Marbin, the hardest working band in America - Spring Tour 2017


JON NADEL bass guitar

MARBIN, one of the biggest treasures and musical talents found by MoonJune's honcho Leonardo Pavkovic, is a progressive instrumental jam-jazz-rock-blues-fusion band based in Chicago, IL, with a unique story that stands out in today's music world. With a do-it-yourself approach and encouragement by Mr. Pavkovic, MARBIN started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, MARBIN has gained tens of thousands of devoted fans all over the world, and has sold tens of thousands of albums. MARBIN has released six albums: Marbin (2009; self-release), Breaking the Cycle (2011; MoonJune), Last Chapter of Dreaming (2013; MoonJune), The Third Set (2014; MoonJune), Aggressive Hippies (2015; self-release; marketed by MoonJune), and Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016; self-release; marketed by MoonJune).

"The hardest working band in America! Averaging 250 shows a year!"

"Far from being just another jazz-rock fusion band, Marbin occupies their own stylistic space. More an instrumental rock band than a jazz fusion band, Marbin's music seems to come from the guitar hero world of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Joe Bonamassa. But there's a good deal of other stuff going on in their music. Steeped in blues, surf, and the folk music of their native Israel, in addition to jazz- rock, Marbin consistently avoids easy pigeonholing. Part of this is due to the fact that the band is based on the musical partnership of two virtuosos: guitarist Dani Rabinand saxophonist Danny Markovitch. People stopped thinking of saxophone as a virtuosic lead instrument in rock music decades ago, but Markovitch seems determined to change that view single- handedly." - Dave Wayne, All About Jazz

"Jazz-fusion, rock, folk, blues, prog-rock, bits of heavy metal, and straight's all here folks in one nice little package. [Marbin is a] band that needs to be on your immediate radar if they aren't already." - Pete Pardo, Sea Of Tranquility

"Danny Markovitch might not be the best driver in the world, but he can play a heck of a sax, he is a monster." - Allan Holdsworth (R.I.P.)

"Guitarist Dani Rabin and saxophonist Danny Markovitch generate lightning fast unison choruses and dynamic solo sprees atop the rhythm section's tight, razor-sharp focus." - Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

​​​​​​​"Marbin is a crazy talented group making music hard to pin down but easy to appreciate. - Victor Aaron, Something Else

"Let's just say I'm completely blown away from this group and their albums." Zachary Nathanson, Music From the Other Side of the Room​​​​​​​

MARBIN debuts at the premier NYC club THE IRIDIUM on May 3.

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