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Ann Marlowe, bassist
About Ann


Background

Ann studied with

Pepe Gonzalez,

who gave her a classical foundation as well as bass line construction, stylistic, techical, and improvisational training. She is currently a full-time bassist working for Washington area agents and bands. Reads notes, chord symbols, and plays by ear. Plays upright and electric, both fretted and fretless.

Credits her strong reading ability to 27 years of having played flute, saxes, and clarinet.


Experience

-BIG BAND
Has worked with The Richard Bray Orchestra,

Difficult Run Jazz Band,

Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra,

Sentimental Journey, The Big Band Tradition, and Just Jazz. Has held the bass chair in the Jim Fox Orchestra and

The New HOTS Jazz Orchestra, a 20's-30's band.

Played in the sax section of the Kaleidoscope Orchestra for nine years.
 
-CLASSICAL
Has played with local orchestras, canatas and masses in church, and string quartets at weddings.  Lots of etudes:  Simandl and Slama.
 
-COUNTRY
Contemporary country and traditional square dance music.
 
-INTERNATIONAL
Familiar with styles of Argentinean, Brazilian, German, Greek, French, Hungarian, Israeli, Italian, Russian, Turkish, etc. music.
 
-JAZZ
Freelances in local combos and has played with Naser Abadey, Ron Holloway, Fred Fosse, and Antonio Parker.  Currently heads

The Ann Marlowe Jazz Trio

(piano, bass, and drums), which plays jazz standards for dining, dancing, and social functions. Played the Dixieland Jazz Brunch weekends at

The Market Inn Restaurant

in Southwest Washington, DC, for six years from 1988 to 1994.

-KLEZMER
Plays for the Washington, DC, klezmer band,

Lox & Vodka.

Also played Israeli folk music at Israeli Night at the Woodside Deli in Silver Spring, Maryland, weekly for two years. Ear job, accompanying an Israeli singer.

-ROCK
Wedding band classic rock. Israeli classic rock. Praise music in churches.

-STAGE MUSICALS
Has played in trios on up to 24 pieces in hired orchestras for 40 Broadway stage musical productions (see list below) for area community theaters, music schools, schools, universities, and arts camps. Has substituted at local theaters:  Signature Theater in Alexandria, Virginia, and Olney Theater in Olney, Maryland.  Can easily read a book musical or play from a piano part or by ear.
 
-STROLLING
Ann loves strolling! Plays with The Strolling Strings and other strolling groups. Also has experience in restaurants going table to table, playing requests by ear.

-CELLO
Ann also plays cello. Has played ensemble parts for wedding music, church cantatas, and with a community orchestra. Studied with Linda Kapusciarz.

-INTERNATIONAL GIGS
Ann will be flying to Singapore to play for

Triezone Productions

-TEACHING
Faculty member at Sidwell Friends six years as instrumental music teacher. Four years at Peabody Preparatory as instructor of private flute lessons. Over twenty years of private students.

Stage Musicals Played

ON BASS

Alice in Wonderland
Anything Goes
(2 productions)
Cinderella Meets the Wolf Man
Crazy for You
Fiddler on the Roof
Grease
Guys and Dolls
(2)
H.M.S. Pinafore (2)
Into the Woods
Little Mary Sunshine
A Little Night Music
(2)
Mame
The Music Man
(3)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Oliver
Peter Pan
Rags
Robin Hood
Side Show 
Sweeney Todd
The Truth About Cinderella
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

ON WOODWINDS

Bells Are Ringing
Brigadoon
Bye, Bye, Birdie
A Chorus Line
Damn Yankees
(2 productions)
A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum
Hello, Dolly!
L'il Abner
Oh, What a Lovely War!
Oklahoma!
(2)
Plain and Fancy
Three Penny Opera
The Wiz

Photo by Washington's Best Musicians and Photo & Video.