Marcus Johnson

Jazz keyboardist, composer and producer Marcus Johnson got his start more than a decade ago. While pursuing a JD and MBA, Johnson produced his first album, Lessons in Love in 1996. This album helped him launch his career as a renowned jazz musician and chief executive of Marimelj Entertainment Group (MEG). Noting Johnson’s business savvy and musical ambition, Black Entertainment Television (BET) founder Robert L. Johnson invested in MEG and became Marcus’ business partner. MEG’s label Three Keys Music established Studio 8121 and two music publishing companies, Marimelj Music Publishing and Three Keys Music Publishing. Johnson’s most recent project was the groundbreaking Billboard Top 5 Contemporary Jazz FLO series – For Lovers Only – which consisted of three distinct albums: Chill, Romance and Standards released in September 2008. His most unique and multifaceted album Poetically Justified (2009) consists of 14 unique tracks, combining acoustic and electronic sets.


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