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Marcus Goldhaber (born September 13, 1978) is a New York-based jazz vocalist and band leader. His debut CD is The Moment After, which was released in 2006. Goldhaber has performed at New York City venues like The Metropolitan Room, Iridium, The Cutting Room, The Friars Club, The Makor/Steinhardt Center, The Carnegie Club, and The Ritz Carlton. Goldhaber currently has three CD's out, including The Moment After, Take Me Anywhere, and Almost Love, a collection of jazz standards and original material.
Musical Career / History
Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Goldhaber developed a passion for Jazz alongside a 1928 Ivers & Pond upright piano, on which his mother casually played countless standards each night after dinner. Goldhaber graduated later with a BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia. He then moved to New York City and worked as an actor (including musical theatre, daytime television, and commercial & character voice-over gigs), but eventually returned to singing the standards of Harold Arlen, Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh and many other musicians he grew up listening to.
After gaining a reputation in the music world for his intimate approach to straight-ahead jazz, Goldhaber went on to record and release his debut album, The Moment After, off of his independent record label Fallen Apple Records. Since its release, The Moment After has been recognized by the industry as a record that highlights simple melodies and a classic quartet sound. In 2007, Goldhaber began to work on original, more contemporary material, in addition to the traditional jazz standards for which he’s most known. In addition to his solo career, Goldhaber is also a band leader, providing musical entertainment for private, special, and corporate events, and facilitating arrangements from a trio on up to a 16-piece big band ensemble.
Goldhaber is currently performing in the off-Broadway revue, The Wonderful Wizard of Song, a tribute to the music of Harold Arlen