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With the commercial and Billboard chart success of his NAACP Image Award nominated CD, “Poetically Justified” (#4) in his rearview and having been included among the ranks of contemporary jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Vanessa Williams, for that nomination, Marcus Johnson is set to release his 12th CD titled, “This is How I Rock”, on July 27th. This album boldly signifies an evolution: Johnson’s deliberate crossing into the pop/rock genre with a jazz spin, inspired by some of pop music’s most celebrated songs, songs that remained a significant influence in the life of the award-winning keyboardist, composer and producer and motivated his desire to pay tribute to some of the greatest pop hits. “This Is How I Rock” exemplifies Johnson’s versatility and brilliant interpretive skills


Article: Live Review

Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination

Read "Washington, D.C. Reclaims its Role as a Jazz Destination" reviewed by Paula Phillips

Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz Oxygen for the Ears is a 2012 award-winning documentary film depicting the vibrancy of the jazz scene in the nation's capital. Made in three years by German-born astrophysicist Stefan Immler, the 94-minute documentary shows the city's key role in the past, present and future of jazz and is gaining attention ...


This is How I Rock

Label: Three Keys
Released: 2010


News: Festival

Cruise the Potomac Sets Sail in 3 Weeks

Get ready for the ultimate Jazz Cruise! Cruise the Potomac sets sail August 15th. This is a special one night only jazz affair leaving from the National Harbor. We will cruise on the Cherry Blossom, a 19th century-style Victorian riverboat with a plush interior of brass and mahogany. Indulge in 3 levels of fun for 3 ...


News: Recording

Marcus Johnson Ranks #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts

Marcus Johnson Ranks #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts

Marcus Johnson IS Poetically Justified. Award winning jazz pianist Marcus Johnson's latest album Poetically Justified has debuted at #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts within fifteen days of the albums release. Known for his unparalleled success as a composer, producer, record-label founder and businessman, Johnson's eleventh solo jazz record was released on June 2, 2009. ...


News: Recording

Marcus Johnson's 'Flo ...' CD Trilogy All Hit Billboard Top 15

Marcus Johnson's 'Flo ...' CD Trilogy All Hit Billboard Top 15

Three is Marcus Johnson's lucky number this week. His “FLO ... “ CD trilogy all broke Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Charts this week. Released September 9th and after one week of sales the “FLO" (For the Love Of) CDs - “Romance", “Chill" and “Standards" hit the Billboard charts at number 7, number 9 and number 13 respectively. ...


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