Live from the Fenway – Marcus Anderson
Don’t miss Fenway Hotel’s Jazz Summer Concert Series! Hot jazz, cool ballroom, delicious dinner. It’s sure to be swinging!
Marcus Anderson, a South Carolina native, is from a large musical family of seven siblings with him being the youngest. Growing up, both of his parents sung regularly, but it was his father who introduced him to Jazz, which has become his passion. Aware of his natural talent, his parents nurtured his musicality, and he began performing in church with his older brothers. He graduated from Dorman High School in Roebuck, SC and after graduation, he continued his jazz studies at North Carolina Central University. There he was a member of the program’s world-renowned Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Ira Wiggins. He studied with Branford Marsalis and Gospel Saxophonist, Donald Hayes for several years.
With 10 studio albums on his list of accomplishments, the fusion jazz artist brings R&B, Pop, Rock, Latin 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 his exceptional hit “A Cup Of Joe” from the album AND Coffee 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. Lailah Hathaway, Esperanza Spaulding, George Duke, 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.
High-spirited and welcoming, Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist who is not afraid of “showing out” He’s a fan-favorite at highly recognized festivals such as Essence Music Festival, Catalina Island Jazz Trax Festival 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.
An incredible act and one worth watching, saxophonist Marcus Anderson is the golden child shining among stars, and you can catch him “live” from the Fenway on Sunday, July 28th, at a concert that includes a three-course dinner in the Caladesi Ballroom. Buy tickets here!