Marcus Joseph

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Marcus Joseph

Marcus Joseph was classically trained on the clarinet from age seven, taking his ABRSM grades up to Grade 8 in school. He has played in various Leicestershire Arts county bands and orchestras. A brief stint in a hip-hop group as a DJ and MC resulted in airplay on BBC1 Xtra, but after attending a jazz workshop in London Marcus was inspired to pick up the saxophone full time and studied in Leeds, London and New Orleans. Marcus’s childhood experience as the only African-Caribbean boy playing a classical instrument in ensembles later developed a passion for working with youth to cultivate interest in live music and musicianship. Marcus is currently freelancing as a saxophonist; teaching, composing and developing his own unique sound: a warm fusion of Jazz, reggae, hip-hop and contemporary music. Marcus’s debut E.P & music video is out now on BandCamp & YouTube.