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Lenny Marcus Trio
May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm$20
LENNY MARCUS TRIO
Jazz Times Magazine has described Lenny Marcus’ music as “Infectious!” No wonder, since Lenny worked for many years in New Orleans studying and performing with legends such as Ray Bryant, Ellis Marsalis and Alvin Batiste . He has a strong blues oriented left hand, thanks to Bryant. Lenny possesses a superior melodic imagination and highly developed arranging and orchestration skills that become palpable throughout a diversity of styles-swinging, cool, sophisticated , Jazzified Beethoven masterpieces, Latin, toe- tapping , high energy as well as beautifully contemplative and engaging.
His latest release, Gloria’s Step TOUTED as “ Swinging elegant fun,” has reached #10 on Canadian jazz charts & 34 in the top 50 of USA charts. An earlier release, Sun Ray , a Ray Bryant tribute, was considered to be one the top jazz albums of 2012, and his follow up ‘TONK’ in 2013 was acclaimed by noteable jazz critic Owen Cordle of JazzTimes magazine.
International famed players who have performed and recorded with LMT include Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis,Frank Foster,Brian Lynch, David “ Fathead “ Newman (Ray Charles tenor) and Jane Powell.
Lenny has performed in three New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest, Spoleto , Barbados and Grenada Jazz festivals in addition to appearing four times in Wash DC at the famed Blues Alley with his trio.