Each composition and performance by pianist/synthesist Kent Marcum offers a glimpse into the heart and mind of a ‘keyboard poet’. Marcum’s signature-mix of classical, new age, pop, r&b piano/keyboard licks blend seamlessly into a style that is melodic and heartfelt.
A seasoned artist who began playing piano at age six, Marcum found his calling early in life. Eventually, he trained at the Interlochen Arts Academy, North Texas State University (Bachelor of Music degree), Eastern Michigan University (Master of Arts degree), Sienna Heights University (music education) and the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California.
Over the years, Marcum honed his style and has performed and composed a full repertoire of music in a wide variety of genres that has garnered him a strong following from coast-to-coast and across Europe. The momentum has been constant with a series of CD releases and music composition placements.
Marcum has performed in an eclectic variety of venues, from the Pisana Palace in Rome, Italy to The Chattanooga Choo Choo in Tennessee and The Mitch Albom show. He has also played in Hollywood, CA, Dallas, TX and all across his native Michigan, drawing near-capacity crowds. Like other indie artists and composers, he credits the Internet and digital technology for helping fuel his mounting success.
A technologically savvy musician, Marcum was especially proud of his teaming with multi-Grammy-winning engineer Eric Schilling at The Hit Factory/Criteria studios in Miami, Florida to record tracks for The Journey and Playtime.
And with compositions that often exude elegance, passion and serenity, Marcum considers himself a spiritual gardener of sorts – a caretaker of the heart who cultivates music aimed at nurturing the soul. Whatever the emotion, his music plays like a soundtrack of the heart.
Bio by Mantra Public Relations