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. . . 2, 3, 4! Grant Levin Duos, Trios & Quartets
Every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday!
Sunday, August 13th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Grant Levin Duo, with reed player Michael Marcus
$10 cover charge

Pianist Grant Levin needs no introduction to Bird & Beckett audiences. We currently have the pleasure of presenting Grant in duo, trio and quartet settings every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sunday of the month through the end of 2017!

Michael Marcus (born in San Francisco in 1952) is New York-based, and has previously played at Bird & Beckett to great effect. He is an American jazz clarinetist/multi-woodwind player as well as a composer and arranger. He also plays A clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, Tarogato, as well as tenor, baritone, bass, C melody, straight alto (Stritch) and Saxello saxophones. Since releasing his debut recording as a leader, Under the Wire for Enja Records in 1991, he has appeared on more than 35 records. His first professional gigs were with Albert King and Bobby “Blue” Bland. Marcus has recorded and toured with the Saxemble (Frank Lowe and James Carter) and with the great Mr. Jaki Byard. With Sonny Simmons, he is the co-leader of The Cosmosamatics, releasing nine recordings and making multiple domestic and international tours. He has performed in a duo context with master drum legend Edgar Bateman, and with Ted Daniel (Duology). Duology has also collaborated with Andrew Cyrille, releasing an album with Cyrille in 2012. Marcus continues to record and tour with his own group.

Under The Wire (Enja, 1991) with Joseph Bowie,Ted Daniel, William Parker, Reggie Nicholson
Here At! (Soul Note, 1993) with Steve Swell, Fred Hopkins, William Parker, Dennis Charles, Sadiq Abdu Shahid
Ithem (Ayler Records, 1993) with William Parker, Dennis Charles
Reachin´ (Justin Time, 1995) with Bruce Edwards, Steve Neil, Cindy Blackman
This Happening (Justin Time, 1996) Duo with Jaki Byard
Involution (Justin Time, 1998) w/ the Jaki Byard Trio
In The Center Of It All (Justin Time, 1998) w/Rahn Burton and Nasheet Waits
Live in N.Y.(Soul Note, 1999) w/Cody Moffett and Chris Sullivan
Sunwheels (Justin Time, 2000) w/Rahn Burton, Nasheet Waits, and Carlos “Patato” Valdes
Blue Reality (Soul Note, 2001) w/Tarus Mateen, Jay Rosen
SpeakinՉ۪ Out (Drimala, 2002) Solo
Magnitudes (Soul Note, 2004) The Cosmosamatics
Soulifications (Soul Note, 2005) Michael Marcus Trio w/Tarus Mateen and Nasheet Waits
Duology (Boxholder, 2006) Michael Marcus and Ted Daniel
The Magic Door ( Not Two, 2007) w/Francois Grillot , Daniel Levin, Eric Revis, Newman Baker and Jay Rosen
Lotus Symphony (Not Two, 2008) w/Taru Alexander, John Austria, Rashaan Carter, Radu Ben Judah, Jay Rosen, Antoine Roney
For Yes! (Not Two, 2011)
Duology/Andrew Cyrille (Jazzwerkstatt, 2012)
Jazz Maalika (Saptak Jazz, 2013) The Cosmosamatics w/Sonny Simmons


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