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Marqueal Jordan

Chicago-based artist, and Los Angeles native, Marqueal Jordan is the rare musician who is blessed with the gift of being equally proficient as an instrumentalist and a vocalist. His distinctive saxophone tone and style, combined with his soulful vocals, places him in the tradition of legendary dual talents, Donny Hathaway and George Benson. Marqueal (pronounced Mar-KWELL) is intent on following in the footsteps of these giants on his debut solo CD, “Catalyst”. Described by fellow saxophonist Mike Phillips as “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the game today” and affectionately referred to as “a singin’ fool” by Gerald Albright, Marqueal earned his reputation as an electrifying live performer after moving to Chicago in 1995. He was the front man for the Chicago-based funk unit, Fat Time, and became an integral member in numerous Jazz, R&B and Blues bands in the city. In 2008, Smooth Jazz star Brian Culbertson asked Marqueal to join his touring band and for six years he has captivated audiences around the world with his talent and magnetic stage presence. As a sideman, he’s performed with an amazing list of major artists such as Oleta Adams, Albright, Patti Austin, Average White Band, Rick Braun, Jonathan Butler, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Aretha Franklin, KRS-ONE, Larry Graham, Lalah Hathaway, Al Jarreau, Earl Klugh, Dave Koz, Jeff Lorber, Maysa, Najee, Ray Parker, Jr., Phil Perry, David Sanborn, Jill Scott, Sinbad, Gerald Veasley, and Kirk Whalum. Marqueal is featured on “You Send Me”, the lead single from Phil Perry’s latest CD, “Say Yes”; Brian Culbertson’s DVD, “Live from the Inside”; and also on a collaborative CD with Chicago legend, DJ INC, entitled “Sounds Cool”. Marqueal’s CD, “Catalyst” is receiving warm reviews and positive buzz on internet and independent stations around the world. Released on October 29, 2013, “Catalyst” features production by Chris “Big Dog” Davis and Frank McComb, and a special guest appearance from Brian Culbertson. With tour dates to support the CD as well as continuing dates with Culbertson, 2014 promises to be a breakthrough year for Marqueal Jordan. Saxophonist/Lead Vocalist/Recording Artist/Writer/Producer/Bandleader

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