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Interview With International Group, Marbin on The Paige Roberts Show

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In 2007, MARBIN was founded by saxophonist Danny Markovitch and guitarist Dani Rabin in Israel. After moving to Chicago, they released their first album, Marbin in 2009. Next, they were asked to join a band led by Paul Wertico, a drummer from Chicago who was a former member of the Pat Metheny Group. Paul introduced MARBIN to bassist Steve Rodby, who also was a former member of the Pat Metheny Group. Together they recorded Breaking the Cycle (Moonjune, 2011). Wertico and Rodby appeared as guests on Marbin's next album, Last Chapter of Dreaming (Moonjune, 2013), which was recorded by Markovitch, Rabin, Jae Gentile, and Justyn Lawrence. The same members released a live album called The Third Set (Moonjune, 2014). Group membership changed for the album, Aggressive Hippies (Moonjune, 2014), with Markovitch and Rabin joined by Greg Essig and John Lauler. The band's current line up consists of bassist Jon Nadel and Drummer Blake Jiracek. Marbin Released two albums with this line up: Goatman and the House of the Dead (2016) and Israeli Jazz (2018).
 Marbin started touring extensively in 2011, bringing their original instrumental music to every part of the United States. Through word of mouth, Marbin has gained the attention of thousands of devoted fans all over the world and have sold tens of thousands of albums. Marbin has released seven albums beginning in 2009, and they regularly play in clubs all over the US and in jam and jazz festivals around the world.

In addition to their regular schedule playing in top venues and festivals in the U.S., Marbin has toured with fusion super group Scott Henderson, Mike Clark, and Jeff Berlin on the East coast and the Midwest. In March 2012, Marbin toured with Allan Holdsworth's trio including Jimmy Haslip of the Yellowjackets and drummer Virgil Donati. In 2013, Marbin played with Wayne Krantz, Tim Lefebvre, and Nate Wood.