Marcus Penrose

As a jazz double bassist Marcus has played in countless different line-ups and in venues of all sizes and varieties in London, the UK and Europe, from the world-famous Vortex Jazz Club to Glastonbury Festival. Between 2004 and 2009 he was resident bassist at Notting Hill Brasserie and The Ebury in Belgravia where he performed regularly with, among others, Ivo Neame, Asaf Sirkis, Dylan Howe, Kit Downes, Jeff Williams, Shane Forbes, Bill Bruford and John Escreet. In 2010 he appeared on pianist Will Butterworth’s trio album ‘Hearafter’ with Peter Ibbetson on drums. Following on from this he worked with Will and saxophonist Seb Pipe in the collaborative trio ‘Tournesol’. The trio produced and released a self-titled album and toured the UK in 2012 to positive reviews. Between 2011 and 2014 Marcus was a founder and active member of The SE Collective, a group of South London based musicians, promoting regular successful jazz nights showcasing some of of the UK’s most cutting edge jazz and improvised music groups. They also formed various bands including MAP Trio (Marcus, Alam Nathoo on saxophone and Peter Ibbetson on drums) and released an album in 2012. Marcus is currently concentrating on promoting and composing for his trio, Aurelius, featuring Will Butterworth on piano and Marco Quarantotto on drums.

Discography

At Beenleigh

At Beenleigh

Marcus Penrose
Aurelius - The Process

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