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Eugene Marlow

Brooklyn, NY   

Eugene Marlow, Ph.D., is a composer/arranger, producer, presenter, performer, author, journalist, and educator who has written 240+ classical and jazz compositions for solo instruments, jazz and classical chamber groups, and jazz big band.

Under the MEII Enterprises label, he has produced 17 CDs of original compositions and arrangements. One of his CDs, “Celebrations: Festive Melodies from the Hebraic Songbook” (MEII Enterprises 2010), garnered over two dozen reviews (including the LA Times) and extensive radio play in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Marlow received a “Creative Connections” grant from Meet the Composer in 2010 for his work with The Heritage Ensemble, a quintet that performs his original compositions and arrangements in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian styles. His albums have been reviewed by 50+ print and online publications and broadcast by close to 200 radio stations in the United States and abroad. 

Three of his charts appear on three separate Grammy-nominated albums. His big band chart “El Aché de Sanabria” appears on Bobby Sanabria’s Grammy-nominated album “Big Band Urban Folktales” (2007 Jazzheads). His reconstruction and arrangement of “Me Acuerdo De Ti” appears on “Tito Puente Masterworks Live!” recorded by the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra (Jazzheads 2011). His original composition “Broken Heart” appears on Bobby Sanabria’s 2012 Grammy-nominated “Multiverse” album.

Marlow is senior co-chair of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series at Baruch College (The City University of New York), now in its 24th season, where he teaches courses in media and culture. Author of eight books and 400+ articles, he is currently editing a documentary based on his book dealing with jazz in China. He is a 2010 recipient of the James W. Carey award for journalism excellence from the Media Ecology Association for his numerous contributions to www.jazz.com. He has been a frequent contributor to JazzEd Magazine.

A former member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, he is a current member of the Jazz Journalists Association, the Jazz Education Network, the New York Composers Circle, Chamber Music America, American Composers Forum, and the National Music Publishers Association. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy