Just Friends Jazz Series
Trumpeter, composer and educator Marcus Printup has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) since 1993, and he regularly contributes to the orchestra as an arranger and composer. Printup has performed and recorded with Betty Carter, Dianne Reeves, Eric Reed, Cyrus Chestnut, Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Roberts, among many others. He has led multiple recordings on several major record labels, and he also composed “Jo Jo’s Mojo” honoring Jo Jo White on JLCO’s Rock Chalk Suite album.
Acclaimed harpist Riza Printup has recorded with a number of world-class musicians and groups, including her husband, Marcus Printup; Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Kenny Werner; and JLCO featuring Chick Corea. She has performed with the likes of the late-great American jazz saxophonist and flutist Frank Wess; cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma and jookin dance master Lil Buck (Saint-Saëns’s classic Le Cygne for harp and cello); Lady Gaga in the “Elton John: I’m Still Standing Grammy Salute”; and Paquito D’Rivera in his presentations of Charlie Parker’s Bird With Strings at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
In 2019, the Printups established RiMarcable Music For Arts & Education, a non-profit organization that enriches and educates young audiences through jazz music.
To learn more about this talented couple, please consider viewing this Liedership Converation recorded during the pandemic.