Nate Chinen & Gary Walker, WBGO

The Baylor Project — a flagship of the vocalist Jean Baylor and the drummer Marcus Baylor, partners in music as in marriage — will be in the running for two Grammy awards this month. Tellingly, the nominations are in different genre categories: Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance.

In addition to the Baylors, the band includes saxophonist Keith Loftis, pianist Terry Brewer and bassist Dezron Douglas. After the Grammy Awards, on January 28, The Baylor Project will appear at Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. (February 9), and at Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis, Missouri (March 28-31). For more information, visit

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