marcus is one of the few jazz artists worldwide to focus exclusively on use of the bass clarinet as a primary soloing instrument.

While use of bass clarinet in jazz typically tends to lean heavily towards avant-garde and free-jazz styles, Marcus’ playing presents the instrument with a modern straight-ahead jazz approach. His music swings hard with both fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility.

Based in Baltimore, MD, Marcus actively leads small ensembles such as the Todd Marcus Quartet, Trio, and Duo as well as his nonet, The Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, which features his compositions and arrangements for six horns, piano, bass, and drums.

Self taught in jazz theory and composition, Marcus’ compositions draw largely on straight-ahead jazz and classical influences but over recent years have also increasingly explored the Middle-Eastern sounds from his Egyptian-American heritage. His work includes
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TODD MARCUS In Pursuit of the 9th Man album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Pursuit of the 9th Man
Post Bop 2006
TODD MARCUS Inheritance album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Inheritance
Post Bop 2012
TODD MARCUS Blues For Tahrir album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blues For Tahrir
World Fusion 2015
TODD MARCUS On These Streets (a Baltimore story) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On These Streets (a Baltimore story)
Fusion 2018
TODD MARCUS Trio+ album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Trio+
Post Bop 2019

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