Archive for May 24, 2010

Marcus Johnson will grace Leadership 500 attendees with his musical talents as part of the evening activities on Friday May 28, 2010 at the Westin Diplomat Hotel and Spa. Leadership 500 workshop topics will explore issues of economic parity and wealth creation; civil rights; health and wellness as a business imperative; early childhood education; and the status of African American women in today’s society. The complex issues of race, class, gender and religion in America will be examined in a Town Hall Meeting.

Marcus Johnson is the musician with the greatest need and field of activity. He founded with businessman Robert L. Johnson the label Three Keys Music signing artists like Bobby Lyle, Jaared, Michael Lington, Joey Summerville, Nick Colionne and others.

On his new album Poetically Justified he invited musicians like David Dyson (bass), Marcus Anderson (EWI/vocoder, synthesizers), Stanley Cooper (guitar), Maysa (lead vocals) and many more.

For more tour dates of Marcus Johnson follow the next link.


Former Tower of Power mastermind Greg Adams has created a new project called East Bay Soul. Members of the band are Greg Adams (trumpet), Brian Allen (bass), Johnnie Bamont (sax and flute), Michael Paulo (sax), Joey Navarro (keyboards), Johnny Sandoval (percussion), Evan Stone (drums), Lee Thomburg (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone) and James Wirrick (guitar). But don’t await an instrumental-only band. On the new album East Bay Soul are also a lot of vocals.

Nevertheless the band stands in the tradition of Tower of Power with a strong emphasis on the horns. East Bay Soul is entitled after the San Francisco East Bay Area. The group presents contemporary jazz with a big dose of R&B, just the right mixture to let you dance and groove.

Click on the next link to see Greg’s tour schedule for the next time.