Bio

Internationally ranked a Top 10 EDM (electronic dance music) Guitarist by (www.theuntz.com), Marcus Rezak’s diversity lands him many live and studio sessions across the globe. Known as a master of improvisation and the art of the sit-in, Marcus is a frequent call amongst bands and musicians carving out his unqiue niche in the performance world. As a lead guitarist, Marcus carves out a unique niche in the world of Guitar with several well-known cutting edge groups including Digital Tape Machine, Stratosphere All-Stars, and North American Scum. He has performed at some of the most elite music festivals across the globe in various genres including all forms of EDM, Rock n Roll, Soul, Funk, and Jazz . Having a commanding stage presence, Marcus takes the euphoric freedom of live music and directs its path into a unique approach, as if every jam is a live recording session. By keeping exceptionally comprehensive notes on what works, what doesn’t, and how to improve is what has led Marcus to respect in the music world and to such integral heights. The Hue, Marcus’ original progressive rock band, released two albums entitled, “Unscene” and “Beyond Words” and peaked at a performance with the Aristocrats at Martyrs in Chicago. Digital Tape Machine, which featured Joel Cummins and Kris Myers of Umphreys McGee released 2 albums entitled, “Be Here Now” and “Face Behind The Face”. The group rose to new heights playing such music festivals including Electric Forest, Summer Camp, North Coast, All Good, Somerset, and more. Currently, The Stratosphere All-Stars is what keeps Marcus busiest with members Steve Molitz (Particle / Phil Lesh and Friends), Michael Greenfield (Lotus), and David Murphy ( STS9 ). Having performed at late night set at the Catskill Chill Music Festival and Brooklyn Comes Alive in New York, amongst tours across the Eastern seaboard, they are quickly gaining attention and adding more shows. In addition to high energy cover selections, the band is currently working on recording an EP of original music to be added to the repertoire. As a session guitarist and live performer Marcus has collaborated with a vast array of musicians from members of Umphreys Mcgee, The Disco Biscuits, SCI, Lotus, STS9, Lettuce, Particle, Garaj Mahal, The Aristocrats, Steve Vai, Megadeth, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and more. In addition to live performances, Marcus focuses heavily on remote and live studio guitar tracking, editing, and mixing sessions working with a variety of artists, composers, and producers including grammy-winning songwriter Jeff Franzel and producer/composer John Ovnik, amongst others.  As a guitar instructor, within months he built his own freelance clientele, teaching primarily Jazz students, but also having no limitations to this as well. Marcus Rezak has a B.M. from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and a M.M. degree in Jazz Composition from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

...The story of Marcus Rezak is not one for those who don’t believe in fated occurrences or natural affinity. It is not for those who don’t believe that passion should forcefully direct the flow of one’s life. It is, however, a tale for seekers ready to leave misgivings at the door and allow music’s sway to settle in their minds like a rich fog. In music, we find truth. Within music’s truth, we find the sounds of Marcus Rezak...