4GML In Remembrance: Marvin McQuitty

I was inspired by the tweets on my timeline from this past week regarding a musician who recently passed away. I wanted to pay my respects to him here. I do not know him personally, but I can say by the kind words I have seen and read about, Marvin McQuitty touched alot of lives through music.  I am sure I have heard alot of his work on various cds, but just didn’t know who it was playing drums.  The awesome thing about music is that it is universal and you can reach the masses with it.  And I am thankful for God blessing us to experience his gift while he was with us.  I offer my sincere condolences to his family and pray for his family. But God has another angel in heaven. May you rest in peace.

In remembrance of Marvin McQuitty

Marvin McQuitty is no stranger to the music industry. What began as mimicking his father on drums at the age of 3, blossomed into what Marvin was destined to do . . . play.He is the quintessential drummer and is passionate about playing. His talent, playing ability and multiple styles can be summarized in 3 simple words, power, accuracy and finesse. Marvin’s skills on the drum have been heralded as supernatural yielding incredible control with uncanny musicality and sensitivity.

Marvin has made his mark in the industry as a solid, versatile, and trend setting drummer. Over the course of his career he has accompanied virtually every major artist in contemporary gospel. He has had the opportunity to work with Albertina Walker, Alex Acuna, Angie & Debbie Winans , Ben Tankard, Bryon Cage, Canton Spirituals, CeCe Winans, Commissioned, Dawkins & Dawkins, DeLeon, Donnie McClurkin, Dorinda Clark Cole, Dottie Peoples, Esther Smith, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Israel & New Breed, Joann Rosario, Judy Jacobs, Kieara Sheard, Kim Burrell, Kirk Franklin, Krystal Harris, Kurt Carr, Martha Munizzi, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, Men of Standard, Phil Driscoll, Ricardo Sanchez, Rizen, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, The Singletons, The Winans, Tim Bowman, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Vicki Yohe, Vickie Winans, Williams Brothers, Witness, and Yolanda Adams.

His sound both in-studio and live has placed him in high demand. As a versatile drummer, playing all styles, he has also worked with Mario Winans, Jessica Simpson, Stevie Wonder, Destiny’s Child, Sheila E., and Gerald Albright. Not one to rest on past accomplishments, Marvin has added booking manager and the production cap to his cache of skills. Currently he is booking for Israel and New Breed, and still finds time to produce local and national artists. Marvin is living his dreams, walking in his purpose and affecting the lives of thousands with his spiritual inspiration and affinity for God.

He loves his new hometown, Houston, TX where he’s active member of his church, as well as, the phenomenal opportunities that come with living in a major metropolitan city.

Credits: Photo and information from http://www.drummerworld.com

Until next time,

Constance J

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