Marc Cary, keys
David Ewell, acoustic bass
Sameer Gupta, drums & tabla
Dynamic pianist, multi-keyboardist, and composer Marc Cary has emerged on the cutting-edge NY scene as one of the most exciting and innovative players around. The Washington, DC, native moved to New York after graduating from the Duke Ellington school at a promising age of 21.
Soon thereafter, Cary found himself in-demand for his agile playing, both in stylistic mastery and personal expression. A highly versatile musician, Cary has been compared to the likes of Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, and Randy Weston. Alternately percussive and suave, animated and introspective, Cary balances energy and lyricism with a depth of expression unmatched by his peers.
Cary's extensive credits include jazz legends Art Taylor, Betty Carter, and Abbey Lincoln, with whom he has received Grammy nominations. He has recently been working with Stephon Harris' Blackout. Cary has an uncompromising drive for cross-cultural expression, especially evident on his fourth album as a leader, Indigenous People’s Live in Brazil (Jazzateria). As The New York Times writes, Cary is “going his own way and ready to lead”. Cary has always been one to return to his roots. His upcoming release "Focus" brings him back to the acoustic piano setting, with new fresh new material and an explosive new rhythm section, David Ewell (acoustic bass), and Sameer Gupta (drums, tabla).
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