Marcus Sholar

RnB Soul Jazz Rock Woodwinds

2 Reviews
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I play all four saxes flute clarinet and bass clarinet On tenor and alto sax especially, I play boisterous lyrical solos with a tone that cuts. I hope I can cut solos for you, write new parts or play your parts into tracks for your session. Mainly RnB Soul Rock and Jazz but I can adapt to any situation such as electronic music or world music.Thanks

Sounds like
Stanley Turrentine
Sam Butera
Junior Walker
David Sanborn
Hank Crawford
Chris Potter
Wilton Felder
Stax Records Memphis Horns

classical sensibility
Hubert Laws
Dave Valentin

Soprano Sax:
Wayne Shorter
Dexter Gordon

Baritone Sax:
Ronnie Cuber

classical sensibility

Tenor Sax - Keilwerth sx90R or Conn new wonder 2 silver plate, so the sound has a full balanced timbre , big round low end , screaming altissimo

Tenor sax mouthpiece is a vintage 1970s metal Lawton which is exactly the same as used by Junior Walker or more recently James Carter

Alto Sax - Conn new wonder 2 bare brass, mouthpiece Theo Wanne first generation Durga provides the David Sanborn/Hank Crawford mix of edgy rnb sound

Soprano Sax - Yanigasawa with a C star mouthpiece provides a pure even tone , less edgy

Baritone Sax - Matte finish 2015 Buffet with a SR Tech provides fat tone for rnb or big band but the matte finish allows for scaling back the edge when needed

Performance credits:
Larry Graham
Brian Culbertson
Dave Koz
Carmine Appice
Danny Johnson
Doo Wop Project NYC

Tour credits:
Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd Tribute show)
Blondes Have More Fun (Rod Stewart Tribute Show)
BB King's Blues Club All Stars at Sea (Stax Records/Memphis Horns Tribute)

I use a Samson mic

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Dan Gabel
    by Dan Gabel

    Marcus is a regular member of my vintage-style 18-piece Big Band. He is equally at home in this type of situation as well as soul, R+B, rock, and jazz settings. This is a rare thing, indeed! He is an excellent sideman - shows up on time, prepared, and work well with others.
    As a section player, he has excellent ears, blends well, and understands his role in the larger ensemble.
    As a soloist, Marcus can really get into a vintage groove which is exactly what are music calls for, having also transcribed vintage sax solos. In short, hire Marcus! He's the man.

  2. Review by Shane Wood
    by Shane Wood

    Marcus did an awesome job recording original horn parts and also laid down some great sax solos for the fat city band album. thank you

GenresSounds Like
  • Stanley Turrentine
  • Sam Butera
  • Junior Walker
Gear Highlights
  • Vintage Conn saxophones
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