|10/17/15||Roanoke||Montano’s International Gourmet|
|Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 3733 Franklin Rd SW. Venue phone: 540-344-8960.|
|Tour: Fall Mini-Tour|
|10/21/15||Washington, DC||Blues Alley DC|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 1073 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest. Venue phone: (202) 337-4141. Buy Tickets|
|10/21/15||Washington, DC||Blues Alley DC|
|Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 1073 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest. Venue phone: (202) 337-4141. Buy Tickets|
|10/22/15||Annapolis, MD||Ginger Cove|
|Age restrictions: Private Show. Address: 4000 River Crescent Drive. Venue phone: 410-266-7300.|
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Lenny Marcus 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!,” Jazz Times magazine.
Lenny has recorded 22 albums as leader to date, performed in several international jazz festivals, three New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals, and has had his music featured on radio and TV, including song placements on CNN’s Hero’s series, the National Weather Channel (many songs over several years), NPR’s ALL that Jazz and ALL Songs Considered. Two of his songs were finalists in the ISC international song writer’s competition, and he’s received rave reviews for “The Jazz Of Beethoven” from both JAZZ TIMES and CADENCE magazines. His album, SUN RAY- A Tribute To Ray Bryant, is a heartfelt homage to his first piano teacher and family friend. SUN RAY has been rated among the top jazz albums on the National Jazz Charts for radio airplay in the USA/Canada, reaching #4 on the charts in June 2012, and being listed by JAZZ TIMES Magazine contributor Owen Cordle as #9 in the TOP 50 Jazz albums of 2012. The music of SUN RAY- A Tribute To Ray Bryant, and THE JAZZ OF BEETHOVEN were showcased at Blues Alley in DC in January 2013 and “brought the house down!” His latest albums, TONK and PEACE FOR BEETHOVEN – A Jazz Of Beethoven Companion, were both released in April 2013 sparking another Fall Tour in 2013. The trio played their innovative jazz arrangements of Beethoven Masterpieces up and down the East Coast, then they were invited back to Blues Alley to feature “TONK,” gathering more fans and receiving standing ovations.
Lenny’s music goes from modern high energy to a more contemplative, meditative approach.
Lenny 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 have also been used for film/TV soundtracks.
Rick Eckberg is a native of Rochester, NY. Rick studied double bass at Eastman School of Music while entering the jazz scene in upstate New York as a high school and college student. After military service in the Army, Rick completed graduate studies at U North Carolina – Chapel Hill which led to parallel careers in chemistry and music. He has appeared with jazz greats including Carol Sloane, Teddy Wilson, Rosemary Clooney, Dakota Staton, and many others in various club and concert venues on the East Coast. Rick now lives in Hillsborough, NC and plays in the Durham Symphony, and has performed and recorded with Lenny Marcus for several years.
Larry Scott resides in Lynchburg VA but he has traveled extensively and is one of the most sought after drummers in Southwestern VA. Among his many accomplishments, he had played with the Lynchburg Symphony, and he has opened for “Kool and the Gang.” He is an instructor at the Lynchburg Music School. Since 2008-present, he has devoted much of his playing time to performing in the Lenny Marcus Trio, and he’s received standing ovations for his performances. Cadence and Jazztimes magazines have given him high marks for his percussive style, and he amazed audiences at Blues Alley in Wash DC for two shows in 2013.
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Roanoke, VA 24018