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Memphis, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Memphis, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Jazz Hip Hop




"Out the box"

"Growing up in Memphis..you hear a lot of different types of music but you only have a few who step outside the box and just do what they love" - DJ Fresh

"Talent, compassion"

"Talent, compassion, and an exceptional ear for music make this man not only a great catch, but a great listen." - Alexandria Bryd

"Boyd's mixtape successfully bridges the gap between hip-hop, soul, and jazz"

"Boyd's mixtape successfully bridges the gap between hip-hop, soul, and jazz, three related genres that don't often get to play together. The musical skill and deft song selection show that the idea of a jazz or saxophone mixtape is innovative and daring, ensuring that no one will view this work as a novelty or gimmick. Rhythm and Jazz: The Unthinkable is a brilliant, soulful collection that will hopefully introduce everyone to the sounds of Marque Boyd." - Markus Seaberry

"I have fell into the wonderful world of Jazz"

"There is no way I can deny good music, and my ears never exclude any genre. I have fell into the wonderful world of Jazz. The music is so soothing and it really touches the soul. I love it when I meet young men that inspire to be the greatest in other genres of music. It’s very rare that you come across those men, but Sounds of Marqué made me follow the sound waves of his saxophone and introduced me to a new experience." - Monica Banks


Rhythm & Jazz: The Unthinkable - 2010
QUÉludes: Music. Drugs. Addiction. - 2012



It's his fresh approach to jazz that will capture your attention.  There are artists who play, and then there are artists that speak to your soul.  Far more than an entertainer, the signature sounds of Marqué will be your tour guide to an unforgettable experience.  Thirty-one year old Marqué will stir your love for great music with his smooth yet soulful approach to jazz music.

​The 2010 release of Marqué’s debut mixtape, Rhythm & Jazz: The Unthinkable, was the launch of his solo career. A compilation of hip-hop, R&B, and soul cover tracks, Marqué was finally able to introduce his enticing versatility. The mixtape created quite a buzz and left many wanting to hear more from this budding jazz artist.  In 2012, he released his completely original sophomore album, QUÉludes: Music. Drugs. Addiction.  Coupled with spoken word and live instrumentation, QUÉludes fully captured his distinct, new sound. Through his innovative way of producing jazz music, Marqué is seeking to bridge the gap between today’s hip-hop and yesterday’s jazz.

From 2013 to 2015, Marqué performed with the BB Kings All Star Band aboard the Holland America cruise line, where he toured the European, Caribbean, and Mediterranean Seas.  Traveling the world has always been a goal.  Now that he has gotten a taste of those cultures – and they have partaken of his soulful sounds – Marqué has returned home, ready to transform more dreams into reality.

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