Among many European musicians she has been working with can be mentioned John Tchaicai, Pierre Dørge/New Jungle Orchestra (several records on Steeplechase), Thomas Clausen, NHØP, Jon Balke (CD: ECM 1517), Bob Stensson/Rena Rama, Palle Mikkelborg, Kenneth Knudsen, Irene Schweizer, Lindsay Cooper, Peter Kowald, Arild Andersen, Andreas Vollenweider, Christy Doran, Charlie Mariano and Jasper Van't Hof (CD: LIP 890082).
As a composer Marilyn Mazur has regularly been subsidised by the National Art Foundation. She also received prizes and grants from various other Danish organisations.
In the beginning of 1985 she participated in the recording of Palle Mikkelborg's Aura (CBS 463 351-2) with Miles Davis, who a few months later hired her for his band with which she toured for long periods in most of the world. She also toured with Gil Evans Orch. in 1986 (album: Gil Evans/Laurent Cugny, Rhythm-a-ning, Emarcy), and did a world-tour with Wayne Shorter in 1987.
In 1989 Marilyn Mazur decided to leave the Miles Davis band in order to concentrate on creating concepts, music and the 7-piece international orchestra Future Song, which is now her main group (new CD, Small Labyrinths, released on ECM, March 97). This group does many special projects, i.e. with dancers and choir, but especially is characterized by very colorful concerts.
In 1989, '90 and '95 the America Down Beat magazine had Marilyn Mazur selected as a percussion-"talent deserving wider recognition", in their critics poll.
In 1990 her most important activity was giving birth to her son, Fabian.
In 1991 she joined Jan Garbarek Group, with whom she tours extensively (CDs: ECM 1500 and 1585).
Besided this group and Future Song, she is very active with composing and doing own projects, some examples being: writing and conducting an hour-jong suite "City-Dance" for a 40-piece mixed orchestra at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival '89; Pulse Unit, a 9-piece ensemble put together for the Jazzpar Prize concets 1994 (CD: Circular Chant, STCD 4200); Sofia's Stemmmer, a church-concert for 3 voices, childrens choir, percussion and organ for Copenhagen-culture-city 1996; conducting her newest music with Brande International Music Workshop 96; childrens concerts and various smaller settings.
Marilyn Mazur likes when music is telepathic, surprising, emotional, warm and alive, to reach from the softest lyrical touch and mysterious grooves to powerful wild energy.