Michael Marcus is an American Jazz multi-woodwind player – saxophones, clarinets, flutes, taragatos and octavin.
He is also a composer and arranger. Since releasing his debut recording as a leader, „Under the Wire” for Enja Records in 1991,
he has appeared on over forty-five records for Soul Note, Justin’ Time, Not Two, Boxholder, Ayler, Drimala, CIMP, Qwest/Warner, Mahakala, and ESP-Disk.
He has composed over 185 original/recorded compositions. Marcus was a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts
Individual Artist Grant. Marcus’ first professional gigs were with Albert King and Bobby „Blue” Bland. Michael has
recorded and toured with the Saxemble (Frank Lowe & James Carter) and with the great Mr. Jaki Byard. With Sonny
Simmons, he is the co-leader of The Cosmosamatics with 9 recordings and multiple domestic and international tours.
Michael performed in a duo context with master drum legend Edgar Bateman. Marcus and Ted Daniel comprise Duology,
which has collaborated with Andrew Cyrille and Henry Grimes. Michael continues to record and tour with his own group.