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Marlon Saunders

Marlon Saunders

Marlon Saunders


Marlon Saunders is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. A former 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 Enter My Mind. Marlon continues to write, sing and produce with Jazzhole, a New York based band, widely regarded as one of the key members of the acid-jazz movement. Marlon also co founded the Afrocentric soul-jazz vocal ensemble Sepia Read more on Last.fm
Marlon Saunders is an American singer, songwriter and record producer. A former 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 Enter My Mind. Marlon continues to write, sing and produce with Jazzhole, a New York based band, widely regarded as one of the key members of the acid-jazz movement. Marlon also co founded the Afrocentric soul-jazz vocal ensemble Sepia, known throughout the world for their soul-stirring lyrics and beautiful harmonies.

He co-produced and co-wrote Love 360, the debut jazzy soul project from April Hill released in fall of 2007 and produced Gemma Genazzano's 2009 critically acclaimed recording, Si Me Quieres, If You Love Me. His soul recording, Beautiful Design, was released in May 2012. Marlon most recently composed the music for OBEA's multi media work, Grown Past You. The group's first release is an artistic representation of unrequited love and features the beautiful voice of April Hill delivering Stephen Early Jordan II's powerful spoken word lyrics over an industrial musical backdrop.

The well-received video features the works of the talented fashion designer, Oneal Wyche. Marlon toured with Stevie Wonder on The Songs In The Key of Life Tour. He also served as the vocal contractor for Sam Smith and Bastille. Marlon has toured with Bobby McFerrin as a member of his vocal group, Voicestra. As a session and touring singer, he has worked with a variety of artists such as Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Sting, Darius Ruckert, Donald Brown, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Shawn, Nine Inch Nails, Jane Siberry, Shania Twain, Vanessa Williams, Julee Cruise, Sting, Martha Wash, 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. Marlon 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 appears as the Calypso Singer in the popular Disney film, Enchanted.

Marlon sings the Academy Award-nominated song, "That's How You Know" with Amy Adams, who appears in the role of Giselle. The song also received best-song nominations at the Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards. Marlon also performed "That's How You Know" live at the 80th Annual Academy Awards with Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth. Read more on Last.fm.

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