Jazz as Expressive of Biography

Last weekend I heard the Todd Marcus Quintet at Second Presbyterian Church.

Marcus leads the quintet on the bass clarinet.

Marcus is a twenty year resident of Baltimore but two of the compositions were reflective of his Middle Eastern heritage.

“Adhan,” and “Journey to Shallal” depict the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and Marcus’ father’s travels between Egypt and Sudan.

The quintet will play again at Baltimore Center Stage on Saturday, June 16th at 8pm.

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