Michael John Marx, Jr. - Composer - Trumpeter - Vocalist
⚫ trumpeter, vocalist, deejay, and emcee for private and public events
⚫ trumpeter with various ensembles, bands, and studios
⚫ festival, restaurant, and street entertainer (busking)
"As a trumpeter and vocal artist, I love to deejay, sing, and perform trumpet with live and studio produced musical backgrounds. I provide excellence when entertaining with classic jazz and original repertoire that pleases gatherings of all ages; for a variety of social events and ceremonies."
Michael John was born in 1971 in Louisville, Kentucky.
Michael John's earliest musical influences were his father's whistling, and the beautiful voices of his mother and "Grams". His first, and perhaps favorite instrument, was an oatmeal box his mother lovingly decorated as a drum with a strap to facilitate a standing performance. Piano and guitar studies started at age 6, trumpet instruction at age 10. Cherished memories were the bluegrass, choirs, gospel and revival sounds of churches that Michael's father pastored. Michael John listened to his mother and father's vinyl record collection of classical symphonies and orchestras, pop music of the 50's and 60's, and evangelical children's recordings. Youth symphony, church choirs, and high school marching bands often took center stage as local entertainment, and Michael John frequently served as trumpeter or vocalist.
Michael John currently produces The Tao Flow and deejays original music and jazz standards. Michael John collaborates with singer-songwriter Suncat Meadowlark, Seraphim Arkistra, and many other jazz and blues, bluegrass, folk, gypsy, swing, bebop, world rhythm tribal drum, jam band, electronic, artists and community.
Residing in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina, Michael John continues to study trumpet, composition, piano, native flutes, percussion, and voice with a variety of instructors and masters of various genre.
Nancy and Michael John