Festival Previews, Week 6

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The Baylor Project performs at the 2017 Earshot Jazz Festival

The Baylor Project photo courtesy of artist

The Baylor Project

Sunday, November 12, 7:30pm | Triple Door
$28 adult | $26 Earshot members & seniors | $14 students & military

Husband-and-wife duo The Baylor Project, consisting of vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor, has been surprising and exciting audiences with its effortless blend of classic jazz, gospel, blues, and funk since forming in 2013.

Originally from New Jersey, mezzo-soprano Jean Baylor found her musical beginning in R&B, forming the Billboard-charting duo Zhané after studying jazz vocal performance at Temple University. In the world of jazz she has performed with the likes of Kenny Garrett, Marcus Miller, and Buster Williams.

Hailing from St. Louis, composer, arranger, and bandleader Marcus Baylor was the house drummer in his father’s church before he studied at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Before pursuing his own career in music he was a member and drummer for the Grammy-nominated group The Yellowjackets. He has toured extensively with Kenny Garrett and Cassandra Wilson, sharing the stage with Regina Carter, Freddie Hubbard, Olu Dara, and more.

This year Earshot is proud to present the Baylor Project following their successful 2017 recording debut The Journey, a Top Ten Billboard and #1 iTunes jazz charting album.

With touchstones ranging from church revival meetings to the Gershwin songbook, The Journey combines the Baylors’ skills as urban improvisers and down home traditionalists, “encompassing the musical and cultural reflections of their lives, from family to church to a life in jazz” (James Nadal, All About Jazz).


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September 30, 2017