Drummer Marvin McQuitty, collaborated with everyone from the gospel artists Fred Hammond and Israel & New Breed to the pop stars Stevie Wonder and Jessica Simpson, passed away this week at age forty-six.
McQuitty, a true talent, made an indelible impact on music and his loss is felt throughout the industry. His humble spirit, kindness and generosity will be missed. Here is a clip of McQuitty playing with Aaron Spears, Teddy Campbell, and Gerald Heyward at the 2006 Modern Drummer Festival http://youtu.be/d8DmUPZWmKA (Marvin is at far right.)
Messages of condolences from all musicians and artists have poured in. Here is a tribute clip of McQuitty put together by Hudson Music:
The Memorial Service for Marvin McQuitty will be held Monday, September 17th at 11:00am. The service will take place at Grace Church of Humble located at 7224 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Humble, TX 77396
There will also be a “Celebration of Life” Service held in Marvin’s hometown of Detroit, MI next Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 11:00am at Straight Gate International Church. Straight Gate is located at 10100 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48204
In lieu of flowers and other gifts the McQuitty Family is requesting that donations be made in honor of Marvin to support his daughter’s college education.
Checks may also be mailed/made payable to: Grace Church of Humble and designated to Marvin McQuitty Memorial Fund and mailed to the address above.
While we will miss his presence here on earth, we look forward to the day when we will see him again.