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About Marcus Anderson
About Marcus Anderson
Marcus Anderson is a literal child prodigy, having been reared in a house as the youngest of seven children. He grew up performing and singing in church, learned the saxophone as a young teen and never looked back.
Anderson's success came early as a member of the All-State High School Jazz Ensemble for South Carolina. He went on to study jazz at North Carolina Central University, was a member of the world renowned Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Ira Wiggins, and also studied with the likes of Branford Marsalis and Gospel saxophonist Donald Hayes. It was obvious to all who knew him that Anderson had a gift, and he proved it by receiving the Chancellor's Award three years straight, performing for Jesse Jackson and Hillary Clinton, and becoming a member of the HBCU All-Star Jazz Ensemble as 1st Tenor Sax for three consecutive years.
Anderson has been putting out albums since the release of his 2005 debut "My Turn," but his big breakthrough in jazz came in 2009 when he won the Capital Jazz fest Challenge. Since then he has toured with Prince, opened for or played with everyone from Ledisi and Lalah Hathaway to Peter White and George Duke, and earned strong airplay for the tracks "Karsen's Song" and "Sparkle City,' written about his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina.
In 2011, Anderson captured the North Carolina Gospel Announcers Prestige Award for Gospel Jazz Artist of the Year. Around the same time he released his third record, "NOW," that managed to cross R&B, pop and jazz boundaries. Anderson is currently performing as both a solo artist and with PRINCE and the New Power Generation, and recently celebrated the release of "Style Meets Substance."
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Marcus Anderson Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 09/20/2014 Rosemont Il 60018 Montrose Room - Hotel InterContinental O'Hare 07/04/2014 New Orleans LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome 06/08/2014 Jacksonville Beach FL Sea Walk Pavilion 05/28/2014 Cary NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre 03/22/2014 Seal Beach CA Spaghettini Grill and Jazz Club 03/15/2014 New York NY Houndstooth Pub
Marcus Anderson Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/29/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 12/28/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 12/27/2013 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena