Marion jazz saxophonist to take center stage at Tri-County Symphonic band concert

Oct 3, 2019

MARION — Marcus Monteiro has put his musical talents to good use in Marion for a long time.

The Marion native and jazz saxophonist attended Sippican School and graduated Old Rochester Regional High School. He then studied music at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

He still lives in Marion today, but his music has brought him all over the world, from Cape Verde, Panama and Canada to numerous jazz festivals in the US. When in Marion, he teaches students there, focusing his lessons on ear training and sight reading.

Monteiro has been the leader on three jazz albums. His latest came out in 2017, and spent weeks in the top 50 Billboard jazz ratings.

He received a ringing endorsement from basketball player Shaquille O’Neill, who called him “a force to be reckoned with.”

Monteiro will be the featured soloist in an upcoming Tri-County Symphonic Band concert called “All That Jazz” on Oct. 20. Audiences can hear both his improvisation and solo skills at 3 p.m.

The concert will both feature and benefit jazz programs that Monteiro knows well, as the Old Rochester Regional High School Jazz band will play and half of the online ticket sales on will go to the Friends of Old Rochester Music.