Todd Marcus Quintet with Don Byron

(Discount Offer) $7 Cover with student I.D. at the door!

Todd Marcus Quintet with Don Byron

Sun, May 22, 2016

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm

The Camel

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets at the Door

Todd Marcus Quintet with Don Byron
Todd Marcus Quintet with Don Byron
Baltimore bass clarinetist, composer, and bandleader Todd Marcus is one of the few jazz artists worldwide to focus their

work exclusively on the bass clarinet.

Marcus’ straight-ahead playing has carved out a unique voice for the instrument in modern jazz. His music swings hard

with both a fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility.   

Self taught in jazz theory and composition, Marcus’ compositions draw largely on straight-ahead jazz and classical

influences but over recent years have increasingly explored Middle-Eastern sounds from his Egyptian-American

heritage. 

Special guest clarinetist Don Bryon has been a singular voice in an astounding range of musical contexts for over three

decades, exploring widely divergent traditions while continually striving for what he calls "a sound above genre." As

clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, arranger, and social critic, he redefines every genre of music he plays, be it classical,

salsa, hip-hop, funk, rhythm & blues, klezmer, or any jazz style from swing and bop to cutting-edge downtown

improvisation.  Byron has a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and been

consistently voted best clarinetist by critics and readers alike in leading international music journals since being named

“Jazz Artist of the Year” by Down Beat in 1992.

More at toddmarcusjazz.com
Venue Information:
The Camel
1621 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23220
http://www.thecamel.org