Eugene Marlow, Ph.D. MBA
President, MEII Enterprises
Dr. Marlow’s management background includes decades of experience in publishing, real estate, professional associations, corporations, and educational institutions.
As founding President of MEII Enterprises (1983-present), he has produced dozens of jazz, Latin-jazz, and classical albums; he has also served as a producer/director of 450+ video and radio programs for approximately 80+ domestic and international clients; he is a recipient of over two dozen awards for programming excellence from domestic and international competitions.
Other organizations he has held management positions with include: World Student Magazine, (1964-1966), Discount Merchandiser Magazine(1971-1972), Citibank Corporate Headquarters (1972-1975), Prudential Insurance (1975-1976), Union Carbide Corporation (1976-1983), The International Television Association (1973-1976), International Association of Jazz Educators (1995-1996), The High School of Art & Design (2001-2004), The New York Composer Circle (2005-2009), and the Jazz Journalists Association (2008-2010). He was a real estate property manager in the San Joaquin Valley, California, from 1968-1971.
Dr. Marlow has written over 250 classical and jazz compositions for solo instruments, jazz and classical chamber groups, and jazz big band.
Under his own MEII Enterprises indie label, he has produced over two dozen critically acclaimed CDs of original compositions and arrangements. His latest album—“A Not So Silent Night”—received four stars in the December 2017 issue of Downbeat Magazine. His 2016 album “Obrigado Brasil!” was selected as a premium in the Latin Jazz category for WBGO’s September 2017 fundraiser campaign.
Dr. Marlow’s bembé” arrangement of “Maria” from the acclaimed Broadway show West Side Story was recently performed and recorded by the Grammy-nominated Bobby Sanabria “Multiverse Big Band.” It will be released on the Jazzheads labels in 2018.
Three of his charts appear on Grammy-nominated albums: Marlow’s big band chart “El Aché de Sanabria (en Moderacion)” appears on Bobby Sanabria’s 2007 Grammy-nominated album “Big Band Urban Folktales” (JazzHeads). His reconstruction and orchestration of “Me Acuerdo De Ti,” originally recorded by Tito Puente with Celia Cruz, appears on the 2011 Latin-Grammy nominated “Tito Puente Masterworks Live!” (Jazzheads) recorded by the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra. Marlow’s big band arrangement of his original “Broken Heart” appears on Bobby Sanabria’s 2012 Grammy-nominated “Multiverse” album (Jazzheads).
Dr. Marlow is founder of The Heritage Ensemble, a quintet that performs his original compositions and arrangements in various jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, and classical styles. Marlow received a 2010 “Creative Connections” grant from Meet the Composer for his work with The Heritage Ensemble.
Marlow is senior curator of the Milt Hinton Jazz Perspectives concert series at Baruch College (The City University of New York), now in its 26th season, where he teaches courses in media and culture. Author of 11 books and 400+ articles, his volume on Jazz in China will be released in July 2018.
Dr. Marlow is a former member of the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, and current member of the Jazz Journalists Association, American Composers Forum, the National Music Publishers Association, and the National Music Teachers Association. He is a voting member of The Recording Academy (since 2006).