Artist Spotlight: Saxophonist Marqueal Jordan

Sunday, July 21 at 6:00pm

Wednesday, July 3 – A Los Angeles native who spent his teen years in Kansas City, KS, Marqueal has been based in the music-rich city of Chicago since 1995, where he has earned his reputation as a seasoned and magnetic performer. Marqueal was the front man for the critically acclaimed local original band, Fat Time, and a member of the spin-off band, Starcandy. By the early 2000’s, he was highly in demand to perform with the top musicians and bands in the city.

In 2008, Marqueal met Smooth Jazz star Brian Culbertson. Impressed by his playing and singing, Brian offered Marqueal a spot in his touring band. Over the next 10 years, Marqueal traveled the world with Brian, appeared in two DVDs, and was featured on four albums. The exposure gave him the confidence and desire to become a solo artist.

Marqueal’s 2013 solo debut album, Catalyst, established him as an emerging artist in Smooth & Contemporary Jazz. His second album Intention & Purpose expands his musical journey through Contemporary Jazz, Soul/R&B and Hip Hop, and it showcases his growing skills as a songwriter, arranger and producer. The album yielded two Top 20 hits on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Singles Chart, “If You Only Knew” and “The Edge”.

Marqueal is now showcasing his most recent album All We Have Are Moments,  well received by SiriusXM Watercolors and Smooth Jazz Radio. 

Marqueal was proud to be recognized by the Chicago Defender as a Man Of Excellence in 2014. A man focused on personal and musical greatness, Middle C Jazz is thrilled to be presenting Marqueal Jordan’s debut performance in Charlotte.


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