Marc  Cary has been a leader in jazz for decades. As a band leader he’s  released over ten albums pushing boundaries in jazz. He’s worked with  legends like Betty Carter, Abbey Lincoln, Dizzy Gillespie, and Wynton  Marsalis. He’s performed and recorded with modern chanteuses like  Ndegeocello, Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill and Ani Di Franco. In recent years  he’s collaborated with Stephon Harris and Roy Hargrove on a weekly  series called the Harlem Sessions. Visit for his complete bio and discography.

Tinku Bhattacharyya is a powerful advocate for artist rights management  with a PhD from Glasgow University. Raised in Scotland, Tinku rose  quickly in artist management in Glasgow and London. In addition to  managing her husband Marc’s career, she’s currently the manager for  legendary saxophonist Gary Bartz. She’s overseen the careers of dozens  of artists including Grammy nominated group KING, Shuggie Otis, Amp  Fiddler, and Incognito. She speaks passionately about how artists can  navigate through the current music business world by controlling their  metadata and understanding mechanical licensing.

Every musician needs to hear what Tinku has to say. Find out more about her agency Intrinsic Artists on their website:

Marc and Tinku moved to Baltimore a  few months ago to get away from the pandemic in New York. Together they  make the ultimate music power couple. Smarts and talents to spare. This  is a conversation with something for everyone on the scene.

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