Goldhaber is a welcome addition to the music world with
a smooth and intimate approach to straight-ahead Jazz.
Marcus sings with a comfortable ease and though his sound
has been compared to that of John Pizzarelli, Chet Baker
and a young Frank Sinatra, he definitely has a unique
style that is rooted in the beauty of a simple melody.
Growing up, Marcus was introduced to the wonderful music
of Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, Peggy Lee
and many others at a very young age. His mother was always
playing songs from this genre that she had learned as
a child on their 1928 Ivers & Pond upright piano and
passing them on as they were once passed on to her. This
is still a common practice.
In 2000, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical
Theatre from SUNY Fredonia and then went directly to NYC,
where he began working as an actor. After the shows, he
would often sit in on various jam sessions around town.
After a successful start to his career in the theatre
with several Off-Broadway productions, appearances on
CBS’s Guiding Light and a solid amount of regional
work, he decided to take a more focused approach towards
his music career.
Since June of 2005, he has played at many clubs in NYC,
including: The Carnegie Club, The Lenox Lounge, Smoke,
Cleopatra’s Needle, The Ritz Carlton, Crobar, Vertigo,
and the illustrious Friar’s Club, of which he is
now a member.
Marcus has given outdoor concerts at NYC’s Worldwide
Plaza and in Central Park and has most recently played
at the AOL Time Warner Center. For the past year he has
maintained residency in the jazz lounge at Penang (Upper
West Side) on Sunday nights. During the month of August,
he has been in Upstate NY, singing a tribute to the music
of Tony Bennett to sold out crowds. In September of 2006,
he will release his debut album, “THE MOMENT AFTER”
on his own label, FALLEN APPLE RECORDS.
On “THE MOMENT AFTER”, Marcus teams up with
piano great, Jon Davis (toured w/Jaco Pastorius), Paul
Gabrielson on bass (Mingus Big Band and Kingston Trio),
Kyle Struve on drums (played w/Walter Blanding), and Will
Terrill also on drums (recorded w/Betty Carter). This
album was recorded and mixed at Acoustic Recording by
Michael Brorby (Ron Carter, Fred Hersch, Jon Ellis) and
mastered by A.T Michael MacDonald (Kenny Werner, Jeff
“Tain” Watts, John Hicks), at Algorhythms,
“THE MOMENT AFTER” will be in stores in November