- Alto Saxophone & Alto Flute
Marcus Ali was born in Toronto to Trinidadian parents with a love of great music. A versatile musician who is equally at home in a wide range of genres, he has played on more than seventy albums on a variety of woodwinds (saxophones, flutes, clarinets, West African flutes, tin whistles).
He has performed, toured and recorded with dozens of artists including Grand Prix de Jazz award winner Nick Ali and Cruzao, Juno nominees Matt Dusk, Jason Wilson, Mr Something Something, and Tomson Highway. He has toured extensively across Canada as well as throughout the US, the UK, the Caribbean and Japan. Marcus has also been the saxophone instructor and jazz combo director at Claude Watson School for the Arts since 2004. He teaches private woodwind lessons and regularly leads workshops and sectionals throughout the GTA.