Artist Feature – Marcus Cohen

Marcus Cohen – is the brainchild, composer, and arranger behind The Congress. Growing up mostly in St Louis Mo and Philadelphia where he was surrounded mostly by, soul, jazz, hip-hop and gospel music, he received his 1st piano lesson at age 7; from an uncle who was the organist at the church he attended. He then went on to pick up the drums as well as the trumpet. At age 11, Marcus attended a magnet school in Philadelphia called Girard Academic Music Program (G.A.M.P) where he won several awards for his notable talent. It was there where he began his technical music studies as well as continued trumpet studies. Surprisingly, Marcus took a hiatus on trumpet for 10 years. During those 10 years he began to explore the world of music production. Moving to the Bay area in 2004, he met Jazz bassist and composer Marcus Shelby. It was Marcus Shelby who introduced him to the thriving music scene here in the Bay Area, as well introducing him to Rupa Marya from Rupa and the April Fishes. He played and toured the world with the April Fishes for approximately 4 years until he knew that it was time to focus on his own vision. The Congress

SeaweedSway & Songbird Winter Festival Present:

The Congress
Conspiracy of Venus (co-headlining)
Mindi Hadan

Cafe Du Nord

2170 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-1319
(415) 861-5016

$10 tickets

doors 7:30, show at 8:30

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