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Marlon Martinez & Marlonius Sextet
Marlon Martinez & Marlonius Sextet

Thu, Jan 18

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Sam First

Marlon Martinez & Marlonius Sextet

Bassist/composer Marlon Martinez has toured with everyone from Stewart Copeland and Mike Garson, to Wild Up and has been mentored by bass masters Ron Carter and Stanley Clarke. Martinez leads a big band as well as the group he brings with him to Sam First-- simply titled "Marlonious."

Jan 18, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

Marlon Martinez (bass), Jake Chapman (vibraphone), Tristan Cappel (alto saxophone), Jacob Scesney (tenor saxophone), Alex Williams (piano), Marcello Carelli (drums)

Hailing from Los Angeles, Marlon Martinez is a young virtuoso bassist and composer who has toured with a wide range of artists, notably Stewart Copeland, Mike Garson, Quatuor Ebène and Wild Up. Marlon is the protégé of Stanley Clarke, a classical graduate of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, and he studied with legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter in New York City. Marlon is the music director and composer of his LA big band, Marlonius Jazz Orchestra. Marlon’s classical orchestral experience includes Verbier Festival Orchestra, New West Symphony, and San Diego Symphony. Marlon’s 2017 debut album Yours Truly is available worldwide with reviews by All About Jazz and L.A. Jazz Scene.

Dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Billy Strayhorn, Marlon created Ever Up And Onward: A Tribute To Billy Strayhorn in 2022, an eight-episode educational video series presented by the Colburn School that explores the life and music of Billy Strayhorn. As a Colburn Amplify Series artist, Marlon recorded an album, reviving known and lesser known compositions by Billy Strayhorn with Marlonius Jazz Orchestra. The album, Marlonius | Strayhorn, will be released in 2024 and the single "All Day Long" is now available. Marlon was a guest speaker at the Library of Congress' Salute To Strayhorn in June 2023, presenting his video series. He participated on a panel with Strayhorn experts Alyce Claerbaut, David Hajdu, Lisa Barg and Robert O'Meally. Marlon's Strayhorn projects are made possible by the continuous support of Billy Strayhorn Songs, Inc. and the Billy Strayhorn Foundation.

All shows at Sam First are 21+ (no one under the age of 21 will be permitted)

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.

Tickets

  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

    $25.00
  • 2nd set ticket (9:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

    $25.00
  • 1st set STREAM ONLY (7:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00
  • 2nd set STREAM ONLY (9:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00

Total

$0.00

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