Sakae Artist: Marcus Finnie

A Memphis native, Marcus Finnie has toured and recorded several years with Grammy winner Kirk Whalum. He has also toured the world with Grammy winning artists such as Donna Summer, Larry Carlton, Earl Klugh, Lady Antebellum, Billy Preston, and BWB.

Marcus is featured on KirkWhalum's fourth volume of The Gospel According to Jazz. This project also features Rick Braun, Norman Brown, Sheléa and several other artists. Marcus also performed with Sinbad, Keiko Matsui, Marc Antoine, Chuck Wicks, Gerald Veasely Christopher Cross.

While living in Nashville, Marcus has toured and performed with Keb Mo, India Arie, Tamir Hendleman, Monte Montgomery, Larry Goldings, Lalah Hathaway, Aaron Neville, CeCe Winans and several others.

Over the years he's worked with Grammy winning producers Keb Mo, Shannon Sanders, Andrew Ramsey, Cedric and Victor Caldwell, Kelvin Wooten, John Stoddart, Robben Ford, Rodney Crowell, Darrel Brown, Tommy Simms, Ed Cash, and Desmond Child.


Marcus' Set-Up

Marcus plays the Almighty Maple and uses a 20" bass drum for jazz and a 22" bass drum for pop, rock and fusion.

Almighty Series

Select, 6 ply North American Maple shells. Heavier lugs help to focus vibration and sound transmission to the shell edge. Cradle Mounting System for tone isolation.

  • 22 x 18 Bass drum
  • 20 x 16 Bass drum
  • 10 x 7 Tom
  • 12 x 8 Tom
  • 14 x 13 Floor tom
  • 5.5 x 14 Brass snare
  • 6.5 x 14 Maple snare

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