Two-time GRAMMY-nominated husband and wife duo The Baylor Project is a musical tour de force that’s taken the American jazz scene by storm. Both the children of pastors, Marcus and Jean Baylor employ gospel-inspired arrangements that feature Jean’s powerful, soulful jazz vocals and Marcus’s R&B and funk drenched rhythms laced with hints of gritty blues. The pair were separately already involved in music before they began collaborating, with Marcus as the former drummer of GRAMMY-winning jazz fusion quartet The Yellowjackets and Jean as a former half of R&B duo Zhané—part of Queen Latifah’s legendary Flavor Unit Collective. Known for their whimsical improvisation, keen technical skill and magnetic charisma, The Baylor Project’s innovative and eclectic approach to musical storytelling is sure to leave you wanting more.
The Baylor Project’s 2017 debut album The Journey was met with glowing acclaim, peaking at #8 on Billboard’s Jazz Music Charts and garnering two GRAMMY nominations a year later for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” and “Best Traditional R&B performance.” With an astonishing debut and features from outlets including The New York Times, Jazz Times and London Jazz News under their belt, The Baylor Project’s future is bright.