Chris Marcum GUITARIST, vocalist

To my mom and dad for their support of my study of music, and to those I have learned and performed with.


About Chris

I began my musical training at the young age of seven on guitar, followed by clarinet, and I have been a performer ever since.  My experience since 1963 includes the performance of jazz, rock, worship and classical styles of music as a soloist and in large and small ensembles, with influences such as George Benson, Joe Pass, Jim Hall, & Barney Kessel. 

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from Northern Arizona University.  I directed elementary through high school band for over twelve years.  Since then I have carved out a business career while earning a second Masters Degree in Human Resources, and a Ph.D. in Business Management.  

I currently perform jazz, standards, oldies, & easy-listening at restaurants, weddings, birthday and anniversary parties, & any kind of event you feel would be enhanced by a solo guitarist, with added vocals when requested!  I would love to talk with you more about playing at your event!

Chris Marcum | Phoenix Guitarist | Arizona Event, Party & Wedding Guitarist | Jazz, Standards, Oldies & Easy-Listening