Marvin McQuitty was no stranger to the music industry. What began as mimicking his father on drums at the age of 3, blossomed into what Marvin was destined to do . . . play. He was the quintessential drummer and was passionate about playing. His talent, playing ability and multiple styles can be summarized in 3 simple words, power, accuracy and finesse.
Marvin has made his mark in the industry as a solid, versatile, and trend setting drummer. Over the course of his career he has accompanied virtually every major artist in contemporary gospel. He has had the opportunity to work with Albertina Walker, Alex Acuna, Angie & Debbie Winans , Ben Tankard, Bryon Cage, Canton Spirituals, CeCe Winans, Commissioned, Dawkins & Dawkins, DeLeon, Donnie McClurkin, Dorinda Clark Cole, Dottie Peoples, Esther Smith, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker, Israel & New Breed, Joann Rosario, Judy Jacobs, Kieara Sheard, Kim Burrell, Kirk Franklin, Krystal Harris, Kurt Carr, Martha Munizzi, Marvin Sapp, Mary Mary, Men of Standard, Phil Driscoll, Ricardo Sanchez, Rizen, Shirley Caesar, The Clark Sisters, The Singletons, The Winans, Tim Bowman, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Vicki Yohe, Vickie Winans, Williams Brothers, Witness, and Yolanda Adams.
His sound both in-studio and live has placed him in high demand. As a versatile drummer, playing all styles, he has also worked with Mario Winans, Jessica Simpson, Stevie Wonder, Destiny's Child, Sheila E., and Gerald Albright.
McQuitty grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He married Kimberly McQuitty in 1988 and had two daughters, Marielle and Simone.
He died in 2012 after a 5-year struggle with the blood disorder autoimmune myelofibrosis.