Lenny Marcus has recorded 11 CD's, performed in two international jazz festivals, played in numerous jazz and blues festivals, and is always sought after for local and regional gigs in Virginia and North Carolina. Lenny originally began his career in DC, studying with Ray Bryant, then moved to New Orleans and studied with Ellis Marsalis and Alvin Batiste, performing with many of New Orleans' greats. His group's jazz sound is unique, from high energy to more meditative, influenced by such diverse musicians as McCoy Tyner, Ahmad Jamal, Mose Allison's vocal style, the Beatles, Steely Dan, and others. Lenny's original compositions have been featured on radio and TV, the National Weather Channel (many songs), NPR ALL That Jazz, and two of his songs were finalists in the ISC international song competition. His CD, "Deeper Still," was a finalist in the Just Plain Folks International Independent Music Awards.
Lenny is a highly trained jazz pianist who also plays flute and adds vocals. His compositions are refreshing and uplifting, and he has been compared to Vince Guaraldi, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner, Mose Allison-type vocal style, Ray Bryant, and many others. His original melodies and harmonic counterpoints provide a high potential for film/TV soundtracks.