Gen & Marcus is the result of a fruitful meeting between two jazz-trained instrumentalists and composers animated by an experimental curiosity and a love for folk music. Rooted in traditional and folk culture, their violin-guitar duo resonates like a natural acoustic poetry. Produced by Tommy Gauthier (Yves Lambert Trio, Richard Desjardins, Robert Charlebois), their first album, WARDEN, is remarkable for its touching melodies, its well-crafted arrangements, and for the exceptional complicity between the two artists. Gen & Marcus' willingness to honor the folkloric tradition without being limited to the genre contributes to their distinct sound. One that appeals to jazz and folk fans, but not only.
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Marcus Lowry is an active member of the Montreal jazz scene. He is part of the Alex Le Blanc Ensemble, in addition to supporting Quebec artists Belle Grand Fille and Cédric Vieno, both on stage and record. The guitarist is also involved with Aaron Dolman's Music For 20 Strings project. Apart from his numerous collaborations, the guitarist also conducts his own ensemble Marcus Lowry.
At three years old, Geneviève Morasse began her training in classical violin. A few years back, she collaborated with the band EKO. Today, the violinist regularly plays with a variety of musicians on the Montreal jazz scene. She plays with the Lipstick Rodeo, who tour throughout Quebec, and with theClaude et sa bande sonore project. The versatile musician is interested in all kinds of musical styles: from pop to jazz, through rock, jazz and traditional music.
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