Marlon Sobol

Marlon Sobol

Zion 80

Marlon Sobol is a professional percussionist and board certified music therapist who has performed extensively throughout the world.

Sobol'ís musical pedigree runs in the family. His father was a master clarinetist, concert producer, and educator and his mother is a concert pianist, as well as a music teacher for special learners. The younger Sobol has shared the stage with musical legends Richie Havens(Woodstock 1969), David Amram(Manchurian Candidate), and Candido Camero(2008 NEA Jazz Master). Sobol was featured on the Grammy nominated album, "Youth", and has performed at Madison Square Garden and appeared on the Carson Daly Show. He is the percussionist in Afro-Beat Jazz band "Zion 80," whom the NY Times has hailed as a "truly soulful experience!" Sobol just recently toured Europe performing at the Sarajevo Jazz Festival in Bosnia and at "Porgy and Bess" Jazz Club in Vienna, Austria.

His work as both musician and music therapist have been featured in "DRUM!" Magazine; in "Preserving Your Memory" Magazine; in the Journal News, on Armand Dimele's, "The Positive Mind," and NPR's "Soundcheck" with John Schaefer.

Marlon is currently the Director of Music Therapy Services at the Ambassador of Scarsdale and an adjunct professor at Suny New Paltz. His non for profit organization, Komitoms, Inc just recently was the recipient of a grant from the Alzheimers Foundation of America.