The Velvet Note
4075 Old Milton Parkway
The Velvet Note is an award-winning, beautifully-appointed listening room in Alpharetta, Georgia. The sound stage hosts a true classic—a 1924 Baldwin M series baby grand piano. Enjoy shows on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. On Wednesday’s from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. enjoy the Velvet Note’s OASIS After Work. Come when you want…stay as long as you wish. This is your music sanctuary, enveloped in the aura of our custom-designed Dannelly sound system. It’s the place where you can hear the beat of your own heart.
Winner of Downbeat Magazine’s Best Jazz Venues Worldwide Award for 2015.
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Featuring Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor
April 28, 2017
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Steeped in the heart and soul of jazz, Marcus and Jean Baylor’s highly anticipated collaboration showcases the grace and glory, versatility and virtuosity of a truly extraordinary musical union. Joining Marcus and Jean on their self-produced debut is an expansive assemblage of top-notch collaborators including pianists Allyn Johnson and Shedrick Mitchell, guitarists Rayfield “Ray Ray” Holloman and Marvin Sewell, bassists Dezron Douglas, Chris Smith, David “DJ” Ginyard and Corcoran Holt, percussionists Pablo Batista and Aaron Draper, tenor saxophonists Keith Loftis and Bob Mintzer, trumpeters Freddie Hendrix and Keyon Harrold, trombonist Stafford Hunter and harpist Brandee Younger.
As the children of Pastors, Marcus and Jean’s musical roots were planted deep within the church, and it was there that the road was paved for the influence of gospel, blues, soul, and jazz to make it’s mark. On ”The Journey”, listeners are taken on a comprehensive musical journey that showcases as much versatility as it does virtuosity. A world-class drummer, Marcus’ creativity and innovative storytelling ability expose his seasoned improvisation and musicianship. Jean, with her agile mezzo-soprano range, combines a fresh, whimsical, approach to phrasing with clever musicality resulting in soul-hugging vocal purity. Released around Valentine’s Day in February, “The Journey” has as much to do with the The Baylor’s 15 years of loving one another as it does with Black History Month. Their first feature recording together embodies the true spirit of love while also paying homage to their musical roots and those of the African American experience.