[an] incredible bass clarinet player, arranger, and composer
- The Urbanite, February 2012
Todd Marcus, a musical autodidact, plays the clarinet and bass clarinet (rarities in the jazz world) with sharp ease. His tidy but sprawled-out compostions have a similar preternatural comfort about them. As a result his swingin' punchy post-bop often comes off both comforting and challenging.
- CapitalBop, July 2011
The bass clarinetist's original tunes and the top-notch, lively musicians in the orchestra
deliver one of the most satisfying big-band sounds in the region
- Baltimore City Paper, January 5, 2011
Marcus has deftly helmed [a] nine-piece orchestra, which features some of the region's more notable players
- Baltimore Sun, October 20, 2010
...masterfully performed solos...If you need to get your blood pumping, this [music] will fit the bill.
- Examiner.com, November 26, 2010
Powerful, intricate jazz flowing through a bass clarinet
- The B Daily, February 2010
One of the area's finest jazz musicians.
- The Baltimore Times, September 2008