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New York City Jazz Will Heat Up Fuller Lodge

on February 27, 2013 - 6:52am

Staff Report

Two NYC jazz musicians will perform on piano and trumpet at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Fuller Lodge.

Roy Dunlap (piano) and Marcus Parsley (trumpet) are world-class musicians and Saturday’s concert will be a real treat for jazz lovers.

Local jazz musicians will open the show. Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and are available at http://tickethookups.com/NYCJazzFullerLodge or at the door.

Roy Dunlap began playing professionally at age 14. He attained a Master’s in Piano at Queens College in New York City, studying with Sir Roland Hanna.

Dunlap has toured throughout the U.S. and Europe. Highlights include performing at the world's top jazz festivals and venues including the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Berlin Jazz Festival in Germany, the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, JVC Festival in New York City, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl.

Dunlap has worked with Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Wes Anderson, Madeline Peyroux and The Artie Shaw Orchestra.

He recently performed with John Mayer in a benefit concert called "Stand Up For Heroes." He is featured on numerous recordings as a sideman and leader of his own group. He currently lives in New York City where he teaches and performs regularly.

Parsley is a jazz trumpeter who has entertained audiences in 129 different countries and 29 states (soon to be 30 after Saturday’s show.)

He has spent the last 11 years residing in New York City where he entertained audiences at the legendary Carlyle Hotel on a regular basis the vast majority of that time.

The Carlyle Hotel's Bemelman's Bar afforded Parsley with an opportunity to meet and/or play a song or two with such notables as Lou Rawls, Liza Minelli, Michael Feinstein, Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Kurt Elling, Makoto Ozone, Steve Tyrell, Lew Soloff, Lou Marini and many others.

He also found time to perform in a number of the famed jazz clubs that add to the cultural gem that is Manhattan. Performing with Loston Harris, John Pizzarelli, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Roy Dunlap, soul legend Charles Bradley, Brooklyn hipsters The Menahan Street Band, his own groups and others have afforded him a broad musical palette.

Parsley cites Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Freddie Hubbard as primary influences while always striving to allow his personal voice to find it way home to the ears and hearts of his audience.

His first album as a leader is expected to be released this summer (2013) by the Cellar Live jazz record label.


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