Described as sparkling, magnetic, and sultry, singer and songwriter marqseven has been performing professionally since 1999. Music has long been a passion of hers, as her evolution began by playing various musical instruments in elementary and high school, and then dancing with a local rap group in the early nineties. She has been bringing her deepest thoughts, truest emotions and colorful imagination to life on paper composing original song lyrics, short stories and poetry. She began sharing her poetic works at various open mics around Chicago while infusing her rich, deep vocals into her performances. All drawn from her personal experiences, marqseven's poignant pieces celebrate the inspiration of a new love, the frustration of unbalanced relationships, spirituality and personal growth.
In August 2000, marqseven made her professional debut as a jazz vocalist with saxophonist David Boykin and The David Boykin Expanse, and is featured on his 2001 release, 47th Street Ghost. She has performed in many popular venues and festivals, including the 2001 Chicago Jazz Festival, which was broadcast live on WBEZ 91.5 FM. In May 2003, she was chosen as one of ten finalists in the Chicago Music Opportunity Project (CMOP) showcase competition and has one of her songs, Strange Love, featured on the CMOP compilation CD, CMOP Volume I. She has shared the stage with some of the world's most accomplished musical talent, including Howard Hewett, Vinx, Soul People, and the Damian Espinosa Jazz Ensemble. She has also been seen as one of The Supremes in V. Holmes' “Tribute to the Motown Greats". She is currently performing locally and nationally with the Ken Arlen Orchestra.
All in one show, marqseven delivers the best, from stirring soul classics to bold, emotionally honest originals. Through her mellow vocals, irresistible smile and contagious energy, she captivates and tantalizes her audience from start to finish, creating an unforgettable vibe and a simply incredible performance. Her EP, synchronicity, features a smooth, honeyed blend of acoustic, soul and house tunes.