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Riverwalk Workshops: August 9th



ID: slide one - A black, masc person with short hair, facial hair, wearing a a blue button up shirt, standing in front of a dark metal fence. Slide two - An orange design in the background and an image of 2 people dancing. Text reads "DanceAbility Detroit with Marcus Elliot. Riverwalk Workshop by the carousel at Cullen Plaza. Email for info: CaraGraninger@Gmail.com. Drop in. No registration needed!" Our last Riverwalk workshop with Marcus Elliott on Wednesday, August 9th at 11 am! We’ll be at Cullen Plaza by the carousel with Marcus Elliot.


Marcus Elliot is a saxophonist, composer, improviser, and educator based in Detroit, Michigan. Marcus is a 2020 Kresge Artist Fellow, awarded by Kresge Arts in Detroit. He is the current director of the University of Michigan's Creative Arts Orchestra. His compositions and improvisations have been described by the New York Times as "convincing and confident, evolved in touch and tone...", and the Detroit Free Press has said, "Marcus Elliot represents next generation of jazz". Elliot leads and co-leads many different Detroit based bands including the Marcus Elliot Quartet, Clockwork, Balance, Beyond Rebellious, and Lanula. Elliot performs in the Shigeto Live Ensemble. He is a Fellow of the Geri Allen Gathering Orchestra. He co-founded the nonprofit Polyfold Musical Arts Collective. Elliot is the director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Jazz Ensembles. Elliot received his master's degree in improvisation from the University of Michigan.



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