Marcus Monteiro Quartet

Marcus Monteiro Quartet

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This group is a collaboration of Funk, Electronica, and Jazz to make people dance. We are the funky intellectual dance ambassadors. We play originals as well as some covers (done our own way) with plenty of grooving improvisation.

Biography

The Marcus Monteiro Quartet is a South Coast favorite with a sound that defies definition and appeals to fans of jazz, funk, rock, fusion, blues, and dance. MM4 has been playing for five years in a variety of New England venues, including Copperfield’s in Boston, MA, The Middle East in Cambridge, MA, The Alehouse of Portland, ME, and The Galapagos Art Space in New York City. MM4 also performs regular gigs at The Bridge Street Station in Fairhaven, MA and The Catwalk in New Bedford, MA. Recently, the group made a return trip to perform in Quebec City, Canada, urged back by popular demand. Currently associated with The Whaling City Sound label, our musicians have a combined performance history spanning two decades: Marcus Monteiro, saxophonist of 14 years, leader of MM4 and saxophonist for The New Image Band, has performed with Mike Jupin, bass player of 13 years in a variety of bands including Gala Jive Jut and Grand Army. Drummer Peter Antunes, whose hands and feet defy the laws of nature to bring the band’s musical pulse to climactic levels, also performed with Monteiro and Jupin in Gala Jive Jut from 2000 to 2003. A life-long percussionist, Antunes was the Section Leader of The Cadets of Bergin County from 1997-1998 before pursuing more expressive musical styles. Rounding out this Quartet is Jim Robitaille, award winner of the 9th Annual Thelonious Monk Composers Competition, who brings over 20 years of guitar experience to MM4 from performances and recordings with The Jim Robitaille Group, The Dancing Dogs, Rick Frank, and Matt Richard. When combined, the mastery and talents of these four musicians blend into an extraordinary experience that will enthrall audiences and have them wanting “one more song.”

Discography

Marcus Monteiro Quartet: MM4
Marcus Monteiro Quartet: Live at Bridge Street Station

Set List

Our typical set lists cover many genres depending upon which venue we are performing in. If we are playing a mostly Electronica venue we will play a lot of house and Drum n Bass grooves whereas if we are playing in Scullers Jazz Club in Boston we will play more Jazzy arrangements;

Our Cover tunes range from Hip-Hop to House to Country.(depending on venue of course)

Micheal Jackson-Billie Jean
Alliyah- Are you that somebody

to a rockin' nintendo cover of MEGAMAN 2