Born: June 6 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Awesome is the most accurate way to describe Mark Allen Felton. This multi-faceted musician is a native of Chicago, Illinois and has made a name for himself as one of the smoothest saxophonist around! Felton draws on a wealth of influences from Smooth Jazz to Gospel and at the tender age of 11, he began pursuing a musical pathway that was inspired by such artists as Grover Washington Jr., Kool & The Gang and Earth, Wind and Fire.
By the time he graduated from high school, Felton had received numerous awards for his musical excellence including a scholarship to Texas Southern University in Houston.
While attending TSU, Felton played in the school's jazz ensemble and other local bands. Soon after, he formed his own band, Electric Storm, which featured Terry Ellis from R&B super group En Vogue. Felton went on to co-produce an album for the legendary track star Carl Lewis that was released in Japan and reached the Gold status (over 500,000 units sold).
He has shared the stage with many artists including: Al Jarreau, Oleta Adams, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, Kenny G., Kirk Whalum, Dave Koz, Billy Preston, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osbourne, percussionist Ndugu Chancler, comedians Tommy Davidson and George Wallace, and many others. He is currently holding the saxophone spot with Ray Parker Jr. (Ghostbuster Fame) who sold over 25 million records. Felton has appeared in front of millions on various television networks including BET, TBN, The Word Network, etc. Felton has written several hundred songs including the theme song for the nationally syndicated radio show Radioscope. His songs have also been used in several independent films.
Awards:UGI Jazz male artist of the year (2006)
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