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Saxophonist Marcus Strickland follows the April debut of his Nihil Novi LP with the official video for “Drive” directed by HighBreedMusic. The performance clip presented keep reading »

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 »

Yuki “BIGYUKI” Hirano needs no formal introduction. BIGYUKI plays the keys as if he’s personally blessed by the music gods and he continues to leave keep reading »

Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life will grace the Blue Note stage on Saturday, June 21st for the third installment of Revive X Blue Note Late Night Groove Series keep reading »

This past weekend was a whirlwind of amazing music and as we sift through more and more of the recordings and videos, we’ll be bringing you an exclusive look at these incredible musicians, the dynamic arrangements, and the one of a kind musical moments that have to be heard!

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.