Marcus Wyatt (born 1971, Port Elizabeth, South Africa), is a South African trumpeter, composer and producer.
Marcus was introduced to music, mostly folk and blues, at a young age as his father was chairman of the local folk club. He was introduced to the trumpet at age eleven and started playing in his school band where he learnt to read and play. He studied classical music and played with orchestras in the Port Elizabeth area. He was called up to the South African Defence Force's Naval Band for National Service and during this time he developed his love for jazz. He furthered his music studies at the University of Cape Town's College of Music. He completed a degree majoring in composition and arrangement. In 2001, Marcus spent a year living in Amsterdam, during this time he met and played with Clarence Beckton, Eric Calmes, Fra Fra Sound, Monica Akihary, Paul Stocker and Bug Band, Sean Bergin, Tzetzepi Band and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Solo albums
- Gathering (2000).
- Africans in Space (2002).
- Language 12 (2006)
- Marcus Wyatt & Language 12, Live @ House of Nsako (2009) DVD
- ZAR (2011)
- Band leader, group project or producer
- Language 12, Language 12 (2006).
- Voice, Quintet Legacy Vol 2 - Songs for our Grandchildren (2003).
- Voice, Quintet Legacy Vol 1(2001).
- Heavy Spirits, Momentum (2001).
- Soloist or sideman
- Pauly Hanmer, Accused no.1/Nelson Mandela (2006).
- Carlo Mombelli, Not So Strange (2006).
- Joe Berry, Makeba Forever (2006).
- Moreira Chonguica, The Moreira Project/The Journey (2006).
- Schalk Joubert, Kayamandi (2006).
- Melissa van der Spuy, The Menu of Love (2006).
- Jessica Wills, Zillion Miles (2006).
- Jimmy Dludlu, Corners of My Soul (2005).
- Alou April, Colourful World (2005).
- Judith Sephuma, New Beginnings (2005).
- Paul Hanmer, Water + Lights (2004).
- MXO, Peace of Mind (2004).
- Kunle, Sincerely Yours (2004).
- Tlale Makhene, The Ascension of the Enlightened (2004).
- Ernie Smith, Lovely things (2003).
- Zim Ngqawana, Vadzimu (2003).
- Andrew Lilley, Rejoicing (2003).
- Rus Nerwich, As Above So Below (2003).
- Musik Ye Afrika, United we Stand (2003).
- Tumi and The Volume, Live at the Bassline (2003).
- Paul Hanmer, Naivasha (2002).
- Hotep Idris Galeta, Malay Tone Poem (2002).
- Prince Kupi, Loxion (2002).
- Alou April, Bringing Joy (2002).
- McCoy Mrubata, Face The Music (2002).
- Carlo Mombelli, When Serious Babies Dance (2002).
- Gito Baloi, Herbs & Roots (2001).
- Ernie Smith, Child of the Light (2001).
- Steve Dyer, Down South in Africa (2000).
- Musa Manzini, New Reflections (2000).
- Paul Hanmer, Playola (2000).
- Sibongile Khumalo, Immortal Secrets (2000).
- Jimmy Dludlu, Essence of Rhythm (1999).
- Nine, Entropy (1998).
- Dave Ledbetter, Scorpio Rising (1997).
- Vusi Mahlasela, Silang Mabele (1997).
- Jimmy Dludlu, Echoes From The Past (1997).
- Blues Broers, Been Around (1996).
- The Truly Fully Hey Shoo Wow Band, The Truly Fully Hey Shoo Wow Band (1996).
- Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Siyamameza (1995).
Sheer Sound's web page on Marcus Wyatt
Marcus Wyatt's Official Web Site