Marcus Stephens plays Joe Henderson
Marcus Stephens goes for the gusto with a Joe Henderson tribute that is bound to keep your heading bobbing well into the wee hours of the Hotplate night. Joined by members of his innovative Secret Sidewalk collective, come hear the music of one of the greatest jazz tenor saxophonists re-imagined by an up-and-coming local jazz deviant.
About Joe Henderson
Joe Henderson‘s prolific career spanned well over forty years. At its height, he performed on nearly thirty albums for Blue Note during the 60s, which included prominent roles on Herbie Hancock‘s The Prisoner, Horace Silver‘s Song For My Father, and even a brief stint with the Miles Davis quintet. Relatively obscure until the early 90s, Henderson signed with Verve which eventually helped him establish the recognition he had long been deserving. Although his large body of work is sometimes overlooked, he is truly a living testament to how sticking to your guns can pay off and will always be remembered as a national jazz celebrity.
About Marcus Stephens
Marcus Stephens has been active in the San Francisco/Oakland music community for well over a decade. His talents and versatility have been utilized by innovative and award winning ensembles which include, The Evan Francis Group (formerly Space Heater’s Blast Furnace), The Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, The Mitch Marcus Quintet+15 and the Jazz Mafia. In addition to his long time affiliations, Marcus also can be frequently heard with the Uriah Duffy Band (White Snake, The Coup, Lyrics Born), The Bay Area Composers Big Band, 8legged Monster, Rayband, Bourbon Kings Brass Band, Retro Soul artist Myron & E, and his own Markstep Trio. Marcus continues to chart new territory with the innovative collective known as Secret Sidewalk. The five piece ensemble has been featured with the Los Angeles based Electronic music series Low End Theory.
Marcus Stephens tenor saxophone,
bass clarinet, electronics
Evan Francis alto saxophone, flute
Henry Hung trumpet
Colin Hogan keyboards
Eric Garland drums
Alex (Pu33le) Abalos mpc,
modular synth, electronics