Things are coming full circle for saxophonist, composer, and educator Marcus Elliot, who began giving private saxophone lessons when he was just 14 years old. Newly 30, Elliot is starting a new chapter by releasing his debut album as leader of the Marcus Elliot Trio, along with Chicago native and drummer E. Reid and bassist Brian Juarez from Berkeley, California, who is currently a student at U-M, where he studies privately with Grammy Award winner, Robert Hurst III. Described by The New York Times as “convincing and confident, evolved in touch and tone,” Elliot has been frequently pegged as the next generation of great jazz improvisers. ME3 Trio will perform as part of the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Friday Night Live program and will serve as a release for the ensemble’s newest record, Broken Seeds Vol. 1.