Archive for June 13, 2011

No one can deny the energy created during a live performance; it’s magical how an artist can mix with the audience and make that moment powerful and memorable. That’s exactly what saxophonist Marcus Anderson’s intent was when he recorded NOW, his third solo CD. He was determined to capture that energy from his live shows, and make NOW his most dynamic, joyful, and creative recording yet. Joining Marcus on NOW is Four80East, Nicholas Cole, Julian Vaughn, Nate Najar, Marcus Cole and Marcel Anderson.

Each artist has a special connection to Anderson’s live performances and understands what he wanted to capture. NOW is rich with 13 solid tunes; 11 originals that show his vibrant horn playing, a couple of stylish R & B vocals and two fan favorites: Smokey Robinson’s “Cruisin” and “Remember the Time”, a Michael Jackson cover. Marcus Anderson’s NOW will rock you, groove you, move you and fill you with the energy that you feel when you see him perform live.

CD Release Concert Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 7:00pm Durham NC, Durham, NC 27707

Jazz Education Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization sponsoring three main programs (The Jazz & Poetry Series, Summer Jazz Workshop, The Houston International Jazz Festival) and several special projects. Jazz & Poetry is an educational/enrichment program helping elementary school children develop an early appreciation for music. The Summer Jazz Workshop produces many of America’s top young music talents through a combination of master classes, lectures, small and large ensembles, video presentations, and demonstrations.

The Houston International Jazz Festival; which features international, national, regional, and local Jazz musicians, enhances Houston’s reputation as an arts center and attracts Jazz aficionados worldwide.

Friday, August 5, 2011
House of Blues – 1204 Caroline
8:00 pm Kick-off Party
Featuring: Kyle Turner w/ Joe Carmouche
Advance Tickets $20/Door $25

Saturday, August 6, 2011
Discovery Green Park – 1500 McKinney
4:00 pm Gate Open
5:00 pm SJW
6:45 pm Texas Brass Band w/ Frank Lacy
8:30 pm Fourplay

Sunday, August 7, 2011
Wortham Theater – 610 Preston
11:00 am – Kroger Mayor’s Scholarship Jazz Brunch
Featuring: The Summer Jazz Workshop All-Stars w/Special Guest

Discovery Green Park – 1500 McKinney
4:00 pm Gate Open
5:00 pm Theresa Grayson
6:45 pm Mindy Abair
8:30 pm Will Downing

Discovery Green Advance Tickets:
General Admission $25.00/Reserved Seating $35.00

Discovery Green Gate Tickets:
General Admission $30.00/Reserved Seating $40.00

International Jazz Festival Kick-Off Party, House of Blues, 1204 Caroline St, Houston, Texas 77010