Detroit Jazz Musicians Co-Op Inc.
Listen to sample tracks & purchase the Once Again CD!
Watch Marcus Belgrave "Lottie's Mood" video
Blue Note recording to be released in 2013 - "Lottie The Body's Mood"
Marcus Belgrave was honored
with the 2009 Jazz Guardian Award for Artistry at the 30th Annual Detroit
Master Artist in Residence for the Virgil Carr Center - Michigan Arts League
Kresge Foundation - Belgrave Monograph (PDF-9.39MB)
Marcus Belgrave is one of the Original Ray Charles band members. He was mentored by Ray Charles from a young age. He has performed with the whos who of jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, toured with Charles Mingus and Max Roach, Aretha Franklin, recorded with McCoy Tyner, David Newman, B.B.King & Art Hodes, just to name a few.
Part of the Lincoln Center Motor City Jazz Masters which included Yusef Lateef, Curtis Fuller, Charles McPherson, and Ron Carter
Mentors the "next" jazz generations
.pianist Geri Allen, bassist Robert
Hurst, alto saxophonist Kenny
Marcus Belgrave was included as part of the first group of mentors for San Francisco State's "Generations Jazz Master