Chuck Marohnic brings that wonderful combination of jazz artistry and authentic worship to his music ministry at the Scottsdale Congregational UCC. His capacity to lead, to support, and to enhance the movement and rhythm of worship brings the liturgy to a full-voiced praise of God. In Chuck Marohnic music art and the liturgy are one.
Coordinator of the Network for the Study of U.S. Lifestyles
Author of: The Spectacle of Worship in a Wired World
What really impresses me about Chuck Marohnic is not only his extraordinary musicianship, but the way he combines his musical gifts with a solid - even inspired - sense of worship aesthetics. Chuck worships as he plays, and plays as he worships. Anymore, I don't even think of Chuck as a pianist. He himself is an instrument. God plays through him, and does so in ways that open us up more fully to God's Presence, inspiring us to both higher and deeper levels of worship.
Rev. Eric E. Elnes, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor Countryside Community ChurchOmaha, NE.
Chuck Marohnic is much, much more than a terrific jazz pianist and band leader/educator. He turns his art into corporate worship. The liturgical result of his committed Christian creativity is not a weekly showpiece, but, rather, the foundation of the finest innovative worship experiences I have ever known.
Eugene L. Lowry
Wm. K. McElvaney Professor of Preaching Emeritus Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Mo.
Chuck Marohnic is God's minister whose music resonates gospel brio with holy ardor and elan. Chuck's musical disciplines and imagination set him free to soar and take audiences and congregations with him.
Rev. Edwin Grant
Pastor EmeritusUnited Methodist Church
Marohnic's playing is marked by his clarity of voicing and musical purpose. His respect for both tradition and his own vision puts him at the forefront of contemporary pianists.
This extraordinary trio could become the standard of interactive mastery in this decade.
Marohnic's ingenious changes and arrangements are not to be overlooked.
Rolling Stone Magazine
Chuck Marohnic belies the sophomoric adage that those who can, do, while those who can't, teach.
Marohnic's solo piano piece is worth the price of the entire CD.
International Trumpet Journal
Marohnic achieves an exceptional agenda of gorgeous music.
Jazz Educator's Journal
Chuck Marohnic plays music that is familiar, almost scholarly so, and which manages to be both fresh and personal.
Chuck Marohnic exhibits an extrapolative linear approach and a free flowing conception. His trio playing creates the kind of interplay and lyrical impressionism found in the Evans Village Vanguard sessions.
Chuck Marohnic is a truly original voice and you are going to love what he has to say. His music is high art which will challenge and delight, a feast of color and nuance that is as beautiful as it is exciting.