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Marilyn Mazur

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Genres  Jazz
Role  Composer
Name  Marilyn Mazur

Instruments  Drums
Movies  The Gold Diggers
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Education  Royal Danish Academy of Music
Albums  Future Song Daylight Stories
Similar People  Josefine Cronholm, Jan Garbarek, Eivind Aarset, Audun Kleive, Anders Jormin

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Marilyn Mazur (born January 18, 1955) is a percussionist, drummer, composer, vocalist, pianist, dancer, and bandleader]. She was born in New York City and has lived in Denmark since age six. She is of Polish and African-American descent. Since 1975, she has worked as a percussionist with various groups, among them Six Winds with Alex Riel. Mazur is primarily an autodidact, but she has a degree in percussion from the Royal Danish Academy of Music.


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Musical life

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She has worked with many musicians, including John Tchicai, Pierre Dørge (New Jungle Orchestra), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Palle Mikkelborg, Arild Andersen, Eberhard Weber, Peter Kowald, Jeanne Lee, Jan Garbarek, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Gil Evans, Dhafer Youssef, and Makiko Hirabayashi (Makiko Hirabayashi Trio).

In 1989, she founded the band Future Song, with pianist Elvira Plenar, singer Aina Kemanis, trumpet player Nils Petter Molvær, her husband Klavs Hovman (bass) and Audun Kleive, as a second drummer. Later jazz singer Tone Åse joined the band. In a second project, Percussion Paradise, she works regularly with percussionists Benita Haastrup, Lisbeth Diers and Birgit Løkke.

The U.S. magazine Down Beat, in 1989, 1990, 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2002 selected Mazur as a "percussion-talent deserving wider recognition". In 2001, she was awarded the Jazzpar Prize, the world's largest international jazz prize.


  • Ben Webster Prize, Ben Webster Foundation, 1983
  • JASA Prize, Danish jazz journalists, 1989
  • Jazzpar Prize, 2001
  • Edition Wilhelm Hansens Composer Prize, 2004
  • Danish Django dOr (Legend), 2006
  • Unlimited Communication, Telenor 2007
  • EuroCore-JTI Jazz Award, 2010
  • The Grethe Kolbe Grant, Danish Conductors Association, 2013
  • No. 1 Jazz Performer, Down Beat, six times
  • Discography

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  • Celestial Circle (ECM, 2011)
  • Marilyn Mazur, John Taylor, Josefine Cronholm, & Anders Jormin
  • Elixir (ECM, 2008)
  • Marilyn Mazur's Future Song
  • Future Song (veraBra, 1990)
  • Small Labyrinths (ECM, 1994)
  • All the Birds (Stunt, 2002)
  • Daylight Stories (Stunt, 2004)
  • Ocean Fables
  • Havblik (veraBra, 1991)
  • Marilyn Mazur & Pulse Unit

  • Circular Chant (Storyville, 1995)
  • Marilyn Mazur Group
  • Tangled Temptations & The Magic Box (Stunt, 2010)
  • With Palle Mikkelborg & Miles Davis
  • Aura (1985)
  • With Ketil Bjørnstad

  • La Notte (ECM, 2013)
  • With Lindsay Cooper
  • Oh Moscow (Victoriaville, 1989)
  • With Jan Garbarek Group
  • Twelve Moons (ECM, 1992)
  • With Jon Balke & the Magnetic North Orchestra
  • Further (ECM, 1993)
  • With Jan Garbarek
  • Visible World (ECM, 1995)
  • Rites (ECM, 1998)
  • With Yelena Eckemoff
  • Forget-me-not (L & H Production, 2012)
  • With Harry Beckett & Chris McGregor
  • Grandmothers Teachings (ITM, 1995)
  • With Gil Evans & Laurent Cugny

  • Rhythm A Ning (EmArcy, 1988)
  • Golden Hair (EmArcy, 1988)
  • With Eberhard Weber
  • Stages of a Long Journey (ECM, 2005)
  • With Kirsten Bråten Berg
  • Stemmenes skygge (Heilo, 2005), with Lena Willemark
  • Band appearances
  • Miles Davis Band (1985–1986, 1988–1989)
  • Gil Evans Orchestra (1986)
  • Wayne Shorter (1987)
  • References

    Marilyn Mazur Wikipedia