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Prince's Marcus Anderson: Artist and Entrepreneur


Time: Feb. 25, 2019, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St.

Marcus Anderson (Saxophonist, Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation)
Tanisha Jackson Moderator (Community Folk Art Center)
James Gordon Williams, (African American Studies)

Billboard chart-topping saxophonist Marcus Anderson describes his journey – his youth, his years honing his craft as a member of Prince’s New Power Generation Band, tours with Cee-lo and others, and his new entrepreneurial product launch, ANDcoffee. In the context of Black History Month, he will reflect on the current state of the music business and how music can promote social/cultural understanding. Conversation, moderated by new CFAC Executive Director Tanisha Jackson, will include solo performance by Anderson.

Master Class opportunity - Monday, February 25, 7-8:30 p.m.
Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee Street, Syracuse

Anderson will coach local urban youth in a free master class -- open to all musicians and spectators. RSVP to 315-442-2230 by Feb. 18. Include any accessibility accomodation requests.

Supporters include:

  • Department of Art & Music Histories
  • Community Folk Art Center
  • Goldring Arts Journalism Program
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Syracuse University Humanities Center

Larry Luttinger, CNY Jazz