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Marlene Rosenberg

Applied Artist

Marlene Rosenberg

Marlene Rosenberg has emerged as one of the most talented and multi-faceted bassists on the scene today. She has played professionally throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Japan and toured with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Frank Morgan, Ed Thigpen, Albert "Tootsie" Heath, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove, and Wallace Roney.

In addition to her performance tributes, she has been on the faculty at Northern Illinois University (12 years part time), Western Illinois University (3 years full time) and continues to mentor at Gallery 37 and in the Chicago public high schools through the Thelonious Monk Institute, and at the Chicago Jesuit Academy as a musician, teacher, and clinician.

Currently at Northern Illinois University she is coordinating the jazz combo program, and teaching Introduction to Jazz Studies. She is part time faculty at Northwestern in the small jazz ensemble program under the direction of Victor Goines. Ms. Rosenberg holds a Masters of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Bass and Composition from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.


M.M., Northwestern University


Jazz Bass
Coordinator of Jazz Combos


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