Marcus Wyatt, born in Port Elizabeth, has been blowing his own horn since 1983.
He is part of a new generation of South African musicians; moving forward, respectful of the past without being afraid of twisting boundaries. Marcus’ latest album, ‘Language 12’, is testament to this, with a seamless blend of tradition and progressive thinking; contemporary, loop-based ideas and live performance. This young trumpet player has performed around the globe, and worked with an impressive array of musicians, from Manu Dibango, Abdullah Ibrahim and Miriam Makeba to Carlo Mombelli, Courtney Pine and The Fra Fra Sound (Holland). Marcus Wyatt’s first two albums, ‘Gathering’ and ‘Africans in Space’, feature South Africa’s finest jazz musicians, and have both been nominated for South African Music Awards.
As well as playing every major festival in South Africa, Marcus has performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland), Stockholm Jazz Festival (Sweden), and The Villa Celimontana Festival in Rome, Italy.