Classical and improvising cellist – Formerly of Cirque du Soleil
Marcie Brown likes to put the cello into all kinds of music where it is not normally found. In addition to the standard orchestral and chamber music performances of a symphonic musician, she improvises, plays jazz standards and writes her own original compositions that sparkle with Latin, Indian, Italian gypsy, Caribbean and African influences. Between 2002 and 2004 she performed over five hundred shows with the Cirque du Soleil “O” show in Las Vegas. She played with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for the 2004 season. In 2005, Marcie Brown was head of the strings department at the Oakland School for the Arts and she has recently joined the faculty of the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, where she is offering classes in string quartet and improvisation for strings. Ms. Brown currently performs in the San Francisco Bay Area with a variety of ensembles, including the Enchanté String Quartet, the Natasha Miller Band, and her new gypsy jungle band, the Druid Sister’s Tea Party.
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Marcie Brown, cello
2765 Seattle Road
Alameda, California 94501