Marcus Canty was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Landover, Maryland by his single mother, Darlene M. Canty. He attended Columbia Park Elementary School in Landover, Maryland; Hyattsville Middle School, in Hyattsville, Maryland; DeMatha Catholic High School also in Hyattsville, Maryland; and graduated from Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland. He started acting at the age of 3 in church plays and graduated to the big stage in an award-winning OneStage production's play titled, A Family That Prays Together. He didn't tap into his singing talent until the age of 11. His first public performance was at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York where he won second place against adult and youth contenders. He continued singing in church, school choirs, county and state choirs, while also singing in talent shows and other competitions and events throughout the United States and Canada. While singing was something that came natural to Canty, basketball was his first real love. He began playing the sport at the age of eight and continued to play throughout high school until he was given an ultimatum of basketball or singing. Realizing that he wouldn't be 6'6" tall, singing became his obvious choice, and he is now pursuing his dreams.
“Baptized” in music before he was born, Marcus Young knew the sound of music at an early age. He was raised in an environment surrounded by music under the influence of his father, Steven Young, who is a music teacher and an accomplished musician. It’s no surprise that Marcus is a master at playing multiple instruments. Marcus is playing out what he was born to do – deliver pure soulful melodic and inspirational songs infused with Jazz rhythms. “Groove Jazz” as Marcus calls it.
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.