WBGO (Grammy Feature Interview)

"The Baylor Project Performs on Morning Jazz, Drawing From Its Grammy-Nominated Album"

by Nate Chinen & Gary Walker

Tom Joyner Morning Show (black America Web) (Grammy Feature Interview)

Husband and wife Marcus and Jean Baylor comprise the Jazz group The Baylor Project. "nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards".

The two called into the Tom Joyner Morning Show to discuss their music journey, growing up as Preacher’s Kids and much more. Check it out below.

by Black America Web (Tom Joyner Morning Show)

Philadelphia (WRnB, 100.3) (Grammy Feature Interview)

Philly pride for Temple University alum and former member of the platinum singing duo, Zhane’ (Hey Mister DJ) Jean Baylor and her husband of over 15 years, drummer Marcus Baylor (previously with the Yellowjackets) garnered two GRAMMY nominations for their debut cd, “The Journey”.

by Dyana Williams


"The Baylor Project's "Laugh and Move On" is indeed soul food and musical medicine."

by Butta

SONIC SOUL (Germany)

Eine frau, ein Mann, ein Projekt. Jean und Marcus Baylor. Sie ist seit Jahren im Zwischenraum zwischen Soul und Jazz unterwegs, nachdem sie als Teil des R&B-Nu-Soul Zhané Duos in den 90ern bereits für Furore sorgte. Er sorgte für das Rhythmus-Rückgrat der Smooth-Fusion-Jazz Formation Yellowjackets, war aber auch stets auf Tour mit Kenny Garrett, John Scofield, Cassandra Wilson, Joshua Redman oder Christian McBride. Das „The Journey“ Debut des Baylor Projects ist ein umfassendes Jazz-Soul-Gospel-Funk Album, dass in der Jahresendabrechnung 2017 weit vorn stehen wird. Vorher aber ein auf das Wesentliche reduziertes Video – „Laugh And Move On“ ist ganz fein arrangierte Jazz-Soul Melange. Piano, Bass und Schlagzeug begleiten gekonnt, die famose Jean gibt ihr Bestes – Arrangement und Produktion setzen dazu ganz auf die Stärke eines wunderbaren Songs. Passend dazu sehen wir eine Schwarz-Weiß-Film Komposition. Perfekte Einheit und Harmonie.

by Sonic Soul


SOUL TRACKS (First Look Video)

The Baylor Project is stunning on "Laugh and Move On". Marcus and Jean have now released a cool video for the ballad, “Laugh and Move On.” Set in a starkly white studio, with nothing but the artists playing and Jean standing at the microphone, the video is a stunning accompaniment to a beautiful song.

by Soul Tracks


Sonny & Cher, Captain & Tennille and Kindred the Family Soul are just a few of our favorite married musical duos from over the years, and now we're adding another to the list with The Baylor Project. The husband and wife team made up of world-class drummer Marcus Baylor and out-of-this-world vocalist Jean Baylor are getting ready to release their debut album, The Journey, in early 2017.

by Butta

Chicago Defender (Newspaper)

“I heard a quote, ‘If you want to know what African American people are going through, check out the music of that time period.’ I feel like that in some kind of way, our music and sound reflect what we’re dealing with as a people."

by Mary L. Datcher