ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Marlene Rosenberg

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Name: Marlene Rosenberg
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Arthur Miller Theatre
Presentation Title: Bass Reflections
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Recital
Genre: Improvisation, Jazz - with other collaborators

“If You don’t know bassist Marlene Rosenberg from her work with Paul Wertico......or Ed Thigpen, OK. But, she’s gigged with a virtual murderer’s row of players.”

— Dave Cantor, Downbeat Magazine.

Having performed and toured with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Roy Hargrove and Stan Getz, bassist Marlene Rosenberg has a background of performing with the jazz icons. But she also traffics with the newest generation of jazz artists, including Jazzmeia Horn, Makaya McCraven and Marquis Hill.

“One of Jazz, Bass, and Music world’s treasures! There is a great bass tone, great swing, and lovely fire in everything that Marlene does.”

— John Clayton, bassist, composer

Having self-produced 4 CDs, Marlene has recorded both standards and her own compositions.

Her latest recorded work, MLK Convergence is a collaborative venture that includes NEA master pianist Kenny Barron, drummer Lewis Nash and in a guest feature, fellow bassist Christian McBride. All About Jazz’ Dan Bilawsky, described the album’s effect as “shedding light and love to overshadow the darkness.” It’s a “Convergence” of Cultures, Generations and Gender. “MLK” is also an acronym for Marlene, Lewis, and Kenny who have endeavored musically to embody Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of better understanding and acceptance for ALL people.

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