New York City Jazz musicians Roy Dunlap (piano) and Marcus Parsley (trumpet) will perform an evening of jazz at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Fuller Lodge. There will be a short opening performance, featuring a Los Alamos Acoustic Swing Trio. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Dunlap began playing professionally at age 14. He attained a Master’s Degree 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, to name a few. He recently performed with John Mayer in a benefit concert, 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 12 countries and 30 states. He has spent the last 11 years residing in New York City, where he has entertained audiences at the legendary Carlyle Hotel on a regular basis. The Carlyle Hotel’s Bemelman’s Bar afforded Parsley an opportunity to meet and 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 has found time to perform in a number of the famed jazz clubs in Manhattan. He has performed with Loston Harris, John Pizzarelli, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Roy Dunlap, soul legend Charles Bradley, The Menahan Street Band and his own groups,
Parsley cites Miles Davis, Chet Baker and Freddie Hubbard as primary influences, while always striving to allow his personal voice to find its way home to the ears and hearts of his audience.
His first album as a leader is expected to be released soon by the Cellar Live jazz record label.