October 14, 2012
A jazz soprano, alto and tenor saxophonist who grew up in Miami, Florida and currently lives in New York, Marcus Strickland has been one of the jazz realm’s hottest rising stars. For Strickland, the blueprint for triumph is based on one main principle, “As long as you’re honest, I think nobody can mess with that. I think that’s essential to being an artist… to be yourself. Really expose what’s inside of you, try to put that out there in a very creative and beautiful way that people can enjoy. My whole goal is to make enjoyable music with great depth, and touch as many people as I can with it. That’s all I want to do.”
With a professional career that has just passed the ten-year mark, Strickland’s influential sound, distinguished body of work, impressive set of credentials and steady acknowledgement from every credible jazz critic since emerging on the scene has earned him a rightful place alongside the very best narrators of modern jazz.
Marcus Strickland will perform on Winter’s Eve at the American Folk Art Museum where you can visit with WBGO Jazz 88.3 and take in the museum’s latest exhibits, Ooh Shiny! and Foiled: Tinsel Painting in America.