Marlene Rosenberg/Scott Hesse Duo
Saturday, September 23
MARLENE ROSENBERG is one of Chicago’s most talented and multi-faceted bass players. She has played throughout the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Japan, performing with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Barron, Stan Getz, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Joe Henderson, Marian McPartland, and Nancy Wilson. Her stylistic range encompasses everything from traditional big band to intimate experimental ensembles. Marlene is a recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts jazz fellowship grant, and, beyond jazz, she has performed with Balkan and West African musicians as well as numerous modern dance troupes.
Guitarist SCOTT HESSE is known in the Chicago jazz community for his harmonic and rhythmic inventiveness. Equally at home in straight-ahead and avant-garde settings, Scott has played throughout the city and is also an avid composer and music educator. He has recorded four albums as a leader, appearing on a host of others, and has worked with the likes of Clark Sommers, Makaya McCraven, Dee Alexander, Rajiv Halim, Vincent Davis, and Victor Garcia. As a teacher, Scott leads the guitar program at Eastern Illinois University, is a faculty member at Harold Washington College, and is a frequent guest clinician at Lane Tech High School.