Lenny Marcus hails from Wash, DC, but he worked for many years in New Orleans, studying and performing with legends such as Ray Bryant, Ellis Marsalis, Alvin Batiste, and recording with David "Fathead" Newman, Charlie Byrd, Frank Foster, Sonny Fortune, Brian Lynch, Jane Powell and others. His band is a well schooled jazz group. "Their jazz is infectious!" Jazz Times magazine.
Lenny has recorded 11 CD's to date, performed in two international jazz festivals, and has had his music featured on the National Weather Channel (many songs over the last several years), NPR's ALL that Jazz and ALL Songs Considered. Two of his songs were finalists in the ISC international song writer's competition.
Lenny's music goes from modern high energy to a more contemplative, meditative approach. "Waterdrops" is exactly that, a mixture of groove oriented songs like "One Fifth Gravity," "Crayola," and "The Wide Blue Yonder," with the deeply moving "Waterdrops" and "Soft Energy" compositions. The CD closes with a Marcus solo piano rendition of "Amazing Grace."