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Mike Marlier and Eric Gunnison Interview

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This episode of Backstage Jazz features an interview with drummer Mike Marlier and pianist Eric Gunnison. We discussed their music and upcoming performance tribute to Chick Corea at Dazzle.

Mike Marlier has performed and recorded with countless artists and musicians. He is the staff drummer at the annual Conference on World Affairs at CU and Mile Hi Church in Lakewood. Marlier was the featured drummer at the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert presented by the Gift of Jazz in 2009 and presented a clinic and masterclass at a Gospel Chops seminar in Taipei, Taiwan, in 2014.

Eric Gunnison has worked extensively with trumpeter Ron Miles, with whom he has toured and recorded since 1997, including appearing as a clinician and pianist with Miles's quartet at the 1st Annual Thailand Jazz Conference and the Bangkok Jazz Festival in 2009. Gunnison has also been the pianist and a composer/arranger for the cooperative band Convergence, one of Denver's leading jazz ensembles, since 1991. In addition to releasing several recordings, Convergence hosts a monthly series of appearances with special guest jazz artists at Denver's premier jazz club, Dazzle.

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