Praised as being a “force to be reckoned with” by Shaquille O'Neal, saxophonist Marcus Monteiro continues to impress his audience with intensity, interpretation and consummate improvisational skills. In recent years, Marcus has shared the stage with The O’Jays, The Rebirth Brass Band, George Clinton, Tavares and Cirque du Soleil among many others. Marcus has also traveled throughout the world performing in jazz festivals in Cape Verde, Panama, Canada and countless other festivals throughout the United States.
In addition to his performing career, Marcus has released three recordings as a leader and his expertise is displayed on over two-dozen projects as a sideman. Marcus’ music has been featured on many radio stations with the release of his 2017 album “Another Part of Me” which charted in the Billboard top 50 jazz albums for numerous weeks.
Monteiro received his degree in music (B.M.) from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he studied with Santi Debriano, Rick Britto and Royal Hartigan. After graduating, his fascination with jazz and improvisation continued, leading him to develop original music materials for ear training, improvisation and eventually publish a book about sight-reading.
Marcus now lives in the small ocean side town of Marion, Massachusetts with his family teaching privately to a wide range of students and skill levels. He is still traveling and performing with many groups across a diverse spectrum of musical genres. One thing is for certain; he always leaves his audiences wanting “one more song!”
Mr. Monteiro performed in our October 20, 2019 concert, "All That Jazz".