All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 (or more) and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help

259

Marcus Johnson Ranks #5 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts

SOURCE:
Published:
Sign in to view read count
Marcus Johnson
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. 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.

Purchase

For interview requests or more information contact .

This is How I Rock
This is How I Rock
Three Keys
2010
buy
[no cover]
In Person - Live @...
Not Two Records
2002
buy
Lee Ritenour Lee Ritenour
guitar
Wayman Tisdale Wayman Tisdale
bass, electric
Brian Culbertson Brian Culbertson
keyboard
Fourplay Fourplay
band/orchestra
Kirk Whalum Kirk Whalum
saxophone
Eric Marienthal Eric Marienthal
saxophone
Jeff Lorber Jeff Lorber
keyboard
Jay Soto
guitar

Shop For Jazz

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.