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Marcus Sholar / Bio

Born and raised in the Boston area Marcus began his saxophone studies at age 11 and pursued music seriously after winning performance awards with the IAJE Massachusetts high school competitions, district and state. At the University of Miami (FL) Marcus held the Constance Weldon Scholarship where he expanded his studies into clarinet, flute, and bass clarinet. While at UMiami he had the opportunity to share the stage with Kevin Mahogany, Alex Norris and Lisanne Lyons, and studied saxophone with Gary Keller (Frank Sinatra) Mike Brignola (Woody Herman) Tyler Kuebler (Airmen of Note) and Troy Roberts (James Morrison).

Marcus spent his 20s freelancing as a side man in the Philadelphia area and then relocating to Massachusetts to hone his craft aboard cruise ships playing musical theatre and various Las Vegas-style popular music shows backing up entertainers and playing jazz sets in lounges.

November 2013 to January 2015 Marcus left cruises to perform with the band Phunk Shui playing the Bellini Lounge at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel located in Macau, China. Also in Macau Marcus performed Rod Stewart hit 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy' sharing the stage with The Rod Experience, made of former members of The Rod Stewart Group , Carmine Appice (Jeff Beck), Danny Johnson (Steppenwolf), Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith) Alan St. John (Alice Cooper) Rick St. James (Fleetwood Mac) and Kenny Aaronson (Billy Idol) for 5 nights at the Bellini Lounge in the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel.

In May 2015 he played a stint with the critically acclaimed Brit Floyd - The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Tribute touring the east coast US for a month. That summer he continued with freelancing in Massachusetts and joining up with Seth Burkhart 4.

Catch him around New England playing jazz fusion and R&B instrumentals with quartet Seth Burkhart 4 and 7-piece original group The Fat City Band playing Blues, Rock, Jump Swing, New Orleans and 50's R&B.

General Info

Band Members
Marcus Sholar
Artist Name
Marcus Sholar
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/marcusonsax
Genres
R&B/Soul / Rock, Jazz / Freelance Saxophonist

Contact Info

Location
Medford, MA

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