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Eugene Marlow

Eugene Marlow is a producer, composer/arranger, presenter, performer, author, journalist, and educator who has written 290+ classical and jazz compositions for solo instruments, jazz and classical chamber groups, and jazz big band.

Under his MEII Enterprises indie label, he has produced 33 albums and single tracks of original compositions and arrangements.

A recently released album is "Blue In Green: Original Compositions by Eugene Marlow Inspired by the Jazz Poems of Grace Schulman." This album was officially released on April 30, 2019, International Jazz Day. April is both Jazz Appreciation Month and Poetry Appreciation Month. The album has already received a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement from the Global Music Awards. It was also part of a weeks long podcast hosted by the National Audio Theatre Festivals HEARNow Festival starting on June 6.

Another of Marlow's albums "A Not So Silent Night" (2016) earned a four-star rating from Downbeat Magazine (December 2017). “Celebrations: Festive Melodies from the Hebraic Songbook” (MEII Enterprises 2010), garnered over two dozen reviews and mentions and extensive radio play in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The New York City Jazz Record called “A Fresh Take” (MEII Enterprises 2011) “. . . a cross-cultural collaboration that spins and grooves.”

Marlow received a “Creative Connections” grant from Meet the Composer in 2010 for his work with The Heritage Ensemble, a quintet that performs Marlow's original compositions and arrangements in various jazz, Afro-Caribbean, Brazilian, and classical styles.

Marlow also produces for other jazz, Latin jazz, world music, and classical performing artists. See

"In Their Own Voice, Vol I: Eugene Marlow & Amelie Cherubin" is the beginning of a series of digital-only, mini-albums featuring Marlow's original compositions and lyrics and vocals by female artists. A second album in the series--"Eugene Marlow & Anne Mironchik: A Perfect Storm"--was released in late August 2014. There are eight digital only, mini-albums projected in the series. Four more were added in 2017-2019.

His latest chart for big band is a bembe version of "Maria" from West Side Story performed and recorded by Bobby Sanabria's Grammy-nominated Multiverse Big Band. It was released on the JazzHeads label in July 2018. The album was nominated for a Latin jazz Grammy in December 2018. The album was voted "Record of the Year (2018)" by the Jazz Journalists Association.

Three of his other charts for big band have appeared on three separate Grammy-nominated albums. “El Aché de Sanabria” appears on Bobby Sanabria’s Grammy-nominated "Big Band Urban Folktales” (2007 Jazzheads). His reconstruction and arrangement of “Me Acuerdo De Ti,” originally recorded by Tito Puente, appears on the 2011 Latin-Grammy nominated “Tito Puente Masterworks Live!” recorded by the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra (Jazzheads 2011). "Broken Heart" appears on the Grammy nominated "Multiverse" album (Jazzheads 2012) , also from Bobby Sanabria. His "Let There Be Swing" can be heard on "Que Viva Harlem" album (Jazzheads 2014) recorded by the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Bobby Sanabria. This album received 4 1/2 stars from Downbeat Magazine.

Marlow was senior co-chair of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives Concert Series at Baruch College (The City University of New York) from 2000-2018 where he teaches courses in media and culture (since 1988). Author of nine books and 400+ articles, he has published a book on jazz in China (2018) and is working on a documentary version of the book for release in 2020.

He is a 2016 recipient of the John Culkin Award from the Media Ecology Association for his DVD "Zikkaron/Kristallnacht: A Family Story" and a 2010 recipient of the James W. Carey award for journalism excellence also from the Media Ecology Association for his numerous contributions to He has been a frequent contributor to JazzEd Magazine.

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