Grammy and Stellar Award-nominated saxophonist, Marcus Anderson, has released over 15 albums since 2005, charting number one in both categories of Billboard’s Smooth Jazz and Sirius XM’s Watercolors with numerous hits. The Spartanburg, SC native’s 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, among others. Prince also featured Marcus on his last release Hit N Run Phase 2, playing on “Revelation” and “Look at Me Look at You”.
Lalah Hathaway, Eric Benet, Dave Koz, Brian Culbertson, and Jennifer Holiday are a few of the numerous world-renowned artists for whom Anderson has opened, and with whom he has shared the stage. Anderson has become a household name, always delivering inconceivable musicianship when performing for dignitaries or blazing the stage in collaborative effort with artists including Sheila E., Anthony Hamilton, or Miguel.
No matter the location of the venue, supporters travel worldwide to hear Marcus Anderson and his band, “The Creatives”. High-spirited, personable, and electrifying, Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist who gives his all with fervor and passion in every performance. He’s a must-hear at highly recognized festivals such as the Essence Music Festival, Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Fest, and the Jazz Legacy Foundation. He has also appeared with headliners on top-ranking shows like The Tonight Show, Arsenio Hall, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Jimmy Fallon.
Marcus continues to make historic leaps as he lives out his favorite quote, “work smarter not harder”, which was spoken into his life by his father. Anderson has literally taken that leap as he embarked upon his newest endeavor, serving as the Program Director of “L.E.A.P. (Leadership in Entertainment and The Arts Program) with Marcus Anderson” at his alma mater, North Carolina Central University, in Durham, NC. This program offers students the opportunity to apply the wisdom, guidance and experience shared with them from Marcus Anderson and his friends, all of whom have become successful in the arts and entertainment industry, that will empower these students to dream bigger and take a leap into greater!
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Marcus, Why Coffee?
Back in 2012 I found myself working extra hard and needing a pick me up. I needed to get away from energy drinks, so I tried coffee. I instantly became an avid coffee drinker. So much I started writing music about it. This sparked an idea to start a product line. My father taught me, that if you find something that people want or need and you enjoy it you should create that as a source of income, so I did. Thus, we have AND Coffee with many more AND Products to come.