Marcus Parker is a drummer, organist, vocalist, composer and arranger from Washington D.C.
Born into a family of funk legends, Marcus' style is undeniable. Son of funk pioneer, Melvin Parker, Marcus is also inspired by artists such as Will Kennedy, Dennis Chambers and Chris Coleman, Marcus combines his experience from playing in church and directing choirs, drum lines and marching bands, to preach the funk gospel.
He currently plays for Maceo Parker, a funk saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown. Marcus' first and most memorable performance was a sold out show with Prince, and has performed alongside the likes of Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Candy Dulfer, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Roy Hargrove and Ann Nesby. While he is not on tour, he takes the time out to instruct inspiring musicians, as well as working on various independent music projects.
"I want to continue to be the leading force and voice in the funk genre. Because of my lineage, I feel obligated to continue what my father started and pioneer a new way to make it funky, while paying my respects to the foundation."
- Marcus E. Parker 2013.
Drums - Marcus Parker
Bass Guitar - Jack Davies
Music Production - Luke Matthews
Video Production - Phoenix Trinidad (youtube.com/user/pjtrinidad23)
Special thanks to Jeff Consi and Phoebe Trinidad.
Filmed in Victoria, Australia.
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