With a professional career that has just passed the 10 year mark, Strickland's influential sound, distinguished body of work, impressive set of credentials and steady acknowledgement from every credible jazz critic since emerging on the scene has earned him a rightful place alongside the very best narrators of modern jazz. Growing up in a household which encouraged the arts, Strickland's musical palette had been vast long before his professional endeavors. His most famous collaborators include Wynton Marsalis, Tom Harrell, and Dave Douglas, but Strickland's longest and most impressionable working relationships include two of the most influential drummers ever: Roy Haynes and Jeff "Tain" Watts. To learn more about Marcus Strickland, visit marcusstrickland.com