Enjoy a free, live performance by the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra, a nine-piece ensemble of six horns, piano, bass, and drums led by Baltimore bass clarinetist and composer Todd Marcus, one of the few jazz artists worldwide to focus primarily on the bass clarinet.
The band features lush and intricate original compositions that often feature influences of Middle Eastern music reflecting Marcus' Egyptian-American heritage. Started in 2003, the ensemble includes musicians from Baltimore, New York, Knoxville, St. Louis, and Lansing. Albums include the 2006 debut In Pursuit of the 9th Man, 2015’s portrayal of Egypt's Arab Spring revolution called Blues for Tahrir, and 2022’s In the Valley that offers a portrait of modern and ancient Egypt.
This ensemble includes Todd Marcus, bass clarinet, Greg Tardy, tenor saxophone, Brent Birckhead, alto saxophone & flute, Russell Kirk, alto saxophone, Freddie Hendrix, trumpet, Javier Nero, trombone, Xavier Davis, piano, Jeff Reed, bass, and Eric Kennedy, drums.