* Todd Macrus Quartet (Livestream)

July 24, 2020 @ 7:45 pm
The Covid Sessions at Blue House Productions

Todd Marcus may be the most prominent bass clarinetist in modern jazz. The Baltimore-based composer, bandleader and activist makes a strong case for why the instrument deserves more recognition; whether he’s coxing out deep melancholy in ballads or unleashing a cascade of overtones in “sheets of sound” style-playing.

Much of Marcus’ early work as a bandleader saw him explore his Egyptian heritage, tying pharaonic themes and Arab music theory to jazz large ensembles and small combos. He topped CapitalBop’s “Best of 2018” list with his portrait of West Baltimore, On These Streets, and explores furious, “chordless” small combo dynamics on his new album Trio+.

He leads a quartet in a session that will be live streamed by Blues House Productions



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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