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Marcus Persiani

Primary Instrument: Piano

Marcus Persiani

As a piano player, Marcus has been a steady, vital presence in New York City’s uptown jam-session scene. As house pianist with the Sugar Hill Jazz Quartet led by Patience Higgins, he appears every Monday night at the historic Lenox Lounge in Harlem. Marcus is also pianist for the house band in the newly reopened Minton’s Playhouse, playing alongside James Carter and Andy McCloud. In his years of steady uptown jamming, Marcus has played with Wynton Marsalis, Cassandra Wilson, Lewis Nash, and many others.

Steeped in the traditions of jazz and the blues, he possesses an expansive musical vocabulary that allows him to move deftly across genres. As a testament to his versatility, he’s played with artists that include Jerry Gonzalez, the Impressions, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Cecil McBee, Tito Puente, Carlie Persip’s Supersound, Vanessa Rubin, and the Apollo Theater Showtime Band....
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Mario Bauza and His Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra – “Tanga Suite,” “My Time Is Now,” “944 Columbus” (Messidor Records) Joseph Bowie and Defunkt – “Heroes” (DIW/Columbia Records), “Live at the Knitting Factory” (Enemy Records) D-Nice- “My Name is D-Nice” (Jive Records) Jean Paul Bourelly, Henry Threadgrill, Olu Dara, and others. “Trance Atlantic-Boom Bop II” Ronny Jordan - "A Brighter Day" (Blue Note Records)

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