Markus Howell is a New York City based jazz saxophonist, composer and educator from Deerfield Beach, Florida. Markus is a Grammy nominated artist with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra and tours with international singer and recording artist Michael Bublé. He is an alumnus of Michigan State University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Jazz Studies and is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Jazz Department working with high school students at The Calhoun School in New York City. Howell has performed and/or recorded with top leaders on their respectful instruments and voices including Rodney Whitaker, Michael Dease, Joe Magnarelli, Carmen Bradford, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Karen Clark Sheard. Markus has also performed at festivals and venues such as Madison Square Garden (New York City), John F. Kennedy Center for The Performing Arts (Washington D.C.), Yoshi’s Jazz Club (Oakland, California), Blue Note Tokyo (Japan), Detroit Jazz Festival (Detroit, MI), and Birdland Jazz Club (New York City). In 2019, he released his debut album as a leader entitled “Get Right!” with Posi-Tone Records.