Saturday, June 15   7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bower Center for the Arts welcomes the Lenny Marcus Trio to our stage, partially underwritten by the Bedford Government Challenge Grant and the VA Commission for the Arts.
The trio just finished their Winter Tour January 2013! at Blues Alley (sold out first show), Germano’s in Baltimore, 49 West in Annapolis (sold out and standing ovation), Ginger Cove (fancy retirement community in Annapolis – standing ovation) and Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis (standing ovation).
$10 in advance online, $12 at the door
$7 students under 18
Cash bar available
Mark your calendar now and join us!
Lenny Marcus is a highly trained jazz pianist who also plays flute and adds vocals. His compositions are refreshing and uplifting, and he has been compared to Vince Guaraldi, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Mose Allison-type vocal style, Ray Bryant, and many others. His original melodies and harmonic counterpoints also provide a high potential for film/TV soundtracks. Lenny’s music goes from modern high energy to a more contemplative, meditative approach.
Lenny hails from Washington, D.C., beginning his jazz career studying with Ray Bryant, then moving to New Orleans where he worked for many years, studying with legends Ellis Marsalis & Alvin Batiste. He then went on to record with a host of stellar jazz artists, including David “Fathead” Newman, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Lou Donaldson, Frank Foster, Sonny Fortune, Brian Lynch, Jane Powell and many others. His band is a well-schooled jazz group. “Their jazz is infectious!,” says Jazz Times magazine.