Q Sound feat. Aina Abdul

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Since wrapping up his 7-year career with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra in late 2015, the former Principal Trombone is now ready to take the music world by storm.With his rich experience of composing and performing music from his favourite genres; jazz, R&B, hiphop, electro, soul, funk and classical music, audiences can expect nothing less than talent, skill and continuos evolution from Q Sound.

Q Sound or familiarly known as Marques Young began his musical studies at age twelve with the euphonium under the direction of Gordon Manley. At sixteen, he was also playing trombone, and in 2001 was accepted into Arkansas Tech University School of Music, studying under Dr. Will Kimball. In 2003, Marques began his studies at the Juilliard School under Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic. During his orchestral training at Juilliard, Marques found continued success in solo competitions which carved his way into landing a position with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

He’s shared the stage with jazz greats like Benny Golson, Paquinto D’Rivera, and Wynton Marsalis. Q Sound is also backed by an impressive list of past performances, namely for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as opening for Jose James, BabyFace and recently Hiatus Kayote with the band Basement Syndicate. Currently, Q Sound is promoting his upcoming solo debut in the form of a visual EP – Duel Citizenship. Set to be available globally in early 2016, the music video for the title track has just been released as the first instalment of an unconventional jazz short film. Inspired by personal experience, the ‘Duel Citizenship’ music video series directed by emerging filmmaker Al Ibrahim speaks of intertwined conflicts narrated by Q Sound’s music.

Caught between two worlds for much of the past decade, Q Sound unravels the pains of an Asian-based American jazz and classical musician living a secret life of a lover and performer at a crossroads.

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