256 Columbus Ave
San Francisco, California 94133

The Mitch Marcus Quintet plays 21st century jazz: adventurous music that swings with all the muscularity and verve of pioneers like Mingus, Monk and Rollins, but pays tribute to that glorious past by daring to advance the sweet science of collective improvisation into the future. The quintet's influences range freely through the last few decades of musical exploration - you can hear everything in it from the luminous harmonies of Ellington and Strayhorn to the on-a-dime turnarounds of Ornette's groups to Zappa's perpetually surprising melodic inventions.

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