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Marcel and Beyond the Sun / Bio

Marcel & Beyond the Sun is a Contemporary Jazz Quartet, playing Concerts, Shows, Festivals and Clubs throughout the United States and Europe. They have appeared on ABC, CBS and NBC and their music has been used on American Airlines and Delta onboard jazz radio and has been licensed to the Independent Coffee Network and Whole Foods Markets. Their show includes B3 Organ,jazz vocals and rhythmic middle eastern grooves and many originals.
Beyond the Sun's shows and concerts have a contemporized edge with use of multimedia and vocalists. Beyond the Sun is a well-rehearsed show performing to small and large audiences and is well received and has been used for corporate events as well as private Jazz Parties.
Marcel, drummer and producer of BEYOND THE SUN , has put together a show that has specific themes for seasonal performances and can be customized as well for special events. Their music is from their recordings, some original and many classic jazz sounds, sometimes during bigger shows and upon request, they are using special lighting and multimedia video during their performance; it makes a BEYOND THE SUN show an exciting audience experience.
The Shows: Quintet - Keyboards/Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals. Organ Trio: B3 Organ, Guitar, Drums

About Marcel:

Recording Artist and Motivational Speaker, Producer,Drummer, Composer
Marcel P. Blanchet

While studying at Berklee College of Music, he became involved in and studied Commercial Jingle writing. He began working with the television station WJAR TV 10 in Providence Rhode Island, writing jingle and news intros, and recording commercial spots. This led him down the road to recording drums and percussion for others, including touring and playing drums in the Broadway shows, Ain 't Misbehavin ', Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat and ElJohn a Tribute to Elvis. After moving to Florida and getting involved with CBS and the Miami sound in the early 1980s, he started recording and performing with CBS recording artist, Richard Williams and MCA recording artist Tony Chance. Working with Eddie Fisher, the Ink Spots, The Platters and playing shows, night clubs, concert halls and going on the road touring with many touring acts and shows. Marcel landed in Nashville, Tennessee, where he continued recording jingles, Radio and TV commercials sound tracks and production music used in documentaries and corporate presentations and started to work with SONY Tree Productions, “I was recording for songwriters who wanted to land their own recording deals". Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, works include Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack and Blake Shelton and many others.
Marcel is now in demand as a drum clinician motivational speaker.
Endorsed by SPAUN drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Amedia Hand Hammered Turkish Cymbals, PEACE drums and percussion, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Prentice Practice Pads and Billdidit Coady Clutch. Marcel is known as an expert in the field, he demonstrates new drum and percussion products and uses his drumming skills to motivate his audiences to keep on striving for greater accomplishments. Sharing his story and lessons learned with audiences of all ages, he strengthens attitudes and helps build creativity.

General Info

Band Members
Andrew Schoenfeld, Neddy Smith, Marcel P. Blanchet, Jennifer Somo, Mike Dunham
Artist Name
Marcel and Beyond the Sun
Profile Page
Active Since
Jazz / Jam / Latin

Contact Info

Branford, CT
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