Marcus Wyatt

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Marcus Wyatt, mœrs festival 2010

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.

Discography[edit]

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

References[edit]

Sheer Sound's web page on Marcus Wyatt

Marcus Wyatt's Official Web Site