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Thu, Oct 14


Merrimans' Playhouse

Hannah Marks - Tide Pools

Along with their self-penned compositions, the trio’s repertoire reflects a diversity of influences from an Appalachian folk tune to songs by free jazz pioneers Ornette Coleman and Paul Motian to a jingle from a Dominican rum commercial.

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Hannah Marks - Tide Pools
Hannah Marks - Tide Pools

Time & Location

Oct 14, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46617, USA


About the Event

TICKETS are $20 General/$10 Student.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Philanthropic Services provided by grants from the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust, The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation, the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative, and the Arts Project Support Grant and Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.

Tide Pools is Hannah Marks (bass), Connor Parks (drums), and Alfredo Colon (alto saxophone). 

Along with their self-penned compositions, the trio’s repertoire reflects a diversity of influences from an Appalachian folk tune to songs by free jazz pioneers Ornette Coleman and Paul Motian to a jingle from a Dominican rum commercial. Water is a running theme throughout the group, as evidenced by the churning swirl of an “anti-soloist” agenda and their free-flowing musical leader roles. Tide Pools has presented livestream concerts for The Jazz Gallery, SEEDS:BK, Civic Music Association, Merrimans’ Playhouse, and My Invisible City. All three members are active in the New York City music scene regularly performing at venues like The Jazz Gallery, Birdland, the Blue Note, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Their individual festival appearances include Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Afropunk, and the Detroit Jazz festival.

Connor Parks is from Orlando, FL, where he began studying drums & percussion with Beth and Danny Gottlieb. He performed often in the Jazz and Improvised Music community, being mentored by local hero Benoit Glazer. Connor received a BFA in Jazz studies from the New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in New York City, where he was instructed by Jane Ira Bloom, Reggie Workman, & Dave Douglas, and privately studied with Matt Wilson, Johnathan Blake, Aaron Parks, Matt Brewer, Harish Raghavan, Amir Ziv, Ben Street, Gilad Hekselman, and Dayna Stephens. Upon arriving in New York City, Connor has performed with Rodney Jones, Vic Juris, Linda Briceño, Dave Glasser, JD Allen, Ingrid Jensen, Aaron Parks, Mcklopedia, and Kandace Springs, among many others. He has appeared at venues ranging from the Blue Note to Madison Square Garden, and often performs at Music Festivals both internationally and in the United States. As a composer, Connor has written music for ensembles ranging from solo performers to nonets with strings, and has collaborated with Cameron McKinney (Kizuna Dance) & the Joffrey School of Ballet. He is an endorsee of Innovative Percussion sticks & mallets, Canopus Drums and Paiste Cymbals.

Alfredo Colon is a New York City native. The saxophonist was born to immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic and grew up in Washington Heights. He studied under musicians such as Lee Konitz, Jason Rigby, Steve Wilson and Jacob Sacks. Alfredo specializes in the use of the electronic wind instrument ( EWI ). He can be seen performing on it regularly with his band Secret Mall as well as several other groups. The saxophonist has performed with musicians such as Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Nels Cline, Chad Edward Taylor, Gene Lake, Kenny Grohowski, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jason Rigby, Jacob Sacks and many other esteemed musicians. He has also performed at venues such as The Jazz Gallery, National Sawdust, Birdland, The Appel Room at Lincoln Center, The Louis Armstrong House, SOUTH Jazz Kitchen and several music festivals such as Afropunk Music Festival, The Composers Now Festival, The Outsiders Creative and Improvised Music Festival. Colon was awarded the Jazz Coalition Commission Fund Grant in early 2020. His piece ‘A Witch Gets Married’ premiered online on October 2020.

Hannah Marks is a bassist, bandleader, composer, and educator living in New York City. As a bandleader, she has performed at several major festivals, including the Detroit Jazz Festival, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Iowa City Jazz Festival, and Indy Jazz Festival. Her current project, Tide Pools, is a trio with alto saxophonist Alfredo Connor and drummer Connor Parks. She is a member of Morgan Guerin’s quartet and Kristen Lee Seargent’s band, as well as a frequent sideman with Geoffrey Keezer, Ingrid Jensen, and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra members Marcus Printup and Ted Nash. Her former project, Heartland Trio, released their debut album in November 2018. Marks is a 2019 alumnus of Betty Carter Jazz Ahead, a 2018 alumnus of the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, and a 2014 alumnus of the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. She is on faculty at The Spence School and runs her own private lesson studio.


  • General

    $20 Advanced or Door

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  • Student

    $10 Student/Discount

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