During his ten years in the bay area, saxophonist/composer Mitch Marcus cut a wide and exciting swath through the music scene. He worked with an array of daring, diverse musical ensembles and formed the Mitch Marcus Quintet, voted best jazz band in SF Weekley's 2007 readers poll. Now Marcus, having relocated to his native New York, is ready to introduce his innovative quintet to new audiences with his forthcoming Porto Franco Records CD, Countdown 2 Meltdown. Featuring alto saxophonist and longtime musical partner Sylvain Carton, guitarist Mike Abraham, bassist George Ban-Weiss, and drummer Tomas Fujiwara, the new disc puts MMQ's collaborative brauvura and interplay on full display.
•Artist is planning a tour of SF, NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago, perhaps Northwest. Two members of the group are endorsed by Vandoren - a manufacturer of musical instruments. They will use the endorsement and touring plans to set up music workshops in college towns while on tour.
•3 months national press, college and public radio PR.