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Q Sound

New York City, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

New York City, NY | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Jazz R&B




"Clip: Q Sound ‘Duel Citizenship (Short film: Part 1)’"

Q Sound aka Marques Young is a man of many great talents. He is best known as a trombonist, and he also plays the role of a bandleader, singer-songwriter and composer. You would probably recognise this American based in Kuala Lumpur now from local R&B and jazz band Bassment Syndicate. Since moving to KL in 2009, he has helped build the jazz music scene around the Southeast Asia region including sold out shows at Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, so you don’t want to mess with this one.

He is stepping out on his own as Q Sound and just treated us with the first video for ‘Duel Citizenship’ from his upcoming EP of the same title. The beautiful 7:31 minutes video shot by the amazing Al Ibrahim sees the trombonist performing with his band, making music in his studio room and even a plot with a girl he is seeing in the video. This first part of the short film series is Q Sound’s story on the topics of love, loss and jazz music he has faced in recent years. It’s a reminder to all of us that we are faced with highs and lows in our everyday life, but it is the journey that matters.

Even if you don’t understand jazz, you can feel actually feel the love and pain the song takes you, because it is true what they say. Music is a universal language. We are super excited to see Q Sound’s solo venture take off. In the meantime, press play and put this on repeat to help you get through the week. - GUMBALL

"Short Film: Q Sound - Duel Citizenship (Part 1)"

This is the first installment and official music video for Q Sound’s upcoming EP, Duel Citizenship. It was inspired by love, loss and jazz music. The content of this short film will consist of many questions, fears, or predicaments that the artist has faced in the recent years in learning how to better navigate through love.

With any true love, there must be some conflict. This conflict is necessary to remind you in the worst of times, why you chose or don’t chose to take this path. This is our journey through a life of love. Jumping into any sort of madness, rushing to conclusions, searching or assuring trust, while fulfilling a cosmic need to feel connected. - Channel 88



Since wrapping up his 7-year career with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in late 2015, the former Principal Trombone is now ready to take the music world by storm. With his rich experience of composing and performing music from his favourite genres; jazz, R&B, hiphop, electro, soul, funk and classical music, audiences can expect nothing less than talent, skill and continuos evolution from Q Sound

Since moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2009 from New York, Q Sound or better known as Marques Young has profoundly contributed to the development of the growing jazz culture in SoutheastAsia. Through his bands 'Q Sound Band' and the 'Bassment Syndicate', he has led numerous performances at jazz venues throughout the region, including sold-out performances at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas as part of DFP’s Happy Hour Series. He’s also initiated several educational projects where he has had the opportunity to mentor outstanding young jazz musicians. Among these projects, the Jazz Camp at DFP, mentored by Marques and a number of young jazz stars from New York City, resulted in his appointment as artistic director of the Encounter Jazz Program.

Marques began his musical studies at age twelve with the euphonium under the direction of Gordon Manley. At sixteen, he was also playing trombone, and in 2001 was accepted into Arkansas Tech University School of Music, studying under Dr. Will Kimball. During his undergraduate studies, he received numerous awards and honors, including an invitation to the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Solo Competition, where he was awarded second place.

In 2003, Marques began his studies at the Juilliard School under Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic. During his orchestral training at Juilliard, Marques found continued success in solo competitions. In 2005, he won the Frank Smith International Trombone Solo competition, and in 2006 won both The Eastern Trombone Solo Competition and The International Trombone Association’s Van Haney Orchestral Solo Competition. At Juilliard, he was a member of the award winning Trombone Ensemble “Dease Bones” and The Lionshead Brass Quintet. During his time in New York, Marques was also invited to perform with the American Brass Quintet, Buffalo Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic.

In 2008, Marques was accepted into the Jazz Studies Program and received private instruction under Jazz Greats, Wycliffe Gordon, Steve Turre, Ron Blake, and Carl Allen. He has also had the honor and privilege of performing and sharing the stage with a wide range of jazz legends, including Benny Golson, Paquito D’ Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, Randy Brecker, Terri Lyne Carrington, Adam Rogers, Gil Goldstein, Helen Sung, Paulette McWilliams, Eddie Henderson, James Morrison, Marvin Stamm, Wycliffe Gordon, Benny Green, Buster Williams, Chris Botti, Victor Lewis, Clifford Adams, Christian Jacob, Gerald Wilson, Sheila Majid, Victor Goines, Maria Schneider, Valery Ponomarev Lew Soloff. He has also performed with Lala Hathaway, The Clark Sisters, Cheryl “Pepsi” Riley, Kim Davis, and Milo Z. Marques was a member of the West Village All-Star band “The UnionN,” led by Elan Lanier.

Currently residing in both Malaysia and New York, Q Sound when not performing classic symphonic repertoire with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, can be found on stages with the Patrick Terbrack Quintet, Eleven Fela Orchestra, Najwa Mahiaddin, The Juny Brothers as well as Bassment Syndicate or in festivals in the region and beyond as a Thein performing artist.

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