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Marlon Martinez & Marlonius Sextet with Jay Jennings, Tristan Cappel, Alex Williams & Marcello Carelli
Marlon Martinez & Marlonius Sextet with Jay Jennings, Tristan Cappel, Alex Williams & Marcello Carelli

Wed, Aug 09

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Sam First

Marlon Martinez & Marlonius Sextet with Jay Jennings, Tristan Cappel, Alex Williams & Marcello Carelli

Bassist and composer Marlon Martinez is one of the most versatile bassist in LA and has studied with jazz greats Ron Carter and Stanley Clarke. Martinez's Marlonious Sextet will perform music from their new record that celebrates the legacy of legendary composer Billy Strayhorn.

Aug 09, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

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

Marlon Martinez (bass), Jay Jennings (trumpet), Tristan Cappel (saxophones), 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 mentor 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 late 2023 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 & 9:00pm, 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 (9:00pm)

    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 (9:00pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00

Total

$0.00

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