Jeff Marx/Jeff "Siege" Siegel Duo

Jeff Marx/Jeff "Siege" Siegel Duo

 Shokan, New York, USA
BandJazz

A dynamic and creative duo performing original material that reflects the entire scope of Jazz. A unique chemistry of passion, sensitivity, originality, humor and friendship.

Biography

www.jeffmarxmusic.com
www.jeffsiegeljazz.com

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JEFF MARX

Born and raised in Detroit, tenor saxophonist, Jeff Marx has been playing the horn since 1973 with his work showcased coast to coast and in Europe. From his early years in San Francisco, to playing with the greats in New York, Detroit and Chicago, Marx has left his mark on the world of jazz. His distinctive style has been compared to a combination of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson.

Marx's interest in jazz began in Detroit while he was a young man. From his earliest recollection, jazz was his music of choice. Seeking to learn more, in the '70's Marx made it to Berkeley to study with Hal Stein on the West Coast. In Oakland and San Francisco the Jazz scene was hot and Marx played with greats like Eddie Henderson and Mark Levine.

Once jazz was in his blood, Marx went to New York for 14 years where he played with Reggie Workman, Steve Slagle, Guitarist Kevin McNeil, Donald Byrd, Ed Schuler, Jim Pepper, Gene Jackson, Ira Coleman, Santi DeBriano and Dave Stryker among others. For five years, he co-led in Second Sight with John Esposito, Jeff Siegel and Dave Douglas who was named Downbeat's "Musician of the year in 2,000."

Increased visibility led him to tour overseas where he played in the Cascais Portugal Jazz Fest and throughout Europe. In addition, Marx played at the Greenwich Jazz Festival and for Columbia College radio in New York. Although sad, he was honored to play for the National Radio memorial program for his former colleague, Jim Pepper.

In the '90's Chicago has been Jeff Marx's home. Most recently Marx played at the 2002 Detroit Jazz Festival. Between Chicago, Detroit, New York, Milwaukee, and Ann Arbor, Jeff has been busy with gigs at notable area clubs. The sound of Marx can be heard on his own CD, "Great Unknown", on Don Bennett's CD "Reaching for a Star" with Jessie Davis on Alto Sax and Malachi Thompson on trumpet, as well as on "Second Sight" by the group, Second Sight. Now you can hear Marx on Soluna Records label with his newest release, "Treading Air, Breathing Fire."

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JEFF “SIEGE” SIEGEL

Drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel is leader of the Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet as well as co-leader of the Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson Trio and The New York Trio Project. He was a member of the Sir Roland Hanna Trio from 1994-1999. He studied drums with Freddie Waits, Barry Altschul and Akira Tana. He received his B.F.A. from City College in New York City, as well as his M.A. in Jazz from Queens College where he studied composition with Jimmy Heath. He is critically acclaimed in the October ‘92 edition of Modern Drummer magazine for his work on Ryan Kisor’s Columbia Records debut “Minor Mutiny”, a date for which Siegel was chosen by its producer Jack DeJohnette. He regularly performs throughout Europe at festivals, clubs and concerts. Siegel has conducted drums clinics throughout Germany as well as the U.S.

Siegel has also performed and/or recorded with Ron Carter, Kenny Burrell, Pat Metheny, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Douglas, Jimmy Heath, Benny Golson, Frank Foster, David “Fathead” Newman, Lee Konitz, Frank Wess, Nick Brignola, J.R. Monterose, Lee Shaw, John Stubblefield, Arthur Rhames, Eric Person, Joanne Brackeen, Rufus Reid, Cecil McBee, Stefon Harris, Karl Berger, Richard Stoltzman, Romero Lubambo, Warren Bernhardt, Jay Clayton, Kurt Elling, Mose Allison, Sheila Jordan, Helen Merrill, Etta Jones, Carrie Smith, Grady Tate, Judi Silvano, Cecil Bridgewater, Johnny Coles, Terrell Stafford, Baikida Carroll, Valery Ponomarev, Wadada Leo Smith, Grahm Haynes, Steve Turre, Terrell Stafford, John Abercrombie, Claude “Fiddler” Williams, Howard Johnson, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Karole Armitage Dance Company with composer Jeffrey Lohn, Second Sight and several others. He received first prize in the International Grande Contest de Jazz, San Sebastian, Spain, as a member of the CCNY Jazz Quintet as well as third place for best soloist award.

Siegel is the jazz drumming instructor at both Western Connecticut State University, The State University of New York at New Paltz. He is head of the percussion department of the National Guitar Workshop as well. Siegel is the recipient of the "Honorable Mention" award for Performance in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition. Siegel has received several Meet the Composer grants. He is endorsed by Vic Firth drumsticks.

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JAROMIR HONZAK
Bassist and composer Jaromír Honzák was born in Litom??ice, Czech Republic in 1959. His latest cd has won the "Angel" prize for best jazz cd in the Czech Republic for 2007. He began his musical studies on the piano at the age of six and on the double bass at age 14, and graduated from the Conservat

Discography

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"Flying With the Comet" - Sun Jump Records
(Marx and Siegel w/John Esposito, Dave Douglas)
"Tiger Tracks" - Sun Jump Records
(Marx and Siegel w/John Esposito, Dave Douglas)

Jeff Marx -

"Great Unknown" - Naugual Music (Jeff Marx, leader)
"Treading Air, Breathing Fire" - Soluna Records
(Jeff Marx, leader)
"Reaching for a Star" - Don Bennett
"West End Avenue" - Reuben Hoch, Belaphon Records

Jeff "Siege" Siegel -

Magical Spaces, Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet, CAP
Records
Brazilian Wish, Matt Finley
Minor Mutiny, Ryan Kisor, Columbia Records
Arthur Rhames Trio Live From Soundscape, Arthur Rhames, D.I.W. Records
A Place For Jazz, Lee Shaw Trio, Cadence Records
Little Friend, Lee Shaw Trio, Luvlee Records
Fifth House, New York Trio Project, Imaginary Records
Get Out of Town, Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson,
Imaginary Records
Triologue, Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson, Imaginary Records
Panorama, Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson with Valery
Ponomarev, Imaginary Records
Points of View, Stevens, Siegel & Ferguson, Imaginary Records
One of a Kind, Stvens, Siegel & Ferguson, Imaginary Records
Maya the Bee, Nancy Harrow and Sir Roland Hanna, Harbinger Records
Flying With the Comet, Second Sight, Sun Jump Records
Great Unknown, Jeff Marx, Naugual Records
Up Until Now, Mark Dziuba, Joobtone Records
Music from Paradise, Jeffrey Lohn, Daisy Records
Alique’s Song, Steve Geraci, Beat City Records
A Spell Like This, Katie Bowen, Eleven: Eleven Records
Humans Don’t Fly, Katie Bowen, Eleven Eleven Records
Moonlight and Mistletoe, Eileen Fulton, Eilful Productions
I Think About You, Eileen Fulton, Eilful Productions

Set List

A typical set includes 6 compositions of an hour in length. The duo normally performs 2 sets per concert.