Celebrates the musical roots of the African American experience. Soulful, Melodic, Authentic, Jazz Music.
Sun April 30 at 7pm
Steeped in the heart and soul of jazz, Marcus and Jean Baylor’s highly anticipated collaboration showcases the grace and glory of a truly extraordinary musical union. As the children of Pastors, their musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make it’s mark.
On ”The Journey”, listeners are taken on a comprehensive musical journey that showcases as much versatility as it does virtuosity. A world-class drummer, Marcus’ creativity and innovative storytelling ability expose his seasoned improvisation and musicianship. Jean, with her agile mezzo-soprano range, combines a fresh, whimsical, approach to phrasing with clever musicality resulting in soul-hugging vocal purity.
“The Journey” recently debuted at # 8 on the Billboard Jazz Chart, and has received worldwide acclaim from sources like All About Jazz and The New York Times, who selected “The Journey” as “First Jazz Pick of the Week”, stating that “The Baylors’ buoyant, convivial music unites gospel, jazz and R&B.”
Released around Valentine’s Day in February, “The Journey” has as much to do with the The Baylor’s 15 years of loving one another as it does with Black History Month. Their first feature recording together embodies the true spirit of love while also paying homage to their musical roots and those of the African American experience.
$30 - $45
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