Marlon Saunders

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Marlon Saunders
Origin Chestertown, Maryland, United States
Genres R&B, Soul
Labels Black Honey Records, Beave Music, Mesa/Bluemoon
Website Official Site

Marlon Saunders is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. A professor of voice at Berklee College of Music, Marlon has two solo recordings on his independent label, Black Honey Records: the improvisational A Groove So Deep: The Live Sessions and 2003's critically acclaimed Enter My Mind. Marlon continues to write, sing and produce with the acclaimed acid-jazz band, Jazzhole. He co-produced and co-wrote Love 360, the debut jazzy soul project from April Hill released in fall of 2007. His own highly anticipated new soul recording, Birth of Revelation, was released later this year.

As a session and touring singer, Marlon has toured with Bobby McFerrin as a member of his world-renowned vocal group, Voicestra. He has shared the stage with the incredible jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves, recorded/toured with Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Shawn Colvin, Nine Inch Nails, Billy Joel, Jane Siberry, Shania Twain, Vanessa Williams, Julee Cruise, Sting, Martha Wash, Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osbourne, Tramaine Hawkins, Peabo Bryson, Dance Theatre of Harlem, and Ronald K. Brown.

His song "The Beginning of Never" has appeared on the Soul Lounge compilation, which featured artists such as Antionque, Nuwamba, Eric Roberson, Conya Doss, and others.[1]

He has contributed to the video game scene as well, particularly games made by Sega. He is best known for doing vocals on both versions of Knuckles' theme, "Unknown From M.E." in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2. Marlon also performs on the soundtrack to the Burning Rangers game, singing one of the ending songs, "We are Burning Rangers". He also performed a Christmas a cappella version of "Dreams Dreams", the theme from Nights into Dreams, with a small vocal ensemble that can be heard during the ending credits of Christmas Nights as well as on its soundtrack.

Marlon recently had a brief appearance in the film Enchanted as a calypso singer who sings "That's How You Know" with Amy Adams.

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

  • Enter My Mind (2003)
  • A Groove So Deep (2005)

Jazzhole albums[edit]

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