“Marius’ strong and original voice as a soloist and composer makes me think of a modern Horace Silver” Sean Jones
Marius is a winner of the Pathways to Jazz Awards. After moving from Amsterdam to Brooklyn, New York, Marius has performed and recorded with well-known artists such as Jeff 'Tain' Watts, Joel Frahm, Fransesco Mela, Ingrid Jensen, Ara Dinkjian, Sean Jones, Haley Reinhart, the Birdland Bigband and the Tonkunstler Orchestra.
As a leader and side men Marius has performed at world class stages such as the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Birdland Jazz Club (NYC), GroudUp Festival (MIA), Smalls Jazz Club (NYC) Dizzy’s Club (NYC), Sony Music Hall (NYC), The Cretan World Music festival (Greece), Mezzrow (NYC) Jazz Forum and the Bimhuis (Amsterdam).
His most recent album Blauw has been released on Januari 30th, 2022 and contains solely his original compositions. The album features the amazing Ingrid Jensen on trumpet, Doug Weiss on bass and Jeff 'Tain' Watts on drums.
In March 2023 Marius recorded a new studio album entitled 'New York Knock' as well as a live album at Dizzy’s Club, Jazz at Lincoln Center. Both albums have been recorded with a stellar band: Sean Jones on trumpet, Stacy Dillard on Saxophone, Noah Halpern on trumpet, Matt Penman on Bass and Willie Jones III on drums. The albums are going to be released in november 2023.
Marius is a bandmember of 'The New York Gypsy All Stars' where he replaced keyboard player Jason Lindner. The band performs world wide and has performed concerts at ao 'The GroundUP Festival' in Miami and at the 'Musikverein' in Vienna, Austria, in collaboration with the Tonkunstler Orchestra.