Primary Instrument: Band/ensemble/orchestra
Marbin first started in 2007 as an improvised music duo consisting of Israeli-American guitarist Dani Rabin and Israeli saxophonist Danny Markovitch. Markovitch and Rabin met shortly after Markovitch had completed his military service as an infantry sergeant and Rabin had graduated from Berklee College of Music. Since 2008, Marbin has been living in Chicago and performing all over the United States, playing over 250 shows a year with the accompaniment of drummer Justyn Lawrence and Bassist Ian Stewart . They have released three albums: Impressions of a City,as part of Paul Wertico’s Mideast- Midwest Alliance, and two under the name Marbin, Marbin as a duo, and Breaking the Cycle with drummer Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny Group), bassist Steve Rodby (Pat Metheny Group), and Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon). Marbin is currently signed to Moonjune Records and Management.
In addition to their regular schedule, Marbin toured with fusion super group Scott Henderson, Mike Clark, and Jeff Berlin in a series of venues on the east coast and the midwest. In March 2012, Marbin will be touring with Allan Holdsworth new trio that consists of Yellow Jackets’ bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Virgil Donati.
Awards:CDBaby’s Editor’s Pick - 10 Artists to watch in 2010
Buzz Magzine - Roger Reis
“The interaction between guitarist Dani Rabin, and saxophonist Danny Markovitch is magical. Marbin is pulling the most sensitive melodies from the deepest parts of their soul, and it’s up to the listener to allow the music to reach the same areas within.” 5/5 Stars
69 Faces of Rock - Mark Kadzielawa
“Marbin’s “Breaking The Cycle” is a marvel of musicianship and imagination. Every original, thoughtful song on this CD is worthy of its own album, concert, and Grammy.” 5/5 Stars
The Examiner - Carol Banks Weber