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MARCUS POPE

Marcus received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education/Performance from Alabama A&M University in 2002 and opened Pope's School of Percussion in Huntsville, Alabama in 2009.  Pope’s School of Percussion has an annual workshop, “Back to Basics”, taught by world-renowned artists such Will Kennedy (Yellowjackets), J.D. Blair (Victor Wooten, Shania Twain), Larnell Lewis (Snarky Puppy), Darrell Tibbs (Take 6, Donna Summer), and Calvin Rodgers (Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Jonathan Butler, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams, Rachelle Farell).  He also released his first jazz EP, "This Is How I Feel," in 2017.


Marcus has been credited on many projects such as Kelvin Wooten’s “Windows”; JD Blair’s “2012?”; The Waters/Felts Project”; Madison Mission’s “Soulful Christmas”; Tracy Hamlin’s “Better Days”; Russell Smith’s “The End Is Not In Sight”; James Bowman’s “My Perspective” and “She’s an Original”; Jolanda Green’s “Sacred Serenade”; and Sam Pope Jr’s “His Sound” and “Hear Our Prayer.”

Marcus has been blessed with opportunities oto work with many national artists and musicians (including Grammy Award winners and nominees), in all genres such as Kelvin Wooten, Anthony Hamilton, Elayna Boynton, Walter Hawkins, Kim Burrell, Maurette Brown Clark, Eddie Levert, Percy Sledge, Candi Stanton, Ellis Marsalis, Eddie Spanky Alford, Ingrid Felts, Harvey Thompson, James D. Blair, Mac Davis, and Russell Smith.


Marcus Pope, This Is How I Feel, Jazz

THIS IS HOW I FEEL

1. FATHER I STRETCH MY HANDS TO THEE
Marcus Pope – Drums
Darrell Tibbs – Percussion
Kelvin Wooten – Keyz/Bass Guitar
Norris Jones – Lead Guitar
Cedric Draper – Keys/Strings
Sam Pope – Organ
Tiffany Pope – Vocal

2. UH-UH
Marcus Pope – Drums
Kelvin Wooten – Keyz/Bass Guitar
Mark Copeland – Guitar

3. THIS IS HOW I FEEL
Marcus Pope – Drums/Percussion
Kelvin Wooten – Keyz/Bass Guitar
Norris Jones – Lead Guitar

4. KALEIDOSCOPE
Marcus Pope – Drums
JD Blair – Drums
Wil Kennedy - Drums
Darrell Tibbs – Percussion

 

5. LORD I LIFT YOUR NAME ON HIGH
Marcus Pope – Drums/Percussion
Kelvin Wooten – Bass
Cedric Draper – Keys
Sam Pope – Organ
Norris Jones – Lead Guitar

6. COLLAGE
Marcus Pope – Drums/Percussion
J.D. Blair – Drums
Will Kennedy - Drums
Kelvin Wooten – Keys/Bass

7. GIVING
Marcus Pope – Drums/Percussion
Kelvin Wooten – Keyz/Bass/Percussion
Norris Jones – Lead Guitar

8. LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS
Marcus Pope – Drums
Kelvin Wooten – Bass
Cedric Draper – Keys
Sam Pope – Organ
Norris Jones – Lead Guitar
Stan Mullen – Hand Claps