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NYC Singer Marlon Saunders (Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin) Interview

Marlon Saunders is an American singersongwriter and record producer. Marlon teaches at Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU, The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, The Seamless Voice and was 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 was co-founder of The Jazzhole, a New York based band, widely regarded as one of the key members of the acid-jazz movement. 

Marlon toured with Stevie Wonder on The Songs In The Key of Life Tour. He also served as the vocal contractor for Sam Smith, Bastille and most recently new pop/rock band Mondo Cozmo. 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 JacksonLauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Sting, Darius Ruckert, Donald Brown, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Shawn, Nine Inch Nails, Jane SiberryShania TwainVanessa WilliamsJulee Cruise, Sting, Martha Wash, Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osbourne, Tramaine HawkinsPeabo BrysonDance Theatre of Harlem, and Ronald K. Brown.

Interview originally aired on Joe Kelley Radio in 2004.

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