Marcus Strickland is one saxophonist to be reckoned with. He has been heard playing with artists such as Roy Haynes, Jeff “Tain” Watts, and Dave keep reading »
Drummers and their special instrument are the very heartbeat of any ensemble. More than just timekeepers, drummers guide the rest of the members in the keep reading »
In preparation for Winter JazzFest this weekend we dropped by the rehearsal for Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life to get a sneak peak of this all-star band featuring Strickland on saxes, the legendary Ku-umba Frank Lacy on trombone, Yuki Hirano holding down the keys, Mark Kelley on bass, Charles Haynes on the drums, and emcee Raydar Ellis on the mic.