SAXOPHONIST - Marcus Anderson

 

 

 

 

Home Base:  Raleigh, NC

Music Style:  Contemporary Jazz

Booking Contact:

Major Scale Management 

Gina McCain / 703-930-4594

MARCUS ANDERSON

The Grammy and Stellar Award Nominated artist is an incredible act and one worth watching, saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars. With 13 studio albums on his list of accomplishments, the fusion jazz artist brings R&B, Pop, Rock and Funk to make music that puts listeners in another atmosphere. Charting number one in both categories of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors with numerous hits the Spartanburg, SC native is delivering major music in a humble way. His work with the late Prince and the New Power Generation led him to join stages with the likes of CeeLo Green, Judith Hill, Stevie Wonder, and Liv Warfield just to name a few, where he had become a key contributor in these touring band. Prince also featured Marcus on his last release Hit N Run Phase 2, playing on “Revelation” and “Look at Me Look at You”.

Anderson is an act that puts on a show for and with household names. Whether he is performing for dignitaries such as President Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson and Hillary Clinton or blazing the stage with Sheila E., Anthony Hamilton or Miguel in a collaborative effort, Anderson is always the man of the hour, delivering stellar musicianship every time. Stevie Wonder, CeeLo Green, Lailah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Brian Culbertson, Jennifer Holiday are just a few out of the numerous world-renowned artists that Anderson has opened for and with whom he has shared the stage.

Both near and far, audiences of all musical tastes have made their way to hear Marcus Anderson and his band “The Creatives”. He and his band present a show in which no other instrumentalist has ever brought to the stage. High-spirited and welcoming, Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist who is not afraid of “giving it his all” He’s a fan-favorite at highly recognized festivals such as Essence Music Festival, Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Fest and many more. He has also appeared with headliners on top-ranking shows like The Tonight Show, Arsenio Hall, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Jimmy Fallon.

With seven years of experience in the coffee industry, Anderson organized the first Jazz AND Coffee Festival in Asheville, NC. The event has evolved and is currently hosted in collaboration with his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, situated in Durham, NC. Additionally, in a groundbreaking venture, Marcus ventured into the realms of comics and animation, solidifying his position as the first jazz artist to create both a comic book and cartoon animation, thereby making history in the process.

Anderson’s Favorite quote given to him by his dad is “work smarter not harder”. For more information visit marcusanderson.net

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

  • Arizona Jazz Festival - Phoenix, AZ
  • Dave Koz Cruise - Various
  • Brian Culbertson's Jazz Getaway - Napa, CA
  • Marcus Anderson's Jazz AND Coffee Escape - Durham, NC
  • Smooth Jazz Chicago - Chicago, IL
  • Jazz Legacy - Hampton, VA
  • Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival - Portugal, Spain
  • Brian Culbertson's Jazz Getaway - New Orleans, LA
  • Seabreeze Jazz Festival - Panama City Beach, FL
  • Berks Jazz Festival - Reading, PA
  • Brian Culbertson's Jazz Getaway - Chicago, IL
  • Lake Arbor Jazz Festival - Mechanicsville, VA
  • Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Series - Melbourne, FL
  • Middle C Jazz - Charlotte, NC
  • St. James Live! - Atlanta, GA
  • Tin Pan - Richmond, VA
  • Mallorca Smooth Jazz Festival – Mallorca, Spain
  • Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival - Catalina, CA
  • Spaghettini's - Long Beach, CA
  • The Perfect Note - Hoover, AL

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