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Marc Irwin

Pianist, composer, arranger, and recording artist, Dr. Marc Irwin uses his diverse talents as a musician within the fields of contemporary, jazz, classical, theater, and world musics. Currently residing in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area. Marc Irwin is a native New Yorker who has played for and with a variety of top performers. Presently, Marc Irwin is a pianist and musical director with The Capitol Steps, performing political satire throughout the 50 United States and Canada. Marc Irwin’s Broadway credits include, “ Crazy For You,” “ City Of Angels,” “Romance, Romance,” “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway,” “Sunday In The Park With George,” “Cats,” “The Mystery Of Edwin Drood,” and “The Rink.” Marc Irwin was a pianist and vocal coach on the production staff of Comden and Green’s “A Doll’s Life,” and was Assistant Musical Director for “Mrs. Farmer’s Daughter” by Jack Eric Williams, produced by the Pepsico-Summerfare at SUNY Purchase, in Purchase, New York. Marc Irwin toured with Harry Belafonte as the sound designer and keyboardist in the United States, Europe, Asia and Africa. Marc Irwin has performed in musicals in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area at The Kennedy Center, The National Theatre, The Hippodrome, and The Lyric Opera House. Productions include “In The Heights,” “Dreamgirls,” “Damn Yankees,” “Showboat,” “Cats,” “ Annie,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Marc Irwin was assistant conductor for The Kennedy Center’s production of “Words And Music,” a trilogy of musicals which included “Bells Are Ringing” with Faith Prince, “Purlie” with Stephanie Mills, and “Where's Charlie?” In 2002 Marc Irwin was assistant conductor for “Merrily We Roll Along” at The Kennedy Center as part of the Sondheim Celebration Series. That same year he conducted “The Three Mo’ Tenors” with performances at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, Maryland and at the Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. In 2010 Marc Irwin was musical director for Ray Leslee's “A Chamber Christmas Carol “ at New York's Pierpont Morgan Library, starring Soprano's Uncle Junior, Dominic Chianese.

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This album simmers with the conversational interplay of three friends who have been improvising together for nearly two generations. The sound is immediately familiar and inviting, yet filled with constant surprise. On Irwin's compositions, his rolling, sparkling solos are steadied by Confurius' heartbeat bass and spiked by Mulvaney's cymbal and snare accents. Confurius' “Minor Steps” tears out of the gate and is chock full of cheetah
chases between piano and bass, before dropping into some musical ping-pong between all three musicians. Even the ballads are heavy on the “Hope,” as when in this song, the opening pensive mood, full of atmospheric textures, seamlessly shifts into a crisp, propulsive soundtrack for moving down the road

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Baltimore, MD

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


Doctorate of Musical Arts, Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University Private Studio for 40 years Frederick College, MD 6 Years Lessons in Theory, Composition, Private Studio Piano and Keyboards


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Three Of A Kind



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