Social Music Artist “ Marcus H. Mitchell is not only an established saxophonist and pianist. He is also CEO and President of 24th Music a division of MHM Entertainment Group - a multi- faceted entertainment company . What is “SOCIAL MUSIC “? Marcus’ music embodies a vast amount of eclectic nuances allowing him to explore his musicianship with no restrictions. Therefore as the listener, Marcus’ music will take you on a journey within any type of setting providing an array of experiences relative to all things social.
The dream began while Marcus was attending Crossland High School in Temple Hills, Maryland. One of his biggest accomplishment was getting the group Destiny's Child to perform at President George W. Bush's victory party in 2001. By 2001, Marcus graduated from high school with a 3.8 GPA and was on his way to Raleigh North Carolina's Shaw University, the oldest HBCU in the south studying communications and business.
In 2002, Marcus snuck into a club to play with one of his hero's pianist Marcus Johnson! "THE REST IS HISTORY". While attending Shaw, Mitchell operated 24th Music out of his dorm room and secured his first distribution deal with EMI-Lightyear in 2005. Performing all around Raleigh with the N-Tune Band. His name quickly became well known making him one of the most viewed acts in the Triangle area. Marcus was quickly making a name for himself and by his senior year in college he was able to obtain an investment from the VP of Wachovia Bank to help jumpstart 24th Music. Marcus graduated with honors from Shaw University in 2005. From a classical perspective, Marcus has performed at the legendary Kennedy Center on numerous occasions early in his career.
Marcus has worked with many artists such as Mike Phillips, Kim Waters, Marcus Johnson, Chuck Brown, El DeBarge, Chico DeBarge, Tevin Campbell, Walter Beasley, Branford Marsalis, Carl Thomas, Keri Hilson, Jordin Sparks, Janelle Monae and Destiny's Child just to name a few. 2005 was a great year for Marcus. On September 5, Labor Day weekend, he performed at the 3rd Annual Guantanamo Bay Jazz Festival at Cooper's Field in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He shared the stage with Paul Taylor, Peter White and the Rippingtons (featuring Russ Freeman). Marcus is currently on tour with legendary comedian Tommy Davidson for the highly acclaimed Jokes & Jazz/Funny Music tour.
Marcus and his company 24th Music, is committed to the company's motto of "Creative Music with Substance" which is demonstrated in all of his works and other artists under 24th Music. Not only does Marcus’ MHM (Marcus Horatio Mitchell) Entertainment Group serve as the parent company to 24th Music, but it is also in conjunction with 24th Endeavors. An investment entity that’s involved in investment projects ranging from real estate, technology, hospitality, entertainment (LIVE 24), (Production Company MHM MUSIC WORKS) and also Three Sheets of Music Publishing. MHM MUSIC WORKS not only produces works for artist outside of 24th music, but also produces music for major television networks most notable NLSE (NEXT LEVEL SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT).
In 2014, Mitchell launched M-Hydration a unique water company produced in Central Oregon. In 2016, he launched MHMIC “The Marcus H. Mitchell Instrument Collection”. A boutique musical instrument manufacturing company which is the first African American owned multi-music instrument manufacturing company in the world. Mitchell also owns and operates two FINTECH companies which are both powered by VISA. In 2020, Marcus signed a media distribution deal with FITE TV.
“MARCUS IS A TRUE RENAISSANCE MAN”
Marcus has also headlined at the legendary Blues Alley Jazz Club in Washington, D.C, Rams Head on several occasions and other prominent venues world-wide. Mitchell was also the premier saxophonist for BET founder Bob Johnson's restaurant "POSH" for many years.
Marcus’ CD entitled "Jumpin'" is the first release under 24th Music and is being distributed worldwide along with other 24th music projects from flautist Trey Eley and critically acclaimed super group “THE JAZZ BOYZ”. In 25 years, he has released 30 projects and 1 DVD. Marcus’ most profound release “20” features Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber and a host of others with 1,000,000 plus total music catalog streams world-wide
Future projects include investments with core focuses on digital infrastructure ventures.