skip navigation | text only | accessibility | site map

Indigenous People

Pianist, producer/composer Marc Cary was born in New York City in 1967 but raised in Chocolate City. His parents are musician/artists: his father is a percussionist, his mother a cellist/painter who also crafts jewelry. Cary studied cello, trumpet and drums, a natural progression for a member of a musical family. ôMy great-grandmother, Mae York Smith,ö Cary Says, ôused to play piano in theaters accompanying silent movies. She used to play duets with Eubie Blake where they would switch up left hand/right hand.

Additional Resources