Irving "Marky" Markowitz
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz (aka Irwin Markowitz, Irving Markowitz; December 11, 1923 - November 18, 1986) was an American jazz trumpeter.
Born the youngest of seven children of Russian-Jewish immigrants who disembarked in Baltimore, and settled on 4 1/2 Street, Southwest, in Washington, D.C., Markowitz learned the trumpet at the local Police Boys' Club. He played early in his career in a number of big bands, including those of Charlie Spivak (1941–42), Jimmy Dorsey, Boyd Raeburn, and Woody Herman (1946). He played in Buddy Rich's orchestra in 1946-47, then returned to service under Herman in 1947-48. Moving his family from Washington, D.C. to New York in 1958, and eventually settling in Nyack, he worked primarily as a studio musician in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Some live appearances included work with Herman, Gene Krupa (1958), Lee Konitz (1959), Ralph Burns, George Russell, Al Cohn (1962), Paul Desmond (1969), and Bill Evans (1974). Marky was a "first call" trumpeter for many top artists of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, including Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, the Young Rascals, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dionne Warwick, Maynard Ferguson, George Segal, and many others, as well as hundreds of advertising "jingles", TV ads and movie scores. He was a perennial on the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon for Muscular Dystrophy, and known for a "sweet" tone on the trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a better-than-average vocal impression of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, which was featured on a 1970s TV commercial for Hecker's Flour. In January 1985, just the year before his death at age 62, Marky returned to his hometown of Washington, D.C. to perform with an All-Star band, led by famed composer/arranger Nelson Riddle, at the Inaugural Ball for President Ronald Reagan's 2nd term. He led only one recording session, for Harry Lim's Famous Door label in 1976.
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Birth and Death Data: Born December 11, 1923 (Washington, D.C.), Died November 11, 1986
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1943 - 1967
Roles Represented in DAHR: trumpet
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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 64 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||71693||10-in.||1/19/1944||I'm in love with someone||Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||71694||10-in.||1/19/1944||Holiday for strings-1||Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||71695||10-in.||1/19/1944||Two again||Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85073||8/21/1953||Sherif Crane of Jackpot county-1||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85074||8/21/1953||I've got you under my skin-3||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85075||8/21/1953||The song is you-3||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85076||8/21/1953||Light green-4||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85077||8/21/1953||Playground-4||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85078||8/21/1953||One for Kenny-2||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85079||8/21/1953||Flamingo-2||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85080||8/21/1953||Pill box-4||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85081||8/21/1953||Medley-2: ; Something to remember you by ; Takin' a chance on love ; Blue room||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85082||8/21/1953||The tiger-5||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85083||8/21/1953||Moonlight in Vermont-1||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||85084||8/21/1953||Willis-4||Joe Timber Orchestra||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105400||8/4/1958||Mister Meadowlark||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105401||8/4/1958||Skylark||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105402||8/4/1958||Bye bye blackbird||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105403||8/4/1958||Flamingo||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105404||8/4/1958||A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105405||8/4/1958||When the swallows come back to Capistrano||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105406||8/6/1958||His eye is on the sparrow||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105407||8/6/1958||The eagle and me||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105408||8/6/1958||When the red, red robbin comes bob, bob, bobbin' along||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
|Decca||105409||8/6/1958||Georgia Rose||Carmen McRae||instrumentalist, trumpet|
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LCNAR: Markowitz, Marky - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no97044057
Wikidata: Marky Markowitz - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q6771548
MusicBrainz: Marky Markowitz - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/b2992a27-7435-4650-8a26-ed65b0520f03
ISNI: 0000 0000 0115 3245 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000001153245
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