Lenny Marcus

Lenny Marcus

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

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 and others. His band is a well schooled jazz group. "Their jazz is infectious!" Jazz Ti

Biography

www.lennymarcusmusic.com

The Lenny Marcus Trio has recorded 8 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. The group's jazz sound is unique, high energy, 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.

Lyrics

In the Middle of the Night

Written By: Lenny Marcus

In the night…we go walking by,
Under a fairy tale, starry sky…
Good night lullaby.
In the night…we have all our dreams,
Under a blue, desert moon:
Nothing is what it seems.

Could it be?
Could it be you and me all alone?
Or is it fantasy?
Just a call...on the telephone...

Tell me it's true…
That you love me and I love you.
As the sun and the moon are one light…
In the day, and in the night.

In the night…we can be ourselves.
Under the cover of darkness,
Putting our day-lives on the shelves.
In the night…it isn't what it seems,
Or, maybe more real…
Even more real then our daytime dreams.

Could it be?
Could it be you and me…
All alone?
Or is it fantasy?…
Just a call…on the telephone…

Tell me it's true…
That you love me and I love you.
As the sun and the moon are one light…
In the day, and in the night.

I want you for myself.
Just you, and no one else.
Come to me, if you can…
For, I have got a plan.

Oh, I can see the light…
Most every single night.
The stars, they shine so bright…
In the middle of the night…
In the middle of the night…
In the middle of the night…
In the middle of the night.

Discography

Released 9 CD's:
Remember Infinity, Bat in the Hat, A Different Shade of Blue, Jazzaphrenia, Jazz Time, Cathexis, Jazz Tonight, In the Middle of the Night, and Deeper Still.
www.lennymarcusmusic.com has soundbytes
heavy radio airplay on NPR public radio jazz stations
national weather channel- "local on the 8's" music

Set List

Club gigs - typically 3 sets, 45 mins to 1hr each.
Jazz Festivals- 70 min sets
Concerts- two long sets with intermission.
Song lists- originals, plus a wide range of covers, including Miles Davis, Coltrane, Pat Metheny, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Ahmad Jamal, the Beatles, Gershwin, and many more. About 50% originals.