Marlene Rosenberg has emerged as one of the most talented and multi-faceted bassists on the scene today. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Japan and toured with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Frank Morgan, Ed Thigpen, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove and Wallace Roney. She has also performed with Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Stan Getz, Tern Lynne Carrington, Kevin Mahogany, David "Fathead" Newman, Marian McPartland, Monty Alexander, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Teddy Edwards, Ira Sullivan, Ernestine Anderson, Nick Brignola, Larry Coryell, Cyrus Chestnut and Bobby Watson to name a few and plays regularly with her own ensemble MRQ. She received an Illinois Arts Council Grant in 2011 to help produce her new and current CD "Bassprint." This summer she was selected to attend the American Composer's Orchestra Institute at UCLA.
In addition to her performance tributes, she has been faculty at Northern Illinois University (13 years Part Time), Western Illinois University (3 years Full Time) and has been a mentor at Gallery 37 and in the Chicago public high schools through the Thelonious Monk Institute. She has also worked at the Chicago Jesuit Academy as a musician, teacher, and clinician. Most recently, she has been added to the Northern Illinois faculty to coordinate the Jazz combo program, work with the combos and teach the Bass Studio. Rosenberg is also on the faculty of Roosevelt University as an Applied Artist, teaching bass lessons. She is part time faculty at Northwestern as the Assistant Coordinator of the Jazz Studies program under the direction of Victor Goines, and instructs small jazz ensembles and teaches improvisation. Ms. Rosenberg holds a Masters of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Bass and Composition from The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
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