Born January 29, 1967, Marc Cary has gained renown as one of the most original jazz pianists in New York City. Possessing an electric taste and strong post-bop foundation, Cary has also been influenced by Afro-Cuban rhythms, electronic groove music and more.

Growing up in Washington D.C.’s go-go music scene, it wasn’t until Cary moved to New York City that his rhythmic style – influenced by Randy Weston and McCoy Tyner - was introduced to broader audiences through his work as a pianist and arranger for Abbey Lincoln.

Dizzy Gillespie, Betty Carter, Arthur Taylor, Carlos Garnett, Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello, Stefon Harris, Lauryn Hill, Ani DiFranco, Jackie McLean, Q-Tip and Carmen McRae have all played and/or recorded with Cary.

Billboard/BET named Cary “Best New Jazz Artist Award” in 2000 and he has received Grammy nominations for his work with Roy Hargrove, Betty Carter, Stefon Harris and Abbey Lincoln.

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