Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra Recording Live Album at An die Musik Jan. 7
One great reason to catch the Todd Marcus Jazz Orchestra when it performs Jan. 7 at An die Musik: The bass clarinetist’s original tunes and the top-notch, lively musicians in the orchestra deliver one of the most satisfying big-band sounds in the region. Another great reason: The orchestra’s two sets will be recorded for a future live release.
Marcus isn’t merely one of the few contemporary jazz composers focusing exclusively on the bass clarinet, he’s also one of the city’s many jazz artists who is an advocate for the music and its culture locally. He’s worked with Jubilee Arts in efforts to bring more jazz to the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor, which was once Baltimore’s main cultural hub.