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Marcus Strickland Quartet
June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“One of the most creative and adventurous saxophonists on the NYC scene.” – JazzWise Magazine
Saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger Marcus Strickland has blazed a trail for 20 years as a charter member of the 21st century jazz vanguard. He’s shared album credits with Robert Glasper, Bilal, Mos Def, Roy Haynes and Dave Douglas, and is equally at home in the world of classic post-bop as he is neo-soul Afro-futurism. His own compositions are rooted in tradition as they define a new direction in contemporary music, demonstrated on two acclaimed Blue Note releases with his Twi-Life group, “People of the Sun” and “Nihil Novi.” For his debut at Hudson Hall, Marcus presents new arrangements of his Twi-Life repertoire, alongside songs born of the lyrical intimacy of his quartet and trio ensembles, anchored by his brother, drummer E.J. Strickland, bassist Ben Williams, and rising star, Julius Rodriguez, on keyboards.