YoshisSF added this event on 2013-02-18 15:56:04.
Yoshi's San Francisco
1330 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA
Sun, March 31, 2013
Marcus Johnson is a renowned jazz pianist, who incorporates the rhythms of soul, rock, hip hop, and R&B.
With the commercial and Billboard chart success of his NAACP Image Award nominated CD POETICALLY JUSTIFIED (#4) in his rearview and having been included among the ranks of contemporary jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Christian McBride, and Vanessa Williams for that nomination, Marcus Johnson released his 12th CD titled, THIS IS HOW I ROCK (Three Keys Music/2010). This album boldly signifies an evolution: Johnson’s deliberate crossing into the pop/rock genre with a jazz spin, inspired by some of pop music’s most celebrated songs, songs that remained a significant influence in the life of the award-winning keyboardist, composer and producer and motivated his desire to pay tribute to some of the greatest pop hits....