Marcus Strickland

Marcus Strickland

 

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Marcus Strickland (born February 24, 1979 in Gainesville, Florida, United States) is an American jazz soprano, alto and tenor saxophonist who grew up in Miami, Florida. Down Beat magazine's Critics' Poll named him 'Rising Star on Tenor Saxophone' in 2010 and 'Rising Star on Soprano Saxophone' in 2008. JazzTimes magazine's Reader's Poll named him 'Best New Artist' in 2006. He placed third in the 2002 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition.

The saxophonist also has seven releases as a leader: Triumph of the Heavy, Vol 1 & 2 (2011), Idiosyncrasies (2009), Open Reel Deck (2007), & Twi-Life (2006) on his own music label Strick Muzik (launched in 2006); Of Song (2009) on Criss Cross Records; Brotherhood (2002) & At Last (2001) on Fresh Sound Records.

In addition to his own trio and quartet, Strickland has played with Dave Douglas, Jeff 'Tain' Watts, and also had a five-year stint with the drummer Roy Haynes. Strickland has been on two Grammy-nominated recordings (including Fountain of Youth - Roy Haynes & Keystone). He considers his father an early inspiration, as he had been a drummer in jazz and rhythm and blues but is now a lawyer. Marcus' twin brother E.J. Strickland is a drummer, and is a member of Marcus' quartet and leads his own quintet as well.

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Triumph of the Heavy, Vol. 1
Album
Triumph of the Heavy, Vol.
Triumph of the Heavy, Vol. 2
Album
Triumph of the Heavy, Vol.
Open Reel Deck
Album
Open Reel Deck is an album by musical artist Marcus Strickland, released on January 1, 2007.
Idiosyncrasies
Album
Idiosyncrasies is an album by musical artist Marcus Strickland, released on June 23, 2009.

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