2X GRAMMY® Nominated Husband & Wife Duo
The Baylor Project Return to NYC January 7th
to Perform at the Blue Note!
On Monday, January 7th, 2X GRAMMY®-nominated duo The Baylor Project will return to New York City for a special performance at the Blue Note. Their first performance in NYC in a year, Jean and Marcus Baylor are excited to perform selections off of their critically acclaimed debut The Journey. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here. The performance will take place during the week-long APAP and Jazz Congress conference!
Joining the duo will be their long-standing backing band consisting of Terry Brewer on piano, Richie Goods on bass, Keith Loftis on soprano and tenor saxophone and Freddie Hendrix on trumpet and flugelhorn. The Baylors are excited to kick off 2019 in New York City, which is where the Baylor Project first began to gain notoriety.
Steeped in the heart and soul of jazz, Marcus and Jean Baylor’s highly anticipated collaboration The Journey showcases the grace and glory, versatility and virtuosity of a truly extraordinary musical union. Nominated for two 2018 GRAMMY® Awards (for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” and “Best Traditional R&B Performance” for their single “Laugh And Move On”), The Journey debuted at number 1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart and in the top 10 on the Billboard Jazz Chart. 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 its 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. Released around Valentine’s Day in February of 2016, The Journey has as much to do with the The Baylor’s 16 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.
Since the release of the The Journey, The Baylor Project has been touring at an impressive rate; they have traveled the country and performed at esteemed venues across the map including the Monterey Jazz Festival. Following their performance at the Blue Note, the electrifying group will perform at the world-famous, weeklong Capital Jazz Cruise, which will feature star performers such as Gregory Porter, Avery*Sunshine, and Sheila E, among others.