What I do
Adjunct Faculty, Drum Set; Director, Drum Set Studies
Marlier has performed and recorded with countless artists and musicians, including Dave Grusin, Nelson Rangell, Benny Golson, Bobby Shew, Rob Mullins, the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra, Lee Ritenour and Stanley Jordan. He is the staff drummer at the annual Conference on World Affairs held at CU and also at Mile Hi Church in Lakewood. Marlier was the featured drummer at the Buddy Rich Memorial Concert presented by the Gift of Jazz in 2009 and presented a clinic and masterclass at a Gospel Chops seminar in Taipai, Taiwan in 2014. In May, he was part of a musical humanitarian outreach at the Ritsona refugee camp in Greece. He maintains a vigorous recording schedule, as well as a private teaching studio, and often can be found adjudicating jazz festivals across the nation.
As a teacher, he strives to share his vast playing experience with his students, creating a curriculum that is engaging and diverse. Marlier is married to Melody Chang, and has two daughters, Britt and Milena, and a grandson, Rilan.