A Cool Jazz Conversation with Saxophonist Marcus Anderson

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Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com At the age of 24, saxophone prodigy and vocalist, Marcus Anderson, electrifies stages with an unmatchable energy and an intoxicating sound that exceeds well beyond his years. Anderson's debut album "My Turn" is an upbeat collection of soulful R&B moods, ranging from bold jazz grooves to romantic ballads. Anderson, still a jazz studies student at North Carolina Central University, is also a member of the program's world-renowned Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Ira Wiggins. Anderson has auditioned for and been a part of the HBCU National All-Star Band for 3 consecutive years on tenor saxophone. Anderson has also already had the chance to play with or along side many of his musical influences and share the stage while touring with jazz pianist Marcus Johnson and performing with Bob Baldwin, Wynton Marsalis, Bradford Marsalis, Ledisi, Kenny Navarro, Alex Bugnon, Mike Phillips, Eric Darius, Norman Brown, Brian Culberson and Kevin Griffin. Anderson has also shared the stage with Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, George Duke, Everette Harp, David Dyson, Chip Shearin, and Layla Hathaway, just to name a few.

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