The Baylor Project to Make Debut at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC on October 5, 2017
The Baylor Project, featuring vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor, is proud to announce that they will be making their debut at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on October 5, 2017. Dizzy's is located at Jazz at Lincoln Center at 10 Columbus Circle in New York City. The Baylor Project will perform at 7:30 and 9:30. Joining Marcus and Jean will be trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, saxophonist Keith Loftis, pianist Terry Brewer and bassist Dezron Douglas.
Steeped in the heart and soul of jazz, The Baylor Project's highly anticipated collaboration "The Journey" showcases the grace and glory, versatility and virtuosity of a truly extraordinary musical union. As the children of Pastors, Marcus and Jean's 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. Jean, formerly known as one-half of the platinum selling duo ZhaneŽ, has since been a featured guest artist in performances and recordings with Yellowjackets, Kenny Garrett, Marcus Miller and legendary bassist, Buster Williams. With her agile mezzo-soprano range, she combines a fresh, whimsical, approach to phrasing with clever musicality resulting in soul-hugging vocal purity. A three-time Grammy nominated world-class drummer for Yellowjackets, Marcus' creativity and innovative storytelling ability expose his seasoned improvisation and musicianship. Marcus has also performed and recorded with musical icons Cassandra Wilson, John Scofield, and Kenny Garrett.
Their debut album which debut in the Billboard Top Ten Jazz Chart and #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart was released on their own label Be A Light. "The Journey" has garnered coverage from the New York Times, Hot House, All About Jazz, Modern Drummer, Soulbounce, Soul Tracks, The Buffalo News, and others. They have also performed for Sirius XM's "Real Jazz", where the album is also in heavy rotation.
Their dynamic performances are soulful to the bone. This husband and wife duo will raise you up and inspire you to clap along with them, as they entice your ears with a swinging mid-tempo tune. Yet, at a moments' notice, you may be moved to tears when they change the atmosphere with a spiritual song intended to stir the emotions. They utilize sincerity and maturity far beyond their years to deliver ballads with storied grace and elegance, and grit. And what's more is that Marcus and Jean have the uncanny ability to bridge the gap between generations. They are relatable, they are virtuosic, and for these reasons they captivate packed houses and sold out audiences.
"We want to inspire, foster hope and ultimately, bridge the gap between generations in our culture, " says Marcus. With "The Journey'', The Baylor Project does just that. "The Journey" pays homage to their wide-ranging musical influences, and in so doing; they generate an eclectic sound whose overall effect is spiritual, buoyant, and feel good music.
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