Marion Cowings

Vocalist
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02/10/2019
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Vocal Masterclass with Marion Cowings
08/01/2018
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Vocalist Marion Cowings with Joe Davidian & Noriko Ueda
12/24/2017
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Marion Cowings Quartet
11/26/2017
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Marion Cowings Quartet
10/15/2017
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Marion Cowings Quartet
12/18/2016
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The Marion Cowings Quartet
10/09/2016
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09/18/2016
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The Marion Cowings Quartet
01/24/2016
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Vocalist Marion Cowings - Birthday Celebration
10/21/2015
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Vocalist Marion Cowings w. John Di Martino and Neal Miner
12/31/2013
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Smalls New Years Eve with the SmallsLIVE Allstars
12/01/2013
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The Marion Cowings Trio
09/01/2013
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
06/28/2013
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The Marion Cowings Quartet
03/03/2013
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The Marion Cowings Quartet
12/31/2012
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"New Year's Celebration"
12/21/2012
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
11/25/2012
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Vocal Masterclass with Marion Cowings
08/05/2012
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Vocal Masterclass Led by Marion Cowings
07/28/2012
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
05/04/2012
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
04/27/2012
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The Marion Cowings Quartet
02/17/2012
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
02/12/2012
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Vocal Masterclass Led by Marion Cowings
12/31/2011
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Smalls New Years Celebration with The Smalls All-Stars
12/30/2011
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The Marion Cowings Quartet
11/11/2011
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The Marion Cowings Quartet
09/23/2011
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The Marion Cowings Quartet
08/07/2011
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07/24/2011
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05/08/2011
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04/24/2011
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
03/06/2011
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Marion Cowings & Jon Roche Trio
01/23/2011
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Marion Cowings & Jon Roche Trio
01/01/2011
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Smalls All-Stars New Years Eve Band
12/31/2010
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Smalls All-Stars New Years Eve Band
12/26/2010
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
11/28/2010
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Vocalist Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
10/24/2010
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
10/17/2010
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
09/19/2010
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
09/05/2010
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08/08/2010
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08/01/2010
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07/18/2010
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07/04/2010
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06/20/2010
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06/06/2010
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05/16/2010
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05/02/2010
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04/18/2010
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04/04/2010
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03/14/2010
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
02/28/2010
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02/14/2010
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01/24/2010
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
01/10/2010
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01/03/2010
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
12/31/2009
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Smalls New Year's Party!
12/20/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
12/06/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
11/29/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
11/08/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
11/01/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
09/06/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
08/30/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
08/16/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
08/09/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
08/02/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
07/26/2009
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Marion Cowings The Jon Roche Trio
07/19/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
07/12/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
07/05/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
06/21/2009
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06/14/2009
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06/07/2009
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05/31/2009
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
05/24/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
05/17/2009
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05/10/2009
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04/26/2009
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04/19/2009
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04/12/2009
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04/05/2009
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03/29/2009
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03/22/2009
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03/08/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
03/01/2009
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02/22/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
02/08/2009
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Marion Cowings & The Jon Roche Trio
02/01/2009
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01/25/2009
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01/18/2009
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01/04/2009
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12/28/2008
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12/21/2008
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12/14/2008
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12/07/2008
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Vocalist Marion Cowings
11/23/2008
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The Jon Roche Trio
11/16/2008
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11/09/2008
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The Jon Roche Trio
11/02/2008
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The Jon Roche Trio
10/26/2008
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The Jon Roche Trio
10/19/2008
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10/12/2008
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10/05/2008
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09/28/2008
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09/21/2008
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09/14/2008
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09/07/2008
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08/31/2008
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08/24/2008
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08/17/2008
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08/10/2008
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08/03/2008
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07/27/2008
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07/20/2008
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Jazz singer Marion Cowings is a native New Yorker. His smooth baritone voice and considerable range has been delighting audiences around the world for decades. Mentored by the legendary Jon Hendricks, Marion is a master of scat and vocal technique. He has appeared at the Blue Note, Village Vanguard, and Lincoln Center as well as many prestigious venues abroad. Marion grew up in the South Bronx where his father was a merchant and his mother taught public school. He attended Music and Art (now LaGuardia High School), where he was chosen to perform as a solo vocalist with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. In the same year, at the age of fifteen, he discovered the bebop group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. While still in high school, his classmate Eddie Gomez (now a formidable bassist and Bill Evans collaborator) played with Jon Hendricks and spoke highly of Marion. Jon called Marion and said "I hear you're doing my stuff, meet me outside Birdland and we'll talk." Soon afterward, Jon set up Marion's first professional engagement at the Randall's Island Jazz Festival with Little Pony Poindextor and the Ike Issac's Trio. He also began to understudy Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, and eventually became Dave Lamberts original replacement. In 1984 after leading rhythm & blues and rock bands, Marion teamed up with jazz vocalist Kim Kalesti. Kim and Marion headlined the Berlin Jazz Festival and the Blue Notes in New York and Japan. They starred in Lincoln Center's Meet the Artist and performed hundreds of concerts through the auspices of the Young Audiences in New York City public schools. In addition to recording two albums on the Emarcy Label, they have played with many musicians including Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Frank Foster, Gary Bartz, Bobby Watson, Ron Carter, Howard Johnson, and the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra (now known as Village Vanguard Orchestra). Together they founded the Vocal Jazz Department at New York University and were adjunct professors for eleven years. Marion's off-Broadway credits include Forever Swing and Bebop. He was a lead in Queenie Pie, a Duke Ellington Opera directed by Mercer Ellington at Lincoln Center. Marion headlined the Harry Warren Lyrics and Lyricists Program at the 92nd Street Y alongside Margaret Whiting and Marie Cleere Haran. He was also a lead in the hundredth anniversary tribute to Count Basie and Glenn Miller at the Lucille Lortel Theater, both directed by Mercedes Ellington. Recently he has conducted master classes at many colleges and universities. Cowings' State Department tours to Russia, Cyprus and Kuwait have helped spread jazz around the world. Involved in commercials, voiceovers and jingles, Marion received the advertising industry's Clio Award with one of his mentors, Hal Schaefer. He is a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and a published lyricist with Quincy Jones, Wayne Shorter, Frank Foster, and Sonny Rollins.