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. In a recent interview with the Washington Post Magazine, Johnson best describes his philosophy in his own words:
In everything you do and dream, know it is possible. Know that you can and will be successful, keep the determination and persistence...and know that with all of this and faith, you will have a long Poetically Justified Journey."
Best described as a combination of urban jazz with a slice of funk, Poetically Justified features collaborations with industry greats such as R&B legend Miles Jaye, Maysa of Incognito and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Najee. No stranger to success, Johnson's previous albums FLO: Chill, FLO: Romance, FLO: Standards and The Phoenix also ranked on Billboard's Top 10 Jazz Contemporary Charts. Johnson's musical masterpiece was produced through his independent label Three Keys Music, a division of Marimelj Entertainment Group.
Johnson's educational background compliments his successful career as both an artist and entrepreneur. Upon graduation from Georgetown University where he completed a dual JD/MBA program, Johnson embarked on a mission to make a difference in the world through music.