Marcus Click

Marcus Click

BandJazzGospel

Biography

A Native of the Bluegrass State, Marcus Click was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Born into an active family (music and sports), Marcus first expressed his initial instrument of choice, the flute. His interest later changed to the saxophone when he was impressed with the late Grover Washington, Jr. and a Miss America Beauty Pageant Contestant, he saw on television. It was the next flute class that Marcus’ notified his instructor of his desire to play the alto sax. Marcus would later play and travel with the Elementary and Jr. High School Bands to various concerts and competitions, not to mention Marcus’ All-State Football Career in high school and a short-lived professional career.

After high school, Marcus committed over 10 years of his young life to the U.S. Navy. During this time, his love for jazz grew by listening to the likes of Kirk Whalum, Marion Meadows, Najee, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, the late Art Porter & George Howard. Then Marcus began playing at functions while still serving in the Armed Forces. “I became truly inspired by a phone call in 1993 from the late George Howard and correspondence from Dave Koz in 1991. “I would listen to songs by Gerald Albright, such as, “Bermuda Nights”, notably because of the great degree of expression. I would listen and listen and finally I learned to play it, not realizing I had a gift of playing by ear.” After the inspiration of many musicians, it was a music shop, where routine maintenance would be conducted on his sax that inspired him to play for the Lord. So, Contemporary Gospel Jazz became apart of his genre of choice as well.

In 1998, while attending Graduate School, Marcus met Bruce Allen, a professional recording artist/co-founder of Allen & Allen, two-time Stellar Award Winner for Gospel Jazz. Bruce’s encouragement motived Marcus to stay with it. Then in 2001, Marcus performed for Rebbie Jackson (sister of Jackson 5) and family during a weekend show in Las Vegas. In summer of 2003, Saxophonist / Recording Artist Mel Holder, who has performed with the National Gospel Artist, Donnie McClurkin, was placed in the path of Marcus to play as a sax duet, during an International Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

Since then, Marcus has continued to travel and play locally in Jacksonville, Florida. In 2004, his schedule has consisted of playing for an annual Praise Extravaganza, Jacksonville Jazz Fest and personally meeting saxophonist Gerald Albright while on his Groovin’ for Grover Tour, to commemorate the late Grover Washington, Jr. and Marion Meadows. Najee would even contact Marcus lending his support on his debut project Movin’.

Marcus is due to release on his debut project titled Movin’, under the Seventh Realm Entertainment Record Label. To find out more about Marcus Click, please visit his website at www.marcusclick.com or mail: Marcus Click, P.O. Box 8143, Jacksonville, Fl 32239 - email: mclick@comcast.net.

Discography

Movin' - 2004

Set List

Songs:

1. Movin'
2. Smooth Ride
3. Now's the Time (Instrumental)
4. Press On
5. Turnaround
6. Jazz Pazzazz
7. Now's the Time
8. Meditate
9. Movin' outro