Marcus Johnson, Jazz Pianist
Marcus Johnson possesses the unique ability to seamlessly blend varying musical styles, melding contemporary jazz stylings with hip-hop rhythms. A self-taught key-boardist, Johnson draws inspiration from legends Quincy Jones, George Duke, Gerald Albright, Joe Sample, and Thelonius Monk. Critics hailed Johnson's fourth album, Urban Groove, as a stunning piece of work and a tribute to his ability to touch seemingly diverse groups of listeners.
Johnson graduated from Georgetown University in 1997 with both a Juris Doctor Degree and a Masters in Business Administration. He has combined his musical talent and his business savvy as CEO of Marimelj Entertainment Group, which is home to some of today's most popular jazz musicians.
The Center for Community Change is delighted to have Marcus Johnson perform as our special musical guest.