Marcus Mclaurine was born on May 7th 1952 in Omaha Nebraska. Being born into a military family prepared him for the rigorous travels of a professional musician. He studied as a music major at the University of Nebraska in Omaha. In 1976 he joined the Air Force and was stationed 4 years at McGuire Air Force Base as a member of the 590th Air Force Band. While in military band he studied with Jack Kulawich, a classical bassist with American Symphony. At the end of his military term he moved to New York.

Marcus has been living in New York for the past 20 years. During that time he has had the opportunity to perform several notables of Jazz; such as Clark Terry, Kenny Burrell, Jon Hendricks, McCoy Tyner, Abbey Lincoln, Cleo Laine, Lou Donaldson, Abdullah Ibrahim, The Lionel Hampton Orchestra and The Count Basie Orchestra.

Marcus has recorded with Clark Terry, Kenny Burrell, Abbey Lincoln, Michael Cochrane, Grover Mitchell, John Hicks, Hank Jones, Vincent Herring, Bob Trowers, Jay Hoggard, Nancy Monroe. Marcus has travelled extensively to Europe, Japan, Canada, as well as throughout the United States.

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